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Setting up a Virtual Machine


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#1 Ethan_PCG

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Posted 15 July 2016 - 02:28 AM

I've always wanted to set up a Virtual Machine using Virtualbox. Whenever I boot up on Virtualbox it just fails all the time... Does anybody know why this is happening? 
 
Do I need to buy a disk? for Windows Vista, 7, 8 etc. 
 
If I do need to buy a disk where can I get the disk from?

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Posted 15 July 2016 - 03:12 AM

what you need is an image utility which comes in the format of .iso..you can download it from microsoft

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Posted 15 July 2016 - 03:14 AM

Example: How to install Windows 10 in a virtual machine

It's likewise for any OS (Windows-Linux) you want to install in VirtualBox.

 

Follow the tutorial step by step and report back if you have problems...

 

Do I need to buy a disk? for Windows Vista, 7, 8 etc. 

Yes, you need a disk or ISO to install your Guest OS.
 
Greets!  :wink:



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Posted 15 July 2016 - 04:10 AM

you can also create an <iso>format from a bootable CD. Using infrarecorder, which you need to download from infrarecorder.org/?page_id=5

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Posted 15 July 2016 - 06:52 AM

Example: How to install Windows 10 in a virtual machine

It's likewise for any OS (Windows-Linux) you want to install in VirtualBox.

 

Follow the tutorial step by step and report back if you have problems...

 

Do I need to buy a disk? for Windows Vista, 7, 8 etc. 

Yes, you need a disk or ISO to install your Guest OS.
 
Greets!  :wink:

Thanks, that's all I asked for.  :thumbup2:


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Posted 15 July 2016 - 11:17 AM

Well...I'm curious as to which version of Windows it is...in which you are trying to run a Virtual Machine. 

 

FWIW:  https://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=68845

 

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Posted 15 July 2016 - 03:31 PM

i preffer using window xp image ultility to run it.. Another "VM" I that has less data and also have the power to install any window OS in a blank disk is quemu manager..although its not fast as virtual Box but it gets your job done. You can get it from https://qemu.weilnetz.de/w32/ is only about 9MB...there are a lot you can do with it.




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