Windows 10: How to convert actual XP PC with apps and files into XP VM on Win 10?

Discus and support How to convert actual XP PC with apps and files into XP VM on Win 10? in Windows 10 Virtualization to solve the problem; My old XP machine (still running) has apps and files going back to 2008, including 10GB of emails, and I'd like to convert it into a Virtual Machine on... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Virtualization' started by glnz, Dec 26, 2020.

  1. glnz Win User

    How to convert actual XP PC with apps and files into XP VM on Win 10?


    My old XP machine (still running) has apps and files going back to 2008, including 10GB of emails, and I'd like to convert it into a Virtual Machine on my Win 10 Pro 64-bit (currently version 1909). So the XP will always be there when I need to get something, but would no longer connect to the internet a;though ideally should make it possible for me to copy and paste from the XP VM into the real Win 10.

    BTW, I kept my XP machine updated through April 2019 using the POS hack.

    So, is this possible?

    I just played with Hyper-V on my Win 10 machine for the first ever time last night, and so I'm a VM virgin. I suppose Hyper-V would be the way to go, but if you prefer a different virtualization app for this purpose, feel free to suggest.

    At this point, giving me links to steps would be a great start. I don't ask for an encyclopedia at this point.

    Thanks!!

    :)
     
  2. pepanee Win User

    Bulk convert XPS to PDF

    Found this free app for ya. I just tried it out myself. Seems to work fine:

    XPS To PDF Converter

    1) Scroll all the way down and download XPSToPDFSetup.exe
    2) Install the app
    3) Once installed, open the app > press Advanced > press Batch Converter
    4) Press the Add Files button > go to the folder with all your XPS files > select all of them > press the Open button
    5) Press the Start Conversion button
    6) Files will now convert. They will all be saved as PDF files in that same folder with all the XPS files. XPS files won't get deleted. I suggest you keep them and save them somewhere safe, just in case
    7) Now double check each PDF and make sure they got converted correctly. Readable text/images/organized/etc

    I hope that was helpful.
     
    pepanee, Dec 26, 2020
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  3. Accessing files on the old Windows 7 XP Mode VM

    After successfully upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10 a friend discovered that he cannot start his XP Mode VM neither access files on the virtual HD disk of the XP Mode VM.

    Given that I do know that the VM cannot be started, how can he copy files from the disk?

    A full backup of the Windows 7 PC is available, so the virtual disk can be restored if necessary.

    Regards

    marius
     
    Marius - Roma, Dec 26, 2020
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  4. Kari Win User

    How to convert actual XP PC with apps and files into XP VM on Win 10?

    In-place upgrade - XP to 10 without losing the apps


    Wolfgang, you need at least two steps (Vista & Seven) between XP and 10, the Eight can be bypassed:
    • XP can only be in-place upgraded to Vista, not Seven or later
    • Vista can be in-place upgraded to Seven but not Eight or later
    • Seven can be in-place upgraded to 10
    • Ergo: XP to Vista is a must, as well as Vista to Seven but then you can bypass the Eight and jump to 10
     
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