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Old 01-28-2012, 11:03 AM   #1
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Question Moar vBox :)

Google was less that helpful on this issue so I figured I ask if anyone also had this problem...

I put win 7 starter into a vbox... installs fine but the NAT network option does NOT enable internet access inside the box.

Also ...out of curiousity... why do I have to close and re-open vlc everytime I switch windows in order to restore the volume... really hinders multitasking. Z/Z
Old 01-30-2012, 01:06 AM   #2
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My memory of Windows XP has faded these days, and have zero to bog all knowledge of Windows 7, but since nobody has any better ideas, ill chime in with a couple of possibilities.

Are drivers for the virtualbox NIC installed in windows 7?

If so, can the Win7 guest ping the host?
Can it ping an external IP (google, If so, this would suggest that it is a nameserver problem, which you can probably fix by manually setting the name servers on the Win7 guest, to googles dns servers.

I assume you haven't diddled about with the network settings of the VM itself, and that is all set to default. If not, it may be worth testing it with a new vm using all the default settings.

As for your sound issue, i have no idea. But testing it with an alternate media player may diagnose whether it is a vlc problem, or a general sound problem.
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Old 01-30-2012, 03:03 AM   #3
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During the first install of Win 7 starter in a vBox I did a few questionable things like select "Windows Other" instead of "Window 7" and placed the VM on the c: . I did a new install of Windows 7 starter in a VM and didn't pick any iffy install options and it is working fine now.

Just about the only reason for me to go over to the win 7 boot now is to play games (which I do rarely) or if I am frustrated with the network manager that keeps requiring me to reinsert my usb modem.

I'll try a couple media players besides vlc and see how they work. Thank you. Z/Z


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