The tutorial you mentioned was written when we were still using early beta versions of Virtual PC
. With the current version, this is already much easier.
If you are using XP Mode
defaults, it consists of two vhd-files, the file Windows XP Mode base.vhd
is located in folder C:\Program Files\Windows XP Mode
, and the Windows XP mode.vhd
, which is located in %UserProfile%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Virtual PC\Virtual Machines
The base vhd is the core of XP, the part that all users share. The individual vhd is the part a user can modify i.e. it's here where user specific installed apps and personal files are located.
To move XP Mode to another computer is easy. First, if you are going to use the default XP Mode base, just copy the personal XP Mode.vhd to a new computer, where you have Virtual PC and XP Mode already installed.
Now simply create a new virtual machine choosing Use an existing virtual hard disk
. Browse to the XP Mode.vhd you just moved, and click create.
That's it. The setup recognizes the vhd is XP Mode, and attach the needed base vhd (parent disk) from the new computers XP Mode installation
If you have created your own XP Mode base vhd, simply copy it to new computer and replace original.
More about base and individual vhd's etc.:
- In XP Mode, where does the Hard Disk come from?