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Windows 7: can I move virtualXP install from C: to D:?

22 Jan 2010   #1

can I move virtualXP install from C: to D:?

I built a machine for work with a 60GB SSD for the boot drive and 750GB drive for d:. Normally 60GB would be more than enough for our OS and app installs, but VirtualXP seems to take quite a bit too. If possible I would like to move it to D:.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jan 2010   #2


Yes, you can.

Do this:
  • Go to Folder options, choose Show hidden files, uncheck Hide extensions for known file types
    can I move virtualXP install from C: to D:?-hidden.png
  • Go to C:\Users\Your_Username\Virtual Machines
  • Check the status of XP Mode. If it is hibernating, reboot it and then turn it off. XP Mode must be powered down before changing settings!
    can I move virtualXP install from C: to D:?-powereddown.png
  • Go to C:\Users\Your_Username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Virtual PC\Virtual Machines
  • Copy or move virtual machine file Windows XP Mode.vhd to a new location
  • Go back to C:\Users\Your_Username\Virtual Machines
  • Click Windows XP Mode and then Settings in the menu bar
  • Choose Hard Disk 1 on the left pane
  • On the right pane browse to new location of Windows XP Mode.vhd
    can I move virtualXP install from C: to D:?-vhd_location.png
  • Click OK

Your XP Mode virtual machine is now moved.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jan 2010   #3


Thanks for the help, I'll be making the move Monday morning.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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