Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Applications > Mac Applications and Mac App Store

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Nov 23, 2009, 07:01 PM   #1
macrumors 6502
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: USA
Send a message via ICQ to SteinMaster
Installing/Uninstalling VirtualBox

I installed VirtualBox to try it and then uninstalled it. I then installed VMWare Fusion 3.0. Does anyone know any issues I will have since I removed a VM and installed a different one. A colleague of mine told me I could have OS/hardware issues since a VM changes system configurations below the software level. I do not seem to be having any issues so far. He advised I should have re-installed my OS after deleting the VirtualBox VM. Please advise if anyone foresees issues. Is there anything I can check to determine if I have issues with my MacBook Pro UNB 2008. Thanks.
SteinMaster is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 24, 2009, 02:25 AM   #2
macrumors 6502a
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Denver, CO
Send a message via AIM to LtRammstein Send a message via MSN to LtRammstein
Virtual Machines Host software does not mess with any hardware settings. They emulate those settings in software for the guest OS to use. Your friend seems to be... Uninformed... VirtualBox does not harm your machine what-so-ever. If you ever end up having issues contact the developers at http://virtualbox.org.

I've been running VirtualBox for about a year now on my MBP with XP and my iMac (XP and Fedora 11/12). I have not seen any hardware issues or any OS problems.
17" White Intel iMac 1.83GHz, 250 GB HD, 2 GB RAM || iPod Touch 16GB w/ 3.0 || 15" Intel MBP 2.4GHz, 250 GB HD, 4 GB RAM
LtRammstein is offline   0 Reply With Quote

MacRumors Forums > Apple Applications > Mac Applications and Mac App Store

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dualboot after installing VirtualBox iRyann MacBook Pro 0 Jul 27, 2013 07:03 AM
Assistance with VirtualBox please? bkribbs Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac 1 Jul 17, 2013 05:58 PM
Adobe CS3 Acrobat 8 Professional, uninstalling/installing mike97208 Mac Applications and Mac App Store 2 Jul 14, 2013 06:42 PM
Installing Snow Leopard in VirtualBox on Mac Pro Morshu9001 OS X 2 Jan 20, 2013 11:08 AM
Is Parallels More Secure than VirtualBox? Because I noticed U cant Isolate Virtualbox VideoNewbie Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac 1 Jul 10, 2012 08:21 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:29 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2015, MacRumors.com, LLC