Will your CPU support Windows 7 XP Mode ?

Windows XP Mode is specifically designed to help small businesses move to Windows 7. Windows XP Mode provides you with the flexibility to run many older productivity applications on a Windows 7 based PC. But will your PC support the XP Mode?

Does my CPU support Windows 7 XP Mode & and Virtualization



SecurAble probes the system’s processor to determine the presence, absence and operational status of three modern processor features:

  1. 64-bit instruction extensions,
  2. Hardware support for detecting and preventingm the execution of code in program data areas, … and
  3. Hardware support for system resource “virtualization.”

Download and then run SecurAble. It is a portable app which does not require an install.

If there’s a YES in the Hardware Virtualization section, your CPU will support the XP Mode feature of Windows 7.

Do also note that you will need at least a 1 GHz 32-bit / 64-bit processor, 1.25 GB of RAM (2GB recommended), 15 GB hard disk space per virtual Windows environment (recommended); and that Windows XP Mode is available only in Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Professional, and Windows 7 Ultimate editions.

Securable Home Page. | Microsoft XP Mode and Virtual PC Home Page.

Also see Hardware Assisted Virtualization Detection Tool from Microsoft.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.