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Old 10. Feb 2014, 06:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Questions about how to use VMLite

A search for VMLite and Windows XP Mode was done a short while ago but could not find and leads. I, therefore, wonder if questions regarding how to use VMLite are allowed on this forum.

I need to use VMLite & Windows XP Mode, and need the "know hows" of using it.
Is it allowed to post questions in this regard?

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Old 10. Feb 2014, 08:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You mean this?: http://www.vmlite.com/index.php?opti...ile&Itemid=162

Do note that VMLite is based on an old version of VirtualBox. I'd recommend you to use VBox instead unless you need XP Mode, and don't have a your own XP disc.
Other software that supports XP Mode includes VMware Player and of course Windows Virtual PC.
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Old 11. Feb 2014, 04:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you.

Yes. That is the VMLite I intend to use.

Yes. I know the fact that it is adopting VirtualBox.

Yes. I have an install disc of Windows XP Pro. 32b., but I do not have the proper harware to use VBox or Player or Virtual PC because they require better equipped harware for running them. The best laptops I have are all installed with 2G RAM the maximum. I am a volunteer social worker visiting various people who use different PCs & OSs. The 2 laptops I carry with me are:
Asus EeePC upgraded & Win8 installed and HP Compaq Presario upgraded & Win7 installed. I intend to install VMLite & Win XP Mode on this Presario. Thus, I can use 3 OSs to work with people when I visit them.

People on the internet say that VMLite runs WinXP with much less
hardware requirement compared with VBox or VMware Player or Virtual PC.

In fact, VMLite & Win XP Mode are already installed on Presario.
And have been used for practice for a few weeks. But I have problems with it. It could well be that I do not have enough knowledge of using it. Sought for help on VMLite forum. Not much help. I, therefore, come to Gizmo's forum.

It seems to be that I have to be a little more patient.

Thanks anyway.
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Old 11. Feb 2014, 08:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Oracle Virtual Box is surprisingly forgiving as regards hardware requirements. I run it on my Acer laptop (Windows 7 x86, 2.3 Celeron CPU, 2gb of RAM) without problems really. Windows 7 runs fine inside Vbox for me if I disable all the eye-candy and I am able to use XP in it for games that Windows 7 doesn't support any longer.

It all depends though of course, on what other software you want to run in the virtual machine as that is what really makes a difference.

What is it exactly that you need to know about VMLite? What problems are you having?

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I too use Virtualbox on two machines with only 2Gb RAM. They both had only 1.5 till recently and worked with VBox.
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Old 16. Feb 2014, 08:02 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks.
I have VMLite installed on my laptops which are running on Win7 Pro. 32b. And have WinXP Mode installed in VMLite.

Two questions if they are allowed to be discussed on this forum:n
1. When WinXP is opened, is it in a virtual state?
2. Is a guest addition required? Or better have?

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Old 16. Feb 2014, 10:08 PM   #7 (permalink)
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1. It never affects your host system, so yes it's virtual. If you want to control what changes are made in the guest, try the snapshots feature.
2. Better have for things like sharing files/clipboard, screen support (fullscreen, resizable, seamless mode, etc.), increased performance, and increased compatibility.
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Old 16. Feb 2014, 10:37 PM   #8 (permalink)
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1. It never affects your host system, so yes it's virtual. If you want to control what changes are made in the guest, try the snapshots feature.
2. Better have for things like sharing files/clipboard, screen support (fullscreen, resizable, seamless mode, etc.), increased performance, and increased compatibility.
Is it that similar to VBox then? I was thinking to give it a try but the freeware release doesn't cover the portable version sadly. I'll probably give it a spin anyway out of interest.

But anyway yes, if so the guest add-ons are essential if you want your virtual OS and host OS to have mutual access to the same files.
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Old 17. Feb 2014, 06:44 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I believe the current stable version is based off of VirtualBox 3.2.6. There's also a 4.2 beta.

Not necessarily, I use FTP for those without shared folder support. IIS Manager has a built-in FTP server for your host, and there are many FTP clients like Windows Explorer for your guest.
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Oh, thank you : ) I'll remember that in case I ever need it!
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