New 2 Mac...XP mode in Win7 under VMware

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by cypress101, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. cypress101 macrumors newbie

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    is it still true that trying to run XP mode in windows 7 under vmware will not work?

    Macbook Pro 5,5 2.53 GHz 4GB
     
  2. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    I wouldn't know, although I doubt it ever will. Why not just use xp?
     
  3. Winni macrumors 68030

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    Except for "I can", why would you want to run a virtualized operating system within an already virtualized operating system? Because "XP Mode" is nothing but a version of XP running virtualized on a Windows 7 host.

    In reality, people should rather run Windows 7 as their host operating system and then maybe run Mac OS X in a virtual machine -- because whoever still requires Windows, usually does not really require Mac OS X...
     
  4. cypress101 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well, the reason is because I am already running Win7 VM and ONLY need the XP mode to actually install ONE app. Without having the ability to enable XP Mode you cannot trick the install to think it is installing on XP (which is the only OS it will install on). Once I have the app installed it will work fine in the Win7 environment.

    It's really just trying to get the setup file to actually install. Any other ideas?

    I know you can't change the properties of the setup file to run in compatibility XP mode without enabling XP VM...
     

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