Want a clean ISO to use in a VM,
or restore an ancient machine,
for offline, retro-use?
Of course Windows XP is insecure to use, so only use it offline or in a VM.
And yes you need to bring your own licence and do it all legitimately.
I love archive.org because it’s a huge archive… duh.
I found a clean image of Windows XP Professional with SP3 included, with volume licencing in English and one in German.
Since this is not a direct download from Microsoft, you need to verify the SHA256 after download to be sure it’s clean and untampered with!
I have the proper hashes below.
You can verify these hashes easily if you have the latest 7-zip installed.
Right click on the file in Explorer and choose CRC-SHA > SHA-256
Again, you must verify the hashes!