Run your XP system in Windows 8

I’m sure you’ve heard by now that Microsoft is discontinuing support for Windows XP (no more security updates will be made available after April 2014).  Maybe you have some important programs that won’t run on a new version of Windows that make your old Windows XP system indispensable.  Here’s a way to ‘keep’ your old Windows XP machine without keeping the machine itself.  It turns your old operating system into a ‘virtual’ machine that runs within your new Windows 8 computer.

Here’s an article where you can get more info and goes through the process step-by-step:

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/windows-and-office/run-your-windows-xp-system-in-windows-8-with-vmware/

It does involve a lot of steps, so if you need help with this, you could bring your Windows XP computer into Discount Computer Service and one of our technicians can take care of the conversion for you!

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