So, I've installed Windows XP successfully as a guest OS using the newest version of Virtualbox. The host machine is running Windows XP as well. Here's what I was initially attempting to do. The vdi I created for the guest XP installation is placed on a drive inside of a shared directory. I installed Virtualbox on a different machine in my lab that is running Vista Ultimate and pointed that to use the shared vdi I created on the XP machine. I had the XP host running the XP guest and at the same time was using the Vista host to run that same XP guest. Everything was working fine with both machines until I was making some basic changes to the XP guest using the XP host. Changes like performance options (turning off fades and what-not). Nothing drastic. Then the guest OS went into everyone's favorite, a BSOD
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. My question is this; Is what I'm attempting to do correct in any way? By which I mean, is it proper to be using the same vdi on a shared drive for use by multiple computers in my lab? I run a lab that helps people looking for employment learn basic computer skills. One of these skills is keyboarding and I would like a way for them to practice (and keep progress) from any computer in the lab. At the time I am writing this, they are restricted to one computer, the computer they started keyboard training with. If someone else is on that particular computer, then someone is going to have to wait. When there is more than one computer to use, I think this is silly. I was sure virtualbox was going to be my solution, but alas, this latest problem with the BSOD is driving me bananas. I hope that someone is willing to help a guy out with some answers. Maybe what I am attempting isn't right. I don't know how else I could really pull it off without having a server and doing some sort of roaming profile. Thanks for all the help in advance.