Recently I have found that the performance between the Windows 7 host workstation and Windows XP virtual mode was poor. The copying of files between both were very slow. Even the printing was found to slower. This became an issue when I was dealing with another issue, where the port number was not assigned to the redirected printer by the XP mode, causing the printing jobs to suspend. The job of printing is very slow on the host OS. From the other forums I got an advise of not using the virtual PC for the XP mode VM, but I do not find it as a solution. So, I am really wondering if anyone here can get me out this?