since I've had to build a and test a load of different VM's I've found myself doing really strange things.
Once I've built the "basic image" I always play an initial game of Spder Solitaire (easy vertion - option 1) on it ( the XP version as this can be run just as an .exe file without installing the Games package from Windows.
If I don't win it I think that the VM image I've built is BAD LUCK so I DELETE it and build another image and try again.
I must be going mad - but it seems to work for me as when I do win (around 90% of the time) the VM image works fine for its real purpose.
Anybody else do crazy things on their machines.