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What is the difference between installing Windows XP Mode versus installing a Microsoft virtual pc running Windows XP SP3 on a Windows 7 64 bit Professsional operating system?

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What is the difference between installing Windows XP Mode versus installing a Microsoft virtual pc running Windows XP SP3 on a Windows 7 Professional 64 bit operating system?

The Windows XP Mode install file is WindowsXPMode_en-us.exe and the Windows virtual pc installation file is setup.exe.

I need to be able to run Quick Books Professional version 6 on a Windows 7 Professional 64 bit operating system but so far have been unable to do so since Quick Books Professional version 6 is only compatible with Windows XP or Windows 2000.

So I am trying to figure out if I should install and use Windows XP Mode or install and use Microsoft Virtual PC to run a Windows XP SP3 virtual operating system.
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