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does windows7 come with something like virtualpc built in?

I heard you can somehow run a (virtual) Windows xp from within Windows 7

Anyone knows how to do it?

Specifically I want to install a program as if it was installed in windows xp, but use it from windows 7... or maybe I misunderstood something about this feature

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marked as duplicate by fretje, Diago, splattne Aug 15 '09 at 7:51

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this is a dupicate. –  Daniel A. White Aug 14 '09 at 20:52
    
couldn't find another... do you have a link? –  jmfsg Aug 14 '09 at 20:55
    
superuser.com/questions/21779/… –  fretje Aug 14 '09 at 22:07

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Windows XP Mode This does exactly what you want

You need a CPU with virtualization extensions

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If the CPU does not support virtualization, there's not way to do it? –  jmfsg Aug 14 '09 at 20:56
    
You also need to be running something higher than Home Premium in order to have access to Windows XP mode. And it'll be no use for 3d games. –  ChrisInEdmonton Aug 14 '09 at 21:05
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Juan, you could install VirtualBox or VMWare or some other such, and install Windows XP inside of that. –  ChrisInEdmonton Aug 14 '09 at 21:06

My recommendation would be to install VirtualBox and install Windows XP on that. It's the best and most error-proof solution I know of.

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