It’s a great way for setting up a virtual testing environment. Here’s a recent piece I wrote about it:
Using Windows XP Mode for security testing in Windows 7
I’m really digging Windows 7….even if you just upgrade your own machine, Windows 7 has lots of things that will help you work more efficiently.
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