Anyone have any Virtualbox beta images?

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Anyone have any Virtualbox beta images?

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I am looking for betas to upload to my Archive.org account (VDI World), but sometimes I can't figure out how to install them correctly. I am not a expert on installing early beta builds on Virtualbox or VMware.
Here are 2 betas of Windows 3.0/3.1 I installed myself for example:
https://archive.org/details/windows31betavb
https://archive.org/details/win3rc6vb

I am particularly looking for betas that were compiled before Windows 8's release (before 2012.) I can accept RTM builds of Windows versions, however it cannot be older than Windows XP (that means no RTM builds from before 2001.) I also accept betas of MS-DOS versions (I don't need RTMs for the DOS versions, I know how to install those.) If you have any VB images of OS/2, then it is also allowed. If your VB image ends up on my Archive account, then I will give credit to you before uploading.

Thank you.- Kaden

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Well, I can install the builds and give them to you, along with the screenshots, if you want them.

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Which betas do you need specifically? Also, are VMware images allowed? (I often use VMware to install betas because of the BIOS)
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Yes, VMware images are allowed.
This may be a lot, but the builds I am particularly interested in getting are:
Windows 1.0 DR5
Windows 3.0 Pre-Release Version 0.1
Windows 3.0 with Multimedia Extensions 1.0
Windows 3.1 build 101
Windows 3.1 build 103
Windows for Workgroups 3.1 Beta 1
Windows for Workgroups 3.1 build 027
Windows for Workgroups 3.11 build 300
Windows NT 3.1 build 438.1
Windows NT 3.5 build 612.1
Windows NT 3.5 RTM
Windows 95 build 58s
Windows 95 build 73f
Windows 95 build 73g
Windows 95 build 99
Windows 95 build 216
Windows 95 build 263
Windows 95 build 323
Windows 95 build 450
Windows NT 4.0 build 1227.1
Windows NT 4.0 build 1264.1
Windows NT 4.0 RTM (While I do have it archived, it is not in the 64 color palette or whatever number it is)
Windows 98 build 1351
Windows 98 build 1411
Windows 98 build 1513
Windows 98 build 1538
Windows 98 build 1602
Windows 98 build 1687
Windows 98 build 1900.5
Windows 98 RTM (First Edition, I already have Second Edition)
Windows 98 Second Edition build 2170A
Windows NT 5.0 build 1515.1
Windows NT 5.0 build 1691.1
Windows NT 5.0 build 1835.1
Windows 2000 build 1946.1
Windows 2000 build 1999.1
Windows ME build 2332.2
Windows ME build 2394
Windows ME build 2419
Windows ME build 2465
Windows ME build 2499.3
Windows ME build 2516
Windows ME build 2535 (I have the RTM of Windows ME)
Windows XP build 2202.1
Windows XP build 2276
Windows XP build 2410
Windows XP build 2428
Windows XP build 2462
Windows XP build 2495
Windows XP build 2531
Windows XP build 2542

And that's all of them. I'm not asking just 1 person to find all of these, but anyone that sees this can help. We will hold a separate post for Windows XP versions. Hope we can find as many as we can. I am not trying to demand people to do this.
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Windows Alpha Test Release :beta: :beta: :beta: :OD

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Thank you. It can be found here in case it gets deleted: https://archive.org/details/nt-september-1991
I also gave credit to you, just in case.

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Windows Alpha Test Release :beta: :beta: :beta: :OD

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I can't get it to work.

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What can't you get to work?
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There is a problem. You can't be requesting stuff (even if it's a VM image?) without having 10 posts.

Locked because you now have >10 posts.

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Here's a question.. why don''t you create these by yourself? Most of these are easy to install. Or is it just easier for someone else to do the work?

I did a install of most of these on my testing VMWare server a while ago to see if I could publish them for BA users (for testing), but stopped with the project when I had other priorities. But it wasn't difficult to install, only few betas were a bit tricky.
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I'll try to do some of these.
UPDATE: I just installed Windows 3.0 RC2
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The reason I can't install some of these is that:
1. For Microsoft Chicago builds, I usually upgrade it from 3.1, and my 3.1 virtual machine does not support CD images (for some reason)
2. I use VirtualBox, so I cannot install some of the later beta builds without it missing a important file or encountering an error (I don't have VMware)
3. Sometimes, when I have to install on floppy disk, I don't know what file the Setup program is on (For example, Windows NT 3.1)
4. Some of these builds you can only get on BetaArchive's FTP Access program. I don't have access (yet) so I can't find these builds unless they are on WinWorld or some other website

So, yeah, I'll try to install as many as I can, but I'll need some help in case I can't install them.

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1. You have to install a CD driver under DOS. The CD icon will appear in Windows 3.1's File Manager
2. VMware Workstation is free instead of VMware Pro. I prefer using 86box to emulate NT4 and ME and less. I can also use 2000 into 86box. (I successfully install Windows 7 into 86box, but I can't install network and sound card...)
3. Possible install executables : INSTALL (like certain French program), SETUP (most common), WINNT (in all of "Windows NT", but not 2000 and more, I think). But, you need to use the /B option to use the installation without diskette, when you install an old Windows NT like 3.5 or 3.51. This don't work on NT 3.1...
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Windows Alpha Test Release :beta: :beta: :beta: :OD

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I have too damn many. Might look through this list, but don't expect early Chicago as these builds like to crash under anything newer than a Pentium and I use specialized emulators for that, not VBox or VMware. Feel free to ask me for the raw .IMGs I use, but they may have some specific drivers installed so not ready-to-use.
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Thank you for helping out.

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Okay, this is going kind of slow.

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Okay, just so everyone is aware, I am going to remove all of the builds we've found on the list.

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Please remember the forum rule:
- Keep double posting to a minimum. Edit your last post instead.
This pops up every time on everyone's "new posts" section but adds zero value, so it might even be considered spamming
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I'm not intending to spam the forum.

Okay, just so everyone knows, this is where the betas are going: https://archive.org/details/fav-krs-games
I have given credit to everyone.
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Kaden wrote:
Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:37 pm
I'm not intending to spam the forum.

Okay, just so everyone knows, this is where the betas are going: https://archive.org/details/fav-krs-games
I have given credit to everyone.
Please don't double-post, see the forum rules. Edit your last post instead.

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