Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode Setup and Installation Guide

To install Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode

  1. Download Windows Virtual PC and Windows XP Mode installers from the Windows Virtual PC Web site (
  2. Install Windows XP Mode by double-clicking the file WindowsXPMode_nn-NN.exe (where nn-NN is the locale code, for example, en-US) and then completing the wizard that opens.
  3. Install Windows Virtual PC by double-clicking either of the files Windows6.1-KB958559-x86.msu or Windows6.1-KB958559-x64.msu, as appropriate for your processor type.
  4. Restart the computer.
  5. Once the computer has restarted, click Start, click Windows Virtual PC, and then click Windows XP Mode.
  6. Complete the wizard that opens. Be sure that you record the password provided during the setup process because you will need it to log on to the virtual machine.

WinXP Mode