Windows 7 “XP Mode”: What are the Security Implications?

by Deb Shinder
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments TechGenix windows client security

There has been much talk in the IT world about the new “XP Mode” feature in Windows 7 – an implementation of a new version of Microsoft’s Virtual PC with a free licensed XP virtual machine that can be used to run older applications – but what are the security implications? In this article, we’ll examine both the good and the bad (in terms of security) related to running this special VM on your Windows 7 computer.