Hai now i'am going to show how to install windows xp in virtual box on windows 8. Virtualbox is a free software and also called as open source virtualization software. Virtualbox creates the environment to install and run the more than one operating system at the same time in our system. For example we can view more than one operation systems in side by side window. It is very easy to use and understand. We can share data from guest os to host os using shared folder option and we can also access host USB device from Guest in virtualbox. It has many more features and advantages.

About VirtualBox

The main feature of virtualbox is a cross-platform virtualization application means we can Install it on your existing AMD-based or Intel computers, no need to worry about operating system whether they are running Mac, Windows,Linux or Solaris operating systems it will works almost on all the os. Another one, it includes the capabilities of your existing computer so that it can run multiple operating systems at the same time. For example, you can run Linux and Windows on your Mac, run Windows Server 2008 on your Linux server, run Linux on your Windows PC or system, and so on, without disturbing your existing applications or softwares. You can very easily install and run as many virtual machines as you like. The only limits are disk space and memory if you have more we can run more vm’s. VirtualBox is also very powerful and dynamic. It can run anywhere from desktop computers or small embedded systems in all the way and also used in datacenter deployments and now away days in cloud environments.

I think you got some of the knowledge about the virtualbox. If you want to learn in depth please refer the documentation or help of the virtualbox. First download the virtualbox from the official site https://www.virtualbox.org/ and get ready.

By following this procedure we can also 
install windows xp in virtual box on windows 7

step 1 :- Install the virtual box software.

step 2 :- Click new icon in virtual box or CTRL + N.

step 3 :- Then welcome to new virtual machine wizard will appears and click next.

step 4 :- Give the VM name, os type and click next.

step 5 :- Select the memory size 512 mb ( Change as per your requirements ) and click next.

step 6 :- Select the create new hard disk and click next.

step 7 :- A window will appears click next and select dynamically expanding storage and click next.

step 8 :- Give the hard disk size 20 gb ( Change as per your requirements ) and click next then click finish.

step 8 :- Click the start icon.

step 8 :- Select the drive of the windows xp installation cd and install the xp. Enjoy.