XP boot disc without floppy drive on vista

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by james, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. james

    james Guest

    Hi folks,

    I've been looking around and I'm not sure I've seen the answer I need ...

    I'm trying to create a boot disc so i can run XP on virtual machine on
    vista. I don't know how I can create a boot disc (or whatever is needed) in
    order to get XP working working on virtual machine which I'm running on Vista.

    Is this possible, can anyone point me to the right place to get all the
    resources I need?

    I don't have a floppy drive on my machine so I don't know how to create a
    boot disc using vista?

    Many thanks,

    james, Aug 3, 2007
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  2. james

    David B. Guest

    Do you have an XP installation CD? If so there is no need for a boot floppy
    to install XP, boot the VM from the CD.
    David B., Aug 3, 2007
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  3. james

    james Guest

    Hi David,

    Yes I have my XP disc but I'm not sure how to use that to get XP running on
    virtual machine on my new computer which is running vista. Do I need to
    install it "within" virtual machine or is there something obvious I'm missing?

    james, Aug 3, 2007
  4. james

    Steve Jain Guest

    Yes, you need to install it in a VM, otherwise you'll either replace your
    existing Vista installation or create a dual-boot situation on your host PC.

    1. Start VPC
    2. Create a VM
    3. Start VM
    4. Install XP inside of VM
    If you have standard XP installation CD, it is bootable and you will be able
    to install XP in the VM from it. If a window pops up in Vista, you should
    close it and only install XP inside the VM.
    Steve Jain, Aug 3, 2007
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