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Can I safely ignore the windows logo testing warning when Installing VirtualBox on Windows XP?

Can I safely ignore the windows logo testing warning when Installing VirtualBox on Windows XP?

When I download the xp version of VirtualBox from http://download.virtualboxdotorg/virtualbox/3.0.12/VirtualBox-3.0.12-54655-Win.exe and run it, it alerts me about not being windows logo tested. It then suggests that i stop the installation, or continue at my own risk.

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Guest [Entry]

"There should not be a problem.

Drivers have the ability to serious damage to your computer... Basically, anything they want as they get loaded into Windows at a much lower level.

Basically, if you can imagine software being high, if software breaks - it is just a matter of terminating it, where as if a driver crashes, it can bring down the entire machine.

Microsoft offer a lot of testing under the WHQL (Windows Hardware Quality Labs) and it basically means that they guarantee it will work and not crash anything - basically, anything that has the logo is compatible with anything else that has the logo.

There is nothing wrong in using non logo certified devices, but the warning is simply Microsoft's way of saying, don't come to us if it breaks!"
Guest [Entry]

"In most, but not all, cases the warning has been successfully ignored.

However, VirtualBox ticket 1752, includes a comment from a user who received the the Black Screen of Death after ignoring the warning.

Ignore at your own risk!"