Some users who use newer Windows versions such as Windows 7 or Windows 8 may miss applications that run in Windows XP operating system only. If you belong to the I-miss-my-Windows XP application category, you should consider using Windows Virtual PC. This virtualisation program creates a virtual environment inside your Windows 7 or Windows 8 computer. You can then run older Windows operating systems in this virtual environment. The greatest thing about this program is that it allows you to switch between operating systems with just the click of a mouse.
Besides Windows 8, Windows Virtual PC can be installed on: Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1, Windows 7 Enterprise Service Pack 1, Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1, and Windows 7 Ultimate (Service Pack 1)
The newer Windows versions are more secure than older versions. But you still need a reliable antivirus tool. In addition to this, we recommend you install a third-party firewall – these are generally a significant improvement over the built-in firewall in Windows operating systems.