[ubuntu-uk] run Windows XP in Ubuntu

Mac 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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