How to Install Windows XP in VirtualBox on Windows 10

In this article, we will examine how to install Windows XP SP1 x64 Professional on a new virtual machine using Oracle VM VirtualBox on the Windows 10 64 Bit operating system.

How to Install Windows XP in Oracle VM VirtualBox on Windows 10

How to Install Windows XP x64 SP1 Pro on Windows 10 using Oracle VM VirtualBox 6

Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system was released on October 25, 2001, for home and business computers, laptops, desktops, media, and tablet computers.

The biggest difference of this operating system type, whose first codename is called Whistler, compared to older systems, is that it supports 32 Bit and 64 Bit architectures.

Windows XP, which maximizes the user experience, is at the forefront of performance, stability, and security. It is the first operating system to have product activation methods to prevent software piracy, which has become a threat to software developers.

Key features of Windows XP include Internet Explorer 6, Windows Media Player, downgrade/rollback of device drivers, remote assistant, enhanced firewall, system restore, wireless connectivity, application compatibility mode, and CD Burner.

Although Microsoft ended support for the XP system on April 8, 2014, many people are still using this system today. This can create a serious security vulnerability for both the local network and the Internet network. That’s why we don’t recommend users to install Windows XP on their host computers instead of Windows 10.

However, users who want to use and experience Windows XP or play old games can install it on virtual machines. Thus, they can prefer a safer route by using XP on an up-to-date operating system.

Before you can create a virtual machine on your host, your host processor must support the virtualization feature. Otherwise, you cannot install a virtual computer on your host. You can check out this article to check the virtualization feature of your CPU.

How to Create a New Virtual Machine for Windows XP

After installing the Oracle VM VirtualBox virtualization software on your host operating system, you need to make the correct settings of the virtual machine you will create in order to use WinXP smoothly. It is important in terms of performance and compatibility to create a physical VM that is suitable for the hardware capacity of your host computer.

   Step 1

Open your Oracle VirtualBox program and open the virtual machine creation wizard from the tool menu on the homepage of the program or from the New shortcut.

Creating a New Virtual Machine

   Step 2

When the virtual machine preparation window opens, the first thing you need to do is to type the name of the operating system you will install in the Name field. After typing Windows XP into the Name field, the values in the Type and Version fields will be automatically adjusted according to the system you typed.

If you see the 32-bit value in the Version field after typing Windows XP and you are going to install 64-bit, configure this value manually.

In the Machine Folder section, you can change the location where you will install the virtual machine. For example, if you want to install on an external SSD or HDD storage device, select Other from the pop-up window and then select the install location from your host computer.

Choosing the Windows Operating System Type

   Step 3

Oracle program recommends 512 MB of RAM size for Windows XP. If your host computer has a high RAM capacity, you can configure this value as a minimum of 4 GB or 8 GB.

Configuring the Virtual Machine's Memory Size

   Step 4

Since you will be installing Windows XP from scratch in the virtual hard disk settings, you need to select Create a virtual hard disk now option. If you have an XP virtual disk that you have already installed, you must select the option to add an existing hard disk file.

Create a New Virtual Hard Disk

   Step 5

If you are not going to use a VM you set up on VirtualBox with other virtualization software, choose VDI (VirtualBox Disk Image). You can also use the VDI disk type in other software, but Oracle always recommends using the VDI type.

VDI (VirtualBox Disk Image)

   Step 6

If you want to use as much disk space as the virtual disk file capacity on the disk where you will install the virtual machine, you can choose Fixed Size. Fixed Size can improve the performance of the VM but unnecessarily fills the host disk space.

Therefore, by choosing Dynamically Allocated, only the disk space needed by the VM will be allocated automatically on the host disk.

Using Dynamically Expanding Virtual Disk Structure

   Step 7

Do not change the path in the File Location and Size section to save the virtual disk to the installation location you set in the first step of the VM wizard. Since it will be sufficient to use the 10 GB virtual disk size recommended by Oracle VM for XP, click the Create button and continue.

Adjusting the Position and Size of the Virtual Disk

   Step 8

After creating the virtual disk, click Settings to configure the hardware settings of the virtual computer.

Viewing the VM's Settings

   Step 9

Configure the Shared Clipboard and Drag and Drop features as Bidirectional in the General / Advanced tab to enable file sharing between the host and the virtual machine in the VM’s settings window.

Thus, you can share files or copy/paste text from both from host to VM and from VM to host.

Enabling Shared Clipboard and Drag and Drop Features

   Step 10

To install Windows XP on the virtual machine, select the Optical device as the primary boot device in the Boot Order list in the System / Motherboard settings to be able to add the ISO file to the optical drive.

Changing the Boot Order

   Step 11

Set the virtual core count to 4 or higher for the Windows XP virtual machine, depending on the power of your host processor.

Determining the Number of Virtual Processors

   Step 12

In some cases, you may need to manually select the virtualization interface in the Acceleration tab of the virtual PC’s system settings. The Paravirtualization Interface is in Default mode by default.

Default mode will automatically select a virtualization engine according to the type of system to be installed, but since no VTx interface is selected for XP, change the value here to Hyper-V.

Choosing the Hyper-V Virtualization Interface

   Step 13

Enable 3D acceleration in the Display / Screen settings of the virtual machine and configure the Video Memory size to 128 MB.

NOTE: Unfortunately, the Direct3D Acceleration feature is no longer supported even if you enable 3D graphics acceleration on Windows XP in VirtualBox 6.1 versions. If you still want to use Direct3D support, you must install one of the 6.0 versions of VirtualBox on your system.

Enabling 3D Graphics Acceleration

   Step 14

The Host I/O Cache feature is enabled by default for the IDE controller in the Storage volumes of the Virtual PC. If the Host I/O cache is not enabled, remember to enable it for virtual disk performance.

Use Host I/O Cache

   Step 15

Check the Solid-State Drive (SSD) option to configure the WindowsXP.vdi virtual disk file as IDE SSD.

Setting the WindowsXP.vdi File as SSD

   Step 16

Finally, to add the Windows XP ISO file to the virtual machine, click the CD/DVD icon and then click Choose a disk file.

Adding a Windows XP ISO File to a Virtual Machine

   Step 17

Select a Windows XP 64-Bit ISO image file you have or download the ISO file to your computer from the table below this article and select it.

Choosing the Windows XP ISO File

   Step 18

After adding the ISO image media of XP to the virtual computer, check the settings for the last time and close the settings window.

Closing the VM's Settings

   Step 19

After preparing your virtual PC, click the Start button to proceed to the steps to install Windows XP on VirtualBox.

Running the Virtual Computer

   Step 20

When the Select Start-Up Disk window opens, select the ISO image you just added and click Start again.

Choosing Startup Disk

How to Install Windows XP

After preparing the Windows XP virtual computer, you need to install Windows using the ISO image of the system. After running the VM with the image file as a startup disk, when the setup wizard opens, you should install it as if you were installing a system on a real computer.

   Step 1

At the Windows XP Professional Setup screen, you need to press Enter to start installing Windows immediately. Otherwise, you can press F3 to exit the wizard or R to repair your system.

Windows XP Professional Setup

   Step 2

To read the full text of the Windows XP license agreement in the setup wizard, you must press the Page Down key. After reading the license agreement, press the F8 button to accept and continue with the installation.

Accepting the Windows License Agreement

   Step 3

Press the C key to configure the unallocated disk space. Or you can press Enter for the wizard to automatically organize the disk space and format the system disk.

Creating a New Partition

   Step 4

After clicking C to create a new partition, you need to edit the disk space to allocate. It is recommended to use all of the disk space, as the smaller disk space is generally used in virtual machines.

For example, if you configure the virtual disk size to 100 GB, it may make more sense to reserve 20 GB disk space for system setup and 80 GB for backup.

Create Disk Space

   Step 5

Press Enter to start the Windows XP installation on the new partition you created.

Installing Windows on the Partition Created

   Step 6

Quickly format the virtual disk of the guest machine using the NTFS file system.

Formatting a Virtual Disk using the NTFS File System

   Step 7

Wait while the setup wizard is formatting your virtual disk.

Format Disk

   Step 8

After the virtual disk is formatted so that the files can be copied, the system files of XP will begin to be copied to the disk.

Setup Wizard is Copying Windows Files

   Step 9

After the system files are copied, your virtual computer will automatically restart within 15 seconds. You can press Enter to restart your virtual system immediately.

Restarting the Virtual Computer

   Step 10

Setup will continue after your guest machine restarts.

Microsoft Windows XP x64 Edition

   Step 11

Configure the region and language options of Windows XP according to the country you live in.

Configuring Region and Language Settings

   Step 12

Type a name for your user account that you will use in your virtual system and click Next.

Typing a Username

   Step 13

Enter a Windows XP Pro product key you have and click Next.

Entering the Windows XP Product Key

   Step 14

If you are going to use your windows guest machine in a network environment with more than one computer, make sure that the computer name is different from other devices.

Type the PC name you want to use in the Computer Name section and also create a new password for the Administrator account with full authority in your virtual system or leave the relevant fields blank and click Next to avoid creating a password.

Typing a Computer Name

   Step 15

Configure the date, time, and time zone settings of your virtual computer according to your location and click Next.

Date and Time Settings

   Step 16

In the Networking Settings window, if you want to use your VM in your physical network environment, you should check Custom Settings and make the relevant settings. Or, in general, you can continue the installation by selecting Typical Settings.

Typical Network Settings

   Step 17

If you are going to make the virtual machine a member of a Domain environment that offers an Active Directory service according to your network structure, you should select the Yes option and write your Domain information.

To use your VM for personal use without being a member of a Domain environment, select WORKGROUP and click Next.


   Step 18

Wait while Windows XP is being installed on the guest machine.

Installing Windows

   Step 19

After the Windows XP system files are copied, your system will restart and your desktop environment will be ready.

Windows XP Desktop View

How to Install Guest Additions

After installing Windows XP with a virtual computer on Windows 10, you need to install Guest Additions in order to use full-screen resolution, transfer files between the host and VM, and use the host computer’s hardware on the VM.

   Step 1

After right-clicking on My Computer, click Manage to open the Computer Management window. After clicking Device Manager, check the drivers not installed on your system.

Viewing Device Manager

   Step 2

Under normal circumstances, you will see an Unsigned Driver warning while installing Guest Additions on Windows XP. This is not an error, but some devices cannot be fully installed.

To circumvent the unsigned driver block, you need to change a setting in Group Policy settings. Open Start / Run and type gpedit.msc in the text box and click OK.

When Group Policy Object Editor is opened, go to Windows Settings> Security Settings> Local Policies> Security Options and click “Devices: Unsigned driver installation behavior” from the options under Security Options.

Change the Devices: Unsigned driver installation behavior setting to Silently Succeed and restart your virtual computer after clicking OK.

Unsigned Driver Installation Behavior

   Step 3

After your guest system is turned on, click on Devices / Insert Guest Additions CD Image to install the guest additions software.

Guest Additions Installation

   Step 4

When the Guest Additions installation wizard starts, click Next to continue.

Guest Additions Setup Wizard

   Step 5

Continue without changing the installation location of the guest additions software.

Guest Additions Installation Location

   Step 6

You can see that Direct3D Support is not enabled in the Choose Components window in the setup wizard. Direct3D support for older operating systems has been discontinued in version 6.1 of VirtualBox. So if you still want to use this feature, you need to install the 6.0 versions of VirtualBox.

Selecting Components

   Step 7

After installing the tools of your guest system, restart your system.

Restarting the Virtual Computer

   Step 8

When you view the Device Manager again after restarting your VM, you can see that all the drivers have been installed successfully this time.

Checking Device Manager Again

   Step 9

When you try to copy a text document on the desktop location of your host computer to your virtual computer by Drag and Drop method, you can see that the process is successful.

In addition, you can use your virtual machine in full-screen resolution or scaled mode with the options in the View tab from VirtualBox’s tool menu.

Copy Files Between Host and VM using Drag and Drop

How to Add and Configure Shared Folder

Unfortunately, in old systems, the process of copying the folder to the virtual machine fails. Before you can copy a folder, you need to archive the folder using Winrar or 7-Zip programs and then copy it to the VM.

Since archiving a folder with larger file sizes will take time, you can transfer data faster by creating a public folder for your VM on your host computer and configuring the Shared Folder.

   Step 1

On your Windows XP virtual PC, click Devices / Shared Folders / Shared Folders Settings.

Creating Shared Folders

   Step 2

Click the green + button in the Shared Folders settings and open the Add Share window. Specify the folder you created on your Host PC to the Folder Path section.

To add the shared folder as a network drive, check the Auto-Mount and Make Permanent options and click OK.

Selecting the Shared Folder on the Host

   Step 3

When you open the My Computer window, you can see the Shared Folder added as a network drive.

Checking the Shared Folder Network Drive on My Computer

   Step 4

After viewing the network connections, switch to the Folders and when you click Entire Network / VirtualBox Shared Folders from the left side, you can see that you can access the folder on the host over the network.

Controlling Shared Folders Over the Network

How to Check the Internet Connection

After installing a virtual system with Oracle VM VirtualBox or other virtualization software, network and Internet connection settings are automatically configured. If the services of your virtualization software are corrupted, you may not be able to access the Internet. In such a case, you will have to repair VirtualBox and restart your PC.

The network settings of the Windows XP guest machine running on the Oracle VM are configured with a NAT connector by default and a different block is created from the IP block you are using in your real network.

   Step 1

To check if the Internet connection is working properly in your virtual system, open Run and execute the CMD command. After opening the CMD command prompt, ping the Google servers using the ping command.


   Step 2

If the ping test is successful, use the Internet Explorer browser to visit the Google homepage and check that your Internet connection is healthy.

Visiting the Google Search Engine Home Page

How to Enable USB 3.0/3.1

Normally, USB 3.0 support cannot be enabled on the Windows XP VM. But you can fix this problem by replacing the USB controller.

You can use USB 2.0 devices seamlessly in the virtual machine, but you can transfer files faster by enabling the newer technology USB 3.0 or USB 3.1 support.

   Step 1

Turn off the virtual computer and after opening its settings, select the USB device and check the controller types USB 3.0 (xHCI) Controller and click OK.

USB 3.0 (xHCI) Controller

   Step 2

Close Oracle VM VirtualBox on your host system and go to the location where it was installed. While holding down the Shift key at C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox, right-click and click “Open PowerShell window here”.

Opening Powershell in Where VirtualBox is Installed

   Step 3

After checking the VirtualBox location in the PowerShell tool, execute the following command in the terminal. Make sure that you type the name of your virtual computer where it says WindowsXP in the command.

VBoxManage setextradata WindowsXP VBoxInternal/Devices/usb-xhci/0/Config/ChipType uPD720201

Changing USB 3.0 Controller Chipset

   Step 4

Open the Oracle program again and after running your virtual PC, open the Device Manager and check the Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller device.

Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller

   Step 5

Download Renesas USB 3.0 Driver from the table below the article and after copying the archived file to your VM, click Right Button / Extract All on the file.

Extract the Renesas Driver Package to a Folder

   Step 6

After extracting the archive file to the folder, double click RENESAS-USB3-Host-Driver to start the installation.

USB 3.0 Driver Installation

   Step 7

Click Next in the Renesas Electronics USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver wizard.

Renesas Electronics USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver

   Step 8

Accept the license agreement for the Renesas Electronics USB driver software and click Next.

Accepting the USB Drive License Agreement

   Step 9

Click the Install button to set up the USB 3.0 driver.

Starting Driver Installation

   Step 10

After installing the USB 3.0 driver in Windows XP, close the wizard by clicking Finish.

Closing the USB Drive Wizard

   Step 11

When you view the Device Manager again, you can see that the USB 3.0 drivers of Renesas Electronics are recognized in the virtual machine.

Checking the USB 3.0 Driver in Device Manager

   Step 12

Install a USB 3.0 supported flash memory on your host computer, and then click Devices / USB / Kingston DataTraveler 3.0 (Name of your USB Memory) in the virtual machine.

Adding a USB 3.0 Supported Flash Memory to the Virtual Machine

   Step 13

After adding your flash memory to your virtual PC, Mass Storage drivers will be installed automatically. When you open My Computer, you will now be able to see your KINGSTON or another brand USB memory stick.

Viewing the USB Device on My Computer

   Step 14

When you check the USB 3.0 memory in Device Manager, you can see it listed under Disk Drives.

KINGSTON DataTraveler 3.0 USB Device

How to Increase the Video Memory of the Graphics (GPU) Device

In Oracle software, a maximum of 128 MB GPU memory can be set for Windows XP, but there is a simple method to increase this size.

   Step 1

First, execute the dxdiag command in the Run window on your virtual machine and click Yes in the DirectX Diagnostic Tool window.

DirectX Diagnostic Tool

   Step 2

Click the Display tab on DirectX Diagnostic Tools and check that the GPU memory is 128 MB when you check the Total Memory size.

Checking the Total Video Memory of the Graphics Device

   Step 3

Close the virtual computer and the VirtualBox program and open PowerShell again in the location where VirtualBox is installed and execute the following command.

VBoxManage modifyvm WindowsXP --vram 256

Configuring Windows XP's Virtual GPU Device's Memory to 256MB

   Step 4

Run Oracle VM VirtualBox and check that the Display / Screen / Video Memory size is 256 MB in your VM’s settings and you can see that the operation is successful.

Video Memory

   Step 5

When you run your Windows XP guest machine and open the dxdiag tool again, you can see that the total graphics memory size in the Display tab is 256 MB this time.

Checking GPU Memory

How to Upgrade/Update Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1) to SP2

If you want to upgrade to SP2 after installing the Service Pack 1 (SP1) version of Windows XP on the guest machine, download the ISO image from the table below and follow the steps below.

   Step 1

First of all, to view the properties of the XP system installed in your VM, right-click on My Computer and open Properties and check the Service Pack version.

Viewing System Properties

   Step 2

To add the SP2 ISO file to the VM, click the DVD icon as in the image below and click Choose a disk file.

Adding SP2 ISO Image to Virtual Computer

   Step 3

Select the Installer image you downloaded to your computer and click Open.

Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)

   Step 4

When the Readme HTML page opens automatically in your virtual system, close it.

Close the Readme HTML Page

   Step 5

Open My Computer, right-click on the CD drive, and click Open.

Opening the Contents of the SP2 ISO File

   Step 6

Double click the SRSP2 script in the content of the Service Pack 2 CD image and start the installation.

Initiating Service Pack 2 (SP2) Setup

   Step 7

Click Next in the Windows x64 Service Pack 2 setup wizard.

Windows x64 Service Pack 2

   Step 8

Accept the SP2 license agreement and click Next.

Accepting the License Agreement

   Step 9

If you want to downgrade Windows XP from SP2 to SP1 later, note the location in the Uninstall Folder section. Continue with Next to continue the SP2 installation.

SP2 Uninstall Folder Location

   Step 10

Wait while your virtual Windows XP system is updating to SP2.

Updating Your System

   Step 11

When the SP2 setup wizard is completed, click Finish to restart your virtual system.

Restarting the Virtual Machine

   Step 12

When you examine the system properties again, you can see that Service Pack 2 (SP2) has been installed successfully.

Checking System Properties Again


Installing Older Versions

VirtualBox Version
YouTube Video


Download Windows XP ISO and USB Driver

Renesas USB 3.0 Driver
Windows XP Pro x64 SP1 ISO + SP2 (EN)


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  1. Avatar for Junaid Junaid 1 July 2018

    It’s asking me to enter a product key. I tried some product keys from other sources but it’s not accepting any. Please help.

    • Avatar for Rob Rob 6 September 2018

      use this, I used it and it works H689T-BFM2F-R6GF8-9WPYM-B6378

      • Avatar for Scott Scott 6 March 2019

        no luck with that one. any other suggestions?

        • Avatar for Tyler Tyler 12 October 2019

          Use the one that comes in the .rar file. Once, unzipped it has the .iso and a text file with the product key

      • Avatar for DumitruStepa DumitruStepa 22 November 2019

        Works! Thanks bud!

      • Avatar for bzderek bzderek 26 January 2021

        Thank You!

  2. Avatar for Richard Younie Richard Younie 5 June 2019

    A very thorough procedure. However at step 24 no Admin pwd was requested and at step 25, a key was requested. I tried a key I have but not valid. Unable to get further.

  3. Avatar for Richard Younie Richard Younie 5 June 2019

    I used the key from Rob above and it worked OK.

  4. Avatar for Pokedude1110 Pokedude1110 7 July 2019

    Mine says there is a setting in system that’s invalid, but I don’t know what

  5. Avatar for Wesley Price Wesley Price 22 July 2019

    Followed these instructions and it worked great. Now my only problem is trying to get the virtual system to recognize my network connection. I need to download software from the web and I have network activations that I need to access. Thank you.

  6. Avatar for Stranger Stranger 19 October 2019

    Product Key ???

    • Avatar for John John 23 January 2020

      It’s in the zip file

  7. Avatar for DumitruStepa DumitruStepa 22 November 2019

    Thanks, it works!

  8. Avatar for Jeffrey Epstein Jeffrey Epstein 10 December 2019

    Is this 64-bit or 32-bit?

  9. Avatar for Jimmy Jimmy 26 January 2020

    I’m trying to load XP from an original licensed disc I have, but when I click ‘start’, the message that comes up is “no bootable media found”. This is after I went to ‘storage’ and selected host drive D: (optical drive) and checked ‘passthrough’.

    • Avatar for Tolga Bagci Tolga Bagci 11 February 2020

      Hello Jimmy, I apologize for the late reply.

      I think there is a problem with your Windows XP disk media. It should work smoothly under normal conditions. Or there may be a problem with your computer’s CD/DVD RW device. There are many problems with these devices in the latest Builds of Windows 10.

      I would like to suggest you a way to try, with the UltraISO program, convert the Windows XP installation media to ISO and add it to the virtual machine.

  10. Avatar for Spiff Spiff 12 February 2020

    Howdy, Excellent guide! I have a problem installing the VirtualBox Guest Additions though, it keeps failing.

    The driver is installed, and the installers gives a message that a reboot is required. However, then a messages comes up saying “Execution returned exit code: 0”, and nothing further happens, no reboot is prompted. Then Windows XP considers the installation has not passed the Win XP Compatibility testing, and I can continue or stop the installation (obviously continue does not work).

    I can’t seem to find a solution for this, and I think I need the Guest Additions to fully use Win XP, right?

    • Avatar for Spiff Spiff 12 February 2020

      Edit: never mind, I had to click “Continue Installation” multiple times. Apologies!

  11. Avatar for Stephanie Stephanie 28 May 2020

    Hey I am having issues on step 13 where I need to click F8. I try to do ctrl f8, shift f8, ctrl shift f8, alt f8, you name it and nothing is happening. How do I enable my f8 key for the set up?

    • Avatar for Tolga Bagci Tolga Bagci 29 May 2020

      Turn off the virtual machine, click Devices/USB, and then choose Keyboard. Before doing this, try solving the problem by pressing FN + F8 in the license window.

      Some Microsoft keyboards have an F lock key, if so, check it out.

  12. Avatar for Gaurav Gaurav 1 July 2020

    Hi, Thanks for the detailed step by step guide, have successfully installed XP.

    Only issue is how do I get the V-Box XP to access internet.

  13. Avatar for John K John K 21 July 2020

    Need product key. It is not in the .rar file (unpzipped) or the the ISO file (unzipped). Tried Rob’s key, doesn’t work.

  14. Avatar for Name Name 30 July 2020

    Mine setup says something like “No harddisk found, connect any. Now press F3 to reboot your PC”.

  15. Avatar for valdas valdas 10 August 2020

    i use i windows xp

  16. Avatar for Jacky Jacky 30 August 2020

    I don’t know: but the ISO file don’t wanna open.


  17. Avatar for Nelson Kurian Nelson Kurian 10 September 2020

    Any suggestions for installing device drivers ?

  18. Avatar for Oliver Burrows Oliver Burrows 25 September 2020

    With VirtualBox 5.2.44 and Windows XP SP3, even though the host BIOS supports a 1.2MB floppy disk drive, adding the Host Drive A yields “The disk media is not recognized. It may not be formatted” error. In addition, when you look at the properties for the drive, it says it is a 3.5 inch drive. Deleting and re-adding the drive through Devices has no effect.

  19. Avatar for Rcik Rcik 17 November 2020

    I can’t find the download xp iso button…

  20. Avatar for Neville Hardy Neville Hardy 2 December 2020

    Excellent installation instructions, thank you.
    My purpose in creating a virtual XP on my new Windows 10 computer, was to use a program that worked will on my old XP computer. However, when I loaded the program and tried SET UP, I got a message “THIS APP CAN’T RUN ON YOUR PC – check with the software publisher”. This old program was written for Windows 98 and was never upgraded . Any suggestions?

  21. Avatar for David Clark David Clark 6 January 2021

    I reached the point where you load Guest Additions, and then things went wrong. The installation of Guest Additions hung up (stopped) before completing, and I have no clue why. What are some suggestions on how to fix that? The process halted on the line just below the line that reads “Installing video driver . . .”

    I have set up a virtual drive on another computer with an earlier version of VirtualBox, so this is not my first rodeo.

  22. Avatar for Geo Geo 2 April 2021

    2021 and still in need of windows xp for some homework assignments. Thanks Rob for the w key


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