This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide 1Z0-808 and have Jeanne Boyarsky & Scott Selikoff on-line! See this thread for details.
I would go with installing XP in a virtual machine. I have VirtualBox on all of my systems and one of my VMs is always a 32-bit XP. Another is some flavor of Linux. Just make sure you have at least 4GB of RAM.