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A beginners guide to use VirtualBox on Windows. This is how we test http://www.tradebit.com/ on various installations and browsers: Shows you how to install it and gives you a quick rundown of the ...

A beginners guide to use VirtualBox on Windows. This is how we test http://www.tradebit.com/ on various installations and browsers: Shows you how to install it and gives you a quick rundown of the options and what they mean. We use VirtualBox a lot in our office to testdrive applications and test tradebit.com on various browsers.

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  • How to install VirtualBox on Windows www.tradebit.comRun any operating system… from your desktop PC!
  • What is a VIRTUAL MACHINE (VM)?• A VM is a software app that allows you to create ADDITIONAL COMPUTERS inside your PC• Each virtual computer is isolated and runs in a “sandbox”• A virtual computer is a near-perfect simulation of the real thing• This has MANY advantages…
  • Benefits of Virtual Machines• Flexibility - run multiple operating systems – Windows, Linux, OS X – on a single desktop PC• Cost effectiveness – no need to purchase expensive hardware• Authentic – virtual machines are far better than application emulators, as they run the genuine environment• Isolation – if anything goes wrong with a VM (e.g. virus or OS becomes corrupted) it will not affect the “host” computer• Speed of Deployment – once a VM has been built it can be cloned almost instantaneously. Clone an existing VM, then delete it when you no longer have use for it
  • Options for getting VIRTUALIZED• Windows Virtual PC is available (for users of Windows 7 Premium only) – but it only virtualizes older versions of Windows• VMware is a solid VM app and includes a free basic package• Parallels is also good – but not cheap• Only Oracle VM VirtualBox has everything you need – and all for free!
  • Why is VIRTUALBOX so good?• VirtualBox is GUI-based and easy to setup and use• VirtualBox has excellent performance - run multiple VMs simultaneously• VirtualBox is available for Windows, OS X and Linux• VirtualBox is open source and totally free!• This is GREAT for testing on multiple platforms!
  • Install VirtualBox on Windows - Step 1:• Open your web browser and hit https://www.virtualbox.org/• Click Downloads and choose Windows hosts.
  • Install VirtualBox on Windows - Step 2:• Click Save File…• … and select a location on your hard drive to download the installer to.• Wait a few minutes for the download.
  • Install VirtualBox on Windows - Step 3:• After the VirtualBox installer has downloaded, double-click the file to launch it.• Click RUN.• Click NEXT.
  • Install VirtualBox on Windows - Step 4:• Accept the EULA and click NEXT.• Click NEXT again…• … and again.
  • Install VirtualBox on Windows - Step 5:• VirtualBox needs to reset your internet connection to proceed with installation.• Click YES if this is OK.• Then, click INSTALL to start installation.
  • Install VirtualBox on Windows - Step 6:• VirtualBox is installing!• This takes a few minutes.• Time for TEA.
  • Install VirtualBox on Windows - Step 7:• Click FINISH when prompted.• VirtualBox will now begin!
  • Harness the power of VirtualBox!• Next: Create a VM and install an OS on it!• Check out PART 2 of this guide here.• There are many VirtualBox tools on: www.tradebit.com http://www.tradebit.com/filesharing.php/search/0/virtualbox