Denise heard about Windows XP mode in Windows 7
I was an article that said Windows 7 has a Windows XP mode – so you can run Windows XP programs on it. If so, wouldn’t we be able to use Outlook Express in Windows 7 in XP mode? Love your newsletter.
You can run Windows XP mode on any version of Windows 7 (Home Premium and up). It’s free.
You’ll need to follow the instructions carefully. It requires 3 downloads (4 if you don’t have Windows 7 SP-1 installed).
Download and install Windows XP Mode at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx .
Step 1: Download Windows XP Mode
Step 2: Download Windows Virtual PC
Step 3: Update Windows XP Mode
Here’s another way to do it: You can download and install a free program called VMWare Player and run Windows XP on any version of Windows 7. You’ll need to have a copy of Windows XP to do it though.
Both of these allow you to run Windows XP in a virtual state – meaning when you run it, it won’t affect your Windows 7 system; you can run Windows XP in Windows 7, that is, Windows 7 will be running and Windows XP will run as if it were a program installed on Windows 7. In Windows XP mode you can run any program that runs on Windows XP – including Outlook Express.