How to add/enable XP Mode Virtual Machine in Windows 10/8 by Hyper-V

Windows 7 Professional has XP Mode function to run 16-bit simulation programs or games, but you will face the problem to deal with that after upgraded your tablet or computer to the new os. Windows 10 or 8.1/8 doesn’t support the Windows Virtual PC with Windows XP Mode by default and those software also won’t run in 64-bit environment. To resolve that, you could try the tutorial to use Hyper-V and other tools to create a XP virtual machine for testing something.

How to add and enable XP Mode Virtual Machine in Windows 10/8 by Hyper-V
Note: The method doesn’t require an XP installation disc or an XP Setup ISO file, so the resulting virtual machine by Hyper-V is not activated by a license key, and the XP will lock down after 30 days.
* First download the 32-/64- bit version of 7-zip via the link and install it. Or you can use other file archive software.
Then download the Windows XP Mode for Windows 7 from Microsoft website.
and you can pick up the WindowsXPMode_en-us.exe or WindowsXPMode_N_en-us.exe.
* Once the file has been downloaded, right click on WindowsXPMode_en-us.exe file, select 7-zip > Open archive. Double click on the Sources, and then xpm. Highlight the VirtualXPVHD file, and click on Extract button to extract it a location of your choice, and then rename it to VirtualXPVHD.vhd file.
* Enable the built-in Virtualization feature by this way.
Open Control Panel, go to Programs > Programs and Features > Turn Windows features on or off. Check the the box near Hyper-V, click OK button and restart the system.
* Click Start button, type Hyper-V Manager to search, and select it from results. Within Hyper-V Manager, select the local virtualization server, click Action > New > Virtual Machine.
* From the wizard, click Next, type a server name, click Next, select Generation 1, set 1024 MB for RAM, and configure networking, and press Next. Check “Use an existing virtual hard disk”, browse to the VirtualXPVHD.vhd file which you get in above setp, click Next > Finish.
* In Hyper-V Manager, select your created XP Mode Virtual Machine, click Connect option in the right Actions column, and click the Start button at top menu to power up the VM.
* Then follow the on-screen instructions to finish the setup process. Finally you are able to run software on a working XP Virtual Machine inside your Windows 10 or 8.


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