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
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;
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.
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.
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.
To create a new hard disk for the Win XP VM, select Create a virtual hard disk now and click the Create button.
In WinXP installation using VBox, select the hard disk type VDI (VBox Disk Image) and click Next button.
Configure your HDD for Win XP VM performance to Fixed Size.
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.
Creating virtual hard disk…
After creating the virtual machine for Win XP, click Right Key / Settings on the virtual machine.
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.
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.
Click the Start button to install Windows XP in VirtualBox.
Win XP installation has started and press Enter to continue installation.
Press F8 to accept the Microsoft XP license agreement.
Press C = Create Partition to configure the virtual disk you created.
Press Enter to create the new 10 GB area for the virtual disk as a new partition.
Press Enter to install on C: Partition1.
Press Enter on the Quick option to format the virtual disk using the NTFS file system.
Setup is formatting the C: Partition1…
Setup is copying the operating system files…
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.
Microsoft XP installation on Oracle VM VirtualBox has started.
Configure your region and language settings and click on the Next button.
Type your user name and click on the Next button.
Specify a computer name for the WinXP VM, and then click Next.
Configure the date and time settings and click Next to continue with the installation.
Installation will be completed within minutes depending on the performance of your computer.
For Windows XP network settings, select Typical Settings and click Next.
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.
Windows XP installation is almost complete!
Click the OK button to automatically configure the screen resolution.
Opening Windows XP virtual machine…
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.
Click on the Skip button to configure the Internet connection settings later.
To bypass the operating system activation, select No, not at this time, and click Next.
Retype your username and click on the Next button.
VirtualBox XP installation has completed and finally click Finish button.
Opening Win XP virtual machine…
The desktop of WinXP operating system has been launched. Now let’s install VirtualBox Guest Additions.
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.
From the virtual machine menu, click Devices and then click Insert Guest Additions CD image.
Click the Next button in the VirtualBox guest additions installation window.
Leave the installation location by default and click Next.
Click the Install button to start installing Guest Additions to WinXP virtual machine.
After installing the guest additions, restart the virtual computer.
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.
You can also use the Microsoft virtual machine as a full screen!
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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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