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Where to get Virtualbox versions of windows XP

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Hi

This page Enables you to Download virtual machines

Test Microsoft Edge and versions of IE8 through IE11 using free virtual machines you download and manage locally.

It's pre-built just have load them and they work

Anyone know if there is similar for Windows XP?
I need a VirtualBox


Do I need to build from scratch using a DVD?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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If you build from scratch you know, it does not contain anything nasty!

Have you considered downloading Windows XP Mode ?
You need to move up to Windows 8 or 10 They come with free Virtual "server" called Hyper-v, on which those VM will run.
Windows XP is long out of support.
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Windows XP has long left the barn of test environments, so you will need your Windows XP disk and install as you would any other operating system.
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Agree with the above.  I have XP Machines here (guest machines). I use the XP CD to make them and service them. I think that is the preferred approach in my opinion.

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Have you considered downloading Windows XP Mode

I hadn't but it may be a option is there a tutorial?

I get that fact XP has long gone however I have something I need to test that wasn't updated to  win  7 let alone  8 or 10

Dose Windows XP Mode run legacy software as if it were XP?
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XP Mode is only available in Windows 7. After that you need to build guest machines. My machines have worked as guests from Vista through to Windows 10.
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XP Mode is Windows XP in a virtual machine using Microsoft Virtual PC.  The advantages are that you can run an XP Mode application as a base OS application (meaning that it can show up in your start menu)

Any virtual machine is not an exact replication of hardware so it requires it's own drivers and some hardware is not supported, but at the OS and application level it is close enough.
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These may still work:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=11575
IE6 (xp) to IE9 (W7)

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@Andrew Your solution worked
However when I left mouse click inside the VM window I get thiskeyb.JPG
I managed to crash out and set USB hereUSB.JPG
Starting the VM again Freezes both Keyboard and Mouse on the VM and host I had to attached a new mouse in order to gain control  and stop the VM
Then mouse & keyboard worked again

This new mouse isn't recognized by the VM

Any ideas?
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Your question, is titled where to Where to get Virtualbox versions of windows XP?

I believe this question has been answered, so please select a solution, and award points, and please post a new question so myself or other Experts can discuss and resolve this new issue with you, which may take some time and debugging, as to how this has been setup in Virtualbox.

This new issue is off topic, and nothing to do with where do I get a Windows XP.VHD.

This ensures, that the selected solution (Answer) matches the original Question asked, otherwise we could be going on for some time, with this does not work, and this does not work, and this also does not work....

which do not have anything to do with the original question asked.

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Thanx for your help

Sorry for the off topic follow up I was about to remove it and post a follow but Andrew beet me to it
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Not a problems. Glad to help you with your issue. Have a good day.

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