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Windows XP Starter Edition (experiment)

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:47 pm
by NewYorkEagle
So I made this video to see if Windows XP Starter Edition can work with my computer running VMware, however it ran towards an unsupported state while forcing it to shut down. I'm curious to know if Windows XP Starter Edition would not have this problem on Virtualbox or if it's not reliable on a virtual machine?

https://youtu.be/LLBJRwhP7E4

Re: Windows XP Starter Edition (experiment)

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:38 am
by michael
I ran Starter in a VM on VMware Workstation in the video that I did on it and did not get any errors. My copy called itself XP Home Edition up until the OOBE, and used the standard Blue background during the setup process. Where did you get the version of Starter that you showed in the video? Maybe it's some unofficial copy that changed some things around.

Re: Windows XP Starter Edition (experiment)

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:46 am
by Steve
I used the ISO from Michaels video and worked fine in VMware Workstation 12 Pro

Re: Windows XP Starter Edition (experiment)

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:55 am
by nknight
NewYorkEagle wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:47 pm
So I made this video to see if Windows XP Starter Edition can work with my computer running VMware, however it ran towards an unsupported state while forcing it to shut down. I'm curious to know if Windows XP Starter Edition would not have this problem on Virtualbox or if it's not reliable on a virtual machine?

https://youtu.be/LLBJRwhP7E4
I also tried it in VMware Workstation 12 Player no problems. How much RAM did you give the VM and how big was the Hard drive

Re: Windows XP Starter Edition (experiment)

Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:14 pm
by NewYorkEagle
nknight wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:55 am
NewYorkEagle wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:47 pm
So I made this video to see if Windows XP Starter Edition can work with my computer running VMware, however it ran towards an unsupported state while forcing it to shut down. I'm curious to know if Windows XP Starter Edition would not have this problem on Virtualbox or if it's not reliable on a virtual machine?

https://youtu.be/LLBJRwhP7E4
I also tried it in VMware Workstation 12 Player no problems. How much RAM did you give the VM and how big was the Hard drive
I was going to give it 512MB of RAM (the maximum it can allow), along with 40GB of hard disk space.