Make Notepad++ Portable
This is useful to use one instance of notepad++ across your main os and your VM. How to make things portable is on their FAQ but I can't find it anymore.
To prevent re-opening of files, Settings, Preferences, MISC. and uncheck Remember current session for next launch.
How to Format XML
Did not need the extra steps just used plugin manager and chose XML Tools - http://geek.sylvainw.com/2010/03/28/using-notepad-to-quickly-format-xml/