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Windows 7: installing windows 7 64 bit on virtual box

10 Oct 2012   #1
bob363

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
installing windows 7 64 bit on virtual box

I keep getting this error when trying to install windows 7 on a new virtual machine in virtual box.
Fatal: could not read from the boot medium! system halted.

I know that the dvd is good because it starts to install on the host machine if I try, I also changed the boot order for the VM to CD/DVD, any ideas what is wrong? thanks


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10 Oct 2012   #2
rraod

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Try with an ISO file of Windows 7 x64 OS install disk.

You can also delete the present VM, create a fresh one and try. Also check the settings of Virtual box which worked for you before.
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10 Oct 2012   #3
bob363

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

thanks, I deleted the VM and created a new one, this time it worked, I guess I should have thought of that, thanks for the help
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11 Oct 2012   #4
rraod

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Glad to be of help!
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