Hi, Tomos. I recently bought a computer rather similar to the one you've described: Win 7 Professional 64-bit, 8 GB RAM, i5 2400. Like you, I have some programs that date from the 1990s, and I was afraid that they wouldn't run on this machine and so I would have to figure out how to use XP mode. Well, to my surprise, almost all the programs I have will run under Windows 7. Every now and then, I'd be asked whether I wanted to run the program in "compatibility mode." If I said yes, I was given a choice of various earlier versions of Windows. I didn't have to install anything to make the computer give me this choice. It seems to be a feature simply built into Windows 7 (or perhaps Windows 7 Professional). Whether this is what is meant by XP-mode, I'm not sure. I didn't expect the process to be so seamless. Anyway, I think you too may find that all or almost all your programs will run on Windows 7 without your having to do much to make that happen.
I think the problem is communicate.
The important thing is communicate.
I have forgot splendid programs and old ones like wordperfect 3.1 or Quattro because the communication.
At the present moment you can have virtual machines running other operating systems, but the importan point for me is the ability to use Ditto (clipboard manager)
Ditto have the feature ditto friends.
i am trying to know the possibility of interchange information with the virtual machine.
I think everyone in this forum wish to have an integrated option.