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VirtualBox 3.1: Beginner's Guide by Alfonso V Romero

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Chapter 3. Creating Your Second Virtual Machine: Windows 7

In this chapter, you'll get to install Windows 7 on a virtual machine. I used a Windows XP host computer for the exercises, but you can use any host supported by VirtualBox.

In this chapter you shall:

  • Create your second virtual machine in VirtualBox using Microsoft Windows 7
  • Learn about your virtual machine's basic configuration
  • Install Windows 7 on your virtual machine
  • Learn how to use the VirtualBox host key and to 'capture'/'uncapture' the mouse and keyboard in your virtual machine
  • Learn to run your Windows 7 virtual machine and test some basic functions like using Internet Explorer and installing the Microsoft Office 2007 trial edition
  • Learn how to start and stop your virtual machine

So let's ...

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