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Windows 7 XPM improves application compatibility for your customers
This article is part of the Channel Strategies issue of April 2010, Vol. 1 No. 1
Windows 7 XP Mode (XPM) is basically an operating system (OS) within an OS. But why would one operating system become part of another? Why has Microsoft added an older OS version into its newest flagship OS? And what benefits can this new feature bring to a solutions provider? More Windows 7 XP Mode resources: FAQ: Upgrading to the Windows 7 operating system Adding and removing Windows 7 hardware Windows 7 XP Mode eliminates application compatibility issues How to deploy XP Mode in Windows 7 This tip explains why nesting virtual OSes within physical instances is a smart move for Microsoft -- particularly when it comes to the issue of application compatibility -- and how it can be an asset to solutions providers. Deploying XPM to desktops and laptops in your customers' organizations can be a relatively easy task. But before taking on any projects, take a step back and think about why your customers should care about XPM and the role you can play in the deployment process. Eliminate application compatibility issues These days, ...
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With Windows 7 XP Mode (XPM), you can help customers overcome the application compatibility problems that typically occur during operating system upgrades.
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