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windows 7 (problem?)

i am told it's common knowledge that only one operating system should be installed, regardless of the technique, on the same drive.

the Professional and Ultimate editions have XP built in.

isn't this a problem waiting to happen?

if i get the Home version, is it the same, except it needs to be unlocked?

(please excuse my lack of technical articulation with computers)

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They don't have XP built-in, it's really just a licence. And you still have to download it from http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/

It doesn't run a second operating system, it runs a Virtual PC environment, and hosts XP in there. XP Mode talks through Virtual PC to Windows 7, so that it can access the disk. It's not really as a proper Operating System.

The licence to run this doesn't come included with Home edition.

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