BillG wrote:I think that mpack was suggesting you start with a fresh install of XP in a vm using a virtual hard disk.
mpack wrote:In most cases you cannot run previously installed large Windows applications from their original locations. That's because when installed they nearly always store a lot of stuff in the registry and maybe even updates to Windows (C++/.NET runtimes, or drivers) as well. On a physical system with two Windows OS you can sometimes fake this by installing into the same common twice, once from each OS, that way both have the correct set of registry entries and OS updates. In this case however that would not be such a good idea: shared folder performance is not good, and anyway it would create too intimate a link IMHO between host and guest (not good for portability or reliability).
selden wrote:Compatibility mode requires Win7 Pro or better. Otherwise, you need a separate XP license and have to manually install it in a VM.
Compatibility mode only supports 32bit WinXP. The OP wants to use 64 bit XP.
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