Windows 7 XP Mode
LANTASTIC 8.01 UNDER WINDOWS 7.
following limitations apply to LANtastic 8.01
under Windows 7:
LANTastic will not install natively under Windows 7.
LANtastic 8.01 will only run under
Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit) Using Windows XP Mode.
Windows XP Mode is a free option for Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate or Enterprise which allows Windows 7 PC's to run software designed for Windows XP.
Windows XP Mode uses Microsoft Virtual PC to perform the emulation, which needs to be installed first.
Microsoft's XP Mode Website Archive for information on how to install Windows XP Mode.
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Download XP Mode from:
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Setting suggested Network settings for Windows XP mode:
1. If Windows XP Mode is currently running, close it.
2. Open Virtual PC.
3. Right-Click on "Windows XP Mode", and select "Settings".
4. In the left-side panel, click on "Networking".
5. In the right-side panel, change "Adapter 1" to use the name of your Network card, instead of using "Shared Network (NAT)" and click on OK.
If the "Shared Networking (NAT)" option is used instead, then
additional changes will need to be made to the Host (Windows 7) firewall settings.
Windows XP mode should also have it's Windows Firewall disabled or
configured to allow LANtastic traffic, as described in TN5537.
Windows 7 with Windows XP Mode can not be configured as
a LANtastic print server.
Use a version of Windows prior to XP (or use DOS) for
any needed print servers.
Under some conditions transfering data over
the LANtastic network from a Windows XP Mode or Windows XP
PC may be slower then normal, yet transfering
data to the Windows XP Mode or XP PC over the LANtastic
network is fast.
From the Windows XP Control Panel, open the
Network Connections applet and view the status
of your LAN connection. Click the "Properties"
button, and select the "Internet Protocol
TCP/IP properties", then click the "Advanced"
button, and click the "WINS" tab.
From the WINS tab, and select "Enable
NETBIOS over TCP/IP". Click on "OK"
twice to save the changes, and reboot Windows
Note: When this setting is enabled, you may
need to assign a static IP address to this
PC, as a DHCP server may not be able to dynamically
assign an IP address to it.
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