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Retrieve XPMode data on Windows 8 KB2724115

Posted by essjae on September 30, 2012


How to retrieve data from a Windows XP Mode virtual machine on Windows 8

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2724115

The KB provides the info needed to retrieve data from XPMode to migrate to Windows 8.

Summary

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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.

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