Windows XP Mode RC (N) for Windows 7 RTM - Omits Windows Media Player 9

Microsoft quietly released a separate version of the release candidate of XP Mode virtualization system for Windows 7 “Windows XP Mode RC (N)” that creates a virtual envelope for Windows XP N, the version Microsoft created without Media Player 9 pre-installed, to appease the European Commission. But there's a very good reason Windows 7 users may want the […]

Microsoft quietly released a separate version of the release candidate of XP Mode virtualization system for Windows 7Windows XP Mode RC (N)” that creates a virtual envelope for Windows XP N, the version Microsoft created without Media Player 9 pre-installed, to appease the European Commission. But there's a very good reason Windows 7 users may want the (N) version over regular Windows XP Mode: There's no really good reason for most users to be virtualizing Media Player 9 anyway, since XP Mode's real purpose in Windows 7 is for running older Windows apps whose developers didn't make the transition to Vista. If you want to watch a movie, you've got Media Player 11 in Win7. Note: Windows XP Mode for Windows 7 makes it easy to install and run many of your Windows XP productivity applications directly from a Windows 7-based PC,

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