Alternatives to Windows XP Mode for all platforms with any license



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  • VirtualBox icon


    VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Solaris

  • VMware Workstation icon

    VMware Workstation

    Discover the true power and flexibility of your desktop or laptop computer with VMware Workstation. Reduce hardware costs by 50% or...

    Commercial Windows Linux

  • VMware Workstation Player icon

    VMware Workstation Player

    VMware Workstation Player builds on the industry leading foundation of Workstation Pro, and delivers a streamlined user interface for...

    Free Personal Windows Linux

  • Portable Virtualbox icon

    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...

    Free Windows

  • MobaLiveCD icon


    MobaLiveCD is a freeware that will run your Linux LiveCD on Windows thanks to the excellent emulator called "Qemu". ...

    Open Source Windows

  • BitBox icon


    The Virtual Environment for secured and comfortable Web Browsing: On the basis of a “Browser-in-the-Box” concept a virtual machine is...

    Free Windows Linux

  • OpenVZ icon


    OpenVZ is container-based virtualization for Linux. OpenVZ creates multiple secure, isolated Linux containers (otherwise known as...

    Open Source Linux

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    Bochs is a highly portable open source IA-32 (x86) PC emulator written in C++, that runs on most popular platforms. It includes...

    Open Source Windows Linux AmigaOS MorphOS

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    QEMU Manager Discontinued

    Qemu Manager is an easy to use management tool for the open-source QEMU emulator. It has a wealth of features for creating, managing...

    Free Windows

  • VMWare Disk Mount icon

    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...

    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...

    Commercial Windows

  • Paragon Virtualization Manager icon

    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...

    Commercial Windows

  • VMLite XP Mode icon

    VMLite XP Mode

    VMLite XP Mode offers similar functions as Microsoft Windows XP Mode, but doesn't require hardware virtualization. It allows you...

    Commercial Windows

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    FAUmachine is a virtual machine, similar in many respects to VMWare[tm], QEMU or Virtual PC[tm]. What distinguishes FAUmachine from...

    Open Source Linux

  • Parallels Workstation icon

    Parallels Workstation Discontinued

    + Professional-grade Virtualization for PCs: Simultaneously run a wide variety of Windows versions, Linux distributions, web stacks...

    Commercial Windows Linux

  • VMLite Workstation icon

    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...

    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...

    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 ??


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:


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.