Reply to post: Still need proper XP compatiility on Windows 10.

Don't want to upgrade to Windows 10? You'll download it WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT

Nifty

Still need proper XP compatiility on Windows 10.

I installed proper XP mode on Windows 7, per MS it "runs in a separate window on the Windows 7 desktop, much like a program, except it's a fully-functional, fully-licensed version of Windows XP".

It's needed because half the point of owning the laptop is to look after some elderly but loved USB-adminstered gadgets. No additional XP license needed - that's important too.

Now I understand that this type of XP mode does not and will not ever exist with Windows 10.

Lack of that is the only thing preventing me to move to 10 - all the privacy issues can be mitigated by careful tweaking (I hope).

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