[ubuntu-uk] virtualbox problems

Alan Bell alan.bell at libertus.co.uk
Fri Jun 15 13:31:33 UTC 2012

On 15/06/12 12:23, Liam Proven wrote:
> 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. On balance, probably not.
> Also, Win7 is a big, resource-thirsty OS.
> Go looking on isohunt.com or one of the other bittorrent indices for
> "TinyXP" - a very small, cut-down version of XP Pro. Absolutely ideal
> for VMs.
> Runs in about 70MB of RAM, although to be fair, once you have updated
> it and put some antivirus on it it's bigger. Still runs fast with room
> for an app or 2 in 512MB though.
um, windows support isn't really what we do on this list, especially if 
that includes mention of questionable sources of said software that we 
don't support.


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