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Windows XP install on old hdd - run in virtual box?

Discussion in 'Software' started by grishenko45, 14 Mar 2015.

  1. grishenko45

    grishenko45 .

    6 Jun 2009
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    i've got my old xp installed on a hard drive and want to run it as i would have from my old pc.
    is there a way to run it from virtual box or another visualization program?
  2. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

    31 Aug 2008
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    The only way I have seen any limited success in doing that is with hyper-v. You need Windows 8.x PRO or a server edition though. With the XP disk attached boot the install media, then use it to set sysprep on the XP hdd. It will also highly prefer you convert to a .vhd, though it can be possible to mount physical disk as well.
    In most cases, you are probably better off starting fresh... you can get a legit ready made VM image here.

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