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#1 ultimate99

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 15:15

I have win7 and have xp installed in virtualbox, how can I install apps onto xp? I have my source files on win7 how can transfer them to xp?


#2 spikey_richie

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 15:16

You should be able to drag-and-drop installer files from your Win7 machine into the WinXP VM. Is it not letting you?

#3 Madoshi

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 15:27

set up a shared folder in VirtualBox that points to the folder on 7 that has the stuff you want to install

shared folders can be found at \\vboxsvr\share-name in the virtual XP machine

or if the software is on a CD, mount the physical CD drive in VirtualBox

#4 medium_pimpin

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 15:29

Shared folder.

#5 OP ultimate99

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 17:59

I shared the folders, but having a hard time accessing them. Where do I type \\vboxsvr\share-name? I tried teh address bar and cmd but not working.

#6 Madoshi

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 18:37

shared folders on VirtualBox work mostly the same way as network shares.

for example, you make a share called "apps". one way to access it is to open an Internet Explorer window and type into the address bar "\\vboxsrv\apps". it will change to a regular Explorer folder window and show the files/folders.

another way is to do Tools > Map Network Drive and put in "\\vboxsrv\apps" in the location box. this will mount it as a drive letter in My Computer.


replace "apps" with the name of the shared folder you setup in VirtualBox

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 21:20

thanks(Y)