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Using Oracle Virtual Box to boot Windows 8 from within windows 7


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Hi
I think others must have come across this problem......
Windows 8 requires at least 1024 x768 screen res to run & activate metro icons, whereas Windows XP in Virtual Box mode ,works happily on 800x600 resolution.
Because of this Windows 8 anomaly the whole of the screen cannot be viewed within Win 7 system, so lower positioned icons and the start menu are not seen, or the start button which I have installed.
Also in XP the mouse can be taken out of the virtual area to resize the screen ( using 800 x600 res) this cannot be done in Res 1024 x768 in Windows 8.
I have experimented in dual booting Windows 7 and 8, but it will not work properly when "Rollback" software is installed.
Does anyone know the answer.?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Self built
    CPU
    I5 Intel Pentium 2500K
    Motherboard
    Asus P8P67 Rev 3.1
    Memory
    Kingston 16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD H7700 1GB
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC 18"
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x1050
    Hard Drives
    5 Samsung /Hitachi drives ...inc 2 external backups
    2 TB total
    PSU
    850 watts OCZ
    Case
    ICute Silver
    Cooling
    BE Quiet Dark Rock Advanced Overclocker Heatsink
    Keyboard
    Wireless MSoft 6000
    Mouse
    Wireless car non Microsoft
    Internet Speed
    60 Meg

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