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

19 Nov 2009   #21
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HughShaw View Post
Where can I find these wonderful "VirtualBox additions"?
This should give you some direction;
Install Guest Additions for a better VirtualBox experience

This guide is more to the point
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/2845/...in-virtualbox/


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19 Nov 2009   #22
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HughShaw View Post
Where can I find these wonderful "VirtualBox additions"?
After you install the OS I believe it is in the tools menu...just click the option to install the additions (just like VMWare)
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19 Nov 2009   #23
HughShaw

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 

The first time something popped up, but I was doing something else so I temporarily closed it. Now when I click "Install Guest Additions" nothing happens! I closed the program, and restarted but still the same thing.
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19 Nov 2009   #24
HughShaw

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 

Tried to do a repair again, but now I get the kernel error again! F*&$!
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19 Nov 2009   #25
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HughShaw View Post
The first time something popped up, but I was doing something else so I temporarily closed it. Now when I click "Install Guest Additions" nothing happens! I closed the program, and restarted but still the same thing.
When you click on Install Guest Additions....the system really just mounts an ISO file as the CDROM drive within the VM Guest. So, if nothing happens automatically, you should just navigate into My Computer, click on the CDROM drive and run the setup from there.
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20 Nov 2009   #26
HughShaw

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 

Ok, everythings working now. Just have to slowly install all my programs again. Thanks for the help, guys!

Anyone know how to get cut and paste working between OS's? (I think I have to set up the shared folders?)
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20 Nov 2009   #27
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HughShaw View Post
Ok, everythings working now. Just have to slowly install all my programs again. Thanks for the help, guys!

Anyone know how to get cut and paste working between OS's?
Don't think it can be done with VirtualBox. You have to setup shared folders. This is one of the features with VMWare Player 3.0 (Free) and VMWare Workstation 7 (not free) that I really like.

EDIT: Actually it can be done, you have to enable the shared clipboard feature; (not really sure how I didn't know about this before...I learn something new every day.)
http://superuser.com/questions/42134...ared-clipboard
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20 Nov 2009   #28
HughShaw

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 

The clipboard is working for me too, but I'm trying to get cut and paste functions going. I think I have to map the drive first, but it doesn't seem to find my host C drive. Anybody know how to do this?
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20 Nov 2009   #29
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HughShaw View Post
The clipboard is working for me too, but I'm trying to get cut and paste functions going. I think I have to map the drive first, but it doesn't seem to find my host C drive. Anybody know how to do this?
It goes a little something like this
VirtualBox: access shared folders from Windows XP guest OS
In addition, following that link, you can also go to Explorer and then Tools, Map Network drive and follow along per the guide and map a drive letter and make it permanent.

Sorry for all the links tonight...I'm just working from a Linux machine this evening and I don't have VBox installed.
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20 Nov 2009   #30
HughShaw

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 

I'm wondering if this is a unique feature of VMLite. In VMLite, you just open up my computer and click Tools > Map Network Drive, and then map H: to \\.host\sfs. Then you can access the host C drive directly and cut and paste from desktops works just like Windows XPM.

Then you can copy files directly between desktops!
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