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Microsoft finalizes Windows 7 'XP Mode'
Written by Daniel   
Thursday, 01 October 2009 17:41
Microsoft said on Thursday that it has finished development work on the virtualized version of Windows XP that Windows 7 users can use to run programs that won't work on the newer operating system.

October 1, 2009 10:16 AM PDT
by Ina Fried
C/Net News

In a statement, Microsoft said that it has finalized the code for the free "XP Mode" and that the software will be made available on Oct. 22, the same day that Microsoft launches Windows 7.
Computer makers will also be able to offer Windows XP Mode with their systems, Microsoft said.
Microsoft said back in April that it would offer the XP Mode. Aimed primarily at small businesses, the virtualizaion layer is designed to help ease the transition for those still running programs that don't work properly with Windows 7 or Windows Vista. [Comments...]

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