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Tip: How to get XP Mode On Windows 8


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For those who needs to run Windows XP Apps on Windows 8 this should help you along.

1) Download WindowsXPMode_en-us.exe from Microsoft. You'll need to run the validation tool to prove your copy of Windows is valid.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download ... px?id=8002
2) Then use 7-Zip or another archive tool to open the EXE file as an archive.
3) Within that archive, find the "sources/xpm" file within it, and extract that folder to your hard drive.
4) Finally, in the extracted xpm file, you'll find a file called VirtualXPVHD. Rename it with a VHD extension
5) make a VM with XP setting and mount the vhd as the HHD

SOURCE: http://lifehacker.com/5965889/how-to-ru ... -windows-8

Offcourse, one could also just install hyper-v role and install a windows xp :-)

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