Need information on XP Mode on Windows 10

I use XP Mode in Windows 7 to run a couple of 16-bit games/simulation programs. Apparently, XP Mode did not run in Windows 8. How do I deal with that in Windows 10? I still need access to that software, but it will not run in 64-bit Windows.
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Windows Virtual PC with Windows XP Mode is not supported on Windows 10.

Your options are to not upgrade if your software is important to you.

Migrate to Hyper-V or Oracle VirtualBox and install Windows XP in one of those Hypervisors and use your software there. This would require providing your own Windows XP license.

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I actually prefer VirtualBox, although VMWare is more rebust in terms of multimedia support.

I suggest you invest in a full version license and dual boot:

Will I have the option of choose a different drive or partition where I want the upgrade installed?

No, it will require that you are running a previous qualifying version and start the upgrade from within the qualifying version.

How much will Windows 10 cost if I need to perform a new installation on a PC without a qualifying license?

Retail pricing information:

Edition Pricing
Windows 10 Home US $119
Windows 10 Pro US $199
Windows 10 Pro Pack US $99

Source: http://www.neowin.net/news/microsoft-windows-10-home-costs-119-pro-costs-199

How to dual boot the latest Windows build with previous versions of Windows

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