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Old 25-09-2009
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Windows XP to slow on Mac VitualBox

I have installed VirtualBox on my Mac and i have Windows XP as my virtual machine. But however, Windows XP to slow on Mac VitualBox with shared folder setting enabled. If i disable shared Folder Windows XP works flawlessly. What is the problem? Can anyone help me?
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Re: Windows XP to slow on Mac VitualBox

From Windows XP open hosts file which has no extension, open it in notepad : "C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc\hosts" Now suppose you have kept Windows XP computer name as WinXP, so in this file change this line :
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127.0.0.1    localhost
TO
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127.0.0.1    WinXP
This will speed up your computer...
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Re: Windows XP to slow on Mac VitualBox

Yeah, the above step will speed up your Windows XP a bit when shared folder is enabled. To speed it up further, don't access the shares from network places. Instead, mount the shares on your Windows XP virtual machine as a drive. and directly access the shares from this drives which will appear under My Computer from Windows XP. All the best!
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Re: Windows XP to slow on Mac VitualBox

I just tried the hosts file trick. It works but the speed has not increased that much, i can still get better speed when shared folder is OFF. Now will try the second trick and post back. Thanks for those quick replies. If i encounter any problem, will post back...
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