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Re: Migration / upgrade questions

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  • MuskokaCowboy
    ... I copied the .VirtualBox folder to my new laptop and opened it up. Other than having to reactivate XP over the internet, all appears to be working fine.
    Message 1 of 16 , Jul 14, 2009
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      --- In LINUX_Newbies@yahoogroups.com, "MuskokaCowboy" <muskokacowboy@...> wrote:
      >
      > --- In LINUX_Newbies@yahoogroups.com, John Black <spam@> wrote:
      > >
      > > MuskokaCowboy wrote:
      > > > 1) can I do the same thing (copy the .VirtualBox directory) to copy my virtual XP machine or do I have to setup Windows again?
      > >
      > > Forgot to answer this one,
      > > I can't say for sure but in VMware I can move the directory containing
      > > my virtual machine onto any computer and launch it.
      > > It is only important to ensure that you don't attempt to run a 64bit OS
      > > on a 32bit installation. Since you mentioned that you installed the
      > > 64bit edition of your distro it should work.
      > >
      > > This is also why I burn a copy of my VM's directory onto DVD as soon as
      > > I am done with the installation + updates. This cuts down a 4hour ordeal
      > > of installing XP + Windows Updates to 20minutes by copying the VM from
      > > the DVD back to my drive, launching it and running Windows Updates to
      > > install the patches since I created the DVD.
      > >
      > > --
      > > John
      > >
      >
      > I am currently copying the folder over. I will report back on if it works.
      >
      > Thanks again,
      > Dave
      >

      I copied the .VirtualBox folder to my new laptop and opened it up. Other than having to reactivate XP over the internet, all appears to be working fine.

      Dave
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