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Install Backtrack 4 On Windows 7 In A Virtual Machine Using Windows Virtual PC

I have been using a Windows 7 laptop for quite awhile as my daily driver and recently wanted to install Backtrack 4 in a virtual machine so I wasn’t required to dual boot or use a different laptop for BT4. I thought about using VMware as Martin wrote an article a couple months ago about installing Backtrack in a VM on Windows 7 but a couple months ago I discovered Windows Virtual PC during a Windows XP VM install. So far I have been really happy with Windows Virtual PC and decided to try installing Backtrack 4 in a Windows Virtual PC virtual machine. Below are the details on how to setup the Windows Virtual PC virtual machine and then information on how to install Backtrack 4 in that VM.

Technology Errors

DAEMON Tools: Mounted ISO Image Install Error: Please Insert Into Drive K:

I recently downloaded a trial version of an application that was packaged as an ISO image. I decided to mount the image with Daemon Tools to install the trial instead of burning to a DVD and installing that way. Anyhow I mounted the image which then became drive K: on my computer. Next I clicked on the setup.exe file which launched the trial installation process. After setting a few configuration options the process attempted to begin however I received an error as shown below.

DAEMON Tools: Insert Into Drive Error

Error: Please insert Application Name into drive K:\ to continue the installation.