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Old 23-01-2009
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Windows 7 in Virtual machine

Hi friends,
I am very much confused about which software to use as Virtual PC software for Windows 7. I need an advice regarding Sun's VirtualBox and Microsoft Virtual PC ,which one would run faster if i install on my System.

Following are my PC configuartion

Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66 Ghz
2 GB RAM.
120GB HDD.
512Mb Graphic Card.
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Re: Windows 7 in Virtual machine

Sure i will let you know Before that i want you to ask one question is your Hard Drive is with IDE/ Sata Connector.
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Re: Windows 7 in Virtual machine

I am having Sata Connector with me.
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Re: Windows 7 in Virtual machine

I have tried to use with both of the software, but i prefer to go with Sun's Virtual Box.

To make sure that you get the best speed out of it, before you start it up and install Windows do this:
  • Go to the Settings window.
  • Select the Hard Disks item
  • Check Enable SATA Controller
  • Change the Slot drop-down for your virtual disk to SATA Port 0.

Your will get faster disk Access as compared to IDE.
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Re: Windows 7 in Virtual machine

I have install it but i am not able to run Windows 7 on it.
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Re: Windows 7 in Virtual machine

Yes it won't run if you haven't install the VBox Guest Additions and this won't run under Windows 7 without a little cheating.

Follow things are need to be done for it :-
  1. With the virtual machine running, mount the VBox Guest Additions CD image

  2. When the autorun dialog appears, select Open folder to view files .

  3. Right-click the VBoxWindowsAdditions file and choose properties.

  4. Click the Compatibility tab.

  5. Tick Run this program in compatibility mode for and choose Windows Vista in the drop-down then click OK.
Now you would be able to run Windows 7 through Virtual machine.
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Re: Windows 7 in Virtual machine

For more Details on Microsoft Virtual PC Click down link.

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