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Win XP mode in Win 8

  1. #21


    eBay or Amazon would be the only place you could buy it. Have you tried running your old programs in compatibility mode?

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  2. #22


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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by krewblues View Post
    Thanks Area 66 for the alternative Hyper-V though "remote desktop" is unknown to me. Is it specific to Win 8?
    it's not new, we use it on servers since 2008 ( I think) but on a Desktop OS, yes Windows 8 is the first to have it. it's built-it so nothing to download, it just have to be enable. The remote desktop is an application for access other computers on a network, it'S free from Microsoft. You need it as when you have a VM is like if it's another PC on the network, Actually all the other Vm solution mention here as their own build in remote access, ( kind of )
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  3. #23


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    Windows 8


    If you still have the Dell laptop the product key may be on the windows label on the bottom of the laptop.
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  4. #24


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by krewblues View Post
    Thanks Area 66 for the alternative Hyper-V though "remote desktop" is unknown to me. Is it specific to Win 8?
    it's not new, we use it on servers since 2008 ( I think) but on a Desktop OS, yes Windows 8 is the first to have it. it's built-it so nothing to download, it just have to be enable. The remote desktop is an application for access other computers on a network, it'S free from Microsoft. You need it as when you have a VM is like if it's another PC on the network, Actually all the other Vm solution mention here as their own build in remote access, ( kind of )
    Remote desktop complicates things for single desktop users.

    Running your VM's on a single pc and with no network... how do you remote then?
    VMware or VirtualBox were made for this kind of usage, Hyper-V wasn't. Ok, Hyper-V will work but you don't have sound and is more difficult to setup by beginner users.

    That explains everything.
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  5. #25


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Remote desktop complicates things for single desktop users.

    Running your VM's on a single pc and with no network... how do you remote then?
    VMware or VirtualBox were made for this kind of usage, Hyper-V wasn't. Ok, Hyper-V will work but you don't have sound and is more difficult to setup by beginner users.

    That explains everything.

    Hopachi it's very wrong your reply;

    1- With remote desktop you have sound and better resolution, it's call Audio over RDP

    Hyper-V Troubleshooting: Enabling Audio Over RDP - TechNet Articles - United States (English) - TechNet Wiki

    2- No network, lol you never ear of virtual switch, VMware or VirtualBox use it, VM are isolate with Vmware too, so they pass by the same virtual network you create in Hyper-v to access the VM

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    3- Complicate thing, may be but it'S far more stable and will not bug Windows 8 , because I can tell you, VMware create few bugs in Windows

    Aside this was only another option, I don't means it was the best one, I just want to show all the options so I don't know why you come argue on something you obviously don't know, it's like only you can give an option
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  6. #26


    Since I have to buy XP do I need to get one that says its a full OEM version?
    I found this Microsoft Windows XP Home SP3 Full oem Version and assume will work for what I want to do with it. And do all xp versions come with a product code or what ever registering number I need?

    SOrry for all the questions but I want to get the right thing before plunking down my $.
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  7. #27


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Remote desktop complicates things for single desktop users.

    Running your VM's on a single pc and with no network... how do you remote then?
    VMware or VirtualBox were made for this kind of usage, Hyper-V wasn't. Ok, Hyper-V will work but you don't have sound and is more difficult to setup by beginner users.

    That explains everything.

    Hopachi it's very wrong your reply;

    1- With remote desktop you have sound and better resolution, it's call Audio over RDP

    Hyper-V Troubleshooting: Enabling Audio Over RDP - TechNet Articles - United States (English) - TechNet Wiki

    2- No network, lol you never ear of virtual network, VMware or VirtualBox use it, VM are isolate with Vimeare too, so they pass by the same virtual network you create in Hyper-v to access the VM

    3- Complicate thing, may be but it'S far more stable and will not bug Windows 8 , because I can tell you, VMware create few bugs in Windows

    Aside this was only another option, I don't means it was the best one, I just want to show all the options so I don't know why you come argue on something you obviously don't know
    My apologies on the matter.

    So the virtual network is the one we're talking about.
    I have to admit that I'm a beginner with the remote desktop thing and I'll study the article you provided.

    The fact that VMware creates a few bugs on windows is known (personally I don't know how bad the situation is) but never had any problems with it.

    I personally like Hyper-V integrates well in Windows and is x64 native.
    I run Win8 standard and there is no way to enable Hyper-V here.
    I'd like to test more VM's there, get more into the matter and not just complaining about stuff I don't know.


    Thanks for the explanation and for the link.

    Hopachi
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  8. #28


    Whew! lots of great help and information! The product code is in fact still on the underside of the dell laptop. So I can install the XP from the disc that came with the dell and use the product code from it and then do all the updates?
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  9. #29


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    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    another think , just to make sure the OP don't think he need a CPU

    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    There is MS HYPER-V (more designed for business use) but you'll have to enable it, is more advanced, requires a newer CPU .....
    .
    the op have a i3-2300 , it's support Hyper-v

    actually I talk about remote desktop , this is the best but hyper-v on Windows 8 as a built it Gui Hyper-V management, you have some sort of control on the VM,

    here how to install hyper-v , it's not more complicate than other vm solution

    Installing Hyper-V in Windows 8
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  10. #30


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    Windows 8 Pro, Windows 7 Pro


    I tried Hyper-V and I dont recommend it as an alternative of the XP mode that Windows 7 has. Why ?

    1) Hyper-V is more complicated for a lot of users. But as a computer scientist, i was not afraid to try it. :P
    2) If you use directly the client of Hyper-V Management to connect to your virtual machine, you will have no sound.
    3) You can have sound with Remote Desktop Connection, but you can't use it to connect on the same machine. Not usefull when you just want to play with your old games on the same PC that hosts your virtual machine.

    I think Hyper-V is a great tool for servers, but for personnal use, it's more like a waste of time for now...

    For my personnal virtual machine, I did all the steps required and I also add an external virtual connection, but it doesnt seem to have acces to Internet.

    I really think that Windows 7 XP mode was better for personnal use. In facts, with this XP Mode, it was not necessary to have a license of Windows XP.
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