How to create and set up a virtual hard disk on Windows 10.
To create a new virtual machine in Fall Creators Update: Open Hyper-V Quick Create from the start menu. Select an operating system or choose your own by using a local installation source. If you want to use your own image to create the virtual machine, select Local Installation Source.
Windows 10 virtual machines are now available with the latest updates to Microsoft Edge and the underlying web platform. With this release, we have automated the process we use to create the virtual machines, so future updates will be available more quickly as the platform is updated.
To create a virtual machine in VirtualBox, click on the New button. Provide a name for the virtual machine, select the operating system type, and select the version. In our case, we will create a CentOS 6.7 virtual machine. Click on Next and select the memory size (in MB) for the CentOS 6.7 virtual machine.
Virtual Machine is a great way to test new operating systems, check the authenticity of unknown applications and also revisit older Windows OSes like XP or 7 for fun. Not to mention, now you can also use Linux on Windows 10 virtual machine and that is simply great.
Thankfully, it’s entirely possible to set up a Windows XP virtual machine for free. While the official methods require a Windows 7 PC, you can use Windows 10 and other operating systems, although this method requires a bit of a workaround. To get Windows XP running as a virtual machine, you’ll have to follow these instructions carefully.
The best way to emulate Windows XP in Windows 10 is to use a virtual machine. This lets you run a virtualized computer inside your existing Windows 10 install. In this case, it means running a version of Windows XP on the same system, but siloed away from the Windows 10 operating system and files.
You can pay for a virtual machine app like VMWare Workstation Pro, VMWare Fusion, or Parallels Desktop, but I recommend using the free VirtualBox app if you’re new to the wide world of virtual.