Windows 7 has lured die hard XP users and midsize businesses with “Windows XP Mode” a virtualisation solution, which allows users to run  incompatible or old software  on Windows 7.

But it’s hardware-assisted virtualization requirement such as as Intel VT (Intel Virtualization Technology) or AMD-V remained as physical barrier that limited many small and midsize companies migrations in to Windows 7.

Now microsoft removed the Hardware virtualization restriction and released an updated version of XP Mode which is available for download.

According to ZD Net,Microsoft have found a way to eliminate the need for hardware virtualisation at the BIOS level.

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We’re announcing an update to Windows XP Mode today that will make it a more accessible to PCs in small and midsize businesses who want to migrate to Windows 7 Professional but have applications that still require Windows XP. Windows XP Mode will no longer require hardware virtualization technology to run.

However Windows XP Mode will continue to use hardware virtualization technology such as Intel VT (Intel Virtualization Technology) or AMD-V if available.

Download Links:
Download Windows XP mode

If you are already using Win XP Mode in Win 7, download below update

Update KB977206 (32 Bit Systems)
Update KB977206 (64 bit systems)

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