[fpc-devel] TRegistry and Unicode

Silvestre silvestre168 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 17 21:15:59 CET 2019

In the following link you can download official and legal windows virtual
machines for any test.


El dom., 17 mar. 2019 a las 20:03, Giuliano Colla (<
giuliano.colla at fastwebnet.it>) escribió:

> Il 14/03/2019 18:32, Bart ha scritto:
> > That is not really the issue.
> > My machine is Win10 on i5 with 8GB memory.
> > I run Mint in aVirtualBox VM (a bit sluggish, but do-able).
> > I don't have a Windows installable medium with license that I can
> > install into a VM.
> > And I'm not gonna buy it, nor am I gonna use some pitate copy.
> You don't need to buy a licence, or to use a pirated copy to run your
> Windows in a VM.
> You may run your legal copy of Windows on a VM just by using the raw
> disk or raw partition feature of VirtualBox.
> What I've done is the following.
> I have repartitioned the original disk in order to free enough space for
> a Linux install.
> By installing Linux on the free space, the first result is to have a
> dual boot box.
> Then, in Linux I have created my VM machines, and among them a Windows
> VM which just uses the Windows partitions of the disk.
> That way the physical disk is the same of the original install, and
> Windows doesn't complain about licensing issues.
> You may find detailed instructions on how to do it in the VirtualBox
> Help, under Advanced topics->Advanced storage configuration. But
> basically that's done from Linux with just one command line, which in my
> case is:
> VBoxManage internalcommands createrawvmdk -filename ~/VirtualBox\
> VMs/Windows7/windows7.vmdk -rawdisk /dev/sda -partitions 1,2,3,5 -mbr
> win7.mbr
> where the required MBR has been created from Linux with sort of:
> dd if=/dev/sda of=win7.mbr count=1
> if you want to get the main MBR, or
> dd if=/dev/sda1 of=win7.mbr count=1
> if you want to get the MBR from the Windows start partition.
> If you select a "conservative" Linux distro (such as CentOs) you get a
> rock solid, bullet proof, main OS for any other task, you may do a lot
> of Windows testing by just using wine, and you may safely play with all
> of yours VM's, creating snapshots before doing dangerous things such as
> tampering with registry. But you keep the chance to run the "native"
> Windows in order to judge the real performance, and look.
> Maybe, before doing all of that, a full backup of your disk with
> Clonezilla would be a wise precaution....
> Giuliano
> --
> Do not do to others as you would have them do to you.They might have
> different tastes.
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