I have a handful of systems that are on XP, and serve as control stations for some Scientific Instruments and other sorts of hardware. Currently looking into the idea of using Windows XP Mode or MED-V as a way of upgrading the base system, but then still be able to support the old Instruments with XP Virtualization.

I am curious if anybody else has dealt with a similar situation, and if there are any clear differences between Windows XP Mode and MED-V that should compel me to choose one over the other. 

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I haven't done this personally, but XP mode will probably have the least administrative overhead provided you get it to work. Your factors to consider are how many workstations you'll have to touch and set up this way. If it's only a handful I'd use the XP Mode route. This will probably work much better with devices that are locally connected to the machine.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KK8CbOdrL1I

This may help.

Answered 03/21/2013 by: GeekSoldier
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