If you choose to participate, the online survey will be presented to you when you leave the Technet Web site. With the widespread introduction of SATA hard disk drives and the unexpected longevity of the Windows XP operating system a lot of users nowadays are having problems when trying to install Windows XP.
Secret: Windows Virtual PC has specific hardware requirements, and thanks to the vagaries of microprocessor marketing, your PC may not be up to snuff.
The only important consideration, indeed, is the microprocessor: in order to run Windows Virtual PC (and, thus, XP Mode as well), you need a microprocessor that supports hardware-assisted virtualization.
With Windows Virtual PC, however, this product is now a Windows 7 feature.
And though it doesn't ship on the disc with Windows 7, it can only be installed on Windows 7.
Sorry I can't be more specific for everyone's router but that is the general idea.
I'm using Win 7 but I don't think it makes any difference.And you must be able to enable this functionality in the PC's BIOS.If you don't have such support, you'll see the error message shown in Figure 3-13 when you try to install Windows Virtual PC.Remember: you're running two operating systems and any number of applications simultaneously.That old Pentium 3 with 256MB of RAM just isn't going to cut it.You probably don’t have a floppy drive either, right?