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Directly Access Windows XP Applications From Windows 8

Directly Access Windows XP Applications From Windows 8

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Learn how to configure and use the Client Hyper-V RemoteApp tool to directly access Windows XP applications from Windows 8
Learn how to configure and use the Client Hyper-V RemoteApp tool to directly access Windows XP applications from Windows 8

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Directly access Windows XPapplications from Windows 8
By Greg Shultz in Windows and Office,August 23, 2013, 8:44 AM PST
 
 
 
 
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Learn how to configure and use the Client Hyper-V RemoteApp toolto directly access Windows XP applications from Windows 8.
 
XP,I showed you how to create a virtual machine in Windows 8's Client Hyper-V designedfor Windows XP. Using this technique, you can run Windows XP applications from yourWindows 8 system by switching over to the virtual machine. However, since that article waspublished, I've received email from readers wondering if there was a way to run WindowsXP applications in Windows 8 like you could with the Windows XP-Mode feature inWindows 7.As you may remember, when you installed an application in the Windows XP Mode virtualmachine, a shortcut for that application would appear on the Windows 7 Start menu. This
 
allowed you to launch your Windows XP applications without having to first load theWindows XP VM and then launch them from the virtual Windows XP's Start menu.
 
Well, after I wrote the Make USB devices accessible to a Windows XP virtualmachine article where I showed you how to use Remote Desktop to connect to a networkedvirtual machine running in Windows 8 Client Hyper-V, I began to wonder aboutMicrosoft's RemoteApp tool, which is designed to make programs accessed through
 
Remote Desktop Services appear as if they are running on a local computer. CouldRemoteApp work with Windows 8's Client Hyper-V to allow you to directly access WindowsXP applications? As I began to experiment, I discovered that it was indeed possible.In this article, I'll show you how to configure and use the RemoteApp tool to directly accessWindows XP applications from Windows 8.
Prerequisites
Before I get started, I'm going to assume that you have read the previous articles on settingup Windows 8's Client Hyper-V for running Windows XP and have configured your set upaccordingly.
 
 
 
Make USB devices accessible to a Windows XP virtual machine It is imperative that you have Remote Desktop functioning as described in the last article inthis list. If you don't, this RemoteApp technique won't work correctly.Note: The techniques and steps described in this article are designed for a tech-savvyaudience and should therefore be performed precisely and with great care to avoid possibleloss of data or potential system failure. The reader assumes all risk when implementingthese tips.
Install RemoteApp in Windows XP
To allow Windows XP to recognize a RemoteApp connection from Windows 8, you will firsthave to install the RemoteApp update in Windows XP. To do so, launch Hyper-V and startyour Windows XP virtual machine. Once Windows XP is up and running, launch InternetExplorer, go to the Microsoft Download Center, and search for Enable RemoteApp. Whenyou get to theUpdate for Windows XP SP3 to enable RemoteApp page, as shown in
Figure
 
A
, click the download button. Then, follow the instructions to download and install theupdate in Windows XP.
Figure A
 
 
You need to download and install the Update for Windows XP SP3 to enable RemoteApp.
When you get to the last page of the installation wizard, you'll by prompted to click Finish,as shown in
Figure B
. When you do, your Windows XP VM will restart.
Figure B

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