So today I installed Windows XP mode on my Windows 7 64 bit PC by following this URL: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/windows7/install-and-use-windows-xp-mode-in-windows-7
After completing the installation without any error, to my surprise , I couldn’t see the “Windows XP Mode” in start menu programs. After investing some time on Google I came to know that we also need install Windows Virtual PC file
(KB958559) before or after Windows XP mode installation. Once I downloaded and installed the file, XP Mode started working fine and was added to my Start Menu as well . After installing KB958559, it will ask you to reboot the computer.
Here are the download links for KB958559.
32 bit: http://download.microsoft.com/download/0/5/5/0554AE99-785F-45CB-B1F2-0E3ED1E6117D/Windows6.1-KB958559-x86.msu
64 bit: http://download.microsoft.com/download/0/5/5/0554AE99-785F-45CB-B1F2-0E3ED1E6117D/Windows6.1-KB958559-x64.msu
Here is the nice article about installing and using Windows XP Mode on Windows 7 PC.
Tags: XP mode not working after installation, Windows 7 XP Mode is not showing up in start menu.