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With the end of extended support for Windows XP in April 2014, Microsoft has decided not to develop Windows XP Mode for Windows 8. If you’re a Windows 7 customer who uses Windows XP Mode and are planning a move to Windows 8, this article may be helpful to you.
When you upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8, Windows XP Mode is installed on your machine, however Windows Virtual PC is not present anymore. This issue occurs because Windows Virtual PC is not supported on Windows 8. To retrieve data from the Windows XP Mode virtual machine, perform the steps listed in the More Information section.
You can retrieve data from the Windows XP Mode virtual machine by using one of the following methods:
Method 1: Mount the virtual hard disk that was attached to the Windows XP Mode virtual machine, and then extract the data from the mounted drive:To do this, follow the steps below:
Method 2: Copy the Windows XP Mode virtual hard disks to another Windows 7 machine, and use Windows Virtual PC to run the virtual machine and extract the data from the virtual machine:To do this, follow the steps below:
Note: The Windows XP Mode virtual hard disk will not work on Windows 8 as Windows 8 does not provide the Windows XP Mode license. The Windows XP Mode license is a benefit provided on Windows 7 only.
Article ID: 2724115 - Last Review: May 15, 2013 - Revision: 6.0
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