03-27-2011 04:36 PM
Hello Group, My Toshiba Satellite L655 came with Windows 7. I have many older programs that will not install under windows 7. The salesman told me there was an XP emulation mode. That doesn't seem to fly. Then I found I must use Win-7 pro. I ran a Microsoft diagnostic and it claims the Toshiba laptop is NOT COMPATIBLE with Xp emulation mode. I noticed that all the drivers on the Toshiba website are for 7 & XP. HAs anyone had any success with loading XP on a Toshiba L655 laptop?
03-28-2011 01:27 PM
Probably your best bet is to upgrade to Windows 7 Professional and then install XP Mode.
The Anytime Upgrade should take only a few minutes. And adding Virtual PC/XP Mode is also easy.
It would be nice to use hardware virtualization, but isn't really necessary. Dual booting XP is much more difficult to set up and means a reboot every time you want to run one of those XP applications.
07-27-2011 09:05 AM
How can this laptop use windows virtual pc if it doesn´t have a processor that has hardware assisted virtualization?
I notice that in your link there is a tool to remove the prerequisites required to run Windows Virtual PC and XP mode.
how do i know that my laptop won't suffer any trouble after i install this tool and begin to use windows xp without the hardware requirements?
08-07-2011 03:07 AM
As long as all of the important drivers are comptaible it should be fine I guess. You can always use something like parllells to seamlessly change between operating systems?