Cisco VPN Client on Windows 7 x64

Start64!For reasons that escape me Cisco have chosen not to release a 64-bit version of the IPSec Cisco VPN Client. This is a problem for me since I installed the 64-bit version of Windows 7 RC on my Toshiba M750.

To get around this without rebuilding with the 32-bit version I employed Windows 7’s new XP Mode – aka Virtual XP.

First I followed the steps on the download page:

  1. Enabled virtualisation extensions in the BIOS.
  2. Download and install the Virtual PC Beta.
  3. Download Windows XP Mode.

That done I fired up the Virtual Windows XP from my Start Menu:


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