Getting new laptop windows 7 pro 64-bit

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  1. hjbyram

    hjbyram Registered Member

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    I'm currently running FD-ISR 3.32.235 on my Windows XP SP3 desktop. I'm getting a new laptop that will have Windows 7 PRO 64-bit pre-installed, with the Windows XP Mode - no hidden partition.

    Does anyone know if with the Windows XP Mode, is it still necessary to follow all of the Windows 7 instructions for installing FD-ISR?

    (Peter - laptop from Velocity Micro)

    Thanks, Heather
     
  2. Peter2150

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    Hi Heather

    Well done. You do need to down load that little boot fixer file, but that should be it.

    Pete
     
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    My understanding of XP Mode is that it's just a Virtual Machine like VMWare Workstation. Therefore a seperate running OS.

    FD ISR will install with no added tweaks needed just like a real machine with XP installed.
     
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    Very true, provided virtualization is in the BIOS of the laptop and turned on. No virtualization in the BIOS, no XP Mode.

    Best regards,

    KOR!
     
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    Thanks King of Rapture. All valid points.

    I was under the impression from hjbyram's post that XP mode was already setup. But you never know. :p
     
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    Dear Carfal,

    Very true!

    The XP Mode was sold by Microsoft so people can upgrade to Windows 7 after the Windows Vista fiasco, where people stayed behind with Windows XP.

    So, people were given a free license to Windows XP for their legacy programs. Microsoft tied it to high end computers, with virtualization in the BIOS plus the high end flavors of Windows 7 (Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate).

    Today most laptops from mid-range up come with virtualization in the BIOS. But most of these laptops come with Windows 7 (Home Premium). To get XP Mode one has to buy and pay dearly for one of the top-end Windows 7. It is better to buy a separate license for Windows XP and use Virtual Box.

    Best regards,

    KOR!
     
  8. hjbyram

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    Laptop has arrived - WOW - it's fantastic! WOW - Speed! Also absolutely magnificently packaged, no damage in shipping seems possible.
    I did purchase Windows 7 Professional, & the BIOS is already set up. I did the install of the XP Mode & Virtualization is there & all that.

    I was not going to install anything until doing a full image backup, but have installed some things. I need a new external HD, will purchase this weekend. I have Shadow Protect installed, not familar with this new version. After the image backup, will try to install FD-ISR.
     
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    What are the specs?
     
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    Specs are optical appliances consisting of lenses fitted in a frame or a mount with sides extending outwards to the ear.

    Sorry could not help myself :D
     
  11. J_L

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    Never knew that was an actual word not abbreviation lol.
     
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