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Win XP, 7 and 8. Have them all! Win XP, 7 and 8. Have them all! Presentation Transcript

  • Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8. Don’t Choose! Have them all March 2013
  • The Result Computer runs Windows 7 Windows XP and Windows 8 installed as programs within Windows 7 This is what it looks like
  • Windows 7 Desktop
  • Desktop Icons
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 8
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Check Computer Memory
  • 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
  • Virtual Machines Windows 7Install Windows XP Install Windows 8
  • Windows XP
  • 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
  • Upgrading from Windows Home toWindows 7 Professional
  • Upgrading from Windows Home toWindows 7 Professional
  • Upgrading from Windows Home toWindows 7 Professional
  • 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.
  • Installing Windows XP withinWindows 7
  • Installing XP within Windows 7
  • Installing Windows XP withinWindows 7
  • 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
  • Windows XP
  • 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.
  • Windows 8
  • 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)
  • Two Stage Process Install the “Virtual Machine” Install Windows 8
  • VMWare
  • VMWare download
  • VMWare Player Download
  • VMWare Install
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  • Windows 8 Install
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  • Windows 7 Desktop
  • Desktop Icons
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 8