Microsoft’s official stance on Virtual PC and Windows 8…Hyper-V 3
Posted by essjae on October 1, 2012
Straight from the horse’s mouth: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/support/faq.aspx
Windows Virtual PC will not be supported on Windows 8. Client Hyper-V is Microsoft’s offering for operating system virtualization on Windows 8.
To learn how to retrieve data from a Windows XP Mode virtual machine on Windows 8, click here.