[ubuntu-uk] virtualbox problems

Simon Greenwood sfgreenwood at gmail.com
Fri Jun 15 08:08:14 UTC 2012

On 15 June 2012 07:23, richard <longforth1064 at gmail.com> wrote:

> can i install win 7 on virtualbox from an oem install disc? I got the to
> try linux and thought she could have windows in a virtual machine, but i
> think we might have got the wrong sort of disc.
> --

Some OEM disks check for something in the system that identifies the
hardware as belonging to a maker so it really might depend on the vendor.
You could test it by installing Virtualbox in Windows as by default
Virtualbox identifies itself as a generic PC. You'll definitely need the
licence that came with the machine for it though.

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