I have a Windows XP VM running in VirtualBox, and I am unable to copy text into my clipboard on the host machine. I can, however, copy text into the VM. Is there some setting I am missing?

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    Do you have Guest Additions installed? – Zoot Mar 3 '11 at 14:25
  • I do now. Thats the answer. – MattUebel Mar 3 '11 at 14:35
  • @Zoot You should post your comment as an answer so it can be flagged as the answer to the problem. – Majenko Mar 3 '11 at 15:44
  • @Matt Jenkins Gotcha. Done. – Zoot Mar 3 '11 at 16:25

I would suggest installing Guest Additions for your virtual machine. Instructions for doing so can be found here.

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