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Windows 7: Windows 2000 in VM Under Win 7??

21 Jan 2010   #131
Jeffs

Win 7 x64 Professional
 
 

I'm trying to establish a network connection to/from the VM. Preferably from Win 7 to the VM, which already has some folders set to share from the physical implementation. (actually the entire C: drive is set to share, with a password).

See attached, should "unidentified network" be there (I don't think so, I think it's a "left over" from something):




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21 Jan 2010   #132
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Err... Ignore the VirtualBox Host only network connection... We don't use is right now, so we can safely ignore it.
The "VirtualBox Host-only network" interface is installed by VirtualBox by default, and it shows there because Windows will list any working and will try to map the topography of that link. Since it's not being used now, and it is there doing nothing, Windows try to map, and see nothing... thus the "Unidentified Network" message.

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21 Jan 2010   #133
Jeffs

Win 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Ignored. Does it go away when the VM is not running, or will it always be there? If it's removed, will it return?

OK, I have network connectivity from W7 to the VM's C: drive. For some reason W7 is not listing the machines symbolically in the network list at the moment (same "browser service" issue most likely), so I connected to the VM with X: assigned as \\192.168.10.170\c

I think we're there.... finally.

...ah, but there's more. No, not the mouse issue.
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21 Jan 2010   #134
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

It won't go away, it will go away if you uninstall VirtualBox. Look into list of Network Interfaces (either in Device manager or in Network Connections), it will show up in there, and not in use...

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21 Jan 2010   #135
Jeffs

Win 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Now, I would now like to create another VM and install Windows 98 into it.

I have an application that is used to program Siemans PLCs, but the darn think ONLY runs under Windows 98. We have a W98 machine especially left hanging around here with that program installed on it, but the machine is a piece of shit that's on it's last legs. A VM would be PERFECT for the few times a year this would be needed.

The application's requirements are a serial port, and a software "key" gets installed to the hard drive (from a floppy disk). I assume the key would go to the VM hard drive. The only floppy drive I have is a USB one, so the Win98 VM would need to recognize that (big challenge I think) or the VM make the OS think it's a "true" floppy drive.

What are my chances?

I have a W98 CD hanging around here somewhere. I guess I create a new VM, but how do I get the install started?
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21 Jan 2010   #136
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Create the VM, load the disk, attach the physical disk into the VM... Install away...

Now for that COM device... I personally never tried it but VirtualBox does have a COM port "connector" (if I can call it as such), you can have your ways on it...

So, before we go too far, the "Windows 2000 in VM Under Win 7??" problem, it is solved... right?
Well... it is technically running with some limitation (mouse driver not installed, BSODed the VM).
For Windows 98, you should make a new thread...

zzz2496
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21 Jan 2010   #137
Jeffs

Win 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Yea, that's solved. I will try the mouse again, but the main issue IS solved YEA!

You can go to sleep now since it's 3:30am.
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21 Jan 2010   #138
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Ahahahhaha

Nice, another problem solved, YEAH !!!

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22 Jan 2010   #139
Jeffs

Win 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Just in closing here, why doesn't the time/date stamp on the VM file change when the VM is used? As such it doesn't get backed up (as a file) because it's attributes don't change. It get picked up on my image backup, but that's all. I'm using the backup utilities built into W7, so it's not easy to restore a file.
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22 Jan 2010   #140
Jeffs

Win 7 x64 Professional
 
 

AARGGGHHHH!

I just went to start up the W2K VM and got this. Nothing has changed since I shut the VM down yesterday. The only thing changed on the host PC is some new software installed. The first image you get when you click "Start". The second one is after you click "Abort".


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