(re)installing Windows (7)

I am working on a virtualbox image of windows 7 that includes gamemaker and pepakura trials for my art74 class for fall of 2010.

I am still struggling with DirectX which seems to work well in VMWare, but not in Virtual Box.

Sigh, this is a dealbreaker because without gamemaker the virtual machine just isn’t gonna cut it.  I keep researching but other issues are getting in the way.