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Run Windows XP In A Virtual Machine

Businesses that have a Windows 7 install base can take advantage of Windows XP Mode, a component that enables users to run custom applications requiring Windows XP. A virtual machine can actually improve security, said Jason Hicks, a senior security consultant at FishNet Security. Hicks said some firms could also consider client-based virtual machine workstations as a migration option. It gives IT more control and bolsters security by spinning up virtual instances for end users that can be quickly terminated if a threat is detected.

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