It seems like Microsoft understood people’s complains about migrating from XP to Windows 7 and they are trying to offer them some help. Windows 7 will feature the Virtual PC technology and the Windows XP applications will be run in the XP environment while the user will use them directly from Windows 7.
Using the Virtual PC the users will be able to install applications in Windows XP Mode and run them in Windows 7. The users will see no difference and everything is made to be easy, so even the not-so-tech-savvy users should be able to do it.
The Windows XP Mode should soon be released for Windows 7 so we can test it.
Check out some screenshots of the upcoming Windows XP Mode here.