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Thread: Virtual Box Windows 7 installation error.

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    Re: Virtual Box Windows 7 installation error.

    CHA-CHING!!! We have a winner! Now I'm getting some message about 24 bit mode color vs optimum 32 bit mode color. Thanks for your awesome help! "Windows is loading files"

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    Re: Virtual Box Windows 7 installation error.

    That's what we're here for.

    If it all works out, please come back and mark your thread "Solved" by clicking on "Thread Tools".

    That will let someone else know that they might find a solution here.

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    Cool Re: Virtual Box Windows 7 installation error.

    Error Message: "Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:

    Blah, blah, blappity blah...it wants me to restart and repair Windows.

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    Re: Virtual Box Windows 7 installation error.

    OK. This sometimes happens.

    Is this a disk that came with an OEM computer? A Dell or something?

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    Re: Virtual Box Windows 7 installation error.

    Precisely!

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    Talking Re: Virtual Box Windows 7 installation error.

    I wish they'd just play "nice" together.

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    Re: Virtual Box Windows 7 installation error.

    There you have it.

    Unfortunately, I don't think you can proceed, for two reasons:

    First, Microsoft's EULA generally proscribes the use of OEM installation disks in a virtual machine.

    Second, that Dell disk is tailored by Dell to check to see that it is being installed on a Dell machine. That's why you are getting the error.

    Unfortunately, you really should have a retail disk to use virtualization.

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    Angry Re: Virtual Box Windows 7 installation error.

    Hmmm...so I just wasted an entire day or several. Screw it! I need to use this OS. I have been under extreme cyber attack on Windows. I guess I'll have to dual boot then. Such a pain. Thanks for your help. Now I am off to read up on "dual boot".

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    Re: Virtual Box Windows 7 installation error.

    hello there
    I'm having the same problems.....windows 7 is not installing
    I checked the CD I'm using and it seems to be neither a DELL nor an OEM disk...it should be an "original"
    could there be any other reasons for Windows 7 not being installed in my virtual box???
    I'd be very very very grateful if some hero-type-of-person could help me

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    Re: Virtual Box Windows 7 installation error.

    Where is the DVD from? Did you specifically buy a fully-licensed copy of Windows? If you are trying to install a DVD you created from the images that came with your machine, it will almost certainly not install in VB.
    If you ask for help, please have the courtesy to check for responses and thank the people who helped you.

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