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Windows 7: Virtual box

28 Mar 2010   #1
Kevinsilhouette

OEM version of Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 
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Does virtual box work on windows 7 also is it able to run ubuntu from it ? i am not to familiar with what it actually thanks =D


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28 Mar 2010   #2
antharr

Windows 7 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kevinsilhouette View Post
Does virtual box work on windows 7 also is it able to run ubuntu from it ? i am not to familiar with what it actually thanks =D
Yes and yes.
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28 Mar 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Last year I had made a tutorial. You can download the PDF from here. Applies to Win7 and Ubuntu just as well.
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29 Mar 2010   #4
Kevinsilhouette

OEM version of Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Thanks for the quick replies i read that a lot of people install unbuntu 32 bit would that work on a 64 bit PC ?
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29 Mar 2010   #5
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kevinsilhouette View Post
Thanks for the quick replies i read that a lot of people install unbuntu 32 bit would that work on a 64 bit PC ?
Yes
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29 Mar 2010   #6
Kevinsilhouette

OEM version of Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

=D thanks you guys for your replies and WHS sweet Tutorial i am using it now =D
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29 Mar 2010   #7
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah, Virtual Box works very well...as does VMWare Player. It's great having choices and options all for free when it comes to this kind of stuff.
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29 Mar 2010   #8
Kevinsilhouette

OEM version of Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Which would you rather use i have a problem with virtual box when i try and switch the processors it can have running it i get an Error its keeping me to using only one processor. I have a AMD ATHLON x2 With 3gigs of ram on windows 7 64 Bit. It runs ok with one processor but when i open a demanding program like gimp then you can see a huge performance loss.
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29 Mar 2010   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Gimp is certainly not your typical program you want to run in a virtual partition - too demanding on resources.
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30 Mar 2010   #10
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Speaking of VB I see they just updated(3.1.6). I'm new to VB so I'm wondering what others experience is afa just installing the update on top of a previous edition. The odds of being hosed I guess is what I mean(unless there's some other methodology other than just running the installer?) I only have on VM but even though I didn't put all that much into it I'm lazy and hate to waste it when I do make some effort.
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