Re: Migration / upgrade questions
- --- In LINUX_Newbies@yahoogroups.com, "MuskokaCowboy" <muskokacowboy@...> wrote:
>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.
> --- 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,