#1 By: Chris Hoffman, September 1st, 2013 06:40
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/171395/how-to-get-windows-xp-mode-on-windows-8/
You can virtualize Windows XP with almost any virtual machine program, but we’ll cover a solution that gives you Windows XP-mode like desktop and taskbar integration on Windows 8.
#2 By: Naman Sood, September 1st, 2013 07:44
If MS doesn't want to keep XP Mode, why not give us, say, Server-2008-without-server-capabilities-(equal-to-non-bloated-Vista) Mode?
Oh, right. The name.
#3 By: Andrew, September 1st, 2013 12:00
Vista mode would be okay, but XP mode should be supported, or at least not taken down from the webste.
#4 By: Mike Contois, September 1st, 2013 13:32
Not sure why you would even want to do this. All of my XP applications migrated over to Windows 8 when I upgraded from Windows 7 on my personal laptop and work fine. At work, I have Windows 7 and use XP mode to access some applications like Crystal Reports, SQL Server and Teleforms and it crashes all of the time, leaving them running in the background causing me to reboot the XP mode. I HATE IT with a passion. I think XP mode is garbage. We are now upgrading applications at work so soon I will never attempt to use XP mode again, thankfully.
#5 By: Duy Hen Nguyen, September 2nd, 2013 13:01
Technology developed so fast, I have not mastered all the Win xp, win xp has been removed, thanks for guiding. have a good day.
#6 By: Naman Sood, September 2nd, 2013 13:24
I was born eight months before XP was released. I really don't have any head start here. And yet I can troubleshoot any regular XP system.
#7 By: Liam Kearney, September 2nd, 2013 21:37
This whole thing is beyond me.
Why on earth can't we just get an XP interface on Win8? It's just the window dressing after all.
Same goes for the wretched changes to Office. Thank whoever for ubit recreating the pre-ribbon menus.
#8 By: Don, September 2nd, 2013 22:05
My month old copy of Windows 8 (not Pro) 64bit doesn't show Hyper-V Virtual Mode as an option that can be enabled.
#9 By: Joop Kiefte, September 3rd, 2013 02:34
Hyper-V needs at least Pro and the virtualization support in the BIOS turned on...
#10 By: Clint Adkins, September 3rd, 2013 11:01
I have Windows 8 pro. It already has Windows XP SP3 in compatibility mode listed, but I never have had it to work with an older program.