Windows 7 XP Mode Limits Windows Media Player Functionality
Article Source: news.softpedia.com. By Marius Oiaga, Technology News Editor, @MariusOiaga
It appears that Windows Media Player functionality is limited in Windows 7 XP Mode. In fact, according to the software giant, users will not be able to leverage the Windows Media Player inside Windows 7 XP Mode in the same manner as they do on Windows 7.
“When you maximize or minimize the Windows Media Player window while playing contents on Windows 7 running Windows XP Mode, you may receive an "unexpected network error occurred" error message, which causes Windows Media Player to stop playing,” Microsoft stated.
And while there won’t be an update or a hotfix enabling the full functionality of Windows Media Player inside Windows 7 XP Mode, customers won’t even be able to deploy a manual fix. “There is no workaround for it,” the software giant underlined. In this context, customers taking advantage of Windows 7 XP Mode should avoid running Windows Media Player, and the frustration that will come with not being able to take advantage of basic functionality such as minimize and maximize.
Update for Windows 7 (KB977206)
Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB977206)
Windows XP Mode RTM and Windows Virtual PC RTM are available for download here.