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using hyper-V in Windows10 Pro


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#1 dmh

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Posted 25 November 2016 - 12:29 PM

I'm buying a new computer but need to run legacy software (Lotus 123 v5) that only installs in XP so thought to use hyper-V in Windows 10Pro to install XP in a virtual environment. I'd need, however, to be able to move easily back and forth between the two. Copying data, for example, from a web site and pasting it into the legacy application. It's what I do now with my ancient XP computer. Works great with 2 screens.
 
Will hyper-V allow me to do that?  Older virtual set ups wouldn't. The thought of 2 computers (and 2 keyboards and mice) shuttling data over a local network would be a nightmare.
 
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Posted 25 November 2016 - 02:50 PM

Yes, assuming you can get the licencing/activation for the XP sorted out, that would work, however I'd recommend allowing remote connections to the virtualised workstation RDP'ing into it. That way you can use copy/paste freely between the host and guests RDP window. Tou can probably paste files and moderatly complex content over as well.

 

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Posted 25 November 2016 - 11:18 PM

Thank you! I've been looking for a solution for a long time.






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