How to create an XP VM with VirtualBox for Windows

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Following up our presentation from yesterday, we show you now how to create an XP machine within your Linux, Mac or Windows box to test out old programs. This is considered a beginners guide and How-To.

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How to create an XP VM with VirtualBox for Windows

  1. 1. How to create an XP VM with VirtualBox for Windows www.tradebit.com Create a Windows XP sandboxinstallation on your Windows 7 PC!
  2. 2. To create an XP VM, you will need:• ….VirtualBox installed on your computer (see Part 1 of this guide for instructions)• ….A Windows XP installation disc (ISO format) and valid license key.• … about one hour of spare time.
  3. 3. Create an XP VM in VirtualBox - Step 1:• Launch VirtualBox using the shortcut• Click NEW to create a new VM.• Click NEXT when the Wizard appears:
  4. 4. Create an XP VM in VirtualBox - Step 2:• Enter a NAME for your XP VM, then click NEXT.• The default Memoryof 192mb is fine. ClickNEXT.
  5. 5. Create an XP VM in VirtualBox - Step 3:• Check the Boot Hard Disk option.• Select Create new hard disk.• Click NEXT, then NEXT again.
  6. 6. Create an XP VM in VirtualBox - Step 4:• Next, you must set the type of the VM hard disk.• It is recommended to choose Dynamically Expanding Storage.• Click NEXT to continue.
  7. 7. Create an XP VM in VirtualBox - Step 5:• Set the maximum size of the virtual disk in GB. The default is 10GB, which should be fine for normal usage.• Click NEXT.• Click FINISH. The VM appears in your list within VirtualBox.• Right-click it andChoose Settings.
  8. 8. Create an XP VM in VirtualBox - Step 6:• Select Storage.• Click the CD icon with the green plus symbol.• Select Choose Disk, thenselect your Windows XP ISOfile.
  9. 9. Create an XP VM in VirtualBox - Step 7:• The Windows XP ISO should be shown in the list of Storage Devices:• If so, click OK.• Right-click the XP VM andchoose Start.
  10. 10. Create an XP VM in VirtualBox - Step 8:• The VM launches and begins the Windows XP installation process:• Follow the on-screen prompts for a typical Windows XP installation, including entering your license key.
  11. 11. Create an XP VM in VirtualBox - Step 9:• After installation is complete, your XP VM is ready to use.• To shut it down, clickMachine > ACPI Shutdown.• To relaunch the VM, open VirtualBox and choose the Start option for the XP VM!
  12. 12. Now you have a Windows XP Virtual Machine!• Use it for testing• Or installing software you are not sure about• Or just for fun and nostalgia!• There are many VirtualBox tools on: www.tradebit.com http://www.tradebit.com/filesharing.php/search/0/virtualbox
  13. 13. Additional: want to clone your XP VM?• Now you have a base XP VM, you can create copies of it.• Right-click the XP VM and choose Clone.• You now have two XP VMs!

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