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    XP mode on any version of 7

    Just in case there's anyone wanting to use XP mode but have found themselves with a version of 7 that does not support it or has a CPU without virtualisation support, here's what looks like a neat solution. I've not tested yet but it looks sound.

    Create an XP Mode for Windows 7 Home Versions & Vista - the How-To Geek

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    Nice one!! will try and give that a bash later on today!!

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    Note: if you don't have Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate or Enterprise you need a separate XP license to do this. If you do have an eligible version, you still need a separate license to do it this way; the only way you are automatically licensed is through the Microsoft way.

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    Woohoo - It Works!!
    Even FMS works as it should!!

    Cleared it with our Finance Officer and getting ready to upgrade them to Windows 7 at long last

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatt View Post
    Woohoo - It Works!!
    Even FMS works as it should!!

    Cleared it with our Finance Officer and getting ready to upgrade them to Windows 7 at long last
    Hope it goes well for you! Please don't shoot the messenger if there are problems

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    Only prob was in trying to get an Hp CLJ 2605dtn to work properly under Win7!! (will only print in B&W!)
    but the actualy Virtual XP is working 100% - and the finance officer loves it too

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