Can I run windows 7 in xp mode. if so how?

Hi there. I have windows 7 home premium on my computer. I have to upload medical information online but the online program is not compatible with windows 7. Is there anyway to operate windows 7 in xp mode when I go online to upload the medical information from my Insulin pump? Can you help me out.


These should help :

Help with Windows 7 compatibility problems

Make older programs run in this version of Windows

How to Run a Program in Compatibility Mode in Windows 7

Using Windows 7 or Vista Compatibility Mode


More however the above should be all you need.

From a post by Kristan M. Kenney :

"Most applications that were designed for Windows 2000 or Windows XP will still function correctly under all editions of Windows 7, including Home Premium. Some applications check the version number of the operating system and will fail to run if it finds an unexpected version number, therefore Windows 7 has a compatibility mode which allows these types of programs to run correctly. 

There is also another compatibility option geared towards IT professionals and business users which is called "Windows XP Mode," which is essentially a fully-licensed copy of Windows XP Professional running inside of a virtual machine and is only available to Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Enterprise, and Windows 7 Ultimate users. 

Windows XP Mode is meant primarily for companies who have designed their own software in-house which is targeted specifically for a version of software - a prime example of this is a web application that only works in Internet Explorer 6 (which is available with Windows XP, but not with Windows 7).

For more information on application compatibility with Windows 7, please see 


For more information on Windows XP Mode, please visit 

and ."


And more :   (XP mode requires Professional, Ultimate, or Enterprise.)

Get all the benefits of Windows 7 and continue to leverage your investments in older business and
productivity programs that require a PC running Windows XP. Note: Windows XP Mode requires a

Windows XP mode

Windows XP Mode is supported through Technet

Technet - Forums - Windows 7 virtualization

Hope this helps.

Rob Brown - MS MVP - Windows Desktop Experience : Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right.
Rob Brown - past Microsoft MVP - Windows Insider MVP 2016 - 2021
Microsoft MVP Windows and Devices for IT 2009 - 2020

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Last updated January 28, 2020 Views 1,984 Applies to: