O Windows Virtual PC e o WIndows XP Mode não terão mais suporte no Windows 8. A única ferramenta suportada será o Hyper-V.
1. Is Windows Virtual PC supported on Windows 8?
No. Client Hyper-V is Microsoft’s offering for operating system virtualization on Windows 8 (requires 64-bit Windows 8 and a PC with AMD RVI or Intel EPT – Detailed hardware requirements).
1. Is Windows XP Mode supported on Windows 8?
Windows XP Mode is a Windows 7 feature to support Windows XP application compatibility. Windows XP will reach End of Support in April, 2014, leaving a very short potential time period for Windows XP Mode on Windows 8.
2. Is MED-V supported on Windows 8?
MED-V remains an important part of MDOP (Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack) and guidance will be provided to customers that they should not change their plans to use MED-V as part of a Windows XP to Windows 7 migration strategy.
3. The customer has a Windows XP compatible application that doesn’t work on Windows 8, what are the options available?
Customers that still have Windows XP applications that are not compatible with Windows 8 can choose one of the following alternatives:
1. Remote Desktop Services:
a. Customers that have Windows Server 2003 can use Remote Desktop Services to run Windows XP applications. The RemoteApp feature will provide seamless application publishing functionality for the user.
b. Customers that have Windows Server 2012 can use Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) to run Windows XP hosted on Windows Server 2012.
2. Customers can use Windows 8 Client Hyper-V to run Windows XP on their Windows 8 machine.
3. For a limited set of applications that may not work on Windows 8, customers can use a separate Windows 7 machine with Windows XP Mode.
4. The customer requires an operating system virtualization solution, what are the options available?
Customers that require an operating system virtualization solution on Windows 8 client OS can use Client Hyper-V (requires 64-bit Windows 8 and a PC with AMD RVI or Intel EPT – Detailed hardware requirements).
5. The customer has Windows Virtual PC and/or Windows XP Mode on Windows 7, what is the recommendation for in-place upgrade to Windows 8?
It is recommended to uninstall Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode before upgrading to Windows 8. You can save any data from your Windows Virtual PC virtual machine (such as Windows XP Mode) to an external drive before uninstalling Windows Virtual PC / Windows XP Mode.
6. The customer upgraded (in-place) to Windows 8 without uninstalling Windows XP Mode. How can the customer retrieve data from Windows XP Mode?
Windows XP Mode will not be un-installed by the upgrade process. Customer can manually retrieve data from Windows XP Mode virtual hard disk, and then uninstall Windows XP Mode on Windows 8.
Windows XP Mode virtual hard disk cannot be used to run a virtual machine on Windows 8, as the free Windows XP license is a benefit available only on Windows 7 (Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise).
Following options are available to retrieve data from Windows XP Mode on Windows 8:
1. Customers can mount the virtual hard disk that was attached to Windows XP Mode virtual machine, and then extract the data from the mounted drive:
a. On the Windows 8 machine, locate the user’s Windows XP Mode virtual hard disk (Default location: %LocalAppData%/Microsoft/Windows Virtual PC/Virtual Machines/Windows XP Mode.vhd)
b. Right Click the virtual hard disk and click on Mount.
c. The contents of the virtual hard disk will appear as a local drive on the Windows 8 machine (e.g., G:\).
d. Locate data that needs to be extracted, and copy the data to another location.
e. To unmounts the virtual hard disk, right click the new local drive (e.g., G:\) and click Eject.
f. Uninstall Windows XP Mode when all data is retrieved.
a. Copy the user’s Windows XP Mode virtual hard disk (Default location: %LocalAppData%/Microsoft/Windows Virtual PC/Virtual Machines/Windows XP Mode.vhd) and the base virtual hard disk (default location: %ProgramFiles%\Windows XP Mode\Windows XP Mode base.vhd) from the Windows 8 machine to another Windows 7 machine.
b. Ensure the base disk is copied to the exact same location as it existed on the previous Windows 7 machine (e.g., C:\Program Files\Windows XP Mode\Windows XP Mode base.vhd)
c. Create a new virtual machine with Windows Virtual PC and point to the user’s Windows XP Mode virtual hard disk as the disk for the new virtual machine.
d. Start the virtual machine, login, and copy any required data from the virtual machine.
e. Delete the virtual machine, and uninstall Windows XP Mode when all data is retrieved.
Note: The Windows XP Mode virtual hard disk will not work on Windows 8 as Windows 8 does not provide the free Windows XP license. The free Windows XP license is a benefit provided specifically on Windows 7 only.