Is it true that installing VirtualBox could cause windows to become unstable?

by on January 1, 2011

Q: I tried to install a program called virtualbox and windows halted the installation and recommend strongly that I not install it because sometime in the future my windows operating system could become unstable and cease working, whats your opinion? any advice?


One Response to “Is it true that installing VirtualBox could cause windows to become unstable?”
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    I am currently using virtual box myself. I have had no problems with it at all. If you are installing in an environment with not a lot of system memory it may cause your system to become unstable. I recommend that you have 3-4gb of ram installed. If you already do then I do not see a problem with running virtual box.

    Also if you are trying to create a virtual machine that uses a lot of your system memory that will also cause your system to become unstable. The virtual machine i am running has only 1gb of ram assigned to it.

    Again it is a very powerful program so you may need to play around with the settings to be able to run a virtual machine smoothly.