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PCAdvisor.co.uk: "Zinstall XP7 - to take away the pain when upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7"

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"Zinstall refers to each operating system as a ‘desktop’, and you can switch between the Windows XP and Windows 7 desktops simply by clicking on the Zinstall icon in the Taskbar in either Windows 7 or XP environments.

The program does work well – after installing Windows 7 on our laptop, Zinstall XP7 required just a single mouse click to start running, and then took about 20 minutes to set up our original Windows XP installation as a new virtual ‘desktop’.

Your original XP installation appears in a full-screen layout. You can run your old programs in this virtual machine, with the exception of 3D games. And once setup, a shared folder allows you to easily transfer files between the real and virtual machines.

Zinstall’s virtualisation technology provides additional features. One of these is the ability to run on older PCs that don’t have hardware virtualisation support".