Alternatives to Windows XP Mode for all platforms with any license

Platforms

Desktop

Indie / Classic

Other Platforms

  • VirtualBox icon

    VirtualBox

    VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Solaris

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    VMware Workstation

    Discover the true power and flexibility of your desktop or laptop computer with VMware Workstation. Reduce hardware costs by 50% or more by running multiple operating systems simultaneously on a single physical PC. Automate and...

    Commercial Windows Linux

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    VMware Workstation Player

    VMware Workstation Player builds on the industry leading foundation of Workstation Pro, and delivers a streamlined user interface for creating and running operating systems and applications in a virtual machine.

    Free Personal Windows Linux

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    KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine)

    KVM (for Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for Linux on x86 hardware containing virtualization extensions (Intel VT or AMD-V). It consists of a loadable kernel module, kvm.ko, that provides the core...

    Open Source Linux

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    Portable Virtualbox

    Portable-VirtualBox is a free and open source software tool that lets you run any operating system from a usb stick without separate installation. It unpacks and adjusts the paths and configuration of VirtualBox so it will run...

    Free Windows

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    BitBox

    The Virtual Environment for secured and comfortable Web Browsing: On the basis of a “Browser-in-the-Box” concept a virtual machine is provided with a reduced operating system and a web browser encapsulated therein. Malware can’t thus...

    Free Windows Linux

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    MobaLiveCD

    MobaLiveCD is a freeware that will run your Linux LiveCD on Windows thanks to the excellent emulator called "Qemu". MobaLiveCD allows you to test your LiveCD with a single click : after downloading the ISO image file of...

    Open Source Windows

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    OpenVZ

    OpenVZ is container-based virtualization for Linux. OpenVZ creates multiple secure, isolated Linux containers (otherwise known as VEs or VPSs) on a single physical server enabling better server utilization and ensuring that...

    Open Source Linux

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    bochs

    Bochs is a highly portable open source IA-32 (x86) PC emulator written in C++, that runs on most popular platforms. It includes emulation of the Intel x86 CPU, common I/O devices, and a custom BIOS. Currently, Bochs can be compiled to...

    Open Source Windows Linux AmigaOS MorphOS

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    QEMU Manager

    Qemu Manager is an easy to use management tool for the open-source QEMU emulator. It has a wealth of features for creating, managing and running multiple virtual machines. It also allows you to run...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued The official website is no longer available. Last version, 7.0, released in April 2010, can be still downloaded from Download.com
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    VMWare Disk Mount

    The VMWare Disk Mount utility allows you to mount a VMDK file as a drive. VMWARE distributes a command line utility with no graphical interface (GUI). This is the graphical interface for the VMWare Disk Mount. This light-weight tool...

    Free Windows

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    VMX Builder

    VMX Builder is an application for creating vmx (VMware virtual machine configuration) and vmdk (VMware virtual hard disk) files.

    Free Windows

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    Zinstall XP7

    Zinstall XP7 migrates a complete Windows system, including files, settings and applications, to another PC, or to the same PC during in-place upgrades of the OS. Zinstall installs a virtual machine on the target PC that allows...

    Commercial Windows

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    Paragon Virtualization Manager

    A powerful tool to help you easily migrate a Windows-based computer to a virtual environment (P2V) of a major virtualization software vendor, regardless of how or where the computer is being backed up.

    Commercial Windows

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    FAUMachine

    FAUmachine is a virtual machine, similar in many respects to VMWare[tm], QEMU or Virtual PC[tm]. What distinguishes FAUmachine from these other virtual machines, are the following features: The FAUmachine virtual machine runs as a...

    Open Source Linux

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    VMLite XP Mode

    VMLite XP Mode offers similar functions as Microsoft Windows XP Mode, but doesn't require hardware virtualization. It allows you to run Windows XP at the same time from your desktop running on a different host operating system. ...

    Commercial Windows

  • Parallels Workstation icon

    Parallels Workstation

    + Professional-grade Virtualization for PCs: Simultaneously run a wide variety of Windows versions, Linux distributions, web stacks, database configurations, and multi-tier cloud environments on a single PC with the power and...

    Commercial Windows Linux

    • Discontinued The website doesn't exist any more. It's not in the list of products on the home page.
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    VMLite Workstation

    VMLite Workstation is a virtualization component, that allows you to run more than one operating system (OS) at the same time on a single physical computer. For example, you can simultaneously run Windows XP on a PC that is already...

    Commercial Windows

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  • USBFastBoot

    USBFastBoot is a small utility that helps you to quickly test your bootable USBs or disk images. It works for drives (USB, HDD and CD/DVD), ISO (cd image) and IMG (floppy image).

    Free Windows

Windows XP Mode Comments

A major product shows "this application has been discontinued" - huh?

Comment by IHateMicrosoft
about Windows XP Mode Nov 2015

Small Windows XP Mode iconWindows XP Mode
has that message. I see no evidence anywhere of discontinuance? There are dozens or hundreds of articles about Windows XP mode. Did someone mark this discontinued because they thought it was the same thing as Windows XP ??

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Virtual PC is not "Windows XP Mode + Windows Virtual PC"

Comment by em4020
about Windows XP Mode and Virtual PC Jun 2011

Virtual PC and "Windows XP Mode + Windows Virtual PC" are very different VM-apps
"Windows XP Mode + Windows Virtual PC" runs only at Windows 7 prof. and higher versions and has USB-Support,
Virtual PC 2007 runs also on Vista and has no USB-support. There are many differences between the 2 VM-apps, so they cannot be merged. A list of the main differences (not all) you see on:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/features/compare.aspx

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Virtual PC and "Windows XP Mode + Windows Virtual PC" is th ...

Comment by Thelle
about Windows XP Mode Jun 2011

Virtual PC and "Windows XP Mode + Windows Virtual PC" is the same and should be merged.

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