In this article, we’ll examine how to install the Windows XP step by step in the VMware Workstation 15 virtualization program installed on the Windows 10 operating system.
How to Install Windows XP on VMware Workstation 15?
As you know, Windows XP was a popular operating system. Microsoft completely ended its support for Windows XP in 2014. It is therefore best to use a more up-to-date operating system on your computer. However, the automation machines that are used in some institutions or organizations need an older operating system such as Windows XP, so that they can be managed because they are built on an old date.
Or, if you are someone who still loves Windows XP and want to use it on your computer, it is better to run Windows XP on virtual machines. After you install a virtualization program such as VMware, VirtualBox, or Hyper-V on your Windows 10 computer, you can install Windows XP on the virtual machine.
In our previous articles, we have installed Windows XP with other virtualization programs. You can find our articles in the links below;
In this article, we will use the VMware Workstation 15 Pro virtualization program to install Windows XP on Windows 10. Installing Windows XP on VMware Workstation is very simple.
How to Install Windows XP on Virtual Machine using VMware Workstation 15?
Install the VMware Workstation 15 on your computer before proceeding with the Windows XP installation steps with VMware. Then, download the Windows XP ISO file for VMware Workstation by clicking the button at the bottom of the article.
You can now follow the steps below to install Windows XP on VMware Workstation.
After you install VMware Workstation 15 Pro on your computer, you must create a new virtual machine for Windows XP. To create a new virtual machine in VMware, click Create a New Virtual Machine.
In the New Virtual Machine Wizard window, select Custom (Advanced) to continue with the advanced settings and click Next.
You need to select the version of the VMware Workstation program you are using in the Choose the Virtual Machine Hardware Compatibility window. Workstation 15.x will appear here because VMware Workstation 15 Pro is installed on your computer.
In order to install Windows XP in this step after you have prepared the virtual machine, select I will install the operating system later and click Next.
In the Select a Guest Operating System window, select Microsoft Windowsbecause you are going to install Windows XP in the virtual machine, and select Windows XP Professional in Version and then click Next.
Type the name of the operating system that you will set up in the Name the Virtual Machine window. Storing the Windows XP virtual machine on a USB 3.0 HDD is important for performance. To do this, click the Browse button.
Select your external HDD and create a new folder. Then select the folder named Windows XP that you created and click OK.
After configuring the installation location of the Windows XP virtual machine, click Next to continue.
In the Processor Configuration window, configure the number of processors based on the hardware features of your computer for Windows XP setup on VMware.
If you have a fast PC and want to set up and use Windows XP faster, you can configure 2 processors / 2 cores to the virtual machine.
In the same way, determine the RAM value for the Windows XP virtual machine based on your computer’s RAM capacity.
If you want to connect to the Internet after the installation of Windows XP on VMware Workstation, select Bridgedor NATin the Network Type window and click Next.
In the I/O Controller window, click Next to continue with the BusLogicoption selected by default.
In the Select a Disk Type window, continue with the selected IDEoption by default.
You must create a new virtual disk for Windows XP installation using VMware on Windows 10. To create a virtual disk for Windows XP, select Create a new virtual disk and click Next.
The recommended virtual disk size for Windows XP Professional is 40 GB. However, it is recommended that you configure a 20 GB disk size if you are going to use the Windows XP virtual machine for simple purposes only.
In addition, to back up the virtual machine disk file as a single file type, select Store virtual disk as a single file and click Next.
In the Specify Disk File window, you can change the name and location of the Windows XP virtual machine disk file. However, since you can install Windows XP with VMware on a different disk, you do not need to change the option here. Click Next to continue the installation.
Click Customize Hardware in the last step of Windows XP virtual machine installation.
In the Hardware settings window, click Processors, and then select Virtualize Intel VT-x/EPT or AMD-V/RVI from the Virtualization Engine section.
Click the CD/DVD device to add the ISO file to the Windows XP virtual machine, and then select the Use ISO image file option and click the Browse button.
Select the Windows XP ISO file for the VMware that you downloaded to your computer and click the Open button.
Click Close to exit the Windows XP virtual machine hardware settings.
After creating a new virtual machine for Windows XP on VMware, click Finish.
To start Windows XP installation on Windows 10 using VMware Workstation, you can click the Power on this virtual machine button.
Windows XP installation on VMware started! You can now install Windows XP on the virtual machine.
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