Possibly OT: networking under VirtualBox

Mark mhullrich at gmail.com
Thu Oct 28 17:28:56 UTC 2010

On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 10:02 AM, Liam Proven <lproven at gmail.com> wrote:
> I /was/ going to say, remove all the hardware devices you can in
> Device Manager, then get it to re-detect them all. Once you've done
> this & the VM has rebooted a couple of times, install the guest
> additions. Don't forget to remove the VMware ones.

Actually, that's a great idea - thanks.  Maybe if I kill the mouse and
it gets replaced it will work better....

> But it sounds like you're past that point.
> However, the best route would be to wipe & reinstall.

> The hardware emulated inside a VM is totally different from one
> hypervisor to another. Your copy of XP is /not/ running on the H/W of
> the host machine; it is on completely different virtual H/W.
> Effectively you're moving XP from one PC to another. This /can/ be
> done but it is pretty much always a bad idea & usually causes
> problems. If it boots & runs at all, that's a roaring success.
I've always been rather fond of roaring successes....

Many thanks.


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