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VirtualBox - Windows 7 Download awards VirtualBox 6.0.4 B128413 full description VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. To begin the next step, make sure that you have downloaded Windows 7 RC ISO. Select Windows 7 RC in the left pane, & click Settings to start configuring Windows 7 settings like RAM and disk space further. Click Start button to begin Windows 7 RC installation on Virtual Box. You will see a message about the host key. Todd, I downloaded that VBox Template on my personal Desktop (homebuilt Intel Core i7-2600K, 16GB RAM, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, 400+ GB Disk space free) using Virtualbox 4.1.14r77440 with Guest Extensions installed. For the download I used Firefox 12.0 and Down Them All! I downloaded Windows Virtual PC 64 Bit since I have Window 7 Professional 64 bit. Did I download the correct version fo Windows Virtual PC? (.iso) to install the Windows Developer Preview and Metro style apps on a 32-bit PC. It does not work with Virtual PC, Virtual Server, Workstation 7.x, or VirtualBox previous to the. We offer open-source (Linux/Unix) virtual machines (VDIs) for VirtualBox, we install and make them ready-to-use VirtualBox images for you. From here you can download and attach the VDI image to your VirtualBox and use it. We offer images for both architectures 32bit and 64bit, you can download for free for both architectures.Introduction
What is VirtualBox?VirtualBox is a virtualization software that allows one to run an operating system while simultaneously running their main operating system. Simply said, you can have Windows XP running at the same time on your Windows 7 desktop. This is not to be confused with dual booting, which involves having both operating systems installed on the system, and only having one operating system running at once. The OS is generally virtualized (or simply emulated), and is called the guest. The host machine, the OS that you are using to run VirtualBox, emulates the guest machine. This setup is used to concurrent run two or more operating systems without having to switch between computers or operating systems on the same system.
What is VirtualBox Guest Additions?VirtualBox Guest Additions is extra software that can be installed inside the OS running inside of the virtual machine,at or the guest machine. While VirtualBox generally does a good job of running the guest OS, it has some limitations. VirtualBox Guest Additions is software that makes up for those deficiencies and adds additional integration features, such as the infamous Seamless mode offered by VirtualBox. Even Windows Aero works nicely on Linux, thanks to VirtualBox Guest Additions!
That said, let's get started!
We need the following:
■VirtualBox, latest version. You can get the latest release here.
■Fresh install of Windows 7, any version, inside the guest machine. Any install configuration will work as long as it is a fresh install, and Windows 7 can boot.
■A graphics card capable of handling Windows Aero, plus any features for any software that will be run on Windows 7. Since the support depends on your hardware, poor graphics hardware will not be able to run Windows Aero.
That said, let's get started!
(Note: The screenshots below were taken on Linux. Things should be pretty much the same as on other operating systems, but there may be slight differences depending on your software and hardware configuration.)
1) Boot up your guest virtual machine.
Boot up your guest virtual machine to the desktop.
2) In the VirtualBox menu, click Devices > Insert Guest Additions CD image....
3) In a moment, a box should pop up asking you about the VirtualBox Guest Additions CD. Click Run VBoxWindowsAdditions.exe.
4) In the box that pops up, click Yes.
5) You should now see the setup wizard. Click Next > and accept any license agreement(s) that follow.
6) You should now be at the install location part. Click Next > to accept the default location.
7) You should now be at the component selection part.
If you wish to enable 3D hardware acceleration, continue. Otherwise, skip to step 8.
To enable 3D hardware acceleration, check the box labeled Direct3D Support (Experimental).
You should now see a confirmation dialog.
If you want to enable Windows Aero and some advanced features (such as graphics shaders), click No.
You will then see the following dialog:
If not, click Yes. You will then be prompted to restart into safe mode. Restart into safe mode, and redo the above steps.
(The rest of the tutorial assumes that advanced graphics support is enabled.)
8) Once done, click Install.
9) During the installation, you may receive device driver installation dialogs. Click Install for all of them.
10) Allow it to reboot immediately - simply click Finish.
11) Now VirtualBox Guest Additions should be installed. If you did not enable advanced 3D hardware acceleration, you're done! Otherwise, continue on!
12) Close (turn off) the guest virtual machine, and edit its settings. Under the display category, make the following changes:
■Ensure that the video memory is at least 128 MBs, if not more. We chose 256 MBs, the max. You can adjust based on your usage.
■Check the box labeled Enable 3D Acceleration.
13) Turn on the guest virtual machine again. Right click on the desktop and select Personalization.
14) Click on the Windows 7 theme under Aero Themes.
15) Now Windows Aero should be enabled!
Your Windows 7 is now ready to go! Hopefully you learned a bit from this tutorial, and enjoy your VirtualBox Guest Addition enhanced Windows 7!
I read here on superuser.com that windows XP ISO files are not generally available for downloads from legitimate sources. What version of Windows can I use then, to mount as an ISO file with VirtualBox? And from where do i get it?
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Make your own image (*.iso) from physical media with any of a number of CD imaging tools. ImgBurn is a popular choice.
Also worth noting that an MSDN OS Subscription from Microsoft lets you download ISOs for pretty much every version of Windows they've ever shipped, including all variants of Windows XP, which are readily usable in VMs.
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Windows Vista SP1
Windows 7 SP1
Those contain official links from Microsoft's distributor DigitalRiver. Note that you'll still need a licence key to activate them, though.
You can also get a 90-day evaluation version of Windows 7 Enterprise from Technet: