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Is it possible to emulate Windows XP in Windows 7? I would like to run Qbasic programs on my Windows 7 laptop.

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Rather than load a whole windows VM could also try DOSBox, it's been reported to run QBasic fine.

I don't know what you're running in QBasic of course but I'd be interested to know whether you could build it with Microsoft Small Basic

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Yes. Microsoft distributes Windows XP Mode for Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate editions. It's free and you can get it here.

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