Running Windows XP in Azure


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Doggie's name is Rover[/caption]

The components

  • My Azure Subscription

  • A Windows 2012 R2 SP2 as the base to glue all things together.

  • A Windows 2003 R2 .VHD

  • A Windows XP .VHD

  • The Virtual Box latest version

The How-To

  1. On the Windows 2012 R2 install Virtual Box Latest Version

  2. Get the .VHD Files for XP and Windows Server 2003 R2 here and here. Better to Google where to get the VHDs as these links don't live thru time.

  3. Create each VM in Virtual Box as Usual

  4. When installing the Windows 2003 R2 image change the date as it will say the copy has expired. Put a date in 2003 and it will work.

  5. That's it

The Pictures

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Firefox in Windows 2003 R2[/caption]

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Windows XP, 32 bits. Released in October of 2001.[/caption]

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Setup Process for Windows 2003 R2[/caption]

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I tried to install 2003 R2 from scratch, never got to work. Better use the files[/caption]

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Firefox in 2003 R2[/caption]

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