[ubuntu-uk] virtualbox problems

richard longforth1064 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 16 10:06:18 UTC 2012

On 15/06/12 14:31, Alan Bell 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.
> Alan
Apologies if I have broken the rules, but I am trying to bring the wife 
over from the dark side. I have persuaded her to use linux on her new 
laptop but she needs sage to do our accounts hence windows in virtualbox.
  Which vm would anyone recommend, virtualbox or something else?

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