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Windows 7: How to install XP from CD into VirtualBox?

19 Nov 2009   #11
HughShaw

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 

I just downloaded it. VirtualBox 3.0.12. It doesn't get any newer, my friend.


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19 Nov 2009   #12
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I didn't say that you needed to upgrade...I said that you needed to "reinstall" and choose the "repair" option.

Edit: my bad, I didn't refresh my screen to see you were responding to somebody else.
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19 Nov 2009   #13
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

I just merely made a comment to make sure you had the latest vBox...reinstalling it is still a given
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19 Nov 2009   #14
HughShaw

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 

Ok, the repair worked. I'm installing now, guys. Thanks for the tip.
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19 Nov 2009   #15
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Poor Hugh....he has had his string of bad luck when it comes to virtualization. I've been living and breathing VM's for years, and almost every version has worked great for me....but this poor guy cannot seem to get any of them working well.

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Ok, the repair worked. I'm installing now, guys. Thanks for the tip.
Fantastic. Glad that worked for you. Installing from ISO really is the best way. I don't even know if I have ever actually installed from a cd with a virtual machine
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19 Nov 2009   #16
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Poor Hugh....he has had his string of bad luck when it comes to virtualization. I've been living and breathing VM's for years, and almost every version has worked great for me....but this poor guy cannot seem to get any of them working well.
Read the post above...it appears his luck has changed
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19 Nov 2009   #17
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post
Read the post above...it appears his luck has changed
As I was editing my post, just as you were typing it seems.
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19 Nov 2009   #18
HughShaw

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 

Have you guys noticed that VBox doesn't integrate the mouse very well like Win XPM? You have to keep clicking right ctrl. Hope it gets better after all the drivers are installed.
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19 Nov 2009   #19
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HughShaw View Post
Have you guys noticed that VBox doesn't integrate the mouse very well like Win XPM? You have to keep clicking right ctrl. Hope it gets better after all the drivers are installed.
Do you mean that you have to hit right-ctrl to get out of the VM? If that is what you mean...that is by design....until you get the virtualbox additions added on. It's the same for Virtual PC, VMWare and Virtualbox.

It's the vmware tools, virtualbox additions and virtual pc add-ons which provide the support for changing resolutions and seamlessly mousing into and out of the VM's.
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19 Nov 2009   #20
HughShaw

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 

Where can I find these wonderful "VirtualBox additions"?
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