I guess that is the way to go. I'll give it a try. Thanks all!
Lemmie suggest a Texas A&M backup idea Once you get all your ducks in a row within Windows XP Mode, make a shortcut to:
users --> [acct name] --> AppData --> Local --> Microsoft --> Windows Virtual PC --> Virtual Machines
Then, on your data partition, make a "backup" [target] directory simply called WinXPMode; make a shortcut to this also. When WinXPMode is not in use, using explorer.exe, copy all the files from source directory into your target directory. That way, if you weekly copy successful sessions, if WinXPmode ever crashes big time, simply copy from target to source. Trust me, I've had to recreate my WinXPmode from time to time that way.
Edited by RolandJS, 04 February 2016 - 02:27 PM.