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VirtualBox 3.1: Beginner's Guide by Alfonso V Romero

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Time for action—installing Guest Additions on a Windows XP virtual machine

In this exercise, I'll show you how to install Guest Additions on your Windows XP virtual machine so that your boss can stop whining about not being able to use the Windows VM as a real PC...

  1. Open VirtualBox, and start your WinXP virtual machine. Press F8 when Windows XP is booting to enter the Windows Advanced Options Menu, select the Safe Mode option, and press Enter to continue:
    Time for action—installing Guest Additions on a Windows XP virtual machine
  2. Wait for Windows XP to boot, and then login with your administrator account. The Windows is running in safe mode dialog will show up.
  3. Click on Yes to continue, and wait for Windows to finish booting ...

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