A Microsoft director has pinned down the details for the "XP Mode" to be included with higher-level Windows 7 editions. Those running Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate, with at least 2GB of RAM and an Intel or AMD processor that supports hardware-level virtualisation (often labelled as AMD-V, or VT on Intel chips), and already owning a licensed copy of Windows XP Service Pack 3 will have access to the "XP Mode" download for free. And while the virtual XP machine will run seamlessly and in the background, it will require its own antivirus and protection software. [CNET via Gizmodo]
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