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Virtual Box running in Win 7

by itsdigger / January 15, 2013 10:39 AM PST

I've been watching a different discussion about Virtual Box and have been thinking about using it inside of my Windows 7 to install and uninstall different linux os's until I find the one I want to keep . Is this doable? I have also been looking at the WUBI installer but haven't heard good things about it. You may ask why I want to actually install instead of running off of a live dvd and that's because I want to try full robust os with different add-ons like Ubuntu or maybe PCLinuxOS. Thanks.....Digger

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 15, 2013 2:16 PM PST

I've skipped WUBI for a lot of reasons. But you can install any of them in Virtual Box without WUBI and then delete them after you are done without touching your Windows install.

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Thanks Bob
by itsdigger / January 16, 2013 4:16 AM PST
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for tuning me into this Virtual Box! It's exactly what I've been looking for to play with these different OS's. I've been messing around with different Linux distro's for about a year now with the live dvd's but I don't think by doing that I was able to get the full benefit of the distro but didn't want to put any of them on my HDD. Running Linux Mint (Maya) right now and it's flawlessly. If you have any more GEM's up your sleeve fell free to give'em up! Again Thanks....Digger

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