First, let me say that I don’t endorse this as a way to avoid upgrading.
Second, let me fully affirm that this is completely awesome! And, as someone who maintains a Windows XP virtual machine to run some older software for my camera, I am thrilled to have this option, for as long as it lasts.
The hack is pretty simple, basically just adding a small entry to the Registry. First published by Wayne Williams at BetaNews a day ago, it’s been all over the internet today. I did it earlier on an old machine at work and it worked great. Your results may vary. The steps are simple and in that linked article, but I’ve included the 32-bit version of the registry file that you can just download and import to your machine or virtual machine.
Use at your own risk!
And upgrade as soon as possible!
(Here’s the link to the REG file.)
Advice from your Uncle Jim:
"One day you'll love me as I have loved you. One day you'll think of me as I've thought of you. One day you'll cry for me as I've cried for you. And one day you'll want me and I won't want you."