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HP 8000 - Elite Convertible Minitower PC Software Configuration Manual

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Table of Contents:

Introduction ...........................................................................................1
Disclaimer .............................................................................................1
Main features and benefits .............................................................................. 2
Hardware Requirements .........................................................................2
Minimum Hardware Requirements ................................................................... 3
Recommended Hardware Configuration........................................................... 3
System BIOS Requirements .............................................................................. 3
Virtualization Varieties ...........................................................................3
HP System BIOS .............................................................................................. 3
VTx and AMD-V systems ................................................................... 3
VTd systems .................................................................................... 5
AMI System BIOS ............................................................................................ 7
Windows XP Mode Setup .......................................................................8
HP Recommended Settings .............................................................................. 8
Known Limitations ........................................................................................... 9

Introduction

Windows® XP Mode is a new benefit of Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, and
Ultimate that helps you install and run many Windows XP-compatible business and
productivity applications. Windows XP Mode uses Windows Virtual PC, a new
feature in Windows 7, to run many Windows XP productivity applications within XP
Mode and launch them from the Windows 7 desktop with just a single click.

Disclaimer

This document is intended to assist HP customers in configuring and installing XP
Mode on HP models only. For any XP Mode questions or concerns, please refer to
the the Windows Virtual PC: Documentation and videos at
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/support/default.aspx.
XP Mode

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Windows 7 XP Mode for HP Table of Contents: Introduction ...................1 Disclaimer .....................1 Main features and benefits ................2 Hardware Requirements .................2 Minimum Hardware Requirements ..............3 Recommended Hardware Configuration............3 System BIOS Requirements ................3 Virtualization Varieties ................3 HP System BIOS ....................3 VTx and AMD-V systems ..............
  • Page 2: Main Features And Benefits

    Main features and benefits With the release of Windows 7, Windows Virtual PC includes several new features designed to make it easier for you to run your older Windows XP applications in a virtual software environment like Windows XP Mode: •...
  • Page 3: Minimum Hardware Requirements

    Minimum Hardware Requirements Processor: Processor that supports Virtualization Memory: 2GB RAM Recommended Hardware Configuration Processor: Processor that supports Virtualization Memory: 2GB of RAM or Higher System BIOS Requirements The system BIOS must support virtualization technology in addition to the processor having the feature for it to function.
  • Page 4 NOTE: If you do not press F10 at the appropriate time, you must restart the computer and again press F10 when the monitor light turns green to access the utility. 3. Select your language from the list and press Enter. 4.
  • Page 5: Vtd Systems

    8. To apply and save changes, select File > Save Changes and Exit.  If you have made changes that you do not want applied, select Ignore Changes and Exit.  To reset to factory settings or previously saved default settings (some models), select Apply Defaults and Exit.
  • Page 6 An exception to the rule above is with the older AMD Sempron processors in the HP Compaq dc5750 and dc5850 Business PCs. The 786E3 and 786F6 system BIOS did not check whether the CPU supported HW virtualization before displaying the option in Computer Setup.
  • Page 7: Ami System Bios

    9. To apply and save changes, select File > Save Changes and Exit.  If you have made changes that you do not want applied, select Ignore Changes and Exit.  To reset to factory settings or previously saved default settings (some models), select Apply Defaults and Exit.
  • Page 8: Windows Xp Mode Setup

    Figure 3: AMI BIOS Virtualization Technology Option 8. To apply and save changes, select Main > Save Changes and Exit. CAUTION: Do NOT turn the computer power OFF while the BIOS is saving the Computer Setup (F10) changes because the CMOS could become corrupted.
  • Page 9: Known Limitations

    Known Limitations Antivirus licensing does not cover both Windows 7 and XP Mode. You will need to provide for two licenses, one for the host operating system (Windows 7) and one for XP Mode. Serial devices from a Point of Sale (POS) unit will not redirect correctly through the virtualized client.

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