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.