Convert XP into a Windows 7 Virtual Machine with Disk2vhd

Virtual Windows XP

Once the Create Virtual Machine wizard is complete, then just reopen Windows Virtual PC, locate the new virtual machine and launch it. Of course I had to do a bit of tweaking in order to get my XP system running and because XP was now running on a new system, I had to reactivate Windows XP. However all of that was relatively painless and I was able to run my existing Windows XP installation in Window 7.

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