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Need help installing a program on a Windows XP Virtual Drive....


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#1 Gavindale

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 07:06 AM

I am trying to install a program onto my Windows XP Virtual Drive (VirtualBox) on a Windows 10 computer. Just for clarifications sake, my computer has a variety of drives (C:, D:, E: are the regular drives, F: is the CD-Rom, and G: is one of five USB ports). After booting my Virtual Drive, I put the CD-Rom disk into my CD-Rom drive, and the installation screen came up. I clicked the button to install, and a window came up asking what drive to save the program in. I signified C: drive, and the installation process began. After the installation process was over, I went back to my Virtual Drive to run the program, but it was not listed on the programs list, and the shortcut that I had said to install was not on the desktop. I don’t know much about Virtual Drives, but to me this says that the program was not installed in the right place. How do I install a program on a Virtual Drive and have it in the program list and have a desktop shortcut?


Edited by hamluis, 27 February 2018 - 08:19 AM.
Moved from XP to Virtual Drives - Hamluis.


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Posted 10 March 2018 - 04:25 PM

You need to make sure the VM has access to the CD drive on host first, under Storage>Storage Devices. If you aren't seeing the program on the VM, it may have been installed on the host instead.



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Posted 10 March 2018 - 04:57 PM

Thanks so much! I tried that and it solved my problem! Thanks again!






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