[Taxacom] Windows XP Mode

Buz Wilson buzwilson at gmail.com
Fri Oct 10 14:19:13 CDT 2014

If you were using VirtualBox as your virtual machine manager, attaching 
drives outside of the virtual machine is simple. Highlight the XP 
virtual machine in the starting dialog, go to settings, shared folders, 
right click the list of shared folders and add any folder that you want 
to access on the host system from the virtual machine. This is really 
useful, because XP doesn't need to know anything about the host file 
system (ext4 in my case) - the data are provided as in a networked 
drive. Other virtual machine managers should do something similar. If 
you are limited to the Microsoft universe, Win7 virtualization of XP 
works well. A student who works with me uses it exclusively, so I can 
confirm Joe Kirkbride's observation. Does anyone know if the XP virtual 
machine works on Win 8.1 or 8.2?
best wishes

George D.F. (Buz) Wilson, Ph.D.
Saugatuck Natural History Laboratory
Research Associate, US National Museum of Natural History
email: buzwilson at gmail.com

On 10/10/2014 02:55 PM, Kirkbride, Joseph wrote:

> I have restarted using the DELTA system after several years without using it. My current office PC is running 64-bit Windows 7 Professional, and CONFOR will not run on it. I had to find an old machine running Windows XP to use DELTA. Some years ago, Mike had mentioned that the way to resolve this was to install a virtual machine running an earlier version of Windows. I tried that some years ago, and it was very cumbersome moving the files into and out of the virtual machine.

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