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Windows 7 XP mode failing to start

rsoxhater asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I have a new Dell Optiplex 980 desktop with windows 7 professional 64 bit.  I downloaded windows xp mode from microsoft, installed, and created a virtual machine.  When starting the machine it tries to start and then goes to the Windows Boot Manager with status 0xc000035a, Attempting to load a 64-bit application, however this CPU is not compatible wiht 64-bit mode. Error
I've enabled Virtualization in the bios.  I've searched around and know virtual pc doesn't support 64 bit guest os's, but I would assumpe the xp mode downloaded from microsoft would be 32 bit?
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