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drburdi

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Upgraded my win 7 pro that had virtual XP mode to win 8.1 pro. Everything from Win 7 came with it including my install programs. Noticed the virtual xp file .vmcx is there but can't access it. So I installed Hyper-V and got to the point of connecting to Virtual Hard Disk. Noticed it creats a .vhdx file. I assume this would be a new file with nothing I had on my old .vmcx file. How do I get my old virtual files over to the new one?

If I can't would I be able to install the virtual file that I got from Microsoft's website, WinXpVirtual6.1KB958559x64RefreshPkg.msu (it included a license key), or I need to have another installation disk that has Windows XP with a license key?
 

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DustSailor

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You can't use XP Mode with anything other than the windows 7 that it came with. You'd need to obtain another xp license to set it up in a virtual machine
 

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jimbo45

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You can't use XP Mode with anything other than the windows 7 that it came with. You'd need to obtain another xp license to set it up in a virtual machine

Hi there

I believe there was a thread somewhere on how to create a "Standard XP" VM from the XP mode system. If you can do this then it should run under HYPER-V.

I'm not quite sure of the legality of this but so far Ms hasn't pulled the link. I think you still need a W7 system once to validate your windows system to do the download but otherwise this runs fine from Windows 8 / 8.1.

How to Run Windows XP for Free in Windows 8

Cheers
jimbo
 
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drburdi

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Unfortunately everything worked except for registration. It would not accept the key within the file or my other keys from old computers. So I converted my windows 7 .vhd file to .vhx and ran it with registration finally accepting one of my keys. Thanks for the suggestion.
 

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    Windows 8.1 Pro
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    PC/Desktop
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    Athlon II X4 635; 2.91 GHz
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    Asus M4A78L-M
    Memory
    4.00 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Motherboard
    Sound Card
    Motherboard
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    SSD

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