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Unread 10th August 2009, 07:11 AM
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I couldn't get that screensaver to work right either!
It started throwing up an error message at me after running it once. Did it do the same for you?
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therefore I'm seriously considering using Win7 Premium as my main OS with XP as a dual boot option, beginning somewhere around X-mas
If you go with Windows 7 Pro or Ultimate you'll be able to use the new XP mode and negate the need for dual booting. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/vir...c/default.aspx
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If you go with Windows 7 Pro or Ultimate you'll be able to use the new XP mode and negate the need for dual booting. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/vir...c/default.aspx
With the ease of using Virtual software, such as VirtualBox or the free version of VMware, there's been little need to dual boot OSes for a while.
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I agree however the XP mode built into Windows 7 is quite a bit slicker and easier to use. I've been using it for a while and I love how XP apps run as if they're native Win7 apps, you can't really tell that you're virtualizing them. Is that a word?
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With the ease of using Virtual software, such as VirtualBox or the free version of VMware, there's been little need to dual boot OSes for a while.
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... XP mode built into Windows 7 is quite a bit slicker and easier to use. I've been using it for a while and I love how XP apps run ...
As mentioned XP mode come only with the two most expensive versions of Win7, and since I'm buying a full version of the OS the extra cost for this feature will most probably be prohibitive.
Furthermore the jury is still out on exactly how well it interacts with software written for MS-DOS, Win3 or Win95... Mind you, I'm having trouble getting these softwares to run properly in XP.

Virtual OS is the other option that's been discussed. I have no experience with this and don't know what's required in terms of hardware, software, licenses, etc. The same compatibility questions as for XP mode applies as well.

What I do have is a straight XP Home OEM license, planning to add a Win 7 Premium full license.

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I'll just wait for a technet event. I got a free copy of Vista Ultimate last summer and I don't feel like paying for an OS
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