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How do I make a non bootable Vista ISO file bootable for virtualbox? I downloaded the file from microsoft.com and don't want to accidentally boot it on my actual PC. Thanks
 

punkncat

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In the case of a 'virtual machine' can't you just place the .iso on a local or network drive and then point the console to it for install?

I haven't messed with that a bunch, so I could be forgetting something....
 

USAFRet

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Given a valid ISO file, in VirtualBox, you just have to tell it where that ISO is during the "install" of this OS.
Your PC won't try to boot from it.
 

Nemanja Djordjic

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Ooops, forgot about that.
 
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I thought so too but I just got a "No bootable medium found" error message on startup.
 

USAFRet

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Startup of what? The VM you wish to designate Vista to?
 

sunder25

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In your VM settings you should be able to add a CD/dvd drive -mount Iso there boot the VM and install windows.
second possibility is to apply the ISO image directly to the virtual hard disk file the VM uses -you can use gimagex for that, for example:
https://www.autoitconsulting.com/site/software/gimagex/

Here's a quick how to- for making a VHD bootable:
https://medium.com/tech-jobs-academy/creating-and-booting-from-a-vhd-file-c7549b6132a2
 
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I'm no moderator, but advocating software theft - or at the least advising on unsafe downloads - is probably against Tom's policy.

 

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