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    Default Run Windows 7 (or any OS) in a virtual partition




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    Thanks for the post very interesting and the guide very easy to follow

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    thankx !!! gr8 job.

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    A very easy to understand guide. Should encourage more to try out Windows 7.

    Thank you very much

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    looks like an interesting idea. let me chek it out, never tried it. is it something to do with vmware? vaguely heard of it.

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    quite useful

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    Cheers whs I'm downloading Win 7 now. JR

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    Ah! VPC, the only way I'm using Windows 7 since pre-beta. The only downside is that you can't avail Aero which is due to VPC's inability to make use of the GPU's abilities..

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    I am glad you guys find the article useful. As they used to say. "Try it, you'll like it".

    @ Doug 72, Yes it is similar to VMWare which costs $89 - but those 2 programs are freeware. And since my finance minister did not feel like allocating $89 for it (she is tough), I had to go with this, which turned out to work very well - especially Virtual Box.

    Just one more general comment: Do not dispair when you switch to the host system (after starting W7 in the virtual partition) to find that the host is very sluggish. That will be only for a little while until Superfetch has rearranged the real estate. Once you have been running a bit, things will come to order.
    And a second little tip (to avoid a stupid little problem): Enlarge the window of the virtual partition (if you have the space on your screen) so that there is a "white frame" around the W7 window. Before I did that, I always hit the wrong red X in the top right corner - rather than ending what was running in the virtual partition, I killed the whole virtual partition. With the white frame, that is less likely to happen.

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    I managed to install win7 with the Virtual Box
    However, I can't get on the internet.
    Win7 says there are no drivers for the network adapter.
    I've tried with the Vbox settings for network Adapters but not getting connected.
    My Host adapter is Nvidia 10/100 fast ethernet adapter.
    I'm sure it's something small I'm missing.

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