Microsoft makes patch for Windows 7 to run WinXP Mode without special hardware

windows 7Here’s a good piece of news for those of you running Windows 7 or worried about migrating to it. Microsoft has just put out a patch so you can run apps in Win7 Pro’s XP Mode without specialized hardware.

Prior to this patch, Win7’s XP mode needed a PC with hardware-assisted virtualization.

Of course, most XP applications will run just fine under Windows 7, but there are still others that require this mode.

This is welcome news, as most Windows know the pain of having to migrate to a new OS and leave your favorite apps behind. Heck, I’m still running great apps from Win95 and Win2k days.