Microsoft’s Releases “Windows XP Mode” & “Windows Virtual PC” for Windows 7 RC

New Features in Windows XP Mode RC:  Based on feedback from the Windows XP Mode beta, Microsoft has made several improvements to the usability of Windows XP Mode for small and medium-sized business users:
      • You can now attach USB devices to Windows XP Mode applications directly from the Windows 7 task-bar. This means your USB devices, such as printers and flash drives, are available to applications running in Windows XP Mode, without the need to go into full screen mode.
      • You can now access Windows XP Mode applications with a “jump-list”. Right click on the Windows XP Mode applications from the Windows 7 task bar to select and open most recently used files.
      • You now have the flexibility of customizing where Windows XP Mode differencing disk files are stored.
      • You can now disable drive sharing between Windows XP Mode and Windows 7 if you do not need that feature.
      • The initial setup now includes a new user tutorial about how to use Windows XP Mode.
Windows Virtual PC (RC) is the latest Microsoft virtualization technology that allows you to run many productivity applications on a virtual Windows environment, with a single click, directly from a Windows 7-based PC
Windows XP Mode RC makes it easy to install and run many of your Windows XP productivity applications directly from a Windows 7-based PC
Installation Instructions: Release Notes and Evaluation Guide for Windows Virtual PC (RC) and Windows XP Mode (RC)

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BLAKE was a Microsoft MVP and award winning programmer with over 20+ years experience providing complete Windows and networking support for small to medium sized businesses. BLAKE is also Jazz Musician and Instructor for residential clients on the Los Angeles West Side.
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