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Can I provide a virtual Windows environment for my users?

I want to provide an environment where users are free to install and break whatever on their accounts without disrupting the experience of other users on the computer. Since it's in a home ...
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What's faster: Running a Windows virtual machine on Linux or running a Linux VM on Windows? [closed]

I've searched the internet for this and I don't think I've been able to phrase the question concisely for any search engines, so I'm turning to people! I've got a laptop and I would like to know what ...
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0answers
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Virtual Windows on top of hidden linux

My end goal is to have a machine that is running Linux but automatically starts up a virtualization application (Xen looks the best right now) and boots Windows. At a glance I know this will require ...
0
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1answer
84 views

Windows 8.1- Hyper-V won't network with Ubuntu 14.04 VM

Well, I'm officially out of patience for this sort of thing, and it's 12:23 AM. I'm trying to run Ubuntu 14.04 with Hyper-V on a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro running Windows 8.1. I cannot get the virtual ...
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0answers
45 views

Attaching an USB device to Ubuntu VM in VirtualBox

I have a Terratec Cinergy T2 TV capture card. I am thinking of installing Ubuntu on my server and want to experience first with it in VirtualBox. I have trouble having VirtualBox to connect the device ...
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0answers
24 views

Unable to turn on Virtual Machine Windows Virtual Server 2005 R2

I have a standard virtual machine that is running windows 7 32-bit, on a a physical server running Windows Server 2008 64-bit. The virtual machine is running on Windows Virtual Server 2005. When I go ...
4
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1answer
97 views

Listen to audio of a virtual machine in the background?

I know it's a weird question but the scenario is that I am a Windows user and I made a script which reports "something" with a sound in a Debian virtual machine, but when I have it minimized I can not ...
2
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1answer
999 views

64-bit Windows guest in VirtualBox impossible without VT-x support?

I have successfully installed Windows Vista 32-bit in a VM with VirtualBox. Now I'm trying to do the same with Windows Vista 64-bit and it just isn't working. I have created the VM but it seems that ...
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1answer
46 views

How can I run Windows 1.0 on a Windows 8 PC?

I'm certain this will require a Virtual machine, but I am not sure how to implement it or even if it is free to do. I am currently running Windows 8.1 on an x64 based system
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45 views

VirtualBox mounted with Vagrant reach maximum diskspace

Today my Windows build machine reached its disk space limit. It turned out that I had more than 400GB in the folder C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\VirtualBox VMs During the build process, ...
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1answer
83 views

Virtual Machine in Windows causes mouse pointer artifacts

I feel like I've seen this problem with multiple virtual machines with Win8 and Win7 on multiple physical machines using VMWare and Visual Studio Tablet Simulator. Once you start using a virtual ...
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0answers
24 views

Snapshotting virtual disks mounted in Windows without using vritualization?

I know that you can mount VHDs in Windows, but you can't create snapshots on the go, like in virtual machines. You have to unmount it first, create a differential VHD using Diskpart and mount it ...
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2answers
27 views

Get a windows 8 host to access a website hosted in a windows server guest

I am running windows server 2012 as a guest(using Oracle Virtualbox) on a windows 8. I have a website hosted on the guest OS which i can access in a browser inside the guest. I would like to be ...
0
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0answers
16 views

Which Windows settings to apply inside a virtual machine?

I am looking for good settings to make within Windows when Windows is running as a virtual machine. My virtual machines are used in the following environment: used during Software development used ...
1
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2answers
112 views

How to boot from CD even if BIOS doesn't allow this?

Recently I've helped user who had such problem: I have really old machine that has no USB ports and it's BIOS doesn't allow to boot from CD. However, it has Windows XP onboard. How can I install ...
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Where can I get windows 1.0 ISO file? [closed]

I am pretty curious to see and try out windows 1.0 as a virtual machine on my VMware Workstation, but am unable to get its ISO file. Can anyone please suggest me a good place(except search engines, I ...
0
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0answers
23 views

Can you make a windows login end up directly in a virtual machine?

Is it possible to configure Windows 8 + VirtualBox so that a login to a specific account directly brings me into the virtual machine? The idea here is a guest account that does not only have fewer ...
0
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1answer
99 views

How do I convert my windows partition to a kvm virtual machine on Fedora?

I have a single hard drive with a windows partition and a fedora 19 partition. Is it possible to use a tool (e.g. virt-p2v) to convert the windows installation into a virtual machine on Fedora? Disk ...
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0answers
4k views

How to open .VHDX files in virtualbox?

I used disk2vhd by microsoft so I tried to create a new virtualbox using it and I got this error Failed to open the hard disk C:\Users\user\Documents\Virtual Box Images\win7vir.VHDX Could not open ...
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0answers
85 views

How do I fix Parallels on OS X disabling [CTRL][ARROW KEY] combinations in a Windows VM?

OS X has key commands set to CTRLUp, CTRLDown, CTRLLeft, and CTRLRight. Parallels can't seem to take control of these key commands when in a Windows application either in the desktop mode or in ...
2
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1answer
1k views

How do I migrate my Windows desktop to a VirtualBox VM?

I have VirtualBox 4.3.6 and True Image 2014 Premium with Universal Restore. I've read a lot about different methods but I'm not sure where to start, or what will suit my needs. Directly from ...
0
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1answer
137 views

How to run a VirtualBox VM on Windows through SSH

I have an Ubuntu server virtual machine on my Windows box, I am able to run VirtualBox on my Windows machine without problems, and then I can SSH into the newly created server. However what I am ...
2
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2answers
66 views

VirtualBox VM Rootkit Infection

What is the risk of having a host machine infected if a VirtualBox VM running on the host gets infected? Let's assume both run Windows 7.
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2answers
142 views

How can I start a VirtualBox VM and then run a batch file inside the VM

I have a lengthy build operation which calls several batch files in succession. Most of these batch files start 32-bit compilers, etc, but one of them involves running a legacy MS-DOS 16-bit app ...
0
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2answers
83 views

What is needed to run a VM of Windows 7 or 8 under Windows 8.1 64bit?

I would like to create a virtual Windows 7 or 8 in my Windows 8.1 64 machine. Years ago I used Virtual PC to similar stuff and I know things have advanced a lot and I haven't kept up. What are my ...
0
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1answer
85 views

Connect HDMI or Displayport to PC and display output with window (Windows 7, Mac Mini)

To clarify, What I want to be able to do is the following: I have 3 monitors and have all of them connected to my windows machine. The specs are not important as i suspect I will need new hardware ...
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1answer
100 views

Can Windows Hibernate be disabled inside a virtual machine?

I run Parallels Desktop on my MacBook Pro to host Windows based virtual machines. I am trying to make the virtual disks a small as possible, and ran across this article: Delete hiberfil.sys by ...
2
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3answers
3k views

VM running CentOS, can ping but can't access web server

I've been trying to set up a CentOS server for the first time (ever setting up a Linux server). The installation went fine, I installed LAMPP (and the required dependencies for x86), used the lampp ...
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0answers
48 views

Can you explain me VMWare Performance Counters in Windows?

I am having a guest Windows Server 2008 R2, i.e. VMWare virtual machine Can you explain me VM counters vs. non-VM-ones, in the case of "% Processor Time" (under "VM Processor" section) vs. "% ...
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1answer
47 views

No internet on virtual machine

So I have 3 virtual machines and I copied 1 from a friend of mine. His Virtual Machine does have internet and the other 2 virtual machines I got, also have internet. Now what am I doing wrong at the ...
0
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1answer
47 views

VM'ed Windows ME Works only in Safe Mode

Using Ubuntu as a host machine, I tried emulating Windows ME (Millenium Edition) with VirtualBox 4.3. I started with the Boot Floppy, Used FDISK, Rebooted, Formatted C: & Started the Setup. It ...
4
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2answers
299 views

Possible to have multiple virtual monitors for a VMware guest in windowed mode?

Using VMware Workstation 10 on Windows, I've read "Use Multiple Monitors for One Virtual Machine" and managed to make it work as described when running the machine in Full Screen mode. What I would ...
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1answer
2k views

VirtualBox Not Recognizing 64 Bit CPU

I recently had to uninstall VirtualBox and reinstall it for various reasons that are unrelated to the purpose of this post. After reinstalling it, I noticed that the option to create a 64 bit virtual ...
1
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1answer
102 views

Small software to run 16-bit apps

I cannot run a small Windows 16-bit app on my 64-bit system. Suggestions I found online involve running the 16-bit app inside a virtual machine, but running a whole OS just to run a small app seems ...
0
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0answers
58 views

Does creating a virtual machine from a physical Windows 8 install cause issues with activation?

It is possible to virtualize a physical disk using disk2vdh or vmWare vCenter Converter. The OS (Windows 8) will detect a change of the hardware from physical to virtual. Will it ask for activation? ...
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1answer
121 views

virtual machines, dual booting and data disks on SSD

This is in planning, so if I've got the strategy wrong, please let me know. There are multiple questions here, but I think they all degenerate to the same answers. The hardware is a laptop with a ...
1
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1answer
442 views

Accessing symbolic links in VirtualBox

How can you access files in folders that are links, on a shared folder in VirtualBox? For instance, I've got a folder named /home/mrlister/misc on my host computer, which is shared as ...
2
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4answers
164 views

Install a software without booting a VM

My question may seem odd but I would like to know if it's possible to install a software without booting on the operating system of a virtual machine. I need to install a lot (I really mean A LOT) of ...
0
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1answer
2k views

How to send Alt+Ctrl+Del key sequence in a VirtualBox VM guest [duplicate]

I have a Windows Server 2008 VirtualBox VM guest, which I run in vboxHeadless mode. The host is Linux 64-bit. The VirtualBox version is 4.2.12r84980. The VM loads fine, and I am presented with the ...
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0answers
103 views

Virtual machine host software

I would like to create a virtual machine running Linux and a couple of network services. This virtual machine should be on a USB stick and able to run on both Windows and Linux hosts, with as little ...
2
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1answer
54 views

Sharing Files between VM and Host OS

I am trying to share files (about a 1GB of data) between my work computer and a VMWare guest OS on the same physical machine. The guest, as loaded from a snapshot, is by default in its own workgroup. ...
0
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1answer
4k views

Create disk image of C drive and run on VMware virtual machine

I run Windows XP SP3 Pro on my desktop PC and I want to create an image of its C Drive. I'd like to run this image in a virtual machine on VMware. How can I do this? Install XP in VMware first – ...
5
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2answers
1k views

Cannot create external switch on Hyper-V

I am getting the following error when creating an external switch on Hyper-V: I am running Windows 8.1 x64. My switch settings are as follows: Event viewer gives me the following errors in ...
7
votes
1answer
5k views

Ubuntu 12.04 VM on Windows 8 Hyper-V - No Network Connectivity

I have been attempting to connect my Ubuntu 12.04 Virtual Machine to the internet. I have been searching and found some information but have not been successful so far. I have also tried Linux Mint ...
0
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0answers
57 views

Several options are missing in Virtual PC settings on Windows 7

I'm trying to configure the "Integration Features", "Keyboard", "Logon Credentials", and "Auto Publish" settings for Virtual PC, running on W7 Professional SP1, but I don't seem to have the options ...
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2answers
2k views

Is there a way to get VirtualBox to work with an Intel 64 bit processor?

I am creating a VMWare VM from my old laptop. Since VMWare Player is not free for me to use at work, I am looking at converting the resulting VM to a VirtualBox VM. (There are several tutorials on ...
0
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2answers
276 views

Force shutdown of Windows VM via ACPI or script

At work we've got a Windows Server 2003 VM that we want to shut down when the host operating system (Linux) shuts down. We have this working except for when a user has logged in and locked the screen. ...
0
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0answers
33 views

is it possible to clone or export a VM from a hyper-v cloud?

I would like to know how I can get a clone of a machine that we have in our cloud? We are running hyper-v and are using microsoft virtual machine manager console as a client to manage our virtual ...
0
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2answers
44 views

Running Ubuntu as VM on Windows 8 from HDD

I have Ubuntu installed on my HDD and I want to run it as a VM from inside my windows 8 which is also installed on that computer (different HDD). Is that possible? (And what VM software should I ...
1
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1answer
41 views

How to use a virtual machine to access an OS from a second HD?

I am going to have a computer with two 1TB hard drives. I plan on using 1 for Linux and the other for Windows. If I am using Linux, is it possible to have a Virtual Machine use the 1TB (windows) disk ...