Posted 12 April 2014 - 06:36 PM
now my eye catches headlines about XP since I'm still running it, a unit too old for the win 8
but yes you can still keep running the xp, and not worry bout the support and the security vulnerabilities,
if you run it- in win8
here is a nice piece about it,
find your xp license-
mine is a decal inside the front panel door on the machine(Alien 51) , your might be just inside the
case panel? or taped inside cover of your owner manual? keep the books and cards in a file folder in
your desk? or keep em in a binder on your bookshelf? wherever, you need license.
and get the xp mode emulator thing
> ..free Windows XP mode emulator that unfortunately only works on Windows 7 Pro and above but that can still run onWindows 8 with just a few workarounds. Once you download Windows XP mode, youíll have to choose a new virtual machine monitor (VMM) to run the program and The Registersays both the VMWare Player and Oracleís Virtual Box ..
.. instructions for how to get XP up and running on Windows 8 over at The Register by clicking on the source link below. The publication says that its solution to porting XP to Windows 8 isnít perfect, but beggars canít exactly be choosers ..
so be protected from malware, in your xp, inside your win 8
Posted 23 April 2014 - 12:18 AM
It's also rather interesting to me that they mention VMWare Player and Virtual Box, but they don't mention that if you have Windows 8 Pro, you have Microsoft's own Client Hyper-V they distribute with Windows 8 Pro through the "Turn Windows feature on or off" menu.
If you need to run an old program that does not run on Windows 8, pull up XP to use it, and shut it down again after, this provides protection in the same way as booting your old Windows XP machine only while using that program would. That is unless you get into more complicated things like making snapshots and rolling the disk back after each session.
Edited by Zanthra, 23 April 2014 - 12:20 AM.
Posted 23 April 2014 - 01:01 PM
Edited by John R. Sellers, 23 April 2014 - 01:07 PM.
Posted 24 April 2014 - 11:44 AM
Edited by Chakoteya, 24 April 2014 - 11:45 AM.
Just because I didn't post a reply doesn't mean I wasn't tempted to.
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