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Thread: Article: Microsoft, Intel goof up Windows 7's "XP Mode"

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    Default Article: Microsoft, Intel goof up Windows 7's "XP Mode"

    Looks like XP Mode will not be available for all of us.

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    When news of Windows 7's "XP Mode" came out recently, there was much rejoicing among those who were concerned about legacy support in Microsoft's upcoming OS. But now we learn that Microsoft and Intel have contrived to make XPM unavailable to many Intel users.



    The CPU support picture for Windows 7 was blessedly simple, at least until this week, when Microsoft complicated things for one corner of its upcoming OS. This new wrinkle was the discovery that Windows 7's recently announced XP Mode would only work on processors that supported either Intel's VT or AMD's AMD-V. The vast majority of AMD's lineup, except for Sempron, has AMD-V and will work, but the Intel situation is much more complicated, and in some ways, worse.

    Read More here: http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/new...7s-xp-mode.ars

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    Yep, its been in the news for a couple of days.

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    mine supports Virtualisation E8400

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    my Intel C2D P8400 supports too.

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    No goof up by Microsoft here. Infact, i wouldn't call it a goof up by Intel too.

    * How many user's use hardware virtualisation? If Intel decided to omit it from few of the consumer market processors, it shouldn't be called a goof up.

    * Microsoft developed the XP Mode for the enterprises, not the home users. When enterprises plan their hardware upgrades, am sure they are aware of Virtualisation capabilities of their processors and whether they shall require virtualisation.

    Requiring hardware supporting Hardware Virtualisation is understandable for a virtualisation app of this standard & purpose. No fault of MS here for sure.

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    ^^ headline sells

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    my intel's C2D does not have VT technology, so not able to use that.....but i used it in my friends laptop, it's very useful and easy to use...

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