I will preface by pointing out that I’m a student and that I need a valid and legal copy of XP to test out various networking gubbins.
Ideally I’d like a genuine copy of XP that I can use with Virtual box for practice.
Having searched various generic sellers all I can seem to find are OEM copies of XP, often sold with COA, some mention a product key and most come with the obligatory chunk of hardware.
Simply put, are these OEM copies valid and can the be used to create a full working VM or two with full functionality of the XP operating system.
Any help is greatly appreciated.