Windows® XP Mode is a brand new feature included in Windows® 7 Professional and Windows® 7 Ultimate that provides additional compatibility with older applications. It allows you to install and run many of your Windows® XP productivity applications directly from your Windows® 7 PC.
Thanks to this new Windows® 7 feature, compatibility with your older programs is no longer an issue. Windows® XP mode is available with the Professional and Ultimate versions of Windows® 7 - seamlessly integrating the enhanced security and productivity features of Windows® 7 with the functionality of Windows® XP.
Windows® XP Mode is designed to ensure compatibility between legacy applications and the new Windows® 7 operating system. This way you can enjoy the enhanced security and productivity features of Windows® 7 and still run the programs that form the foundation of your business.
Windows® Virtual PC is intended for IT professionals and only runs in its own environment. Windows® XP Mode is designed for small or medium business users and integrates seamlessly with your Windows® 7 desktop.
Windows® Virtual PC and Windows® XP Mode are both free downloads provided by Microsoft. They are available to anyone with Windows® 7 Professional or Windows® 7 Ultimate at the following URL: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx.