How to download Windows XP Pro ISO with SP3 included (VLCD)

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.

Meet archive.org

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.

Hashes

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

  • en_windows_xp_professional_with_service_pack_3_x86_cd_vl_x14-73974.iso
    • SHA256 FD8C8D42C1581E8767217FE800BFC0D5649C0AD20D754C927D6C763E446D1927
  • de_windows_xp_professional_with_service_pack_3_x86_cd_vl_x14-73985.iso
    • SHA256 2B13153C2B107013E8D537FD29C694C16B61E727518CBCCA26924173026EA86C

External Links

Again, you must verify the hashes!

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