Failed attempt to virtually install Win7 inside Kubuntu 10.04 @ my Asus Eee PC 1001HA.

Mark mhullrich at
Tue Nov 9 18:22:06 UTC 2010

On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 9:42 AM, Bas Roufs <basroufs at> wrote:
> Thanks for this info, it's clear. Even when using exactly the same laptop
> with which the "recovery" CD came, a virtual environment inside another OS
> is a "different computer"... This is apparently one of the ways Micro$oft
> tries to maintain  it's oligopoly.

You might be able to fudge this by installing any version of Windows
into your VB VM, then overwrite the VB drive with an image of your
Win7 installation.

Of course, there is a strong chance (i.e., near certainty) that the
h/w compatibility issue will bite you anyway, but you might get lucky.
 Win XP was fairly tolerant of weird stuff like that (changing
hardware underneath the Win installation), but I fought with VB to try
and use my VMWare Win VM and wound up scratching the whole bollixed
monster.  (IOW, I installed XP from scratch, upgraded to SP3 and
reinstalled every goram app I needed there - a smaller subset of what
I'd had installed before, and I still need to get one or two odds and
ends I haven't done yet - shows you how badly I "need" my Win XP
install: not much.  Interestingly, my WPatcher didn't work on the VB
VM, but it also hasn't seemed to be necessary, which it was under



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