NT 6.x compatibility shim for XP?

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  1. Katie Boundary

    Katie Boundary

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    Several months ago, on another forum, I caught some references to a compatibility shim that would allow XP to run programs that would otherwise only run on Vista/7/8/10. Does anyone have more information about this?
     
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    There is an extended kernel extension for Windows XP called "One-Core-API" That is currently in alpha/beta stage. I do not recommend installing on your main desktop, use a virtual machine or a spare computer that isn't important. :)
     
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    I did notice "one core API" on the Shorthorn website, but a lot of other stuff was mentioned there too, and I couldn't find any clear indication as to which piece of software was the compatibility shim. You're sure that's the one?

    I'm planning on nuking my main desktop's hard drive soon anyway. Might as well run some tests first :)
     
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