windows 8.1 on virtualbox – a more permanent solution

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windows 8.1 on virtualbox – a more permanent solution

March 9th, 2014 by Jeanne Boyarsky

In January, I installed the Windows 8.1 trial on VirtualBox.  The trial is good for 3 months.  I need a more permanent solution so I bought Windows 8.  I chose to buy a physical DVD so I have it in case I need to re-install it.  This turned out to be an “adventure” as Staples […]

launching windows 8 on a vm

January 12th, 2014 by Jeanne Boyarsky

My “Windows computer” is a Windows XP machine that is over 7 years old and barely works. I still have it because every once in a while I’ve used it to test something in Internet Explorer. It doesn’t have the latest patches, virus scan, software etc. And it is really slow. My work computer has […]

virtualbox between mac lion and ubuntu

August 14th, 2011 by Jeanne Boyarsky

I installed VirtualBox a few weeks ago.   A few wrinkles when actually using it. Copy/paste By default, you can’t copy/paste between your Mac and VirtualBox VM machine.  It’s easy to enable though: Devices > Install Guest Addons Wait a few minutes for a terminal window to open and install When prompted, press return to […]