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I am running windows 7 ultimate sp1 with virtual xp mode.
I want to know if i can create another virtual for windows 7 when it comes out in "Consumer Release" to test it out.
Will i be able to do this?
If i do not have enough ram ( I have 512 designated to xp mode) I can remove the xp mode and put in Windows 8. This is a test computer and there is no real reason to have xp mode. I downloaded it to see how it would work when downloading instead of it coming with a computer.

the computer has 3 gigs of ram.

Thanks
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I run Oracle VM Virtual Box with main system Windows 7 64 bit and virtual drives for XP /Windows 8 and Linux.
Much easier on resources and you can use variable levels of memory.
However I have 16 GB Ram.
You have enough memory with 3gb in total of which you can use 1-1.5 gb for the virtual drive, which is accessible for the main system when Virtual Box is not in use .
 

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I also have Win 8 installed in an Oracle VM Virtual Box - much better to deal with than any other IMHO. https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

You'll also need the Extension Pack for additional configuration options.

Note: You can't run two Virtual Machines simultaneously without problems so close your other one before dealing with this one.
 

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Note: You can't run two Virtual Machines simultaneously without problems so close your other one before dealing with this one.
Depending of your system you can. I can.
 

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I meant running two separate virtual boxes not two systems on one VM. I have Virtual PC w/XP on my test rig plus Oracle VB w/Win 8 and although I can run them both at the same time I find everything is too slow so I avoid having both on at the same time. I guess every machine is different.
 

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I cannot get the virtual box to install. It goes 3/4 of the way and just sits. I was sitting for 3 hours and nothing finished. I tried to cancel it but it would not cancel so i had to kill the process. It took down my internet so i rebooted then all was fine but it did not install. I was using the latest one 4.1.18. I tried this 2x to no avail.
I am running a amd x64 processor running 32bit Windows 7Ultimate Sp1
Got any ideas how to get the install to finish?
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Try updating XP to what it should be...SP3, maybe that would help. Although Oracle's data shows all service packs are supported.
 

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ok i figured it out- i had to close dropbox- on their website it states that dropbox interferes with the install.
btw once i get the candidate rellease for windows 8 and install it in the vm is when i add memory usage, is that correct? because i do not see where to do it now
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also i am to assume that the tutorial that is on here for installing windows 8 developement would be the same for the release candidate one coming out on feb 29, on how to install it- correct?
thanks
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thank you :)
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You're welcome Robin. I'm glad that we could help. :)
 

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Did any of you that run Win8 in vBox get the screen resolution better than 800x600? For Ubuntu I get a full screen resolution (22" screen), but not so for Win8 although I have the extension pack and the guest additions. I also gave 3GBs (from a total 8GB RAM) to vBox. Everthing else worked fine but with such a small screen it is no fun.
 

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Hi WHS,

I found the same thing, then loaded the relevant Video driver (ATI in my case) in the guest machine and it then allowed res to go to 1280.

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I tried installing my nVidia driver but it refused to install even in compatibility mode with Window 7 but my resolution can go up to 1600 X 1200 anyway with the generic driver. I have it set to 1152 X 864 for convenience when with working with the host system.
 

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I had trouble installing the driver too. I was able to set it to a higher resolution, but then parts of the screen diasappearted and I could not see the taskbar any more. Could that be because I have set the DPI to 125% - which was on my laptop. On my desktop where I have the DPI set to 150% I do not have that trouble with Ubuntu.

I would try it on my desktop but Ubuntu plus Win8 is a bit heavy for my 60GB SSD. I still have 30GBs free on my SSD, but another virtual partition would stretch it.
 

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I found if I set anything higher than the res I set or to a higher DPI I had to use a scroll bar in eother direction to see the whole screen so I just left it as I previously described.
 

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