[amsat-bb] Re: Winorbit in Windows 7?

George Henry ka3hsw at att.net
Fri Mar 23 20:57:29 PDT 2012

People always mention XP Mode, which can only be installed on Win 7 Pro, 
Ulitimate, or Enterprise, but if you have an installation disk for XP 
available, you can install & run XP on lower versions of Win 7.

Simply download & install the standalone version of Virtual PC from 
Microsoft (free), create a virtual machine, and then install XP on it (note 
that, if you don't have a CD drive, you must burn an ISO of the installation 
disk to a flash drive and configure that as a virtual CD-ROM in your virtual 
machine).  You will end up with the same thing as with XP Mode, the only 
difference being that YOU must provide a licensed copy of XP, where it is 
included with XP Mode.

I know it works, because I installed it on my Acer netbook with Win 7 Home 

George, KA3HSW

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr)" <ldeffenb at homeside.to>
To: <AMSAT-BB at amsat.org>
Sent: Friday, March 23, 2012 7:50 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Re: Winorbit in Windows 7?

> Windows 7 doesn't do 16 bit programs.  If you have XP mode 
> (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx) , it might 
> work in there.
> Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32
> On 3/23/2012 8:00 PM, K5OE wrote:
>> Attention old timers:  anyone solve the 16-bit compatibility problem?
>> I like this program for the Mutual Visibility feature and would like to 
>> have it available in my laptop.
>> 73,
>> Jerry, K5OE

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