A couple of people asked why they can’t see Internet Explorer on the host machine. They want to be able to run Internet Explorer 7 (in the guest) run side by side with Internet Explorer 8 (on the host).
The reason is that XP Mode only “publishes” things that are on the All Users menu. By default Internet Explorer isn’t !
The solution is simple:
- Launch the guest properly, go to Windows XP Mode from the Start -> All Programs -> Windows Virtual PC program folder.
- Inside the Virtual Machine open Explorer and go to Documents and Settings XPMUser Start Menu Programs
- Copy or move the Internet Explorer icon to Documents and Settings All Users Start Menu Programs
Shutdown the Virtual Machine, and Internet Explorer will now appear on the start menu on the host.