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Struggling to install Win98 with VirtualBox
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DonCarlos
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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have confirmed that the Switch to Mac box from Parallels will install a clone copy of your existing Windows XP laptop into the Mac Mini virtual space without the need for the original full install XP disks. Parallels doesn't advertise this much but they did confirm that this is one way to get your existing XP OS onto the Mac Mini WITHOUT any full install disks. Once you've done that, you can upgrade to the new Parallels 5 without cost, as the switch to mac is version 4.


Wow.....MacD......that is a major find IMHO. Perhaps you should do a new thread on this, I think many would be interested.

And, again to JohnnyBoy I am sorry to have temporarily hijacked you original thread, I just had to ask MacD that.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Regarding Windows 98 on VirtualBox, I was reading the manual today and discovered that the VirtualBox tools won't install on 98. (They will on 2000.) That makes VB not a great choice for a Win 98 virtual machine.

Thanks for taking the time to get back to me on this one, Fox. You have confirmed my suspicions that if I'm going to stick to using Win98 as a virtual PC OS, I should go the VMWare route. Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DonCarlos wrote:
And, again to JohnnyBoy I am sorry to have temporarily hijacked you original thread, I just had to ask MacD that.

No problems, DC. If someone didn't hijack the occasional thread around here, I'd think that I had logged into the wrong site. Wink
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