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I run Windows Azure Compute Emulator on my Windows 8 PC. It's essentially a web server (it hosts my web app) and it listens on port 80. It doesn't listen for external requests at all and it cannot.

For the purposes of IE8 testing, I would like to run Windows XP / IE8 as a guest inside Hyper-V.

However, Hyper-V seems to give the guest OS it's own network IP as if it's an external machine. I cannot access of the host machine.

Any thoughts on how I can do this?

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Use PJS PassPort. Very easy. Remember to run it as administrator.

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