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Installing WinXP in a VM under later versions of Windows


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#1 xcskier

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 01:49 PM

A question related to XP re-install: I just bought new p.c. with Windows 10.  I'd like to install Virtual Machine app. then install Windows XP (my previous o.s.).  I don't have an XP media, the o.s. came preinstalled on my old machine.  I do have the Lenovo recovery discs, are these XP install media and would they work on a different p.c.?

 

In any case, can I buy a new version of XP?  Surely it would not be the former full price, since no longer supported.  This might be my most cost-effective solution.  Where might sell these?


Edited by hamluis, 25 July 2017 - 04:33 PM.
Moved from XP to Virtual Machines - Hamluis.


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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 02:03 PM

Use the iso listed in this BC post. First link.



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Posted 24 July 2017 - 07:49 PM

JohnC: thanks for the link.  Now comes the Hard Question.

 

What got me into this situation in the first place, was posting on CNET about an issue with Norton a.v. subscription I was having with my previous p.c.  A  poster replied, oh you need free a.v. software like Avast.  So I downloaded Avast.  Except it is not compatible with XP Pro.  And there went my computer: no more wifi connectivity, no more printer driver, etc.  (Meanwhile, other posters were piling on to the CNET website, pointing out that Avast does not work with XP Pro.  But too late for me.  Shouldn't I have caught this myself? Maybe.  I did say in my original post, 'running XP Pro', bit I guess that wasn't enough.)

 

Now I have no knowledge of the site whose link you provide to the free download of XP.   But I've learned, and let me just ask this.  If I do try to download from your site, will my Windows 10 a.v. firewall, backed up by (free trial) a.v. McAfee, protect me from any malware that might come along with the download?

 

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 08:09 PM

I am going to ask a moderator to split off your posts and my responses as it's getting confused with the original thread. 

 

As far as I know Avast still can be used with XP but that may have changed. 

 

https://www.avast.com/faq.php?article=AVKB44#idt_100

 

I can't confirm if the link I provided is clean. It's in an iso file so there would be no infection just by downloading. you could scan it with multiple scanners to see if the iso is clean. According to Mike_Walsh, no nasties were found in the iso file. I personally downloaded the iso file and did not get a AV alert.



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Posted 25 July 2017 - 12:32 AM

Just a note that Avast will work on XP SP3 but only if your system supports SSE2.






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