ok what motherboard have you got and how much ram will decide if its even an option before we go into programs.
if we assume your board can handle it (most can now days) then you pick a software to run the host/ vmachine interface... thats called a hyperviser and you can only have one of these per system. there are two main and 1 open source option here;
Hyper-v is microsoft and come free with any pro copy of W8.1 or 10... if your licence is a pro copy then its just a matter of turning it on from the control panel.
Hyper-v is the best at ram/ cpu management and very up to date but it does not allow Grapthics and sound card share with the host machine because its a bussiness system so not the 1st pick for gaming.
Wmware is older and not as good at ram management however it does support G-card and s-card share with the host so its a good option if you want to have a v-xp machine to run your old Kotor games on a modern laptop... the vmware player is free but the full workstation copy can get $$$ (shop around for a sale)... vmware also has a Mac option but they are not the same software so if you have mac and windows then pick the one you want most.
Vbox is open source... its ok for learning on but not a first pick for any job imo.
The amd chip... not so much but you say you already have Vbox before?
if you have used vbox on that machine then it should take vmware now (assumes you remove vbox)... I'd not recommend hyper-v for such an old system because you won't see any improvment over what wmware will give and vmware (being itself older) is better ... get the old V7 free player here .
I run 4 virtual machines on windows 10 so it does work. Probably not a help for your situation but I wanted to let you know that windows is not the problem.
Make sure you are using the latest VBOX version.