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This page describes the procedure for setting up Windows Virtual PC and XP Mode on Windows 7.

Applies to: eBahn 3, Windows 7, XP Mode


eBahn 3 No Longer Supported (EOL 2018)

XP Mode using Windows Virtual PC

What is Windows XP Mode, and who should use it?

Windows XP Mode for Windows 7 gives small- to medium-sized businesses a way to get the benefits of Windows 7 and still use many older Windows XP productivity programs. It uses virtualization technology, such as Windows Virtual PC, to create a Virtual Windows XP environment. That way, you can run your older programs as if you were using a Windows XP-based PC.

The following are step-by-step instructions using Microsoft Virtual PC and XP Mode to run eBahn Reader on Windows 7 (Ultimate, Enterprise or Professional Editions only).

Windows 7 - Steps for Downloading XP Mode


Step 1 - Do I need Windows XP Mode?

  • Answer: yes, you will need it to run eBahn Desktop on your Windows 7 PC

Step 2 - Select your edition of Windows 7 and desired language for installation

  • only works for Windows 7 Ultimate, Enterprise and Professional Editions (it is blocked for Home Premium)
  • once selected, the download buttons will appear in Step 4, below

Step 3 - Download and install

Windows XP Mode
  • start with the Windows XP Mode
  • we recommend allowing the program to install to the default directory C:\Program Files\Windows XP Mode
Windows Virtual PC
  • now install the Virtual PC Windows Update (requires a re-start)
Windows XP Mode update
  • this is a new update (as of March 2010) - which you may or may not need, depending on the next instructions
  • requires a restart

Setting up XP Mode

  • from the Start menu, select "All Programs", then "Windows Virtual PC", and "Windows XP Mode"

If you see this message: "There is no hardware-assisted virtualization support..."

You will need to download and install the "Windows XP Mode update" - as shown in Step 3. above

  • next, you'll see an XP license agreement (included with Ultimate, Enterprise or Professional Editions only) and you'll be asked for an installation folder
  • you should also create a password - record this password somewhere - you will need it (someday)
  • XP Mode will open on your Windows 7 desktop - now you are ready to Install eBahn Reader on Windows 7 in XP Mode

Related pages

XP Mode Step-By-Step Setup Instructions

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