Jump to content



Photo

How does xp mode for windows 8 work?


  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1 damindor

damindor

    Neowinian

  • Joined: 30-December 11

Posted 14 August 2014 - 17:01

How does xp more for windows 8 work?Is it something hackers made?Its not a legitamte program is it?




#2 Dot Matrix

Dot Matrix

    Neowinian Senior

  • Tech Issues Solved: 7
  • Joined: 14-November 11
  • Location: Upstate New York
  • OS: Windows 8.1
  • Phone: Nokia Lumia 920

Posted 14 August 2014 - 17:03

What?



#3 +Martog

Martog

    Snow Leopard Extraodinaire

  • Tech Issues Solved: 2
  • Joined: 14-August 01

Posted 14 August 2014 - 17:04

XP Mode is for Windows 7 Pro, Ultimate and Enterprise only, it is no way legal to run on Windows 8.



#4 +LimeMaster

LimeMaster

    LippyZillaD Council ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

  • Tech Issues Solved: 4
  • Joined: 28-August 10
  • OS: Windows 8
  • Phone: Nokia Lumia 920

Posted 14 August 2014 - 17:04

What?

I think they are talking about XP Mode.

#5 Dot Matrix

Dot Matrix

    Neowinian Senior

  • Tech Issues Solved: 7
  • Joined: 14-November 11
  • Location: Upstate New York
  • OS: Windows 8.1
  • Phone: Nokia Lumia 920

Posted 14 August 2014 - 17:10

Ah yes, XP Mode is for Windows 7 only, as described above.



#6 Hum

Hum

    totally wAcKed

  • Tech Issues Solved: 10
  • Joined: 05-October 03
  • Location: Odder Space
  • OS: Windows XP, 7

Posted 17 August 2014 - 00:44

XP Mode is for Windows 7 Pro, Ultimate and Enterprise only, it is no way legal to run on Windows 8.

Why should it be 'illegal' ?

 

What about a virtual box ...

 

http://lifehacker.co...ee-in-windows-8

 

When you upgrade your system from Windows XP to Windows 8 and was told that some programs are not compatible, just uninstall those programs first.

After the upgrade, re-install those programs.

Now run "Compatibility Trouble Shooter" on those programs one at a time. The "Trouble Shooter" will recommend a suitable "Mode" for each program or you can pick the "Mode" you want. There are 3 choices - "Windows 7 Mode", "Windows Vista Mode" and "Widows XP Mode"

Once set, those program when opened will run in the mode you picked.

 

 

 

 

http://answers.micro...c9-f3d9ccd4b5d8



#7 Torolol

Torolol

  • Joined: 24-November 12

Posted 17 August 2014 - 00:53

you probably gonna need that 'xp mode' for older games/program that doesn't works properly on win 8.x



#8 PGHammer

PGHammer

    Neowinian Senior

  • Tech Issues Solved: 1
  • Joined: 31-August 03
  • Location: Accokeek, MD
  • OS: Windows 8 Pro with Media Center x64

Posted 16 October 2014 - 03:30

you probably gonna need that 'xp mode' for older games/program that doesn't works properly on win 8.x

Any desktop virtualization software will work - including Hyper-V; all, however, have their caveats.

 

VMware Player and Workstation - both are built from the same core (that of VMware Workstation); starting with vmPlayer 5, you can create your own virtual machines.  VMware Player is free; Workstation is commercial software (trialware option is available).

 

Oracle VirtualBox - utterly free.  Only option for OS/2 and derivatives thereof for virtual machines.  Gotcha - performance is poor compared to either VMware or Hyper-V.

 

Hyper-V - available as a no-cost option for Windows 8 Pro and above or Windows Server 2003 and later.  Better performance than VirtualBox; slightly worse than VMware.  Gotchas - requires Extended Processor Table support in the CPU (mitigating factor - this is standard in most AMD and Intel CPUs of the Sandy Bridge era and later) for desktop versions of Windows from 8 to now - sound in virtual machines requires third-party software.



#9 mastercoms

mastercoms

    Expert Microsoft Fanboy & C# Coder

  • Tech Issues Solved: 3
  • Joined: 21-May 13
  • Location: Marietta, Georgia
  • OS: W10 + Fedora 21
  • Phone: Lumia 928 WP8.1U1 Black

Posted 16 October 2014 - 04:36

you probably gonna need that 'xp mode' for older games/program that doesn't works properly on win 8.x

What about the Compatibility Tool?



#10 Raa

Raa

    Resident president

  • Tech Issues Solved: 7
  • Joined: 03-April 02
  • Location: NSW, Australia

Posted 16 October 2014 - 06:37

Why should it be 'illegal' ?

 

Strictly speaking "XP Mode" is a special image built for Windows Virtual PC which is intended to only run on Windows 7.

 

While it may be possible to run this image in Windows 8+'s Hyper-V (or other virtual machine) environment, doing so would be in breach of the EULA for XP Mode. (Nor would it function as a "true XP Mode" the way it does in Windows 7)

 

To do this without breaching an EULA, you would need to install your own legal copy of XP from scratch inside a new virtual environment of your choice.

Of course this doesn't give all the same benefits of "true XP Mode", but legally speaking, there's no alternative.