Virtualise a POS system

I have a customer who has an old Windows XP PC running some cash till software and has a thermal printer (epson M129C) and cash till attached to it via a serial port.

I am replacing the PC with a new machine and they are also having new cash till system installed very soon.

I need to keep the old POS system working on the new PC. I thought that converting the PC to a Hyper-V system and then running it on the new PC using Client Hper-V for a few weeks might be a simple way of doing this.

My question is would the till/printer work in this situation.

Any suggestions or thoughts on this one?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I would test using Client Hyper-V, and use a USB serial port adaptor, with a USB Digi-anywhere.

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roy_battyDirectorAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the advice here.
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