Will installing Sun Virtual Box bash or interfere with my VMWare installtion?

I don't need to run VMs from both Virtual-Machine software packages at the same time but I do need to run some older Virtual-Machines from Sun-Virtualbox on the same 64-bit Windows 7 host until I can migrate those VMs to VMWare.

Before switching from Linux host to Windows host, I ensured to export the VirtualBox VM to an OVF "appliance" with intentions of importing into VMWare Workstation 7. But VMWare gives me an error stating it can't import it.

Background info

My old workstation host: 32-bit Ubuntu 9.04 running Sun Virtual Box 3.x hosting Windows-XP VM Guest for Windows Software app development (VS2008, etc)


I need to get my original Sun-VBox Windows-XP Guest running on my new Windows 7 Workstation either imported into VMWare or running on the Windows version of Sun-Virtual box (I have the VM-Guest Backed up and copied to the new computer data drive.

New workstation host: 64bit Windows 7 running VMWare Workstation 7 to host 32bit Ubuntu 9.10 for linux project work.

2 Answers 2


Yes, I currently run both VMWare Workstation 7 and VirtualBox (3.1.6 ISTR) on the same Windows 7 64 bit host. They co-exist without problems.


With respect to problems importing the appliance into VMWare, I'm about to do the same. During my research, I came across the following page, which might help here: http://blogs.techrepublic.com/window-on-windows/?p=2997. Didn't try it yet, though.

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