Recently at work we installed Windows 7 Professional on our first PC. The user has one piece of software that won’t run in Vista or 7, so we are using Windows XP Mode. I was logged in as administrator and had everything working fine, but when the other user logged in, the Windows XP Mode they saw wasn’t the same. For those who don’t know, Windows XP Mode is essentially just a Virtual PC installation with Windows XP configured for you. Apparently, each user gets their own instead of sharing it. Anyway, I copied the necessary files and figured out how to get it working, but it wasn’t easy. Of course it wasn’t until afterward that I found some helpful hints.
- Microsoft Answers has a nice thread that explains how to reset the Windows XP Mode password
- XP-More is a piece of software “that helps manage Windows 7 Virtual Machines (XP Mode and any other). Specifically, it makes duplication of VMs a no brainer – no more raw XML editing and manually duplicating files”