[vbox-dev] Support of Windows XP

Larry Finger Larry.Finger at lwfinger.net
Tue Feb 20 20:39:20 UTC 2018

On 02/13/2018 01:30 PM, Anton Shepelev wrote:
> Hello, all
> Although the official user manual[1] does  not  list
> Windows  XP  among supported host operating systems,
> VirtualBox 5.2.6 works in it without  a  hitch,  for
> which  I am grateful to the developers, and ask them
> to amend the manual accordingly.
> ____________________
> 1. https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch01.html#hostossupport

Should an old Windows system that is not undergoing any security upgrades be 
recommended? Certainly ALL Windows XP systems are prime candidates for Meltdown 


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