The Finest Hand-Selected Downloads
Individually reviewed & tested
Store News

VMLite XP Mode 3.2.6

Run a virtual copy of Windows XP on your Windows 2000, Vista or 7 desktop

Rating:
(0)
Operating Systems:
Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows Vista, Windows XP
License:
Freeware
Developer:
VMLite Inc
Software Cost:
Free
Category
System & Desktop Tools
Date Updated:
27 August 2010
Downloads To Date:
8866
Languages:
English
Download Size:
65.00 MB

VMLite XP Mode is a free equivalent to Windows 7 XP Mode, that allows you to create and install a virtual version of Windows XP on your Windows 2000, XP, Vista or Windows 7 system.

If you've moved to Windows 7 and find some of your old software doesn't work, then, you may be able to get it running via VMLite XP Mode. You could do much the same with Windows 7's own XP Mode, but VMLite claim their version is significantly faster, and has many other great features.

VMLite XP Mode is generally easy to set up, for instance - a simple wizard walks you through the process. It can even download the XP image for you, although this might take a while (it's about 470MB, and installation seemingly takes forever).

Your virtual XP machine can share your internet and network connections, printers, even USB devices, making it quick and convenient to use.

There's clipboard sharing, too. Copy a lengthy password to the clipboard in the host PC, and you'll be able to directly paste it from your virtual XP machine.

And there's even the ability to take snapshots of your virtual system state, and restore them later. So even if you installed malware or performed some disastrous system tweak on your virtual XP setup, you can just switch back to a previous snapshot and any damage will be done.

Verdict:

It's very slow to set up, and for general virtualisation work we'd prefer VirtualBox. VMLite does understand how to download and install XP Mode, though, and so if you need that specifically it's still worth a look

Your Comments & Opinion

Related Downloads Other Downloads From This Category

Run another operating system, seamlessly, on your Mac

Trial Software

Host a virtual operating system

Open Source

Test-drive a fully functional Android tablet or phone from your desktop

Freeware

Boot ISO images without having to burn them to disc first

Freeware

Transfer Windows, your applications and data to new hard drives, SSDs, virtual machines and more

Function Limited Demo
34,852,310
Downloads
Secure & Tested Software
6,240
Reviews
Instant Download 24/7
303,118
Members
10+ Years of Service