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Windows 7: Installing XP with VirtualBox, Then Installing Programs to Virtual OS?

17 Jan 2012   #1
stevew84

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Installing XP with VirtualBox, Then Installing Programs to Virtual OS?

I have 7 Ultimate right now, I want to install XP through VirtualBox, which is all well and fine, I know how to do that. But my question is; can I install programs that will be using XP?

Say I give the virtual OS like 30gb of space, around 2gb of RAM, then while running XP in VirtualBox, can I then install programs that will be running with XP?

Thanks!


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17 Jan 2012   #2
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W8.1 laptop, W7 Home netbook, W8.1 tablet, Win 10 TP VM
 
 

Absolutely! You install programs to the virtual machine the same way you would on a physical machine. The virtual machine will be able to access the DVD drive, USB drives, internet, network shares, etc... to be able to install software the same as with a physical machine.
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17 Jan 2012   #3
stevew84

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
Absolutely! You install programs to the virtual machine the same way you would on a physical machine. The virtual machine will be able to access the DVD drive, USB drives, internet, network shares, etc... to be able to install software the same as with a physical machine.
Alright to get a little more complicated...

The video drivers that I have installed right now are for 7, do I need to reinstall video drivers for this virtual OS? What about service packs, etc.

Basically I'm trying to avoid dual booting my machine, if I can do EVERYTHING virtually, then great.

The main reason I'm doing this is so I can go back and play Far Cry 2, haha. Windows 7 sp1 doesn't seem to like the game very much, especially running DX10. Too buggy, game configurations keep restarting after each time I exit the game.
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17 Jan 2012   #4
stevew84

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I know wrong forum, but I tried Win8 in VirtualBox and I saw that I needed to have VT in order to install Win8....Does Win8 require VT or is that just part of VirtualBox?
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