Windows 7 to have “XP Mode”, Special Requirements
Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 7 operating system will have an “XP mode” feature that allows users to run programs that do not work on Vista or 7 through a virtual version of XP. The XP mode will not be included with Windows 7 by default, but will be a free download for those with Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate. The feature is primarily aimed at small businesses.
In order to use the XP mode, a computer must have special specifications, including 2GB of RAM and most importantly a processor that supports virtualization technology. Does your processor have virtualization technology? Click the forums link below to find out.