Install Windows XP Guest Services in Windows 10 HyperVisor

I needed to do a test in a windows xp environment today. Since I am running Windows 10 I simply created a new Virtual Machine in Hyper-V Manager and installed an old copy of Windows XP from an ISO image.

After completing the install, I could not find any way to install the Integration Services (aka Guest Services). I never had this issue in Windows 8.1, so I wondered if I could just use the drivers from Windows 8.1.

Since I have a backup of Windows 8.1 before I upgraded, I went searching the backup and found this folder:

C:\WINDOWS\VMGUEST

I restored this folder and downloaded an application to create an ISO image from a folder. The program I used was http://sourceforge.net/projects/iso-creator-cs/

Once I had a vmguest.iso file, I just mounted this in my guest operating system and ran

D:\support\x86\setup.exe

Now I am running Windows XP with integration services in Windows 10

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