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    Re: How to set up a windows xp virtual machine?

    Outside of MSDNAA, I do not think it is posible to downlad a legitimate copy of Windows XP.
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    Re: How to set up a windows xp virtual machine?

    There's always *cough* *mumble* <insert-name-of-dubious-website-I'm-not-about-to-name-it> *mumble* *mutterings about being careful* Having said that, wherever you finally get a working disk and/or ISO file from, watch out for malware.

    Speaking as a forum user (and not necessarily forum staff), I'm wondering what options are available at the MS website for people in this situation. One thing I've heard of is people being able to get OEM disks from their computer manufacturer.

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    Re: How to set up a windows xp virtual machine?

    Quote Originally Posted by lisati View Post
    Speaking as a forum user (and not necessarily forum staff), I'm wondering what options are available at the MS website for people in this situation. One thing I've heard of is people being able to get OEM disks from their computer manufacturer.
    I hunted MS's site for quite some time searching for an ISO download via their site. Couldn't find anything aside from buying Windows 7. I do not think the OEM image will install to a VBox as the installer will be looking for the mobo model, IIRC.
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    Re: How to set up a windows xp virtual machine?

    Quote Originally Posted by uRock View Post
    I do not think the OEM image will install to a VBox as the installer will be looking for the mobo model, IIRC.
    Now that you mention it I think you have a point. Out of curiosity I once tried running the recovery disks for one of my machines on another machine by a different manufacturer. It didn't work.

    @OP: good luck with your search for a safe and legal copy. I now step aside for others who might have more useful ideas.
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    Re: How to set up a windows xp virtual machine?

    An OEM copy will be tied to that machine and will not work with other computers. There is a similar concept in normal CD's. Downloading just any iso will not work with your key because the keys are tied to the cd and will not work without the cd iso that it originally came from. (I know, it's really stupid. And that's why we use Ubuntu, because it's awesome and lets us use what's rightfully ours).
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    Re: How to set up a windows xp virtual machine?

    Any XP .iso I should install to the point at least where you enter your key. If it doesn't like the key, it will reject it. It sounds like the OP can't even get that far.

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    Re: How to set up a windows xp virtual machine?

    You can easily make your own ISO using NLite and any Windows CD.

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    Re: How to set up a windows xp virtual machine?

    Rebelli0us, could you expand on how to make an iso via NLite? I have a win7 recovery cd from this machine (from before I nuked windows) and wish to be able to use it with virtualBox. Thanks!

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    Re: How to set up a windows xp virtual machine?

    that is unlikely to work since the recover disk will want the mobo on the host not the virtual board
    any retail (or oem cd) iso/cd will work
    a retail cd will work with a oem license key

    you can have virtual box use a physical cd see attached image

    Quote Originally Posted by p.wolf View Post
    Do you know where I could get a working copy of windows xp? I have the registration key, just not the disc, so it should be legal.
    answering this directly is not allowed but you do know how to use google
    and if your xp install does not ask for a key google how to change it
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    Re: How to set up a windows xp virtual machine?

    Quote Originally Posted by pqwoerituytrueiwoq View Post
    and if your xp install does not ask for a key google how to change it
    I wouldn't trust any Windows XP CD that doesn't ask for the serial. With Win7, you can bypass filling in the serial during setup, but it will prompt you to activate that copy of Windows and you'd need the serial to do that.

    Of all the XP installs I have done (retail, OEM and volume) I haven't run into any that didn't ask for a serial.
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