If you disable integration you can re-enable if it doesn't work out. As to the printer, it's far from " all my peripherals were made available to the programs 'out of the box'." as I found myself installing a printer driver.
I don't offer support for XP Mode but will share a very common workaround.
Go get doPDF, CutePDF, PDF995 or your choice of such software then install that in XP. Now you can print to PDFs and print said PDFs in the host OS.
I recently upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7 (Ultimate). All of my programs run beautifully on W7 with one exception--an old (and indispensable) version of Quicken for Windows.
Luckily, this program runs fine in Windows XP Mode. At the moment, however, I can't get XP mode fully set up.
Printer--Windows XP Mode does not see my printer. I thought in XP Mode all my peripherals were made available to the programs 'out of the box'.
Mouse--The scroll wheel on my Logitech mouse works in the Windows and Internet Explorer but not in Quicken. I have not yet tried installing the Logitech drivers. In Windows XP itself I never had to do this.
Screen resolution--I would like to adjust the screen resolution in XP mode as Quicken is practically microscopic on my new, hi-res screen. However, when I go to properties to adjust it, I cannot change the value.
When I googled these topics, one suggestion that came up repeatedly was to "disable integration." However, if I disable integration, won't I lose the printer and mouse functionality? On the other hand, these are exactly the features aren't working at the moment anyway.
I would be very happy if someone could offer some guidance.