Key Differences between InstallFree and Microsoft XP Mode (XPM)

Source: Alon Yaffe, director of marketing for InstallFree

XPM (description):

  1. It is a full Windows XP virtual machine (VM) that gets delivered to the Windows 7 host machine and then executed using Microsoft Virtual PC technology.

  2. When a user executes an application that resides within the XPM VM, the whole VM is started and then the application gets executed from within the VM and “presented” to the host machine using Remote Desktop Protocol. This is similar to running an application in a Terminal Services session, except the “server” in this case is the...

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Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.