At 12:45 PM 8/19/2012, Ronald Nutter wrote:
Think about getting Virtualbox (www.virtualbox.org). If you can migrate your physical hard drive to a virtual one, you can run your XP environment almost forever. Also when you move machines in the future, the OS wont matter, all you need to do is move the virtual machine and you are done.
I do the same with VMware. Same idea, except I can choose between Windows, Linux or Mac hosts. In fact, one of my VMs has done the lot. It started life in around 2002-2003 running on real hardware. In 2004, it was migrated to a VM on a Linux host running VMware Workstation (the free Server version wasn't available back then). After its host's disk died in 2007-2008, the VM was migrated to a Windows host running VMware Player, and finally in 2010 I moved it to the Mac running VMware Fusion, where it sits today! :)
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