Windows 10: Copy a VHD file from Win 7 Pro to Win 10 Pro?

  1.    06 Mar 2016 #1

    Copy a VHD file from Win 7 Pro to Win 10 Pro?

    I have a licensed copy of XP running in XP Mode on a Win 7 Pro machine. I have seen instructions on the net for getting Hyper V up and running where I can create a new XP Mode VHD file, but, I would like to copy my own file from my Win 7 Pro machine (because it contains the key XP software that I want to keep running for another year or two).

    Replacing that old software should probably be Plan "A" but it's only Plan "B" at this point (or possibly Plan "C").

    Bruce Cavenaile
    Keremeos, BC
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       06 Mar 2016 #2

    See if this post on TenForms helps
    XP Mode under W10? Yes, No, Maybe?
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  3.    07 Mar 2016 #3

    I had already taken a look at that thread. It appears to be going in the direction of installing XP in a new VHD file. Once I have Hyper V running, I want to copy my existing VHD file from my old Win 7 Pro machine over to my new Win 10 Pro machine. That file includes my licensed copy of XP plus my old software, already installed and functional.

    My concern is whether or not I will need to do anything special in order for Hyper V to open / run that file.

    Bruce Cavenaile
    Keremeos, BC Canada
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    07 Mar 2016 #4

    Guess it's a little more complex than copying a single file. Just took a look at my XP Mode installation on my old Win 7 Pro system and it looks like there are a few folders to copy over, not just a single file......

    Oh well, nothing ventured, nothing gained???

    Bruce Cavenaile
    Keremeos, BC Canada
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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