Windows XP in virtual machine

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    I have never needed to download an ISO as my pc came with a reinstall cd from dell. but if you read the reviews you can get some picture of what this iso image will give you , some say bsod and this might be a hardware issue not an issue with the iso, most say the iso ran fine. all you can do is download it, burn a copy to a cd and then install and see. :)
     
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    Well I can just mount the .iso file in my virtual machine software and install it like that, however I didn't do it yet because I'm gathering information from people as I don't want to download something unsafe
     
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    when you download anything, download to the desktop and scan with your antivirus, or you can extract the files to a folder (this will not harm the iso) on the desktop and scan the files again from the created folder, I always scan any download and I more or less can tell when a website is apt to give dodgy downloads. :)

    I have downloaded many items from that website, (ebooks), and have not had a malware in any , so far. :)
     
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    I have briefly dabbled in setting up a Windows XP virtual machine in both VirtualBox and VMWare on a Linux Mint setup. VMware worked better and more smoothly in terms of graphics when attempting to play a game...

    However, setting up a VM using Windows XP shouldn't be an issue if your goal is something other than games.
     
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    I have no issue with setting it up, I just want to make sure I will download the proper safe .iso file, and yes VMWare is better in terms of graphics and I use it.
     
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    If the concern is a proper and safe ISO, then use Microsoft's website?

    There should still be an ISO available there, I think.

    Name may be one of the two:
    en_windows_xp_professional_with_service_pack_3_x86_cd_x14-80428.iso
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    xpsp3_5512.080413-2113_usa_x86fre_spcd.iso

    Although, I believe the second one is more of a standalone SP3 pack.
     
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    How can I find the link? I don't think there's one on microsoft site anymore, unless I access it somehow through a link which is not published anywhere on their site.
     
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    Copy and paste the ISO name into search engine.
     
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    Sounds like you'll have to make a decision either way.

    Wish you the best!
     
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