installing XP

James Montgomery james_montgomery at
Sun Feb 14 01:26:24 UTC 2010

Raquel wrote:
> On Sat, 13 Feb 2010 10:08:51 +0800
> Thomas Dean <tomdean001 at> wrote:
>> Hello Gary,
>> I have ever used virtualbox to run XP. But the result is embarrassing.
>> If you have a powerful computer, it will run well. But you as well as
>> I have only a laptop, which is not so powerful as a desktop computer.
>> Running XP in the virtualbox can make both your ubuntu and your wife's
>> windows run slowly. That's my real experience. I don't know what your
>> wife will think of.  As a result, I cannot stand the slow virtual XP.
>> And I reinstall my ubuntu after installing the XP. Now they run both
>> very well.
>> Thomas
> I'm not sure this is good advice.  I have 2 laptops which run XP inside
> of VirtualBox.

To move this thread along and assist Gary better it would help to know
the following:

1. Hardware Specs of the laptop
2. Intended functions for the virtual XP box

Once that information is made available we can better craft a feasible


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