7. OS X
Import Windows XP Mode into VirtualBox #
while maintaining product activation:
- Download Windows XP Mode (WindowsXPMode_en-us.exe | MD5: bf3726d684d3acb98185665123c9efcf)
- Extract xpm from WindowsXPMode_en-us.exe with a file archiver like PeaZip Portable.
- Add .rar extension to xpm
- Extract VirtualXPVHD from xpm.rar
- Add .vdi extension to VirtualXPVHD
- Create new machine in VirtualBox, specifying VirtualXPVHD.vdi as the hard disk
- Once initial setup is complete, uninstall Virtual PC Integration Components from Add/Remove Control Panel
- Install Guest Additions (Devices > Install Guest Additions...)
- Shut down virtual machine
- Download pcbios.bin (MD5: 12ccdc652b30c6d1e307c6f7deff5d24) from VMLite and copy to a directory on host computer (e.g., C:\vm\)
- "C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxMange.exe" setextradata vm-name "VBoxInternal/Devices/pcbios/0/Config/BiosRom" "c:\vm\pcbios.bin"
- While a virtual machine created in this manner should run under any OS X, Linux, or Windows host, running under anything but Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate would apparently violate the Windows XP Mode EULA:
You may install, use, access, display and run one copy of the Software in a single virtual machine on a single computer, such as a workstation, terminal or other device ("Workstation Computer"), that contains a licensed copy of Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate edition. Virtualization software is required to use the Software on the Workstation Computer ... If you are using the Software with a properly licensed copy of Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise or Ultimate, activation of the Software is not required.
- Thanks to cclloyd9785 for the VirtualXPVHD extraction steps.
- See also: Import Windows XP Mode into VMWare Player
/windows | Oct 21, 2012