Source Installing a Windows XP as a virtual machine on VirtualBox
In my last article (Installing and configuring VirtualBox for virtual OSes
) I walked you through the installation of the VirtualBox virtual machine tool. In this article I am going to show you how to actually install an operating system with this tool. You will be surprised at not only how simple the installation is, but how much better hardware detection is. In fact, as you will witness in the sample installation we will do, no hardware drivers are necessary. Believe it or not, Windows XP will work right out of the box.
Now I am using the open source version of VirtualBox so no USB support is included. Outside of that – everything should work exactly as expected.