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On 07/12/16 15:42, Davis, Felmon wrote:
On Dec 7, 2016 8:23 AM, "Philip Jackson" <> wrote:

Would virtualbox (or other) be able to get Windows running on its own
hard disk ? It doesn't have an iso file - just a working version
(licensed) of Windows10.

I made an error - a link I sent yesterday I thought addressed this but it
wasn't about hosting the Windows stuff under Linux. I will be researching
this too.

did though install again via licensed (but unactivated) Windows iso and
smooth as ice (note: removed repository VB and downloaded Oracle's VB).

Tom and Felmon,

I don't have a Windows10 installation disk nor an iso file. My Windows
was originally Windows7 (legit and I must have the Win7 installation
lurking around somewhere) and I took the free upgrade from MS sometime
last year.

So, if I understand correctly, if I install VB I will then need to
install Windows7 in that virtual machine using the original CD/DVD
disk(s) ? That's where the question of new installation and licensing
comes in, I suppose.

It would be nice if I could just create a VB machine and tell it to load
the hard disk which already has the workable installation of Windows 10,
together with the couple of applications I use from time to time.

By the way, Felmon, why did you reject the distro version of VB and make
a direct download from Oracle ?

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