Symbolic links for Windows XP
Technically it seems that NTFS5 even shipped with Windows XP has always supported symbolic links, but the functionality was not available for user mode applications, and even not for the upper layers of ntfs.sys
BUT: There are filter drivers available from Masatoshi Kimura for even WindowsXP, which enable symbolic links under XP. These drivers can be downloaded from his home page for 64 bit and for 32 bit. The sources are also available.
Installation of these drivers is also quite simple.
- Unpack the archive for your platform,
- Start the driver via executing 'senable.exe install' from the command prompt.
If you want to stop the driver, execute from a command prompt 'senable.exe delete'.
After an reboot make sure that at system startup senable is started once, so that the driver is loaded. (Source