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How to Install Windows XP in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

How to Install Windows XP in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

Windows XP operating system is still available today. However, Microsoft has definitely stopped support for Windows 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 Windows XP on a virtual machine. 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 Windows 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 VirtualBox virtualization program on Windows 10. We will also install VirtualBox Guest Additions for the Windows XP virtual machine.

How to Install Windows XP using Oracle VM VirtualBox?

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

After installing VirtualBox, follow the steps for installing Windows XP in VirtualBox 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 virtual machine you are going to install with VirtualBox and click on the Next button.

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   Step 2

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

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   Step 3

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

How to Install Windows XP in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 4

In Windows XP installation using VirtualBox, select the virtual hard disk type VDI (VirtualBox Disk Image) and click Next button.

How to Install Windows XP in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 5

Configure your HDD for Windows XP virtual machine performance to Fixed Size.

How to Install Windows XP in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 6

Storing the virtual 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 virtual machine virtual disk.

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

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   Step 7

Creating virtual hard disk…

How to Install Windows XP in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 8

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

How to Install Windows XP in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 9

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

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   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.

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   Step 11

Click the Start button to install Windows XP in VirtualBox.

How to Install Windows XP in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 12

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

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   Step 13

Press F8 to accept the Windows XP license agreement.

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   Step 14

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

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   Step 15

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

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   Step 16

Press Enter to install on C: Partition1.

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   Step 17

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

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   Step 18

Setup is formatting the C: Partition1

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   Step 19

Setup is copying the Windows XP files…

How to Install Windows XP in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

   Step 20

After copying the Windows 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.

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   Step 21

Windows XP installation on Oracle VM VirtualBox has started.

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   Step 22

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

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   Step 23

Type your user name and click on the Next button.

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   Step 24

Specify a computer name for the Windows XP virtual machine, and then click Next.

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   Step 25

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

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   Step 26

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

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   Step 27

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

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   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.

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   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.

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   Step 31

Opening Windows XP virtual machine…

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   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.

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   Step 33

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

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   Step 34

To bypass Windows XP activation, select No, not at this time, and click Next.

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   Step 35

Retype your username and click on the Next button.

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   Step 36

VirtualBox Windows XP installation has completed and finally click Finish button.

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   Step 37

Opening Windows XP virtual machine…

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   Step 38

The desktop of Windows XP 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 to Windows XP Virtual Machine?

By installing Guest Additions to Windows XP 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 Windows XP virtual machine.

   Step 1

From the Windows XP 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.

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   Step 4

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

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   Step 5

After installing the guest additions, restart the virtual computer.

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   Step 6

As you can see in the image below, you can see that the process is successful when the Windows 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 Windows XP virtual machine as a full screen!

How to Install Windows XP in VirtualBox on Windows 10?

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  Final Word

How to Install Windows XP in VirtualBox on Windows 10? – In this article, we have performed the Windows XP 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 Windows XP virtual machine. Thanks for following us!

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