#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.
#11 By: agung satria, January 27th, 2014 22:29
i have problem about my virtual windows xp, my UFD or flashdisk can't connect to windows xp mode, the warning is "USB malfunctioned".
how can i fixed it..??
#12 By: Jeanne Winstead, February 12th, 2014 11:59
Okay, I'm posting for help. I "just" followed the advice to install the vmware player and the installation bar is stuck on the 3/4 mark for the last two hours or so. Says it's installing packages on the system. Eep. Is there some way I can tell if the installation is process is still running? If not how can I get out of this and clean up the mess? There's no option to cancel. I guess I could do a system restore? Any advice would be appreciated. I have a toshiba laptop running Windows 8.1.
#13 By: Rick P., February 12th, 2014 15:56
I Figured it out by looking more closely at the menus.
#14 By: Michael J Ryan, February 21st, 2014 17:08
I have a couple of questions. First, how Does this work if your Win8 is 64bit and your XP is 32bit? Second, how can I Make an ISO File of xp that is on a boot partition of what has become an external USB drive?
#15 By: Lowell Heddings, March 6th, 2014 00:12
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