importing Windows 7 image with VirtualBox

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by crmpicco, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. crmpicco macrumors member

    crmpicco

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    Mauchline, UK
    #1
    Hi,

    I have been given an image of Windows 7 from a mate that has a MacBook and has a virtual copy of Win7 running, so it is an image of his VM. The DVD I have has one file - archive.zip - which I believe is the image zipped to save space, I have extracted this and it contains:

    Windows7_1.vmdk
    Windows7_1.ovf

    I am looking to import this image using VirtualBox - however, i'm not sure how to go about this.

    Does anyone have any experience on doing this or have a tutorial or anything to help me out?

    I'd really rather not have Windows anywhere near my MacBook, but I need this for work purposes.

    Cheers,
    Picco
     
  2. crmpicco thread starter macrumors member

    crmpicco

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    Location:
    Mauchline, UK
    #2
    I have managed to import the VMDK file, however when running in VirtualBox it just BSODs :-/

    Any idea what i've done wrong? The BSOD just stays up for a second then disappears.

    Cheers,
    Picco
     

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