Has anyone here gotten an XP activated inside a Virtualbox?

Discussion in 'Virtualization' started by arfoluls, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. arfoluls

    arfoluls MDL Novice

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    I'm struggling with this as it's detailed in this forum and in the virtualbox forums, and I'm stuck on having to edit the xml file because right now I don't know where to get the dmi values from. Do you think that once I do get them I'll be able to run the OEM BIOS file correctly like its detailed in the windows xp repository?

    The weird thing is the OEMBIOS iso file only has a readme file, even though it claims to be 1.75mb large even though the readme file is only 1kb large. And also, I don't know how I could run the OEMBIOS file from boot in a virtualbox guest. Its possible that the guest will respond correctly if I press F12 and it'll run the OEM BIOS file ok from Daemon Tools, but I'm not sure I want to trust this OEMBIOS file to sit in my host computer do you think it's safe?
     
  2. urie

    urie Moderator
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    Why Daemon Tools does virtualbox not allow booting from the ISO file similar to VMware.
     
  3. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    VB does that, but the user... needs to be replaced!