How to Install Windows XP in VirtualBox on Windows 10

In this article, we will examine how to install Windows XP step by step using Oracle VM VirtualBox on Windows 10 PC/Laptop.

How to Install Windows XP in VirtualBox on Windows 10

How to Install Windows XP in VirtualBox on Windows 10

Windows XP is a historical operating system. Windows 7 is the most commonly used and most dependent operating system.

Microsoft Win XP operating system is still available today. However, Microsoft has definitely stopped support for Win XP. You can reach Microsoft’s official post from here.

Depending on the performance of your physical computer in test environments, you can experiment by installing Win XP on a VM. Already large companies do not use the old operating systems. Such scenarios are only recommended in practice in test environments.

For example, using virtualization programs such as VMware Workstation, Hyper-V, VMware Fusion or VirtualBox, you can install Windows XP on your physical computer and test it in your test environment.

In our previous articles, we have installed Win XP with different virtualization software. You can access these articles from the links below;

In this article, we will perform the Windows XP installation step by step using the Oracle VM VBox virtualization program on Windows 10. We will also install VBox Guest Additions for the Win machine.

NOTE: You can install Windows XP by using the Oracle VM VirtualBox 6.0.4 version by following the steps in this article.

How to Install Windows XP using Oracle VM VirtualBox

Before you install Microsoft Win XP, you can install VirtualBox on Windows 10 and Linux.

After installing VirtualBox, follow the steps for installing Win XP in Oracle VM VBox in order. You can also download the Windows XP ISO file from the button the bottom of the article.

   Step 1

To create a new virtual machine, run Oracle VM VirtualBox and click the New button. After you click on the New button, the wizard for creating a virtual machine will be opened as below.

Specify the name and version of the machine you are going to install with VBox and click on the Next button.

Viewing Virtual Machines in Oracle VM VirtualBox

   Step 2

For the Win XP VM, it is sufficient to specify a 1 GB (1024) RAM size. After setting the RAM value, click the Next button.

Virtual Machine Memory Size

   Step 3

To create a new hard disk for the Win XP VM, select Create a virtual hard disk now and click the Create button.

Create a virtual hard disk now

   Step 4

In WinXP installation using VBox, select the hard disk type VDI (VBox Disk Image) and click Next button.

VDI (VBox Disk Image)

   Step 5

Configure your HDD for Win XP VM performance to Fixed Size.

Fixed Size

   Step 6

Storing the HDD file location on an external disk will be beneficial in terms of performance. Specify the virtual HDD file location, and then allocate a 10 GB space for the machine disk.

To create a disk for the Win XP machine, click on the Create button.

Virtual Machine File Location and Size

   Step 7

Creating virtual hard disk…

Creating virtual hard disk

   Step 8

After creating the virtual machine for Win XP, click Right Key / Settings on the virtual machine.

Windows XP VM Settings

   Step 9

Click Storage in the left pane of the Win XP virtual machine settings window, then select Empty and finally click on the CD / DVD symbol and click on Choose Virtual Optical Disk File.

Choose Virtual Optical Disk File

   Step 10

After downloading the Windows XP ISO file from the bottom of the article to your computer, select the ISO file in this step and click the Open button.

Adding Windows XP ISO File to Virtual Machine

   Step 11

Click the Start button to install Windows XP in VirtualBox.

Starting Win XP Machine in VirtualBox

   Step 12

Win XP installation has started and press Enter to continue installation.

Windows XP Professional Setup

   Step 13

Press F8 to accept the Microsoft XP license agreement.

Windows XP Professional License Agreement

   Step 14

Press C = Create Partition to configure the virtual disk you created.

C = Create Partition

   Step 15

Press Enter to create the new 10 GB area for the virtual disk as a new partition.

Creating a New Partition for XP

   Step 16

Press Enter to install on C: Partition1.

C: Partition1

   Step 17

Press Enter on the Quick option to format the virtual disk using the NTFS file system.

Format the Partition using the NTFS file system (Quick)

   Step 18

Setup is formatting the C: Partition1

Setup is formatting...

   Step 19

Setup is copying the operating system files…

Setup is copying files...

   Step 20

After copying the Win XP files, the virtual machine will restart for 15 seconds. If you do not want to wait for 15 seconds, you can press the Enter button to immediately execute the action.

How to Install Windows XP in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 21

Microsoft XP installation on Oracle VM VirtualBox has started.

How to Install Windows XP in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 22

Configure your region and language settings and click on the Next button.

How to Install Windows XP in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 23

Type your user name and click on the Next button.

How to Install Windows XP in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 24

Specify a computer name for the WinXP VM, and then click Next.

How to Install Windows XP in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 25

Configure the date and time settings and click Next to continue with the installation.

How to Install Windows XP in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 26

Installation will be completed within minutes depending on the performance of your computer.

How to Install Windows XP in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 27

For Windows XP network settings, select Typical Settings and click Next.

How to Install Windows XP in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 28

If there is no Domain Controller in your network environment, make a WORKGROUP member as shown in the following image. Click on the Next button.

How to Install Windows XP in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 29

Windows XP installation is almost complete!

How to Install Windows XP in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 30

Click the OK button to automatically configure the screen resolution.

How to Install Windows XP in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 31

Opening Windows XP virtual machine…

How to Install Windows XP in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 32

To turn on automatic updates of the Windows XP operating system, select Help protect my PC by turning on Automatic updates now and click the Next button.

How to Install Windows XP in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 33

Click on the Skip button to configure the Internet connection settings later.

How to Install Windows XP in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 34

To bypass the operating system activation, select No, not at this time, and click Next.

How to Install Windows XP in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 35

Retype your username and click on the Next button.

How to Install Windows XP in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 36

VirtualBox XP installation has completed and finally click Finish button.

How to Install Windows XP in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 37

Opening Win XP virtual machine…

How to Install Windows XP in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 38

The desktop of WinXP operating system has been launched. Now let’s install VirtualBox Guest Additions.

How to Install Windows XP in VirtualBox on Windows 10

How to Install Guest Additions

By installing Guest Additions to WinXP virtual machine, you can share files between the virtual machine and the physical computer and also use the virtual machine as Full Screen.

Follow the steps below to install Guest Additions to virtual machine.

   Step 1

From the virtual machine menu, click Devices and then click Insert Guest Additions CD image.

How to Install Windows XP in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 2

Click the Next button in the VirtualBox guest additions installation window.

How to Install Windows XP in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 3

Leave the installation location by default and click Next.

How to Install Windows XP in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 4

Click the Install button to start installing Guest Additions to WinXP virtual machine.

How to Install Windows XP in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 5

After installing the guest additions, restart the virtual computer.

How to Install Windows XP in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 6

As you can see in the image below, you can see that the process is successful when the Win XP virtual machine running on VirtualBox is resized.

How to Install Windows XP in VirtualBox on Windows 10

   Step 7

You can also use the Microsoft virtual machine as a full screen!

How to Install Windows XP in VirtualBox on Windows 10

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   Final Word

In this article, we have performed the Microsoft XP professional installation step by step using the Oracle VM VirtualBox virtualization program on the Windows 10 operating system. We have also installed the VirtualBox Guest Additions for the machine. Thanks for following us!

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   Download Windows XP ISO for VirtualBox

You can download the Windows XP Professional operating system ISO file used in this article by clicking the following button…

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