Windows XP was released in October 2001 in various editions like Pro, Home and others. XP Vienna Edition is one of them. It had very attractive features for users. That’s why it became immensely popular among users. The basic features are the same in all editions, but XP Vienna has some additional features.
Microsoft stopped its official support for Windows XP. But 7% of users still want to get this OS for some fun or for research work. If you want to get its official copy, you can forward a request to Microsoft. But it’s risky now because Microsoft has stopped releasing security updates for it.
Related: Windows XP Media Center Edition ISO
Download Windows XP Vienna Edition
- Pentium III processor
- 512MB RAM
- 5GB hard disk space
- Super VGA (800 x 600) display
Methods to Create Windows XP Vienna Edition Bootable USB (Installation Guide)
Before installation, let’s convert the ISO image into a bootable “.exe” file. You can use various methods to create a bootable USB flash drive. Here, I am discussing the easiest methods. Follow any of them and installation guide to enjoy Windows XP Vienna.
Method # 1: Easy USB Creator 2.3.1 application
It’s an easy and simple tool, but it works with “.NET Framework 2.0” or above. You can download “.Net Framework” from Microsoft’s official site. It automatically converts the ISO image into an executable file. See how does it work?
- Connect a USB flash drive with the PC.
- Download the ISO file of Windows XP Vienna Edition from the above section.
- Download the Easy USB Creator 2.3.1 from Here.
- Double-click the “.exe file” to install it.
- Now, launch the tool.
- It shows a sign like “…” this with ISO file option. Select this sign to add the path of Windows XP ISO file.
- Next, you will see “Destination Drive.” Select a drive where you want to save the “executable file” and click “Start.”
- The tool starts converting the ISO image into a bootable file.
- Wait for a while until your bootable USB is ready.
- Now, move to the installation guide.
Method # 2: Bootable USB/DVD of Zipped Windows XP ISO
Some users download Windows XP ISO file in a zipped folder. If it is so, use 7-Zip Extractor. It extracts the zipped files quickly.
- Download the ISO file. Once it is downloaded, double-click the ISO image to extract files.
- Now, burn them into a bootable Windows XP ISO DVD/USB flash drive by using the above tool.
- Your bootable DVD/USB flash drive is ready now. You can use it to install Windows XP on your desired system.
- Move to the installation guide.
Method # 3: Bootable USB/DVD via USB Creator 2.0 (Microsoft’s Tool)
It’s an official tool of Microsoft to create a Windows XP bootable USB/DVD. The tool is available at Microsoft’s site. Download it from there and follow the instructions below.
- Connect the USB to your PC.
- Download the ISO file from the above section.
- Select USB/DVD to save the ISO image.
- Now, open the tool “USB Creator 2.0” and select “Browse” to locate the ISO file.
- Below this option, there is “Destination Drive.”
- Select the USB drive from here.
- Now click the “Create USB” option at the bottom of the tool. It will start converting the ISO image into the Bootable USB.
Method # 4: Create Bootable USB/DVD via Command Prompt
If you don’t want to use any tool, use Command Prompt to create a bootable USB/DVD.
- Open “Command Prompt.”
- Type “diskpart” here to launch diskpart utility.
- Now, type “list vol” and press Enter key.
- Type “set vol 1” (You can type here your desired number like 1, 2 or 3, etc.)
- Type “active” and press Enter.
- Now, write here “exit” to exit the tool.
- Now copy the Windows XP files to flash drive and run “setup.exe” file.
To start the installation process, first, enable the option “Installation from USB” from BIOS.
follow the steps here in this connection.
- Restart PC and press “Del” to enter BIOS. (If your system is showing any other key, like F1, F2, press it.
- Select “Advanced BIOS settings” by using Up/Down or Right/Left arrow keys.
- Press “USB as the primary boot device” and “F10” to exit BIOS.
- Now, connect your bootable USB to the system and restart it.
- First, select the PC version. Mostly it is 32-bit.
- Select “Install from USB” and click “Next” from there.
- The system starts copying files from the USB drive.
- Make partitions of the hard disk drive by assigning a relevant volume to each partition.
- Select a partition where you want to save Windows XP Vienna Edition.
- It will collect information first.
- Then Dynamic Updates are installed.
- Now, it shows that it’s preparing installation.
- Ultimately, the installation is finalized.
- Now, wait for a while until it completes the installation process. It may take about 40 minutes.
- The PC restarts several times in between. Don’t interrupt the installation process.
- Now set the time and date according to the geographical location.
- Enjoy using Windows XP Vienna Edition.
Windows XP Vienna Edition Features
It has a modern sleek design.
The system is securer against threats.
It has stable performance, customization of themes, background and icons.
You can backup your important data by using the standard Win2k backup program.
It supports dynamic disks.
XP Vienna has Encrypted File System to encrypt files on an NTFS partition. It’s highly useful for mobile machines.
It has a remote assistance feature to troubleshoot problems.
You can access your data remotely by using the Terminal Services Session.
It supports IntelliMirror. IntelliMirror feature includes Microsoft Remote Installation Services, user setting management and software deployment.
It supports the programs of Windows 98 and Windows Me programs.
Q: Are the people still using Windows XP around the world?
Of course, about 7% of PC users are still using Windows XP around the globe.
Q: Can I install Windows XP Vienna Edition in multiple systems by using one bootable USB?
No, you can’t. One copy of this OS is only for one user.
Q: Is it safe to use Windows XP now?
It may involve some risks because Microsoft has stopped official support for it. So, the features may be attractive, but your system will not be secure.
Q: May I get a copy of Windows XP from Microsoft?
Yes you can buy it but Microsoft doesn’t release security updates for it now.
Q: Can I play DOS games on Windows XP Vienna Edition?
Yes, but it supports only the old DOS games. You can’t play new DOS games on it.