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Running Windows XP Sp2 on Vista Home Premium machine

by RaviCKota / September 7, 2008 12:28 AM PDT


I purchased a new Laptop (Toshiba) with Windows Vista Home Premium preinstalled. Previously I used Windows XP, as some of the software I use like bea Weblogic portal, Workshop have softwares available for XP. I could not see Weblogic for Vista yet. Since mine is a new laptop, I do not want to mess it up, removing Vista and installing XP. But, I'm looking If I could still use XP using a kind of virtual machine, or a kind of shell something like that, solely for running XP applications on Vista. I have an abundant Hard drive and RAM to share the resources. Would some one suggest me a way here?

My system details :
RAM : 3 GB
HDD : 250 GB


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This could be easy.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 7, 2008 12:31 AM PDT

Did you look at Microsoft's free Virtual PC?

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Did you check to see
by Jimmy Greystone / September 7, 2008 2:46 AM PDT

Did you check to see whether or not these programs would install and run anyway? Probably better than 90% of programs that ran on XP will run fine on Vista.

I also hate to break it to you, but 3GB of RAM isn't really "abundant" as far as Vista is concerned. That's about the minimum you want for acceptable performance.

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