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I want to install a windows 2003 server OEM HP on my virtualbox, but it gives-me this error

This system is not a supported platform.

HP has a solution to this problem to VMWare but not Virtualbox. http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=110&prodSeriesId=420496&prodTypeId=18964&objectID=c00970200

Basically we have to put this SMBIOS.reflectHost=TRUEon the vmx file.

Can i do something similar to this on Virtualbox?

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You apparently need to prime your virtual machine with the correct DMI / SMBIOS information. See the appropriate section in the virtualbox manual on how to do this. You would need to previously extract the DMI data from your host, either by using WMI queries (if you are on Windows) or by running dmidecode (if your host is Linux).

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Many thanks. Really helpful link. I will try and then let you know if it works. –  balsagoth Oct 25 '11 at 21:46
    
it works as expected. Thank you! –  balsagoth Oct 26 '11 at 10:57
    
You are welcome. –  syneticon-dj Oct 26 '11 at 13:10
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