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Old 11-28-2009, 01:37 PM   #1
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How to install Windows xp using Virtualbox OSE without access to a CD rom

Hey guys,

I just recently found out that one of my security programs will not run with linux and requires Windows or OSX. I installed Virtualbox OSE but do not have a cd rom to use.. I have an ISO file on an other computer and was wondering how i could install it. I have a usb stick that i could use or an SD card. just unsure of how to get it to work.

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Hi, before you run vBox, copy the iso to an accessible place, and

configure vBox to see the iso as a cdrom image.

In the cdrom/harddrive settings.

Then when you have setup some space for the VM, boot vBox, it should see the cdrom image and start installing M$-windows.

all the best, regards Glenn
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Thanks alot, I did that and it worked fine.


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