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Optimizing XP for a Virtual Machine

Coming soon (possibly tomorrow depending on how motivated I get)…I’ll publish instructions on how to create a barebones installation of Windows XP for installation inside a VM. Why, do you ask? Well, as you know a default install of XP can top a couple gigs and the boot is not terribly quick. My optimized XP has a footprint of approximately 300 MB installed and boots in about 15 seconds in VirtualBox on my 2011 MacBook Air…not too shabby.

A quick look at what you’ll need:

NOTE:  My xpLite ISO came in at a slim 82 MB!

The how-to can be found here.