Convert Windows XP system to virtual machine

  • Free for non-commercial use
  • Running XP system on Windows 8 (or 7, 2008, 2012)
  • Convert XP and Windows 2003 machines


As Microsoft no longer provides security updates or technical support for Windows XP operating system, Windows XP is now under threat of harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. For the sake of allowing users to keep running applications and accessing data on XP, FarStone developed VirtualXP to convert XP system to a Microsoft virtual disk, which can be run on Windows 7/8 or Windows Server 2008/2012’s virtual machine.

XP virtual machine is safer since it runs above Windows 7/8 or Windows Server 2008/2012 platform with extra security protection from the host environment.

In order to help users being able to keep their Windows XP systems and all its applications on future environments, FarStone presents VirtualXP, VirtualXP will ensure that any XP system and its applications can continue to be used, preserved, and backup on a new Windows system.

Key Features:

  • Convert Windows XP to virtual machine
  • Free for non-commercial use
  • Allows you to continue running XP and its applications on Windows 8
  • VirtualXP can convert Windows XP and 2003 systems

Move XP to a Windows VM in 4 steps!

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    4 - Windows XP PC is now running on a Windows 8 computer (mouse over for next)
    Install VirtualXP
    1 - Install VirtualXP (move mouse over for next)
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    2 - Convert XP computer to a virtual machine (VHD)
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    3 - Load VHD from Windows 8

VirtualXP Feature Comparison




Convert Windows XP to VM

Automatic Configure VM to run on Windows 7, 8, 2008, and 2012

Convert Windows 2003 Server

Commercial and Business Use

Free Email & Phone Support


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  • Request a free FarStone VirtualXP license code for home use. The free license code is only for home users. Please purchase a license for business use.

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    FarStone VirtualXP is free for non-commercial use, please purchase license(s) for business use

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    File size: 19 MB
    Supports: XP & 2003

    VirtualXP User's Guide

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    System Requirements

    • CPU: Pentium or better
    • RAM: 512MB
    • Free hard disk space: 50MB
    • Windows XP (32 & 64-bit). All editions including SP1/SP2/SP3
    • Windows 2003 (32 & 64-bit)


    Questions? Please refer to the User's Guide first.

    VirtualXP User's Guide

    Q: Will there be a pop-up or ads for Free edition?

    A: VirtualXP is free for non-commercial use. You will need to click the "Get Free License for Home Use" button on the product page to get a free license code in an email, and enter the license code. There is no pop-up or ads after entering the license code (serial number).

    Q: Can I convert a selected partition to virtual machine format?

    A: VirtualXP can convert the entire system including all partitions or only a selected partition.

    Q: When should I use the VirtualXP repair tool?

    A: Most XP systems are SP2/SP3 (service pack) and do not need it. But if your XP system is an older one, ie. XP SP1 or earlier versions, you might need to use the repair tool before loading the converted image on a Windows 8.

    Q: Is there a difference in the functionality between VirtualXP Free and VirtualXP for a company?

    A: They are the same in functionality. VirtualXP is free for non-commercial use. Please purchase license(s) for company use.