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Hardware-accelerated 3d in a VM (on Windows 8.1)

Title says it all. I'm interested in playing some games in a VM because I don't want to junk up my Windows installation. What solution, if any, provides good 3d performance for me to achieve this end? ...
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Shared Storage On vSphere Hypervisor Free Edition

I have a server that is currently running Windows 2008 on one hard disk, with all data stored on a second hard disk. I'm looking to replace the OS, and would like to install a virtual hypervisor on ...
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What will give the most increase in Virtual Machine performance?

Our IT staff has been given the task of improving the performance of all of the VM's used at our company. This includes those remoting into a hyper-v server and those using their own VM's on their own ...
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A way to simulate slower pcs using my application [duplicate]

We are looking for a way to emulate a slow PC, using any virtualization technology. Our goal is to cap the network speed and simulate a CPU with fewer GHz.
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Hyper-V running within VMPlayer 6

I am trying to develop a windows phone app within VMware player. I cannot for the life of me get Hyper-V to work within the VM. I have scoured the internet and done the following 1) Enabled ...
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How do different virtual machines handle CPU scheduling?

When you give a guest multiple virtual CPUs (vCPU) the virtual machine has to assign them to physical CPUs (pCPU). I'm can't find any info on how most VMs handle this. There are 2 broad categories: ...
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Network Boot Virtual Envirorment Instance

Is there a way I can boot a Hyper-V, VMware, or some sort of other virtual instance from another computer via something like PXE. I'd like to setup a diskless environment running Windows 8. Seeing as ...
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Switch off Hyper-V without disable functionality in Windows 8.1

Since I must use also VMWare I need to temporarily turn off Hyper-V In Windows 8 I used bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype off to disable hypervisor, and: bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype on to ...
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Hyper-v on windows 8 core/basic

I am looking for a way to install Hyper-v on windows 8 core. It should be possible if pro that supports hyper-v built on core. There should be some upgrade package or hack that enables it? Or if i ...
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CPU usage in virtual machines

I have a host machine with 1 logical processor running at 2.0GHz with 2 VMs running. Each VM is running at 100 % utilization (according to Task manager inside the VM). I realize this "100%" is not ...
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VMware Printing vs Hyper-V Printing

In VMware once you connect to your virtual machine, you can access the printers from your host machine. This is a very nice feature, you don't have to setup the printer for your virtual machine. I was ...
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Run .vhd virtual machine on Windows 8 Pro

How do I run a .vhd file on Windows 8 Pro? Which is better, VMware or Hyper-V? I prefer a free solution if it exists.
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Removing hyper-v and then installing again

I have Windows 8 machine with Hyper-V enabled. I have a few VMs with SharePoint installed. I want to install VMWare but it won't allow me to since Hyper-V is enabled on this machine. So I want to ...
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VMWare Player is not working after installing Hyper-V on windows 8 Pro

I was using BB10 simulator on windows 8 but last night I installed windows Phone 8 development environment and it also installed Hyper-V (or activated it). Now I am unable to run BB10 simulator in ...
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Running Hyper-V and VMWare together

I have two virtualization software on one of my laptops which is dedicated to Windows 8 development. A VMWare for generic virtualization and the Windows 8 like Hyper-V for the WP8 SDK. ...
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How to hide from a program that it is running on a virtual machine?

Some software contains tests to see if they are running on a virtual machine. It's very unpleasant to see alert messages such as "Sorry, this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine." and have ...
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virtual machine with dedicated GPU - is it possible? Private GPU Cloud

This is also referred to as cloud GPU. I want to build a VM host (VMware or windows - or other?) that will have 8 GPU's on it, and the VM clients will be able to use the GPU's as needed. It can ...
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Win2k8R2 + Hyper-V + MacPro = Virtualized OSX Allowed?

I have an older (2007 or 2008 i think) Mac Pro. Its a Dual Dual Xeon 2.6 with 12Gb RAM, and i installed Windows 2008 R2 Server on it with HyperV. Apple have something in their license that specifies ...
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What is the Microsoft equivalent of VMWare Workstation?

What is the Microsoft equivalent of VMWare Workstation? I.e. what is their workstation/desktop tool to run virtual machines? I use VMWare workstation extensively, but have a lot of .VHD file images, ...
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Choosing a hypervisor for home use

i have a NAS running physically on an old PC. I want to virtualize this nas on the same hardware to be able to host another small Linux server. I have done this before but there are two issues i want ...