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I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I want to install Windows 7 on my system from a CD through VirtualBox. I searched the detailed tutorials through google but I did not find one that worked.

So can some one kindly share any detailed tutorial or link which will really help me out.

  • Except the Oracle product doesn't install. It downloads and when I click install the install screen disappears and nothing happens. – Fai Mao Dec 31 '16 at 15:05
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Go to their website:

https://www.virtualbox.org/

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Then choose linux host

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see 12.04 then choose either 32 bit or 64 bit

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wait until download finishes

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install virtualbox by clicking on the downloaded file

After that launch the program

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Click on New and a window will show up

Choose a name and a version

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click next

Now choose the amount of Ram. Red is danger. Green is OK

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click Next

choose create virtual Drive

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click create and a new windows will show up

Choose the 1st option and click next

Now either choose fixed or dynamically. I prefer dynamical so you can change the size later

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Click next

Now choose the amount you want to allocate for your harddisk give it a name and click create

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Now we need to configure it so Click on settings

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Ignore the error and click OK

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choose storage on the left panel and choose the CD icon that says Empty

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Now Click on the CD icon on the far right and choose DVD/CD and Click OK

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Now Click on the Start Button and boot from your CD

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Do not forget to insert your CD

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    I don't think its necessary to insert the CD. You can click on that green + button on the storage settings and show where the ISO file is. – mmrs151 May 29 '13 at 22:40
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    Using the virtualbox package from the repositories should do the job as well, if you hesitate to download the latest version from their homepage. – smiddy84 Jun 10 '15 at 13:41
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There you go:

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It may be convenient to use virtual machines you download and manage locally from Microsoft:

https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/tools/vms/linux/

  • The question is about installing Windows 7. Why would you link to a Virtual-Image meant to test Edge and IE? – MadMike Jun 1 '16 at 12:44
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    because this are normall VM on which you can install whatever you need without need to buy windows or search some torrents – andilabs Jun 1 '16 at 13:05
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    "Please note that these virtual machines expire after 90 days. We recommend setting a snapshot when you first install the virtual machine which you can roll back to later." Not normal VM. – Juan Jimenez Jan 27 '17 at 8:21

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