[ubuntu-uk] virtualbox problems

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Fri Jun 15 19:15:57 UTC 2012

On 15 June 2012 14:31, Alan Bell <alan.bell at libertus.co.uk> wrote:
> 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.

Fair point. I am rebuked.

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