23 November 2017

Qemu for Windows XP

QEMU provide binaries for windows at https://qemu.weilnetz.de/w32/
But around version 2.8 (the builds is snapshot based) it was dropped XP support  (supposedly version 2.9 when it switched to SRWLOCK mutex thread)

I build recent qemu version that compatible with XP (32-bit) by reverting the threading model to 2.8.x version.

The build is LAA (bigmem) and fully static binary

HAXM maybe possible using http://software.intel.com/sites/default/files/haxm-windows_r05.zip note that the installer itself wrongly flagged as NT6 executable! but you can open it using 7-zip and then use the hax.msi to install (only for XP32)

This post (and hopefully much more) will be part of XP revival effort which started at github https://github.com/tumagonx/XPitory (apparently not a viable option for long term use so I move to SF).

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