You know what? A xp! is hidden in Windows 7.

Source: Internet
Author: User
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Remember in the Windows7 release on the Eve, once had a friend particularly excited to ask, "heard that Windows7 hid an XP?" "Tibetan … I believe that this guy must have liked the game of Hide-and-seek when he was young, and a friend asked me, "is not Windows7 shouting ' transform! ' Can you just turn into XP? "Uh ... I think he should have seen more transformers, and recently some friends have asked me, "Microsoft is not selling a Windows7, build an XP?" "I am quite understanding of this kind of advantage not enough ...

What are they talking about?

Some people may know, some people may not know, today is ready to say, this thing is a what, well, he is windowsxpmode, you can simply call him XP mode, he can help the user to some extent to solve the Windows7 in the occasional incompatibility problem, By the way also convenient for those who like nostalgia.

Windows XP is designed to help small and medium enterprise users smooth transition from Windows XP to Windows7, and because of this, XP mode is not available in the home version and Home Premium Edition, only Professional edition, Enterprise and flagship users can enjoy the fun experience of the XP model. Although Windows7 's compatibility performance is excellent, some early software will still be incompatible due to architectural changes, and even some software manufacturers are no longer there. If you use the Compatibility Troubleshooter tool, you can try to solve these problems with XP mode.

  "How do I install it?"

Installation and use of XP mode that's pretty simple, it's much easier than pretending you're a real XP. First we have to download,, in this link, we need to download two dongdong to prepare for installation. One is about 500MB of windowsxpmode files, the other is WINDOWSVIRTUALPC software, the former is a packaged virtual XP, the latter is the tool to run this virtual XP.

First install the WINDOWSVIRTUALPC, reboot after the installation of Windowsxpmode, according to the wizard run, I believe that children's shoes have a profound software installation skills, I am not here long-winded.

use XP mode requires a certain prerequisite, the first is for hardware configuration requirements, 1GHZ CPU is at least, 2G memory is required, 3 system versions are absolute (Windows7 Professional, Enterprise and flagship edition can use XP mode), 15G remaining space is recommended (XP mode after installation will occupy 2G space), you must also use to support the virtualization technology of the CPU, that is, the computer needs to use the INTEL-VT or amd-v virtualization functions of the central processing Unit, but is the so-called solo lele as the public Lele, To allow more users to play XP mode, Microsoft announced on March 18, 2010 that the XP model would no longer require the hardware of virtualization technology to support running. 

If your computer hardware does not support virtualization, then quickly install Microsoft's Official Microsoft Patch UpdateforWindows7 (KB977206), which was released on March 18, 2010, and the problem will be solved.

need to be aware that if "This update is not appropriate for your computer" during the installation of a patch, it is only a matter of ten that you have not installed the WINDOWSVIRTUALPC program.

After the installation is complete, we can find him in all the programs.

after the installation, we can also make some settings, in the Virtual XP window has a menu called tools, which will have an option switch, enable or disable "integration features", what is this? It's really about letting you specify which devices and resources on your physical machine can be shared with virtual machines and virtual applications.

L Audio. This option controls whether the audio input and output of the virtual machine is redirected to an audio device in the host or is managed using an analog audio device. To improve audio performance, clear the check box for the virtual machine that is running Windows XP. (The default should be an uncheck state.) )

L Clipboard. You can copy and paste data between a physical machine and a virtual machine. For example, you can copy the URL address from the browser's address bar in the virtual machine and paste it into the browser on the physical host.

L printer. Simply put, the printer is available for both physical and virtual machines.

L smart card. The same as above, except that they all support smart cards.

L Hard drive. This feature shares the drives selected on the physical machine (local partitions and removable hard disks) with the virtual machine so that you can easily access host data from the virtual machine.

In addition, we also need to make some simple settings for the hardware of the virtual machine, such as the network. Virtual XP can use a physical network card, whether it is a wired or wireless network card, so you need to choose a suitable connected network card. Under the Tools menu, select Settings, locate the network in the list of devices on the left, and then on the right side of the network settings, select adapter 1 as the NIC you are currently using.

in this way, the setup is basically complete, and your virtual XP is ready to start using.

"How to use AH"

The XP mode runs in two ways, one running as a virtual operating system (using a virtual machine?). Well, just like that ... );

The other is as open as a program in Windows7, although it has a pair of XP windows, but it can be used directly in the Windows7. For example, if there is a program installed in the Virtual XP system, then run in this way, as if a program in the Windows7, the user does not need to open virtual XP, it can be used as a common Windows7 program, which is the essence of XP mode. We can install applications in virtual XP, which appear both in the list of Virtual XP programs and in the list of Windows7 programs, but sometimes we may need to do some manual publishing work.

In the enterprise, there are some web-based office systems may be incompatible with the IE8 situation, and Windows7 is the default is IE8, this should be good? In fact, we can use XP mode, to the Virtual XP IE6 published to the Windows7, I will introduce a simple method.

Click "Start"-"All Programs"-"WINDOWSVIRTUALPC"-"Windowsxpmode", click Run Windowsxpmode, execute it will start running Virtual XP virtual machine.

on the desktop in the XP virtual machine, create a shortcut to IE6.

Open the c:documentsandsettingsallusers"Start Menu folder and copy the IE6 shortcuts you created earlier to this directory, of course, if you think the name is not nice, you can change it to another name.

Click the Close button on the top right of the Virtual XP window to hibernate the virtual machine (this is necessary, and virtual machines in the virtual machine and Windows7 cannot be opened at the same time).

then in the Windows7 system, open start-All Programs-WINDOWSVIRTUALPC-windowsxpmode applications to see if you have published IE6 (if you've changed your name before, Then what appears here will be the name you changed.

Click later and you will find that you have opened a IE6 browser in Windows7 that exists only in XP.

In addition to Microsoft's program, other third-party software manufacturers can also be the program to publish this, one of my lottery friends have been using a lottery tool in this way (please do not disclose).

"What's the good of it?"

The 1th is simple: After installing the WINDOWSVIRTUALPC and virtual Windows XP environment, WINDOWSVIRTUALPC will provide a simple wizard that can be configured xpmode with just a few clicks.

such as password, or confirm whether to open windowsupdate.

The 2nd is to support USB: Users can directly access the USB devices connected to the WINDOWS7 system via WINDOWSVIRTUALPC, including printers, scanners, flash cards, external hard drives, digital cameras, and so on, but unfortunately, it seems that the net Silver U shield is still not available.

3rd is seamless applications: Applications installed in Virtual XP can run directly on the Windows7 desktop, as if they were installed in Windows7, seamlessly connecting the software in both systems.

The 4th is folder integration: You can access Windows7 personal user folders from within the virtual system environment of XP mode, including documents, pictures, desktops, music, videos, and so on. Also, the Clipboard can be shared between the two systems, using copy, Cut, and paste operations directly, without hindrance.

The 5th is printer redirection: You can use the printer device directly from the WINDOWSVIRTUALPC program in program mode or desktop mode.

  "What's the downside?"

It is impossible to say that a software has no faults, and the XP model has its own limitations.

3D graphics is not supported. The XP model focuses on a system upgrade transition for small and medium enterprise customers, this is not optimized for graphics-intensive programs such as 3D games, which makes it impossible for some incompatible games to run through XP (including some game development work), so those friends who want to play CS in XP mode, I'm afraid your wish is hard to come true.

Some programs that require hardware support are not supported. For example, the TV card, XP mode can not use the need for TV card support some software (although the XP mode supports USB, but the TV card is usually pci-e, USB TV card box I have not tested).

Antivirus software. Speaking of antivirus software, not XP mode does not support, but a lot of friends will be installed a anti-virus software to kill the virus in the Windows7, this is not possible. You want Ah, you are installed in virtual XP antivirus software, even if it is a virtual XP, can also be regarded as a system ah, then in the anti-virus when the natural is to kill this virtual system virus, so for many users, and not much meaning.

  "Look ahead."

Now we know that the basic implementation of "XP Mode" is to show the software through virtualization in the Windows7 by running a virtual Windows XP in the background. This virtualization technology is now very hot, the major manufacturers have also had a corresponding virtualization products, and Microsoft has launched a very comprehensive product system in this virtualization area, not just what we call the XP model, but also user state virtualization, Application Virtualization, desktop virtualization, presentation layer virtualization, Server virtualization, as shown in the following illustration:

User state virtualization contains Microsoft products for Windows7?: Folder Redirection, Offline files, and roaming user Profiles (folder Redirection and offline files are Windows features that support IT personnel redirecting user data and settings to a central network location);

Application Virtualization contains Microsoft products for Microsoftapplicationvirtualization, the legendary app-V, which is called Application Virtualization, which is the virtualization of applications that package operations, By enabling virtual applications to exist independently of the operating system level, application virtualization eliminates conflicts between applications, enabling two of incompatible programs to coexist simultaneously. This infrastructure enables applications to be on demand, and they can only be run on a licensed machine (whether physical or virtual). Application virtualization relies on the network, but is not limited to the network, and users can still use virtualized applications in offline mode.

Presentation layer virtualization contains Microsoft products for windowsserverterminalservices, and the so-called TerminalServices virtualization is the presentation layer for the entire desktop or specific application (simple understanding of the user interface), Enables organizations to consolidate applications and data into the data center while providing extensive access to local and remote users.

Server-side virtualization includes Microsoft products including Hyper-V in WINDOWSSERVER2008R2 and Virtualserver2008r2,hyper-v is the next-generation Hypervisor-based virtualization technology offered by Microsoft.

There are 2 representative products in the desktop virtualization level, one for VIRTUALPC and the other for microsoftenterprisedesktopvirtualization. The XP mode described today calls VIRTUALPC during use, so Windowsxpmode is included in the Desktop virtualization layer. Then also in the Desktop virtualization layer, Xpmode and microsoftenterprisedesktopvirtualization (hereafter referred to as MED-V) what is the difference and connection? First let's take a look at what is med-v. Med-v is one of the MDOP components, MDOP (Microsoftdesktopoptimizationpack) is a Microsoft-produced solution for enterprise-Class desktop optimization management with six components:

Lapplicationvirtualization (Application Virtualization)

Lmicrosoftenterprisedesktopvirtualization (Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization)

Lsystemcenterdesktoperrormonitoring (Desktop error monitoring System)

Lassetinventoryservice (Asset Management Services)

Ladvancedgrouppolicymanagement (Advanced Group Policy Management tool)

Ldiagnosticsandrecoverytoolset (Desktop diagnostics and Repair toolset)

Med-v strengthens the distribution and management of VIRTUALPC mirrors, providing a seamless user experience for programs in VPC, med-v by combining MICROSOFTVIRTUALPC with local clients to create, distribute, and centrally manage VIRTUALPC mirrors. Med-v is used to deploy VIRTUALPC within a large enterprise. MED-VV1 builds on VirtualPC2007 to help enterprise users upgrade to WindowsVista when their applications are incompatible. MED-VV2 increased support for Windows7 and WINDOWSVIRTUALPC.

The same is true of publishing incompatible applications or resolving compatibility issues in WINDOWS7 systems, but they apply different scenarios, Windowsxpmode designed to help small business users run their Windows XP applications on the Windows7 desktop. And the virtual XP system can not be centralized management and configuration, while med-v mainly for IT professionals, MED-V support in larger organizations to deploy VIRTUALPC. MED-V provides centralized management, policy-based configuration, and virtual image delivery to reduce the cost of VIRTUALPC deployments.

"To the conclusion of the paragraph."

A large article, bow a look found has more than 4,000 words, and this virtualization technology also introduced a probably, if you do not study hard, that can really sorry me ah ... Today we have to stop here, if you are very interested in virtualization technology, we can slowly contact, more days well ~ ~

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