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VirtualBox 3.1: Beginner's Guide by Alfonso V Romero

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Time for action—shutting down your VM

Now it's time to stop whining and start learning how to shut down your virtual machine...

  1. Make sure you close all the applications inside your virtual machine, open the Internet Explorer Web browser, 'uncapture' your keyboard and mouse so you can move to the VirtualBox main menu, and select the Machine | Close option.
  2. The Close Virtual Machine dialog will show up with three choices for shutting down your virtual machine. Select the Save the machine state option, and click on OK to continue:
    Time for action—shutting down your VM
  3. VirtualBox will show the following dialog before shutting down the virtual machine:
  4. Once your virtual machine's state is saved, ...

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