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VirtualBox 3.1: Beginner's Guide by Alfonso V Romero

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Time for action—creating a virtual machine

In this exercise, I'll show you how to create a Windows 7 virtual machine in a Windows XP host.

  1. Open VirtualBox, and click on the New button (or press Ctrl+N) to create a new virtual machine:
    Time for action—creating a virtual machine
  2. The Welcome to the New Virtual Machine Wizard! dialog will show up. Click on Next to go to the VM Name and OS Type dialog. Type Windows7VB in the Name field, select Microsoft Windows as the Operating System and Windows XP as the Version:
    Time for action—creating a virtual machine
  3. Click on Next to continue. You can leave the default 512 MB value in the Memory dialog ...

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