Well, it's a kind of stuff "through the breast back into the eye"
Originally Posted by Kari
Today I decided to play little with virtualization. Result: a surprisingly fast and smooth working Windows XP Mode, with integration features, running on Microsoft Virtual PC on Windows 7 Ultimate virtual machine running on VMWare Player on Windows 8!
It might work, but it isn't the answer the OP asked for.
As far as I know, Windows XP-Mode isn't supported yet in Windows 8 CP.
I experimented a few days ago with Hyper-V 3.0, although I managed to unpack the Windows XP-Mode installer files into a .vhd and create a bootable guest OS, the virtual machine with Windows XP-Mode has 2 major issues:
- first of all, integration components are not compatible with Win 8 CP (I had no network and other issues)
- and the RDP interaction available on Windows 7 Pro/Ultimate to avoid re-activation wasn't supported. So your Windows XP-Mode VM just will be useable for 30 days
Overall: Maybe we will see a modified version of Windows XP-Mode in some SKUs. But overall, I have no clue, where MS intend to march. Just in brief:
- Windows 8 will be available in 4. Q. 2012, the majority of installations will be in 2013 or even later - especially in enterprises, we will see a huge delay
- Windows XP will reach end of support in April 2014
So: Overall we will have 1 1/2 years of life time for Windows XP-Mode ....