Windows On Mac :: Use Flash Drive With Xp - Using Virtual Box?

Jan 3, 2009

Very excited to have XP running smoothly using Virtual Box.

But I have not yet found how to have my flash drive show up in my computer


Windows On Mac :: Parallel Versus Fusion - Virtual Box?

Jan 24, 2010

Could I get some feedback on what the community feels is the better of these two programs and why. I want to run Win 7 and have been trying Virtual Box and it's just not working out for me.

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Windows On Mac :: Virtual Box - Move From 7 Back To Osx And Drag Cursor Down Through Bottom

Dec 3, 2010

I have managed to install virtualbox on my mba 11.6 with win 7 as the guest.

1. The only way I can move from win 7 back to osx is to hold esc and drag the cursor down through the bottom of the win 7 window. Is this how its supposed to work?
2. I have set up a shared folder on osx and set it up on virtualbox but cannot mount it as instructed through the command menu.
3. Virtualbox doesn't recognise my pen drive but osx does.
4. Would it be advantageous to use win 7 lite as I only have 160 hd?

Excuse my asking seemingly simple tasks but I'm struggling with it, and cannot put anything on win 7 until I master it.

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MacBook Air :: How To Install Windows XP In Virtual Box

Feb 29, 2012

This is the setup: I have a MBA (13", 4G, 250GB) runing with Lion (upgraded from snow leopard). I need to install windows XP in VB (yes, it must be XP). I have already installed it in my iMac and had no problem at all. While doing it on my iMac I only had to select my cd/DVD unit to run the installation CD and it all worked fine.  As we all know the MBA has no cd unit (and no, I have no Superdrive) so I can't use the same path. I've tried accessing it through the remote disk, but once I get into the pop up window, I can only search for .iso, .cdr or .dmg files.  The next step I have taken is to create an image of the original CD. I have done it by: going to Disk utility, "new", chosen the CD, create a DVD/cd master... that created a .cdr document. Then through the Terminal I did convert this .cdr into a .iso using hdiutil. Finally I have run VB and... it keeps on telling me <<Fatal: No bootable medium found! System halted.>> 

MacBook Air (13-inch Late 2010)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Getting Version Of Virtual Box To Install To Run Windows Xp On It?

Mar 11, 2012

i am using 10.7.2 lion. tell me that version of virtual box to install to run windows xp on it?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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MacBook Pro :: Delete Osx 10.7 Virtual Partition On Virtual Box?

Mar 27, 2012

How do I delete macbook pro osx 10.7 virtual partition on virtual box?  I already deleted the virtual machine and the app but the partition is still there.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Delete Virtual Partition On Virtual-box?

Mar 27, 2012

do I delete virtual partition on virtualbox?  I'm using Mac OS X v10.7 Lion and installed Window7 through virtualbox.  I decided to use boot camp instead so I deleted the virtual machine and the the app.  However, the partition is still there.  How can I remove/delete the virtual partition. 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: ISO Windows 7 Downloaded - Virtual Box Stopped Working

Feb 12, 2010

I downloaded windows 7 ISO to put on my macbook. I put it onto virtual box and the product key doesn't work because ISO only works if you have a previous windows system.

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Windows On Mac :: Any Way To Expand Virtual Drive?

Oct 4, 2010

I used the typical installation in parallels 5, of which it automatically set up the virtual hard drive size. if I find I need more space later on, is there anyway I can expand the virtual hard drive size? I have a macbook pro i7 2010 running windows 7 pro 64 bit.

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Windows On Mac :: Having Virtual Machine On External Drive?

Nov 20, 2009

I know that we can store the VMs (either Fusion or Parallels) on an external drive and launch from it.
But is the speed the same compared to the VMs residing on the internal HD?

Any downsides to storing it on external HD?

(My EHD is USB not firewire).

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OS X :: Installing Mac On A PC Using Virtual Box Or VMWare Workstation

Dec 16, 2008

I am trying to install Mac OS X on my PC which is running Windows XP. I have tried both VMWare Workstation and Sun xVM VirtualBox and neither one can recognize the DVD in the drive.

If I use windows explorer to look at the DVD, it shows me the "Windows Support" partition of the DVD.

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Laptops :: Mac Book Pro Nvidia Drivers For Virtual Box / XP?

Oct 17, 2009

I'm running Windows XP through Virtual Box on my 2.4ghz Mac Book Pro (10.5.8) - works great for my Web Designer Day Job (checking Browser issues).... anyway I borrowed a copy of Aliens Vs Predator 2 from a friend (it's an older 2001 Game) so I figured it'd run ok on a 2009 Mac even through emulation....

Anyway I'm having major Issue trying to get the game to work, Basically I think I'm missing Nvidia Drivers?

System Profiler says I have 2 Graphics cards:

NVIDIA GeForce 9400M

NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT

I've tried downloading Nividia Drivers from there site, Both that I've tried give an error message telling me "No Suitable Hardware Found" ??

has anyone tried to play a game through Virtual Box/ XP on a Mac Book Pro?

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Mac :: How To Install Windows 7 Via USB Flash Drive

Mar 13, 2009

I have a Macbook Air, an 8gb flash drive, and the Windows 7 .iso. I want to do a full install of Windows without Mac OS (please hold back the flames).[URL]
Everything went ok, but when I hold down -option- when booting, the flash drive doesn't show up.

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IMac :: Virtual Box - Quad Or Duo?

Nov 10, 2009

In theory, will windows on virtualbox be running best on a quad or duo iMac? Right now I am doing it on a 2008 MacBook and I must say it does put a strain on the computer to the point of being annoying. I ask since in process of upgrading to iMac.

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Windows On Mac :: Flash Drive File System For PC Tranfser?

Feb 9, 2009

Will use a USB flash drive (memory stick, etc.) to move files from a Win 98 PC to a Mac Pro.

-- PC has FAT32 file system
-- Mac Pro has journaled HFS+

What gotchas should I watch for?

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Windows On Mac :: Bootcamp - XP Burned On Disc - Flash Drive?

May 27, 2010

Just a quick question regarding bootcamp and windows installation. I have windows XP burned onto a disc with a few other programs so when I have to insert the windows disc will that work? Or would I have to burn it to a dvd by itself? Will windows install off a flash drive maybe? Also, When it asks for the MAC osx disc, can I just use the install discs that came with my new MBP?

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Mac :: Can't Install Windows From USB Flash Drive Installer

Oct 13, 2010

possible it install Windows using a USB Flash Drive configured to function as an Install Disk? Using the generally accepted method for converting a USB flash drive to act as an installation disc my 2010 iMac 27 will not recognize this drive using the boot drive 'option' key method. After formatting the drive as an MBR disk to act as in installer the iMac will not recognize it as a bootable drive. This works fine on other Intel based computers and my GUID USB Flash Drive OSX install image works just fine and is recognizable as a bootable drive.

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Mac :: Can Install A Windows Iso To Bootcamp From A USB Flash Drive

Sep 6, 2009

I am trying to install windows 7 to my bootcamp partition from a USB flash drive. I looked up some other forums that talk about how to do this but they started throwing in all kinds of fancy computer terms that I don't understand.

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Mac :: Possible To Install Windows 7 For BootCamp From USB Flash Drive Instead Of Burning It To DVDROM

Jan 10, 2009

Would it be possible to install Windows (7) for BootCamp from a USB Flash Drive instead of burning it to a DVDROM?Installing Windows (Vista) from a Flash Drive [URL]is possible and potentially faster than installing from DVD or ethernet. I'm assuming this should work for Windows 7 as well.So the question that remains is if BootCamp can boot? install from? USB. (I've never tried BootCamp, so I'm not familiar with the process of even starting an install.)

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Windows On Mac :: Windows 7 Virtual Machine?

Aug 1, 2009

I am going to upgrade to Windows 7 sometime soon when it comes out. I have a question though. I know with Windows 7 Pro that one of the features is running XP seamlessly through a Virtual machine. I don't want to fork out an extra 100 bucks, so I am going to just go with Home Premium. My question to you guys is, is there a free third party way to run a Windows XP/Windows 2000 virtual machine with Windows

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OS X :: Can Make Windows 7 Bootable From Flash Drive

Jan 29, 2010

I'm trying to install windows 7 on my macbook, i couldn't put the iso disk image on a dvd because my macbook will not read a bank dvd (that's a separate problem)So i was wondering if there was a way to "burn" the iso file on a flash drive and boot it up from through when I'm on Boot camp assistant.

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OS X :: Make / Mount Windows 7 To Flash Drive

Jun 8, 2010

I wanna install windows 7 on my PC & I have Windows 7 ISO on my Mac how do I mount/install Windows on the Flash drive to setup it on my PC?

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Windows On Mac :: Is Bootcamp Better Than Virtual Pc

Jan 24, 2009

Just wondered what the difference was as I have a copy of Virtual Pc 6 and cant yet have bootcamp til I upgrade everything.

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OS X :: Flash / Thumb Drive Not Work In Windows Or Ubuntu

Jan 29, 2010

I got this weird issue with my 4 GB flash/thumb drive. Basically, in OS X it seems to work perfectly fine. I formatted it to HFS+ and transferred files to it, ejected it, then put it back in, the file is still there, I transferred it back to the computer, and it opens fine. However, when I put it in any machine running Windows, it'll only recognize 48 MB or something. It refuses to format the whole 4 GB.

When I plug it into an Ubuntu machine, it would recognize a "4 GB filesystem", but would throw up errors anytime I try to interact with it. And when I tried to format it with Ubuntu, it would invariably fail. From Windows and Ubuntu's views, the flash drive is no good. But then why does it *seem* to work fine in OS X? Yes, I have formatted the drive with MS-DOS (FAT) in OS X, same results in Windows and Ubuntu.

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Windows On Mac :: Finding Virtual PC 7 In Sandbox On G5

Sep 7, 2010

But on the G5 next to it, I need to do some Windows testing. I managed pretty well with getting Parallels Window environments into a sandbox, just internet connectivity, access to the optical drives and one shared drive is perfect, and I want to achieve the same level of a sandbox in Virtual PC v7.

Background is, I've used VPC v3 on G3, v5 on my G4. Both of these were a dream (OK slow on the G3) but VPC 7 is required to run on my dual G5. From the manual I see it installs all kinds of intergration tools into the heart of the Mac OS (ouch), requires a restart (I restart about once every 3 months due to the amount of stuff I keep running). I can live with this, if I can be sure that I can turn off all the integration tools I don't want. From the manual I can see all the Application and Client OS Environment settings, some look as though they turn off unwanted features, but I would like to know from someone who used it, just how configurable it is into getting it into the proverbial sandbox.

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Mac :: How Do I Install Windows 98 So Virtual PC Can Run It?

Oct 23, 2010

I have a mac powerbook g3 laptop and have successfully installed Virtual PC on. My problem is that when I open Virtual PC it just comes up with a black Virtual PC programme window. Once its done that I am unable to do any thing with Virtual PC because its frozen and in order to get out of the programme I have to force quit it. What do I do to get it to run windows 98? (I have both the Virtual PC disk and the windows 98 disk).

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Windows On Mac :: Internet On Virtual Machine?

Aug 19, 2009

I have tried both Parallels and VMware, but neither one will connect to the internet. I've searched all over for solutions for both and have yet to find something that will work. I've tried setting in each app as well as in OSX, but to no avail.

Let me know what information you need about my setup.

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Windows On Mac :: Best Way To Back Up Virtual Machines?

Dec 5, 2009

'd like to run Win 7 on virtualization software, but not sure of the best way to back up, as I've been reading a lot about how Time Machine (unless you configure it not to) will save the VM folder as one large file, which of course could make the back up tens of GBs and bloat a drive quickly. I'm planning to connect an external HDD partitioned for both Time Machine (for incremental backups) and Superduper(for more easily bootable restore).

VMware Fusion (for instance) recommends backing up within the VM itself. But this alone doesn't seem like a good strategy for catastrophic failure of a HDD.

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Windows On Mac :: Virtual Machine With Own IP Address?

Dec 19, 2009

I am trying to setup an XP virtual machine with its own IP address on the iMac so I can remote into it from my laptop. I have tried both VMWare Fusion and Parallels to do this. But the VM only sees the network in Shared mode (called Bridged mode in VMWare). But in that mode, the VM gets a random IP address not in the same subdomain as my local network.

When I change the networking mode to Bridged (called NAT in VMWare) the VM gets an IP in the correct sub domain ( and it gets the auto configured Gateway ( and DNS Server ( but I can't see any machines on the network. I can't even ping the router ( The only thing I can see (Ping) is the host iMac ( But I can't see any other machines or connect to the internet.

I am getting identical behavior in both Parallels and VMWare fusion which makes me think I am doing something wrong.

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Windows On Mac :: Virtual Machine That Can See A Third Partition?

Jan 3, 2010

I just bought my first mac a few days ago. It's a white macbook with snow leopard. I'm still getting used to everything on the mac side

I partitioned the 250 GB hard disk as:
Partition 1: 70 GB, Mac OS X
Partition 2: 150 GB, FAT32 for data sharing
Partition 3: 30 GB, FAT32 for Windows XP running through bootcamp

Everything works fine so far, OS X and Windows XP can see all three partitions. Now I'd like to run Windows in a virtual machine. I've done a lot of searching and can't find a solution where both Mac OS and the virtualized machine can see the large FAT32 shared Partition. Is there any way to make this work, and should I use VMware fusion or parallels?

If this is not possible, can Mac OS at least see the shared partition and copy files to the windows partition while the virtual machine is running so that the windows parition can access some of the files that were originally on the shared partition?

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Windows On Mac :: Bootcamp+virtual Machine?

Aug 15, 2010

I was under the impression that a Windows license is per machine (i.e. a single license can be used to install it in bootcamp AND in a virtual machine) -- is this correct?

Is it the same for Office 2010 Pro?

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Windows On Mac :: Uninstalling Parallels And Virtual Machine?

Apr 3, 2008

I had Parallels installed on my Mac and a Virtual Machine set up. I then installed Fusion and made a Virtual Machine with it. I am MUCH happier with Fusion!!! How do I uninstall Parallels AND the Virtual Machine associated with it? When doing this, my Fusion and its Virtual Machin

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Windows On Mac :: Application Can Not Run In A Virtual Machine?

Jul 7, 2009

trying to open DVDFab 6 under VMWare Fusion 2.0.5. All of my other needed applications run fine in VMWare, and DVDFab runs great via Bootcamp (Windows 7 RC 7100). My last hurdle to be fully switched over from my old PC is to get DVDFab up and running, preferrebly in VMWare so I don't have the hassle of having to reboot.

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Mac :: Windows Can Install With Bootcamp Or Virtual Machine Or Both?

Jul 16, 2009

I have a few relatively light-weight Windows-only programs that I need to start using on my Macbook Pro. I'm deciding whether to install them on Bootcamp or use VM Ware Fusion.A couple questions please1) To use Windows with Bootcamp, do I need to install Windows XP on Bootcamp?2) What is your opinion? Go with Bootcamp, or install a virtual machine? I am aware that Bootcamp requires a restart to return to my Mac - and that programs will work faster on Bootcamp over a virtual machine.3) But what if I installed BOTH (Bootcamp and a virtual machine using VM Ware Fusion) just until I figure out what I prefer? Does that mean that two separate instances of Windows XP installation will occur on my hard drive?

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Windows On Mac :: Virtual Machine On External HDD?

Aug 10, 2009

I'm not very good at computers, and I don't know a lot about them, so please bear with me.

I want to install VMware on my iMac, so I'll be able to use Microsoft Office 2007 for Windows, which supports VBA, which I need for my work.

But I've heard a lot about how it's possible for something to go wrong while using the virtual machine, which might cause the whole HDD to get corrupted, as I've read here.

So I'm going to install VMware on my iMac, and partition my external HDD (111GB) so that I can install a virtual machine (Windows OS) on it, without risk of corrupting the whole HDD.

Now here's the big question:

If I were to install the virtual machine onto this external HDD, would I still be able to disconnect it from my iMac when I'm not running neither VMware nor the virtual machine at all? Would my iMac be alright if I were to start it up without the external HDD connected?

I ask this because I use this same external HDD to transfer big data files to and fro from different computers. So I will need to disconnect it from the iMac frequently.

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