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XP Mode to no longer require hardware virtualization

Posted by essjae on March 18, 2010


Well, it looks like the public was loud enough.  MS has removed the requirement for hardware virtualization to use XP Mode.

http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2010/mar10/03-18DesktopVirtPR.mspx

From the link: 

“Windows XP Mode no longer requires hardware virtualization technology. This change simplifies the experience by making virtualization more accessible to many more PCs for small and midsize businesses wanting to migrate to Windows 7 Professional or higher editions, while still running Windows XP-based productivity applications.”

The update will be made available later today:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/default.aspx

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