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Once installed, you can find the VirtualBox program from the Linux Mint Menu by starting to type its name into its top window. Then double click on the icon and in a few seconds you'll see...
The Main VirtualBox menu
Here, you click on the New icon and you then select the operating system you want to install. In our case, that's Windows XP. Give it a name, XP for example, and then hit the next button.
Setting the XP VM's memory
This will bring you to the memory-size window. In theory you could run XP with as little as 192MBs. Let's not be silly. I prefer to give XP at least 1GB of RAM. Since my test system has 8GBs, I elected to give XP 2GBs to play with. If you're converting an old XP box to Linux service, you probably won't be fortunate enough to be able to give it that much memory.