A virtual machine is an emulation of a guest operating system, running on virtualized hardware within a host operating system.

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Restoring VMware Fusion virtual machine from Time Machine Mac OSX

I was having problems with my keyboard and the genius bar people at the Apple store told me to make a backup of my computer and re-install the operating system. I did so and the computer is running ...
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emulate fake monitor on windows 7?

Is there any way to emulate a monitor on Windows 7? I have one physical monitor, and I want Windows to think I have two. I actually don't care whether the second monitor is visible anywhere, or if I ...
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Can't access the default gateway from my VMs using Hyper-V on a W8 Pro ASUS N76V

I just purchased a ASUS Notebook N76V. I first upgraded the OS to W8 Pro. I activated the Hyper-V feature. Everything runs fine. I can create virtual switches / Import VMs / Create new VMs / Boot my ...
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VMware - Workstation 9

I'm trying to install windows server 2012 on my "VMware 9.0 32 bit app" and it gives me an error that It can not install any 64 bit software I am using a Dell 3521 laptop and I have Windows 8.1 64 ...
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P2V using Acronis True Image Home 10 and Windows 7

I have a full system image using Acronis True Image Home 10 and want to run it as a virtual machine on Windows 7 Professional. I have created a virtual machine but Windows Virtual PC doesn't allow ...
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Configuring bridged network card on VMWare VM - Host : Windows 7 - Guest : Ubuntu Server 12.04

My question is about giving Internet connection to a VM with a STATIC IP address, by connecting to the WiFi I have at home. I gave my VM, running Ubuntu Server 12.04 on VMWare Player, one network ...
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What Mac Pro Would I need to run 2 Virtual OSs simultaneously

If I were to run Ubuntu, W7 AND Mac OS X via VirtualBox (or Parallels) on a Mac Pro, what would I need to make them run perfectly fine in seamless mode? And I mean, no hiccups, no laggy windows, etc. ...
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Which software is good for virtual machine over Windows for Linux and Mac OSX? [closed]

What software is good for virtual machine over Windows for Linux and Mac OS? I want to host Linux (Web development related to Rails and PHP) and Mac (iPhone and iPad) both over Windows XP. My specs ...
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Virtualbox display issue

I installed Virtualbox on Mac and then installed Ubuntu on Virtualbox as a virtual machine. My Ubuntu display comes as 640 X 480 (4:3) resolution and cannot be changed. My actual screen resolution is ...
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connect to virtual machine on same laptop

I have a laptop running Vista and just installed on it Virtual PC 2007 that has a virtual machine (windows 7 OS). Is there a way to treat this virtual machine as a server on the same machine? I would ...
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Change the settings for a virtualbox snapshot which has children

I have a disk snapshot in virtualbox, which has some child shapshots, like so: + Snapshot: After install `--+ Snapshot: After updates | `--+ Snapshot: Installed some software `--+ Yet another child ...
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RDP to Microsoft Azure's virtual machines via proxy server

I have created virtual machines in Microsoft Azure and I can't connect them from my work office, probably because it must go through the proxy server. From my Google-ing I understand that it's ...
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Building a storage and vpn server on the cheap

I am trying to figure out the best server configuration for the following: Low power (I want to plug the server in and forget about it) High redundancy of data (I don't want to loose my music and ...
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Erratic PHPStorm file corruption in samba share after VM Ubuntu update

I have a Virtual Machine that I use constantly for my development projects. I work on Mac OSX, but have my development environment on a virtual Ubuntu. Before today, it was 12.04, but I just updated ...
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How to edit BIOS information for a virtual machine in VMWare?

The manufacturer, as set in the BIOS of my VM, is "VMWare". I want to change that to other string. How to do that?
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What kind of Windows privileges would make it so I can delete a file from Linux, but not create one?

So I have a folder with some crazy (Windows) ownership privileges. I have the folder mounted on a Linux guest OS virtual machine shared folder. I can delete files from the folder using rm -f, ...
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SQL Azure VM Cannot Connect

I have SQL Azure VM Following are the configuration of the VM SIZE Basic_A1 (1 core, 1.75 GB memory) After few hours I cannot log into server using any of following methods. Remote Desktop ...
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How to connect to internet from Ubuntu which is installed in a virtual machine using VMWare Workstation?

I have installed Ubuntu 9.04 on a virtual machine using VMWare Workstation. I have Windows 7 as my host OS. I want to connect to internet from Ubuntu. Can anyone please gives steps for connecting to ...
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How to overtake the limit of NICs in virtualization softs?

I want to connect unlimited number of NIC to a mikrotik virtual machine but all virtualization softwares has limit to the number of NICs so, is there a soft that doesn't have limit? if there ...
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How to convert laptop drive for use as VMware image?

I have a windows laptop that recently died (dead motherboard). It being a 7 year old laptop, I decided to give Apple a try this time around and try to use VMware to access my old data if necessary. ...
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Dedicated mouse and keyboard for a virtual machine, is it possible?

Let's say I have a PC with two monitors atached. I'm running e.g. Windows Vista natively, and start up a virtual Ubuntu PC. I change to fullscreen mode so that on one Monitor, I see my Windows ...
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Vsphere Esxi 5.5 only shutdown permission to local user

I have created a normal user in ESXi, I want to allow that user to shutdown the ESXi server directly from console by pressing F12 key. I have given this permission (Host’ –> Configuration –> ‘Power) ...
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Can't access my computer after installing VirtualBox on it

There was a similar question 2 years ago, but everyone confused guest/host OS. After installing VirtualBox on my Windows 7 box, I can no longer ping it or access it from anywhere within the LAN. ...
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Running Virtual Machines on USB 3.0 drives

There are some pretty interesting USB 3.0 drives out there in the 'stick' variety, notably from Corsair and Mushkin. I'm wondering if anyone can attest to the performance of VMs on these drives, of ...
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How can I access a VMware client that's located on a remote host?

I use VMware Fusion at work to test my websites in different versions of IE by running multiple copies of Windows on my Macbook Air. At home, I use VMware Workstation to do the same thing. My desktop ...
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Can't access the internet on my virtual machine using VMWare

On my physical laptop I have Windows 7 installed along with VMWare 7. Now I create a virtual machine and installed Linux Mint 9 on it and everything works on the virtual machine. When I try to access ...
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Licensing Windows Server 2012 in virtual machines on non Server 2012 host

Summary I am getting messages from my virtualised Windows Server 2012 machines about them not being activated or the product key is already used on another machine. Detail Though my university I ...
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Errow while installing SCVMM 2012 R2

When i'm trying to install VMM on server 2012 R2, I get the following error "Installing G:\amd64\setup\msi\Server\vmmServer.msi failed with Windows Installer error 1603. See ...
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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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Mac OS X Server 10.6.6 “disables” CPU in VMware Fusion

I installed Mac OS X Server 10.6.0 in VMWare Fusion the other night and it worked perfectly, until I ran Software Update. I upgraded to 10.6.6 through the combo updater, and now when I start the VM it ...
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Running an executable in virtual machine through base machine

I want to launch an executable in my virtual machine(Windows Server 2003 OS and is installed using VMWARE Workstation) from my base machine I tried the following command "C:\Program ...
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Is it possible to restore an ubuntu guest vm but keep home directory data untouched?(on Virtualbox or other virtual machine solution)

Is it possible to restore an ubuntu guest vm to an earlier snapshot and keep home directory data from restoring? Or to say keep the user directory out of the system vdi to prevent data loss after ...
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Use NVidia GPU from VirtualBox?

How do I make the VirtualBox guest use the NVidia graphics? Host setup: Windows 7 x64 NVidia Optimus In NVIDIA Control Panel, I explicitly selected High-performance NVIDIA processor for: ...
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How to set a Hyper-v virtual machine to use my Wi-Fi connection [closed]

I have a virtual machine running on my Hyper-v manager. I am having difficult time to get it connects to my WiFi (use my WiFi) that is available on my operating system. My operating system is windows ...
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Running virtual machines: Linux vs Windows 7

I have tried running windows xp development virtual machine under windows 7 and the performance was dreadful. I'm considering installing Linux and running the virtual machine from the Linux, but I'm ...
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Portable system on a SDCard

I want to have a portable system in a SDCARD, the requirements are as follow: It should run on a Bare Metal virtualization in a NetBook This should run solely as a medium to the virtualization, so ...
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Android wireless in VirtualBox?

I downloaded android-x86-4.0-RC1-asus_laptop.iso from http://www.android-x86.org/download and installed it in a VirtualBox virtual machine. It all seems to work, but I can't seem to get the wireless ...
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No Internet connection in Android-x86 4.2 ISO on VirtualBox

I installed Oracle VirtualBox on Windows 8. Then I downloaded android-x86-4.2-20121225.iso from Android-x86. After I installed Android x86-4.2 on VirtualBox from the ISO, I could run it, but the ...
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Virtualbox VM folder and files permissions

I've copied VirtualBox VM folder from windows to linux server. (win machine died, so I restored backup). Now I want to place VM somewhere in /var/vbox/... and run VBoxHeadless on system startup. What ...
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virtualbox: new host key combination not saved after change

I want to change my host key combination in the Virtualbox that is currently alt gr. To do so, I go to: file -> preferences -> Input -> Virtual Machine , then clicking on the field beside ...
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Is there a program than can execute a Windows applications in a virtual machine and make it look it's executed in the native environment? [closed]

Parallels does a great job of making windows application look like a native application on Mac OS X while executing the windows application in a virtual machine. Is there a similar application on ...
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Pinging between two different vm's with different subnet on same host

I am running a windows machine and i am running virtualbox on it I have two VM's for cent os. I want the two VM's to ping each other but they should have different subnets. I am not really sure how ...
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Unable to connect to inernet in an Ubuntu 14.04 VM installed over windows 7 guest os

I've created a Ubuntu 14.04 VM using oracle's VirtualBox on my Windows 7 PC. I've also managed to install drivers form Guest Additions CD image, but in spite of all that I still can't get the internet ...
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VirtualBox OSE: Install Guest OS On Headless Host Via VNC?

I've remotely installed VirtualBox OSE on my Gentoo box at home. I have everything set up and ready for the OS. However all the documentation I've read seems to say that you can only use the PUEL ...
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How to forward a port in VM which is behind NAT

I see a few questions similar to my but, they didn't answer my question. I have a router. I have installed Debian in VM and setup a ssh server on it. I want to forward a port for this machine on my ...
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Install Gentoo via compilation on virtualbox?

Note that I am not asking how to install Gentoo on a Virtualbox VM. My question is this: I have a slow machine ("Armpit"), and a fast machine ("Emperor"). Let's say I want to install Gentoo on ...
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Host is not able to ping Guest | Virtual Box

I am using LinuxMint17 (Host) and running another LinuxMint17 as Guest using Virtual Box. My Guest LinuxMint is able to ping Host LinuxMint but vice-versa is not happening. Network Setting in ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 VM shows a black screen in VMware Player

I have a Ubuntu Server 11.04 64 bit VM running on VMware Player 3.1.4 that only shows a black screen. No matter what I try, the screen remains black. The VM has worked the first time. When I reset ...
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Hyper-V within Azure virtual machine

I'm trying to move my development and testing environment in the Azure cloud. I would like to know if it's possible to have an Hyper-V running within an Azure virtual machine ? For the moment I ...
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How to share a VPN connection in a VMWare Guest VM with the Host

The need - This question is relevant for all of those who want to bypass their corporate's annoying VPN, and access their work/corporate network from their private computer, especially if the ...