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    Question VM install older and current version?

    I use Shadow Protect for imaging my win7 boot drive. To test the integrity of an image, Shadow Protect will boot it using VirtualBox. The problem is that it is only compatible with version 4.0.4 or earlier.

    I want to experiment with linux distros and the win8 preview. The problem has been that current distros seem to crash more often than I would expect and I thought that VB 4.1.x would solve some of that. I only run VB when I want to test an image. The bulk of my time would be spent in Win7. Could I install the current VB in a different directory? Or...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonH. View Post
    I use Shadow Protect for imaging my win7 boot drive. To test the integrity of an image, Shadow Protect will boot it using VirtualBox.
    I want to experiment with linux distros and the win8 preview.
    Hi DonH,
    Just want to come at this from a different angle..Whenever i want to experiment with a "Linux" Distro ....I do the following. I have a spare HD and use it for this ....Reason being is every time that i tried Linux (now have Mint 11) it would always want to load itself where i didn't want it. So . after "Burning" the Distro i disconnect all my other HD's, connect the spare, and boot from the DVD . This way no problems ... Not as elegant as a VM i admit...but it works .... Does "Shadow" have a "Verify option" ? Never had a failure doing a recovery ( done scores) with Macrium Reflect Free or Acronis 2010 V-7046 after verifying the Image. Just my 2 Regards Fred
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