Convert Windows XP to virtual machine

  • Running XP system on Windows 8 (or 7, 2008, 2012)
  • Convert XP and Windows 2003 machines
  • Free for home users and it works


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
  • Allows you to continue running XP and its applications on Windows 8
  • VirtualXP can convert Windows XP and 2003 systems

Customer Testimonials!

"Total lifesaver for me."

Client had a Point of Sale system and wasn't ready to switch over to the new system. We ran both systems at the same time on the same machine. - David

"Helping You Get Over the Migration Hump for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003"

- Rod

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

  • 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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    Download VirtualXP

    VirtualXP it's FREE for home users. It works.

    File size: 19 MB
    It converts XP & 2003

    VirtualXP User's Guide

    Buy VirtualXP
    1 PC License


    Need more licenses? Volume licensing

    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)

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

    VirtualXP User's Guide

    Q: My congratulations for your magnific solution to the people who have some programs that run only on XP. After having the VHD image, how to put it on a Windows 7/8 and run it.

    A: There are specific steps to run it on Windows 7/8 or 2012. Please refer to user's guide for detail info.

    Q: I have an old laptop on XP that has a program I could not transfer to my Windows 7 laptop. Will your program help me to use that old program on my windows 7 machine?

    A: Yes, you can. Please refer to VirtualXP User's Guide for details.

    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 7 or 8.