My XP in a VM was complaining about lack of space so, I thought I would make a new one, as the V. disks are not re-sizable.. and XP always needs cleaned out anyway! Source XP with SP3 CD (ISO image). destination V. disk with 3Gb of space and a seperate V.disk of 4 Gb for the apps. So I started installing yesterday, it ran out of room installing all the patches! Recreated a new V, Disk with 5Gb, and started again, it wanted to call this blank disk E:! power off again! Removed the app disk and installed again. After 30 min, and multiple reboots (!) it is still installing! Finally installed and ran regedit to move my doc's & Program files to D: drive after another re-boot to see the "new" disk! Now it wants to install 86 updates and has been running for a couple of hours, and all I have managed to install is FF! Compared with:- Source Mint CD V9 (ISO image) Blank V. disk of 4Gb All booted and Installed in 15 min, fully working system while it was being installed, I could surf, play games etc. One reboot to install the graphics driver, all updates installed in a few minutes and NO reboots required. Fully working system with Office suite, Internet & email all usable now, no registration required Is it any wonder I prefer Linux ? Update:- it has just finished installing the 84 of 86 updates (I didn't want i.e.8 or WGA!) and guess what, yep reboot time again Update2:- Found ANOTHER update after rebooting why couldn't it install it with the rest?
NB VM= Virtual Machine running under VirtualBox V. disk = virtual containers (disk's) used by VirtualBox to house the VM's disks