Windows 7 XP mode performance
Posted on 2009-12-16
I'm just learning about XP Mode in Windows 7. I am running a Latitude D520 laptop with a 2GHz Intel Core Duo processor. I loaded Firefox as the single app inside the XP virtual machine. However:
(1) In the XP mode task manager, I only see one of the two processor cores
(2) the VM machine seems to be pretty busy (e.g., spiking to 60% with nothing happening but having Firefox open and sitting there), but I don't see similar activity on the real processor.
Can you explain? I have a pretty processor-hungry app that is poorly written from a security standpoint, and I was thinking of installing it in XP mode.
Thanks in advance.