I've been running Win10TP on a Dell Inspiron 530S since I first downloaded it. It has a 2.20GHz CPU and 4GB RAM and originally came with Vista, still have the COA sticker on it. It was a resurrected turned extra computer and I did a clean install of Win10TP, never have dual-booted or VM'd BETA Operating Systems on my computers.
the best way to use a near equivalent (and IMO a STREETS ahead better method) of XP mode for Windows 7 is to use a VMWARE virtual machine in "Unity mode". Convert your running W7 to a VM with vmware's free converter tool and power on the VM. just enter unity mode and you'll see all the menus from your HOST desktop.
I believe VBOX might also have similar - called desktop integration or similar -- I'm not sure as I don't use VBOX but I'm sure it's doable.
Last edited by Vladimir; 17 Jan 2015 at 03:41.
That's why using a VM is often a good idea - para-virtualisation as opposed to full virtualisation can supply drives like virtual video drivers - that's what VMware does when you install VMware tools on the host -- that's how you can get things like Win 95 running in full screen mode on a 60 inch monitor (I think the max native video drivers around at the time of Win 95 were VGA (640 X 480) or something like that).