Set up Windows 8 Client Hyper-V to run Windows XP

Add a legacy network adapter

Editing the virtual machine's settings

When the Settings window appears, you'll see that there are a multitude of settings that you can configure to customize how your virtual machine will work. For the purposes of this article, I'll just cover the basic settings that you need to get started with your Windows XP virtual machine.

Because Windows XP is an old operating system, it isn't compatible with Hyper-V's network adapter. As such, the first thing that you will need to do is add a legacy network adapter. Select the Legacy Network Adapter item, as shown, and click the Add button.

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