Windows – Where does “Windows XP Mode” store the location for the VHD and VMC files

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On Windows 7 my Windows XP Mode if fouled up but I have alternate (backup) .vmc, vhd files.

However, I'm not sure where to copy them to or (even better) how to let Windows Virtual PC "know" which files to use for XP Mode.

Where is that setting?

Best Answer

Per the XML settings* of the XP Mode VM om my machine, I can see the VHD located at:

C:\Users\xxxx\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Virtual PC\Virtual Machines\Windows XP Mode.vhd

(Where xxxx is your username)

*This information is stored in the Configuration File at the following location:

C:\Users\xxxx\Virtual Machines\Windows XP Mode.vmcx

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