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

Bas Roufs basroufs at
Tue Nov 9 20:18:18 UTC 2010

Hello Mark and Everybody else

Thanks for your elaborate comment. One question remains - see below.

2010/11/9 Mark <mhullrich at>
> 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.

It's understandable to me that a virtual version of e.g. WinXP could
be upgraded somehow to Win7. However, a question remains: what do you
mean with "image of your Win7 installation"? A "copy" of the existing
OS configuration at the Win7 partion to an .iso file to be burned to a
CD, with a view to upgrading a virtual version of some previous
Windows edition? If so, how could I create such an .iso file?

Thx, respectfully yours,


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