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virtual box software question.

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    virtual box software question.


    if I use this free install of virtual box to run XP as a virtual PC, will this virtual PC play my XP games? and will this work on a
    non-virtual 8.1 PC at the same time? I have several games that will never be upgraded to play on an OS after XP, hence the reason for the need for the XP.

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    Yes and no. It really depends on the game. The game will install fine but the performance of the virtual machine may not be adequate to handle the game well so it could be somewhat sluggish.

    I'm not sure I understand your 2nd question, are you asking if a game will be compatible with both a Virtual XP machine and a physical 8.1 machine? There's no way to answer that without knowing which game you're talking about.
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    mainly WWII air combat such as IL-2 sturmovik 1946, and pacific fighters and one syfy fighter game
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