Post by SteveGG
Got Oracle's virtual machine installed. Host is Windows 7 Home premium
and Virtual Maching is Windows XP, needed for older programs that
won't run in anything later. Programs are all simple affairs developed
in Quick Basic 4.5 and Visual Basic 3. Just the executables and run
times. How doe I get the files on the virtual machine. I enabled clip
board sharing and drag 'n drop, both bidirectional, but NG. Can't get
the virtual machine to recognize the D: CD drive or I could just use
that. It reports that the CD is corrupt and can't read it, but I know
it's OK. All very frustrating.
Also how can I get a product key or whatever to activate the XP so I
don't have to reinstall every 30 days ? I wouldn't mind paying for a
VirtualBox has a menu item for "VirtualBox Additions".
It adds drivers to the installed OS (i.e. do this after the
guest OS is installed), and the drivers help communicate
between the guest and the host. In theory, that's how bidirectional
buffers and so on, are made to work. Normally the Guest OS
would not know about any VirtualBox attempts to extend
functions, but once the VirtualBox drivers are added, then
that will change. Once you reboot, if the drivers "took",
you may see changes in how the Settings panel works
in the future.
If you add a "shared" folder in the Settings panel, that
is interpreted inside the Guest as a "file share". You can
also use File Sharing explicitly between the host and guest.
I don't know where the "CD is corrupt" is coming from.
I've not had any problems with either adding an ISO9660
to the settings panel, or making a physical drive support
the CD function inside the guest.