Have your IT team or you can do it if you're the IT team - Download a copy
of VMware Workstation and install on your new Windows 7/8 machine.

Then run the VMware Converter program to Virtualize your old XP desktop and
it will copy over a LIVE version of the XP box that you can fire up within
your new PC as needed.

Think of it as your new Windows 7/8 machine running an XP LPAR.

I agree! I run a separate virtual machine for each and every customer I
support. That way I can have more than one VPN started if needed, and it
keeps each customer's individual files etc that I need to keep completely
separated. I am in the process of moving from XP to Win7 on most of them
and have found that just biting the bullet and recreating the sessions etc
manually to be the most efficient given how much time I have to spend
debugging things that were brought over that don't work quite rite.

The only real downside, I need to have three very large disk units on my
desk top to support that much data. Backing that all up is a real treat.

Jim Oberholtzer
Chief Technical Architect
Agile Technology Architects

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