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    updating the guest OS

    I have successfully installed Win2000 in VirtualBox.
    Just wondering:

    1. Should I install all the Windows Updates and turn on the automatic updates.
    2. Install firewall and antivirus program?
    3. Defragment, antivirus and antispyware scan the guest OS?
    I would rather be Ubuntu-ing.

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    Re: updating the guest OS

    Quote Originally Posted by cjv8888 View Post
    I have successfully installed Win2000 in VirtualBox.
    Just wondering:

    1. Should I install all the Windows Updates and turn on the automatic updates.
    2. Install firewall and antivirus program?
    3. Defragment, antivirus and antispyware scan the guest OS?
    Yes, it doesn't really matter if you run a security deficient (P)OS on a real machine or a VM, it is still vulnerable.
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    Re: updating the guest OS

    Install updates but skip the firewall + antivirus if you are not gonna use windows to store an important file.firewall + antivirus will make the virtual OS slower a lot.

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    Re: updating the guest OS

    You should treat your virtual windows as you would a physical installation. To be honest, I suggest you install all updates, install all the software you need, then take a snapshot or back up the virtual disk.
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