Friday, August 10, 2012

MED-V (Not for Windows 8)

MED-V is a virtualization technology that was enabled by Virtual PC on Windows 7. It had the advantage of presenting applications installed in a Windows XP virtual machine directly in Windows 7. Nice, but not widely used.

In Windows 8, Virtual PC has been replaced in Windows 8 by Client Hyper-V. As a consequence MED-V is not supported on Windows 8. The Windows XP Mode included as part of Windows 7 is also unsupported due to the loss of Virtual PC.

An announcement is here:

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