Yeah I had to test out windows 7 so downloaded the dvd image and installed it on my laptop, the configuration is intel centrino 1.7 GHz. 1.5 GB Ram Toshiba M70. However I had to try it out a number of times before I succeeded. This was one of the problems I faced, I guess the problem is with Virtual Box.
- Created a new virtual machine.
- Booted up the image.
This started the installation process smoothly.
Answered the usual questions and had to agree to terms of service.
This was followed by the following sequence of actions
- Copying files went well
- Expanding files-This is where I had a problem, when it reaches 86 % the process stops. The virtual machine says there is no hard disk space so suspends the installation. After a couple of tries I still could not get it to go beyond this step. I knew I had enough hard disk space.Then finally at this state I created a snapshot.Using the dropdown of the virtual box menu I activated resume -Viola there goes the rest of the installation
The next item in the installation process is
- Installing features
- Installing updates
- Completing installations
During the above processes the os restarts a number of times followed by the final set up.
Now it works fine.
I believe the video memory should be set at least to 64 mb for proper working.
The ram is set to 512 mb no problems so far.
The OS automatically downloads the needed drivers etc.
However I was unable to install Norton 360 2.0 or Zone alarm.
So far so good.