Win XP, 7 and 8. Have them all!

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  • 1. Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8. Don’t Choose! Have them all March 2013
  • 2. The Result Computer runs Windows 7 Windows XP and Windows 8 installed as programs within Windows 7 This is what it looks like
  • 3. Windows 7 Desktop
  • 4. Desktop Icons
  • 5. Windows XP
  • 6. Windows 8
  • 7. Why Bother? We need to become comfortable with the new versions of the Operating System Programs don’t work on Windows 7, but did work in Windows XP. We want to continue to use them. Printer or scanner does not work on Windows 7, but did work in Windows XP. We want to continue to use them.
  • 8. OptionsThere are three ways to run all Operating Systems1. Buy (or own) three separate computers. Expensive and probably not practical.2. Divide your hard drive into segments, called Partitions, and install a different Operating System in each. A good solution, but difficult to do.3. Install the different Operating Systems in Virtual Machines within Windows 7.
  • 9. What is a Virtual Machine?A Couple of Definitions A virtual machine (VM) is a software implementation of a computer that executes instructions (not programs) like a physical computer. A virtual machine is a piece of software which allows operating systems to be run inside other operating systems.
  • 10. Requirements for computer RAM Check out how much Memory is installed on your computer.  Click the Start button, RIGHT click on Computer and select Properties
  • 11. Check Computer Memory
  • 12. Requirements for computer RAM Check out how much Memory is installed on your computer.  Click the Start button, RIGHT click on Computer and select Properties You will need a minimum of 2GB to run two operating systems 4GB is much better
  • 13. Virtual Machines Windows 7Install Windows XP Install Windows 8
  • 14. Windows XP
  • 15. Requirement to add XP to 7 Windows XP is a free (no cost)download and install from Microsoft IFYou have Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate installedon your computerIf you have Windows 7 Home, it is necessary to“upgrade” to Windows 7 Professional
  • 16. Upgrading from Windows Home toWindows 7 Professional
  • 17. Upgrading from Windows Home toWindows 7 Professional
  • 18. Upgrading from Windows Home toWindows 7 Professional
  • 19. What is XP Mode?Windows XP Mode is a benefit ofWindows 7 Professional and Windows 7Ultimate and provides additionalapplication compatibility. It allows youto install and run many of yourproductivity applications for WindowsXP directly from your Windows 7-basedPC.
  • 20. Installing Windows XP withinWindows 7
  • 21. Installing XP within Windows 7
  • 22. Installing Windows XP withinWindows 7
  • 23. Windows XP Windows XP will now show in your All Porgrams list at the Start button You can add a short cut to the Desktop or Quick Launch Bar to open XP
  • 24. Windows XP
  • 25. Windows XP You will need to then load the programs that you wish to use in Windows XP just as if it was a new computer. Examples are:  Virus Protection software  Your preferred browser  Your Word processor  Etc., etc.
  • 26. Windows 8
  • 27. To install Windows 8, you willneed a legal official copy If you bought a new computer with Windows 7 installed recently, you may have the option to add Windows 8 for minimal cost. If not, you will need to buy a copy of Windows 8 Professional ($140 - $200)
  • 28. Two Stage Process Install the “Virtual Machine” Install Windows 8
  • 29. VMWare
  • 30. VMWare download
  • 31. VMWare Player Download
  • 32. VMWare Install
  • 33. VMWare Install
  • 34. VMWare Install
  • 35. VMWare Install
  • 36. VMWare Install
  • 37. VMWare Install
  • 38. VMWare Install
  • 39. VMWare Install
  • 40. VMWare Install
  • 41. Windows 8 Install
  • 42. Windows 8 Install
  • 43. Windows 8 Install
  • 44. Windows 8 Install
  • 45. Windows 8 Install
  • 46. Windows 8 Install
  • 47. Windows 8 Install
  • 48. Windows 8 Install
  • 49. Windows 8 Install
  • 50. Windows 8 Install
  • 51. Windows 7 Desktop
  • 52. Desktop Icons
  • 53. Windows XP
  • 54. Windows 8