Host or Windows 7 drives mapped as network drives within Virtual Windows XP

Windows 7 – WinXP Mode; part 3

I will provide bit more information on what I have found so far about WinXP mode or Virual Windows XP. Like I mentioned in my earlier post, when you choose to install Windows Virtual PC and Virtual Windows XP, you basically get a preconfigured version of Windows XP with integration components that enable access to…

Windows 7 – WinXP mode; part 2

Okay…I did some digging since I installed Windows Virtual PC to see what exactly happens when you get this feature up and running. Like we all know by now, this feature — or set of patches you download — installs a Windows XP virtual machine with some pre-configured settings. This virtual machine is configured to use…

Windows 7: WinXP mode

Over the weekend, I downloded and installed Windows 7 RC on my home PC. The download was pathetically slow but the install just took ~10mins. I am not really a client OS guy and so, was not very keen on “on the surface” features such as Aero *, etc. They are good features from an…