Windows 7 to Feature XP Mode for Older Applications
Microsoft will include a feature that lets people run applications in a Windows XP mode on Windows 7 to ensure that applications not designed for the forthcoming OS can run on it, a company executive said Monday.
During a keynote at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans, Bill Veghte, senior vice president of Windows,demonstrated a mode called “Seamless XP” that allows someone to run an application designed for a previous version of Windows on Windows 7 as if it’s running on XP. He showed how the feature works using an older third-party application originally designed for Windows 2000, QuickBooks Enterprise Solution 5.0.
The feature seems similar to Apple’s Classic mode, introduced on Mac OS X, that allowed people to run legacy Mac applications on OS X, which was a drastic change to the platform.
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