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VirtualBox 3.1: Beginner's Guide by Alfonso V Romero

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Summary

I hope you enjoyed the exercises in this chapter, especially if you're using—or planning to use—Windows 7 for your everyday tasks. Here you learned about the basic settings needed to create a virtual machine, install the Windows 7 operating system, run the virtual machine, and shut it down appropriately.

Specifically, we covered:

  • How to configure a new virtual machine in VirtualBox
  • How to adjust your virtual machine's basic settings to install Windows 7 on it
  • How to install the Windows 7 operating system on your VM
  • How to use the VirtualBox host key, and to 'capture'/'uncapture' the mouse and keyboard in your virtual machine
  • How to run your Windows 7 virtual machine and test some basic functions like Internet access and installing the Microsoft ...

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