Microsoft has unveiled its Windows 7 XP Mode release candidate (RC) version and is available for download at the company’s website.
The XP mode beta of windows 7 was introduced by Microsoft in April as a solution for compatibility issues. The XP mode will allow every user to run application within the Windows 7 Operating system.
Windows XP Mode provides what we like to call that 'last mile' compatibility technology for those cases when a Windows XP productivity application isn't compatible with Windows 7, Microsoft spokesman Brandon LeBlanc wrote in a blog post.
The XP mode is especially designed by Microsoft for small and medium-sized businesses helping them to ease the migration process to Windows 7 through XP mode's compatibility with older productivity applications.
Windows XP Mode now works with the RC and release to manufacturing (RTM) versions of the Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate and Enterprise SKUs.
The new release XP RC gives users the ability to connect to USB devices directly from the Windows 7 task-bar. It allows user to access Windows XP Mode applications with a “jump-list”. It also gives flexibility to user to customize where Windows XP Mode differencing disk files are stored. In addition, Microsoft packed the release with new user tutorial about how to use Windows XP Mode.
However, though the addition of Windows XP mode could be a great help in many cases it is not necessary because the Windows 7 has strong compatibility nature.