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Win XP mode in Win 8

  1. #31


    Orbiting the Moon
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    Windows 10 x64


    Great article.

    If I want to turn on Hyper-V, this applies to Win8 PRO and Enterprise x64 only, right?
    So the OP wil have to use Win8 Pro x64 to be able to create VM's.

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  2. #32


    Thanks for the link. Let me see if I understand this. Hyper V works with 32 nd 64. The win8 pro is 64 and the XP home is 32. So hper V will "play nice" with both?
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  3. #33


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by DarkMart View Post
    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.
    Welcome to the club.

    I also tested it a few times, compared to VBox and VMware Player on a SINGLE computer.

    This is what I also tried to explain: for personal use on a single computer, Hyper-V is not the best solution.
    Most people still use 32bit systems (transition to x64 is still in progress) and you cannot use it there either.
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  4. #34


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by DarkMart View Post
    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.
    .
    That's not true I have sound Using RDC on a Hyper-V on the same Windows Host , Remote Desktop as no way to know the VM is running on the Host

    You see with Hyper-v the hypervsor is install betwen the physical layer and the Parent and Child Partition, so what we call the Host in other system is the parent partition on hyper-v and what we call VM are Child in hyper-v, if you look at the drawing the child ( VM ) don't pass by the parent ( host)


    Click image for larger version


    on system like Vmware the hypervisor run inside the OS, that make a huge difference



    aside if you want to play games, then you better with Vmware Workstation as it as 3d acceleration


    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Welcome to the club.

    I.


    to the club of what, the one who don't know hyper-v ...lol
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  5. #35


    Well I'm in over my head lol. Since I'm a true novice at this sort of thing, VBox or VMware is simpler to understand, install and use, is this correct? I need really simple. I just want to have access to all my xp files, photos, programs (which I guess is the point of having a "virtual" XP). And I come back to which XP program I should buy. Home edition, which is what I have on my old computer because all my files are done on a 32bit system?
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  6. #36


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by krewblues View Post
    Thanks for the link. Let me see if I understand this. Hyper V works with 32 nd 64. The win8 pro is 64 and the XP home is 32. So hper V will "play nice" with both?
    you need a pc with a CPU that support x64 to run hyper-v, but the child ( VM ) can be 32 bits
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  7. #37


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    Quote Originally Posted by krewblues View Post
    Well I'm in over my head lol. Since I'm a true novice at this sort of thing, VBox or VMware is simpler to understand, install and use, is this correct? I need really simple. I just want to have access to all my xp files, photos, programs (which I guess is the point of having a "virtual" XP). And I come back to which XP program I should buy. Home edition, which is what I have on my old computer because all my files are done on a 32bit system?

    Just use the one you like, I use Vmware Workstation on my PC ( $ 200 ) and hyper-v only in my 8 ( yes 8 ) hyper-v dedicated servers

    I was talking about Hyper-v as an option , Others members insist to use what they suggest , I just give my opinion and I correct some mistakes that some members did about it.
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  8. #38


    714, I haven't even set up my new laptop yet, so the answer if no, I haven't tried compatibility mode. Before setting up my new macchine I wanted to be sure I understood how to use XP with it so I could set that up before everything else cuz all my programs are for xp. I did find XP for sale at this site
    Microsoft Windows XP Home Version
    quite a few versions in fact. Again, I just don't know which one to get.
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  9. #39


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by area 66 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hopachi View Post
    Welcome to the club.

    I.


    to the club of what, the one who don't know hyper-v ...lol
    Call it how you like.
    There is no way a beginner user will find working in Hyper-V easier than in VirtualBox or VMware Player.

    If you're an expert, you'll have to look at the situation on all knowledge levels.
    Not everyone will understand the problem at the same rate.
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  10. #40


    Area 66, way back at the beginning of the tread I believe it said you could download vbox and vmware for free. Is your vmware workstation the deluxe model for the $200? (8 servers! Whoa!
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