Just trying VirtualBox 3.2.8...curious really..I have only a vague idea mostly based on what I read(never really tried it out before..). So I used an old pc (P4/ 2.5gb ram / 160gb hdd) and have installed XP SP3 in it. I plan to use/learn VirtualBox for programs trial. VirtualBox set-up: 512mb memory 16mb video memory 3D acceleration enabled 2D acceleration disabled Remote display disabled Storage: 30gb Audio: Windows DirectSound Controller: ICHAC97 Network: Adapter1 - PCnet-FASTIII(NAT) SerialPort: disabled USB: Device Fileters 0(0active) Shared Folders: 1 Can you help me with inquiries here, thanks: a) I have installed software by or through Network Folders (Map Network Drive) of the host(my main system), shared it with the vbox I created. Preliminary installed PDFXchangeViewer free portable, CCleaner, Auslogics Defrag. Is the procedure correct or is there a more good/better approach to what I did? b) Do you have by your experience "good/tested approaches and it's corresponding settings" for trying out programs in a vbox that maybe very helpful for me...really appreciate this one. s c) Security is a major concern for me. How can I carry on my existing security set-upto function inside the vbox(AV/firewall/on-demand security apps')...? d) Is there any tips that you can give me to make my host system secure even when my vbox get's accidentally infected? How may I do that? e) Can I install a different OS in a virtualbox? Can a 'main system' with XP SP3 have a virtualbox with Vista or better yet Linux or Windows7? If for Vista/Windows7 which I tried in a seperate hdd(on same test system) I did compatibility mode for certain drivers. How will this be in virtualbox? f) Can I clone the vbox I created? On my host ystem I use Paragon Backup and Restore 10.2, if I clone the full system, will the vbox+settings be inside it? g) I use only an 16inch LCD monitor with virtualbox display at 920x606...How can I make the display smaller..fonts/icons all-in-all..so if I lsee full view in a small unmaximized window. h) Can SuRun to run LUA be used inside virtualbox...(might be a stupid idea..you can laugh here..lol..just asking? Or better yet, if you are running LUA via SuRun in the host ae there any issues that I need to know so my usage of VirtualBox will not be hindered? h) In my other pc I have Returnil System Safe 2011. Is it redundant to have RSS 2011 with VirtualBox? Have you experiences with this? i) Finally, (to get ideas as to how to use it more effectively...) How do you use VirtualBox? For what purpose and approaches/tips? I hope I did not bore you with my questions...might sound elementary to VirtualBox users but asking "is" learning Thank you!