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    Default VirtualBox and Win7 problems

    Hello all,

    I have been through now three installs of Windows 7 in VirtualBox, and every single one of them has crashed on me, giving me the 'VirtualBox - Guru Meditation Window' which talks about the "critical error that has occurred while running the virtual machine and the machine execution has been stopped" windows 7 bluescreens on me.

    I don't have any critical information on the VM, which is obvious from the fact that I have reinstalled multiple times.

    I am just looking for something that will help me get a stable install. The first two crashed while I was trying to install software off of a passed through the CD drive, and the last time it crashed on me while I had it searching for audio drivers.


    To give details on the VM: I am installing a 64-bit copy of Win7 Home Premium, and the specs on my VM are in this screenshot:

    http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w...Screenshot.png

    If anyone can help me it would be most appreciated.

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    Default Re: VirtualBox and Win7 problems

    It shouldn't, but do you think it might matter that in 'General' you have the OS as win xp? Not win 7
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    Default Re: VirtualBox and Win7 problems

    Thanks for thinking of it, but when I changed it to Windows 7 (64 bit) I still get a crash moments after startup, without doing anything in the VM

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    Default Re: VirtualBox and Win7 problems

    Have you tried making a .iso of the win 7 dvd and mounting that as the install media rather than using the dvd?
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    Default Re: VirtualBox and Win7 problems

    Would that really make the install less stable?

    Another thing that I thought of.. would it matter that the disc that I am using is an OEM Disk?

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    Default Re: VirtualBox and Win7 problems

    Quote Originally Posted by xcrln View Post
    Would that really make the install less stable?

    Another thing that I thought of.. would it matter that the disc that I am using is an OEM Disk?
    Very possibly. But I have never used a OEM disk in a VM. By OEM, do you mean OEM as in what you can buy a part of a self build or do you mean a disk shipped by say: Dell?
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    Default Re: VirtualBox and Win7 problems

    I mean that I am using a OEM disc from Dell that came with another computer

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    Default Re: VirtualBox and Win7 problems

    Quote Originally Posted by xcrln View Post
    I mean that I am using a OEM disc from Dell that came with another computer
    I'm certain that will not work.
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    Default Re: VirtualBox and Win7 problems

    Alright, thanks for your help, I'm installing my 32-bit Microsoft-issued copy right now, sigh, I was hoping to get 64-bit working...

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    Quote Originally Posted by xcrln View Post
    Alright, thanks for your help, I'm installing my 32-bit Microsoft-issued copy right now, sigh, I was hoping to get 64-bit working...
    No worries. Be happy
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