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WIndows 7 Cannot be installed in Virtual Box

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I have tried to install WIndows 7 64 bits Enterprise ISO on VirtualBox, but it keeps asking for drivers.
I have tried to install it in VMware Workstation, and it installed  without any problem.

I still want to install in VirtualBox, if I can get some help from EE Windows Gurus.

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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
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Have you checked the iso is correct? (I know it's already installed in Virtualbox).

Can you screenshot the error message ?
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Hello jskfan,

Would you please post the ID of those hardware?

And what version of Virtual Box are you using?

To get the ID of the hardware, right click on Computer, choose Manage, then in Computer Management, choose Device Manager, and then the hardware not installed, will marked as a Yellow mark.  Double click on it,

And then you can go to properties, and see details tab, On property, choose Hardware ids.

Thank you,
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If you select Windows 7 system profile default disk is SATA which is perfectly supported by Windows 7.
For 64bit guest system you must have virtualisation extension enabled for your processor.
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At what point do you get asked for drivers? Do you have a screenshot?
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I am using Virtualbox 4.3.18

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You haven't setup an HD, only a DVD drive, and connected that to the virtual SATA controller. You should normally have the DVD drive connected to the IDE controller (select the IDE controller, then the left icon with the plus sign, then select the iso file. Then under the SATA controller click on the other (right hand icon with the plus sign which is for harddisks), then create a virtual HD of the size you need. Once that is done and you start the installation, you should see the disk at the point you get stuck now...
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Just dump this machine and create a new one with wizard
Should come up with IDE DVD drive and 25+GB SATA disk.
I doubt you managed to get machine without a single disk to install Windows 7, in vmware or on a physical computer.
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When I created a VM in VirtualBox,I chose "Don't add a virtual hard drive" that was the problem.
Now that I selected that option, the select HDD and proceeded with the wizard...then in Settings/Storage under controller ID, I selected the location of the ISO file. it looks like now it is installing...

Thanks for your help Guys !!
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Thank you Guys !!
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