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This page describes the procedure for installing the eBahn Reader application on Windows 7 using Sun VirtualBox.

Applies to: eBahn 3, PC with Windows 7 Home Premium or PC with Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate (with no VT Extensions), Windows XP


Sun/Oracle VirtualBox (Open Source) Virtualization Software

This work-around will require a Microsoft Windows XP CD and product key, which probably came with your previous computer.

Go to and select VirtualBox 3.1.0 for Windows hosts => x86/amd64 to download Sun VirtualBox.

  • Then double-click to run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Be sure to read instruction carefully.
  • If in doubt, simply use the default settings as they appear in the setup.
  • Remember to write down the password that you enter!

Create a Virtual Machine for your Windows XP

Create a new Virtual Machine (maybe call it "XP"), but do not "start" it until you have inserted your Windows XP disk

  • Insert your Windows XP program CD into you CD/DVD drive
  • Start your new virtual machine (XP)
  • Follow the on-screen instructions for setting up XP with your Virtual Machine. Remember to write down the password that you enter!
    • the sample setup used the "Typical Settings" checked for Network Settings
    • Left as "WORKGROUP"

Install eBahn

Install the eBahn DVD and follow the on-screen instructions. Make sure you install within the XP Virtual Machine (not from the Windows 7 desktop).

Test installation was able to auto-activate the eBahn license and run normally.

Your mouse is "trapped" when you are using a virtual machine. It can be "released" by clicking the "Ctrl" button on the right-hand side of your keyboard

Setting up a USB Printer

  1. Start VirtualBox.
  2. Highlight the virtual machine where eBahn is located.
  3. Select "Settings".
  4. In the left hand pane of the "Settings" window, select "USB". A list of the USB devices visible to the Guest OS will appear. If there are no devices visible, this window will be empty.
  5. In the upper right hand pane of the "Settings" window, make sure that "Enable USB Controller" and "Enable USB 2.0 (EHCI) Controller" (if not grayed out) are selected.
  6. If no devices appear in the lower right hand "USB Device Filters" window, on the far right side, select the USB icon with the green 'plus' sign on it.
  7. A list of the attached USB devices on the HOST OS should appear. Select the USB printer. It should now show in the "USB Device Filters" window and be able to be seen by the Guest OS.
  8. Select "OK" and start the virtual machine. You should be able to install a printer in the Guest OS and print now.

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Install Windows XP using Sun (now Oracle) VirtualBox

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