Wallet security in the altcoin world is one of the most important tasks a user has to master. It must provide peace of mind and readily available funds at the click of a button. The following tutorial will show you how to make a sandbox in a windows 7 installation and install any wallet you want to. We will in sense create a secure and clean Windows 7 installation running inside Windows 7.
The wallet will be online and can stake or send and receive funds just like any other normal wallet. Just follow these simple steps to get started. You will be needing a valid Windows 7 cd and serial numbers that accompany it.
Go to the VirtualBox website and download VirtualBox 4.3.18 from the Downloads section on the left hand side of the website. When the download completes nstall virtualbox by clicking on the downloaded file. After that launch the program from your desktop.
Click on New and the following window will show up. Here you can choose a name and a version for the os you want to install. Write a name and choose the options in the following picture.
Click next and now choose the amount of Ram. Red is danger. Green is OK
Click Next and choose to create a virtual Drive
Click create and a new window will show up. Choose the 1st option and click next. Now either choose fixed or dynamically. I prefer dynamical so the wallet files will determine how much disk space is required.
Click next and now choose the amount you want to allocate for your virtual hard disk, after doing this give it a name and click create
Now we need to configure it so click on settings
Choose storage on the left panel and choose the CD icon that says Empty
Now Click on the CD icon on the far right and choose DVD/CD and click OK
Now Click on the Start Button and boot from your CD. Do not forget to insert your CD
The Virtual Machine will now start windows 7 installation. In the first screen that appears you must choose language type time and currency formats and keyboard input methods. After doing that click next.
After that accept the licence agreement box and click next.
Choose Partition for installation there must be only one for you since we are inside the virtual machine and click drive options.
New icons will appear next to drive options button. click format and wait for it to finish. Then click next.
Type in activation code or key for your license in Product key box if you have any. Click Next.
Choose how to protect your Windows. Here we choose Use recommended settings.
Set up your Time zone then click Next.
Choose an option from 3 choices: Public Network, Work Network, Home Network. Choose Home Network.
Now windows is started connected to the internet and ready to download you favorite wallet.
Below are the most common coin wallets
And a friendly reminder from the Coin Maker team
Never install new coins wallets on this virtual environment unless you are absolutely certain that they are clean as they may be infected by viruses or trojan horses.