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

19 Nov 2009   #1
HughShaw

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 
How to install XP from CD into VirtualBox?

I currently want to test if installing an OS through the CD might be better for me since I'm having many problems converting my Windows XP Mode image.

Basically, I've installed VirtualBox, created a new machine, went into settings and mounted my DVD drive with the WinXP CD in it, and clicked OK and it does nothing. I click start and it can't access the kernel driver. Now what?!?! The user manual says I can proceed to install from there. It doesn't seem to detect my D drive?


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19 Nov 2009   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Can you make an ISO from your CD and then mount it and install from that?
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19 Nov 2009   #3
HughShaw

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 

That's what I was thinking, but that would take a whole 'nother 30 minutes or so!
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19 Nov 2009   #4
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Really...It usually takes me a couple of minutes to make an ISO. No more than 5.
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19 Nov 2009   #5
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HughShaw View Post
That's what I was thinking, but that would take a whole 'nother 30 minutes or so!
Looks like Virtualbox may not support your DVD drive...making an ISO image of XP is a very probable solution
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19 Nov 2009   #6
HughShaw

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 

Oh, yeah it's done...lol
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19 Nov 2009   #7
HughShaw

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 

Same thing. I mount the ISO image, click OK, and it does nothing. I click start, and it pops up some "Runtime Error - Cannot access the kernel driver!".


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19 Nov 2009   #8
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

vBox does support installation from a CD. But it is tricky and takes MUCH longer than from the .iso. I once did it and it took 6 hours - just unacking the files took 5 hours. It is much better to do it from the .iso.

PS: just saw that you are still having trouble. Either something is wrong with your .iso or you made a mistake as per step 1.2. in my tutorial - have a look. And don`t worry that the tutorial was written for win7. It is the same thing for XP.
http://www.howtogeek.com/forum/topic...ion?replies=11
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19 Nov 2009   #9
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This thread seems to suggest that you should reinstall VirtualBox and use the "repair" option

#4140 (Cannot access the kernel driver after upgrading (Windows host)) - VirtualBox
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19 Nov 2009   #10
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HughShaw View Post
Same thing. I mount the ISO image, click OK, and it does nothing. I click start, and it pops up some "Runtime Error - Cannot access the kernel driver!".
Looks like you have a faulty vBox...I would uninstall it completely and reinstall the newest version from the website
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