How to Use XP Mode on Virtualized Windows 10 Machines Using VMware & Good VMware Performance Monitoring
Microsoft launched Windows XP in 2001, just weeks after the tragic events of 9/11. In fact, some might argue that the kickoff party Microsoft threw in New York was part of the healing process for the entire nation, and it certainly was for the city. Copies of the brand new operating system flew off the shelves — to the tune of 17 million in just two months, and eventually more than 400 million during the duration of its 12-year “official” lifespan. This was long before VMware became mainstream.
Retired and abandoned in 2014, XP continues to be the second most popular operating system around, accounting for 12 percent of all operating systems in use today, which equates to about 180 million users. It reigns second only to the also-adored Windows 7. Mainstream support (patches and updates) for Windows 7 ended in 2015, and full support (including security updates) is slated to stop in 2020. That means that users who adore XP and loathe the thought of using Windows 10 do have the option to migrate to the less-drastic Windows 7. But, if XP is worth jumping through some hoops to you, there are some ways to hang on to this well-loved operating system for awhile longer, if you’re willing to take on virtual machines and some VMware performance monitoring.
Just remember: while XP is extraordinarily stable, Microsoft is no longer updating it with security patches. That means that any security issues that have come along since 2014 (in other words, almost all of them) are not protected against in any version of XP. Running a strong, current antivirus program and keeping it regularly updated is essential in any environment running XP, even if you have VMware performance monitoring in place.
Read the entire article here, How to Use XP Mode on Virtualized Windows 10 Machines Using VMware & Good VMware Performance Monitoring
via the fine folks at opvizor.