Thanks for the info
I certainly want to try the Hyper-V on W8 CP.
I've used and like VMware for years but I'm itching to try the Hyper-V out.
I thought that the XP Mode on W7 was a total abomination (apart from the fact I suppose that a "Free copy" of XP was thrown in) -- Hyper-V looks like the product they SHOULD have added to W7 - killing off Virtual PC and XP mode in the process.
IMO anybody who needed XP as a VM (me included) would already have had a licensed copy of XP which they could have re-installed as a VM -- I didn't get any problems re-activating the XP OS by phone (moved from Real to Virtual machine).
I want to run W2K3 server and two W7 as guests -- my host is easily powerful enough for this with 16 GB RAM too.