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Windows XP Mode Alternatives

Windows XP Mode is described as 'and Windows Virtual PC, available ONLY on Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate, allow you to run multiple Windows environments, such as Windows XP Mode, from your Windows 7 desktop' and is a Virtualization tool in the network & admin category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Windows XP Mode for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Android, BSD and Solaris. The best alternative is VirtualBox, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Windows XP Mode are VMware Workstation Pro, KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine), VMware Workstation Player and Portable Virtualbox.

Windows XP Mode alternatives are mainly Virtualization Tools but may also be Web Browsers or Software Installers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Windows XP Mode.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

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  1. VirtualBox icon

    VirtualBox

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Solaris

    VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use.

    VirtualBox Manager
  2. VMware Workstation Pro Lets You Run Multiple Operating Systems as Virtual Machines (including Windows VMs) on a Single Windows or Linux PC.

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  3. 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.

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  4. VMware Workstation Player icon

    VMware Workstation Player

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

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  5. Portable Virtualbox icon

    Portable Virtualbox

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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 portably.

    Discontinued

    It has not been updated since 2017 and does not work with any version of Virtualbox beyond v5.1.22.

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  6. MobaLiveCD icon

    MobaLiveCD

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

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

    Main window
  7. QEMU Manager icon

    QEMU Manager

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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.

    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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  8. bochs icon

    bochs

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • AmigaOS
    • MorphOS

    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.

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  9. 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.

    Virtual Virtual machine with a tunnel to the internet
  10. OpenVZ icon

    OpenVZ

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    OpenVZ is container-based virtualization for Linux.

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