[ubuntu-uk] run Windows XP in Ubuntu
Ammonius.Grammaticus at googlemail.com
Sat Jul 12 18:02:36 BST 2008
Michael G Fletcher wrote:
> Cheers Mac, no worries, glad that you got it running...
> Quick word of advice, when you have your virtual windows installed,
> install the guest additions
Michael >>> This is just awesome! Many thanks for your help.
(Folk here who've used virtualisation for ages may have forgotten the
sheer gleeful delight you get the first time you see WinXP running
inside a window on your Ubuntu box. :-) )
WinXP has now done its updates. I've got Guest Additions installed;
and I've also activated the usb (disabled in Gutsy) as per
http://virtualbox.org/wiki/User_FAQ (section labelled USB on
Ubuntu/Gutsy). Now to install some antivirus and a firewall. Then good
to go on the two apps I have to use Windoze for. (Am I imagining it, or
does WinXP actually run *faster* in VirtualBox than I remember it doing
on the PC?)
Norman >>> I do hope you've got your installation up and running,
despite the additional complications you ran into. Many thanks for
starting this thread, and giving me a push into actually installing VB.
You do initiate some very useful discussions here - don't stop!)
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