Using Smart Cards in Windows Virtual PC

Smart cards are routinely used in many organizations for login, digital signing, encrypting data or even accessing some applications. A key reason why you may need to use a smartcard reader in a Virtual Machine (VM) on Windows® 7 is application compatibility. For example, if you have a web-based application which requires Internet Explorer® 6,…

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Use ClearType® to ‘clearly see’ how to make more money

ClearType delivers improved font display quality over traditional forms of font smoothing or anti-aliasing. ClearType improves readability on color LCD displays with a digital interface, such as those in laptops and high-quality flat panel displays. Readability on CRT screens can also be somewhat improved. To make sure that text displayed within Windows® XP Mode applications…

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Networking and Using Windows XP Mode

First Time Use of Windows XP Mode Windows® XP Mode is a Virtual Machine (VM) created by Windows Virtual PC on Windows 7 host. Just as with any new PC you acquire, you would want to connect it to the network, maintain it securely, connect and use USB devices such as printers, storage devices and…

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Three Modes of Windows XP Mode

Enhanced Mode and Basic Mode Windows® XP Mode provides seamless integration of the VM (guest) with the Windows 7 host desktop, by means of Integration Components (ICs). ICs are a set of binaries which run inside the VM and communicate directly with the host OS. They enable Integration Features like clipboard sharing, printer sharing, file…

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Windows Virtual PC

Windows® Virtual PC (WVPC) is a client virtualization software, which can be used on Windows 7 to create multiple Virtual Machines (VMs), each running a different operating system (OS). WVPC can be obtained as a free download from Windows Virtual PC website. WVPC is the engine which supports Windows XP Mode, a preconfigured VM running…