View Full Version : Windows 7 on Ubuntu with VirtualBox

December 15th, 2009, 01:34 AM
Basically, I have Win7 installed one one partition, and Ubuntu 9.10 on another and I want to run it 7 in a VM from the partition I have it on. I saw something for this once but I forgot where it was. If anyone has any info or a tutorial that'd be mighty helpful.

December 15th, 2009, 01:41 AM
I had these in my bookmarks. I have no idea how old they are, or if they work with win 7

Mark Phelps
December 15th, 2009, 05:28 AM
If you read the links, you'll discover that every time you boot in and out of your Windows OS, you will be forced to reactivate. The instructions in the posts worked because they were for Windows XP, and for earlier service packs.

This problem has been reported over and over again when folks tried to do this virtualization stuff with Vista and discovered that after a very small number of reactivations, it wouldn't reactivate anymore. Since Win7 is based off the Vista activation model, I would be very surprised if these hacks work with Win7.