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Windows 7: Oracle VirtualBox

04 Jun 2015   #1

Windows 7 64bit
Oracle VirtualBox

I am planning to install VirtualBox to try out newer operating systems and tools.

Is it safe to install on office computer. Basically below are my questions.

Does VirtualBox consume lot of resources and slow down the system.
Is the installation heavy weight.
Is it easy to uninstall.
Does running a virtual PC (windows 8.1) on a Windows7 (host) pc has any issues?
How is the performance of the virtual OS (windows 8.1 in this case) compared to like a dual boot setup?
Are there any free better options than VirtualBox?
Memory is not an issue as I will be able to spare atleast 30gb for virtual box installation.

Really would appreciate your inputs.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jun 2015   #2

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

VirtualBox installs and uninstalls much like any application. The resources that VirtualBox will use is generally minimal in comparison to what the client operating systems will consume. What impact it may have on the host depends greatly on what the client is doing.
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