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Old 08-02-2017, 01:30 PM   #1
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I'm trying to install Win7 in VirtualBox in Mint 18.2 but it tells me that it can't find the CD/DVD driver and wants me to install it. Didn't know it needed a driver for that and besides I don't have any idea where to find what it wants. It sees the drive because the Windows 7 install disk starts to install but then I get the error message. Can someone give me a clue? I can't install Windows because it won't let me past the "driver" problem.
 
Old 08-02-2017, 01:37 PM   #2
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I've had similar issues before and they're usually due to corrupted media. If you have a product key you can legally download a Windows 7 vanilla install disk from Digital River and punch in your product key and activate successfully.
 
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Old 08-02-2017, 02:17 PM   #3
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OK, I'll download another Win 7 copy and see what happens. I'll get back to you.

Thanks so much
 
Old 08-02-2017, 03:00 PM   #4
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As a general pointer if you were using an ISO before it's always good to use checksums.

The DVD drivers should work as long as you keep the default Storage settings are creating a standard new Windows 7 VM, unless there's a corrupt VirtualBox installation or disk.

Hope it works!
 
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Old 08-02-2017, 03:08 PM   #5
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Currently downloading the ISO but on the MS site it would only allow me to download a French or German copy of the ISO so I had to search until I got a place to download the English version. Windows is a curse - always was - always will be - that's why I try to do everything in Linux.
 
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MS is stopping all the windows 7 consumer downloads unless you plug in a valid coa key on their site. Some of the still working sites are sketchy. Be sure to check md5 and or shal from technet info.

However if you do go to the MS site and have problems they can "take control" of your system and give you a download link for the iso. (yes, please take control of my windows)

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Old 08-02-2017, 04:57 PM   #7
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I was able to download and burn a Win7 ISO to disk today so tomorrow I'll try to install it in VirtualBox.
 
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http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-bo...in-virtualbox/

Chapter 1. First steps - Virtualbox

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I was able to download and burn a Win7 ISO to disk today so tomorrow I'll try to install it in VirtualBox.
there's just no need to burn it.
in fact, in my experience, virtualbox works better when you boot directly from the .iso file, NOT a physical dvd.
i have installed win 7 that way (in a vm) and it never asked for a drive.
 
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