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    Windows 7 XP Mode Hits Patch Of Turbulence

    XP Mode has been hailed within the Microsoft channel as a potentially effective carrot for enticing small businesses to upgrade to Windows 7, but reports of glitches in XP Mode suggest that it might not be easy to use.

    The CRN Test Center recently ran into problems after installing XP Mode and Virtual PC on a machine with a verified AMD-V virtualization processor. Although the Test Center found that the issue can be solved by upgrading the BIOS to the latest version, small businesses might not have the time or resources to find their way out of the mess, according to some solution providers.

    Frank Ballatore, president and CEO of Ridgefield, Conn.-based New England Computer Group, has been using XP Mode as a selling point in conversations with customers that were scared off by the application compatibility that dogged Windows Vista. While Ballatore doesn't expect XP Mode glitches to impact many customers, he acknowledges that they could have an impact on some.

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    I just installed the xp mode to run Vmware's Vsphere client and I thought it went without a hitch. In the virtual pc programs folder you will have an xp mode that you can launch your old apps straight from the windows 7 start menu.



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    after installing XP Mode and Virtual PC on a machine with a verified AMD-V
    There's the problem right there Microsoft Virtual PC on an AMD

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