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

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How Do I Pass a USB Device to a Virtual XP PC When The Drivers Are Not Installed On the Host?

I have a Canon eos D30 digital camera that there are no Windows 7 drivers for, so i cannot connect it to my laptop. Canon are not even thinking about making any drivers and are never going to be. ...
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VM Ware Display Window screen is small

VMware display windows screens is very small. How to resize it and make it in fix in window. Screenshot:
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VirtualBox guest (Windows 7) resets host (Slackware 13.1)

As pointed in the title I'm in a situation where a VirtualBox guest (Windows 7) resets host (Slackware 13.1). This happens when the guest (Windows) in booting up. The same happens with two virtual ...
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Configuring Virtualbox to use an authenticating proxy

I have a couple of Virtualbox VMs (ubuntu guest) running on a windows 7 host, but internet access is through an authenticating proxy with a self signed certificate. Configuring this for just one of ...
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Using a Parallels Hard Disk image in VirtualBox

The question has been asked before, but there appear to be no current solutions. I have a current version of Parallels 11, and a current version of VirtualBox 4.3. I have an existing Windows image in ...
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VM to VirtualBox converted image - Could not find a storage controller named 'SCSI Controller' error

I converted a VMDK to an ovf image using ovftool. The VMDK had a SCSI disk. Now post conversion Virtual Box isn't able to import it - it gets the error Could not find a storage controller named ...
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How to enable OpenGL 2.0 support on a Windows guest on VirtualBox

I am trying to run some games on Steam (specifically Dota 2 Reborn) on a Windows 7 64 bit guest under VirtualBox running on a Fedora Linux 23 64 bit host. I have enabled 2D and 3D acceleration on the ...
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Can a Parallel Only 100MB Zip Drive be mounted on a Mac running 10.11 via Parallel to USB Adapter?

I have several old 100MB Zip Disks I used to use with a PC that I would like to import and archive the contents of. I purchased a generic DB25 Parallel Connector to USB adapter, and it is detected ...
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How to reach VMware host from guest without changing IP address all the time

I have no trouble accessing my VMware host from the guest (as covered here, for example). That's easy. But once I've set up my (Windows) guest's hosts file to point to my (OS X) host's IP address, ...
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Windows Server 2012 AND Hyper-V: Port forwarding on VM

I've this configuration: - Windows Server 2012 with 192.168.1.10 IP address, direct connected to the switch, with some VM on Hyper-V - Virtual Windows Server 2012 (192.168.1.11) that run on the real ...
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Is it possible to activate a Windows 10 Pro virtual machine on the same keyed host?

I've built a couple computers for my kids, and naturally they want to play MineCraft and whatever other games. So, we purchased full versions of Windows 10 Pro. I don't really have time to "manage" ...
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Is there a way to share the guest OS Internet connection with the host OS with in VMware?

I have an USB Wi-Fi board without drivers for Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion). Sometimes I have to connect to the Internet using the external board and need to pass the Ubuntu Internet connection ...
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Problems with virtualbox ubuntu

I'm trying to get a Ubuntu VM running on my Win 10 machine . I don't have much experience with this (did it once a few years ago on a different machine, and didn't have any problems), and I'm not ...
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SSH into a VirtualBox VM that was configured via command line

I am trying to set up a cluster of VMs on my Ubuntu laptop so that I can test some distributed code. My goal is to execute a shell script that will spin up the configuration and another script to tear ...
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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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Win10 VM shows “cracked” font on pre-login screen, VMware 12

I upgraded a Windows 10 VM from VMware Workstation 11 to VMware Workstation 12. After updating VMware Tools, I saw that the clock on the pre-login screen seemed to be "cracked" like the following: ...
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Getting stuck in loading while trying to run OSX on Vmware [on hold]

I'm trying to run OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 on VMWare. I have followed this videotutorial with the only exception of setting 2 cores instead of 4 while editing VM specs -> ...
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Getting FTP working on an Azure VM, connection closed

I'm struggling to connect to FTP on a new VM in Azure. I made a new Virtual Machine from the default image (Windows Server 2012 Datacenter) and RDPed into the new VM. I then enabled the Web Server ...
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How can I share a Virtual Machine between computers using something like Dropbox?

I'd like to be able to create a virtual machine and have it 'synced' to another computer via a service like Dropbox. The scenario here is: I have a computer at home, and a computer at work. I use a ...
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virtualbox bridge networking require router

I've set up Win7 host and multiple XP guests using bridged networking for a specific reason and found an interesting behavior: while all bridged guests don't require host's ethernet wire to be ...
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VMWare Player does not save changes in guest operating system

I have installed VMWare Player in my Windows 7 Ultimate and I have added Ubuntu 12.10 in a virtual machine. The problem is that every time I power off the virtual machine everything is lost. I mean ...
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Windows 10 in Azure VM - NET 3.5 installation error 0x8000FFFF

I just created a new Compute in Azure - choosing Windows 10 Enterprise (x64) image. For deployment I used Resource Manager mode, DS1 size, disk type Standard and left default for the rest of options. ...
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Disabling prompt to download VMware tools via the virtual machine's configuration file

The problem On the VMware Knowledge Base it reads: When I start a virtual machine, I see a message box warning that says I do not have VMware Tools installed or I do not have the latest version ...
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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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I can ping from my PC to VM on ubuntu but not the way around

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 on Windows 7. I can ping ubuntu VM from my desktop but not the way around. I have disabled firewall both on desktop and VM & I have enabled icmpv4. On VM I can ping ...
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How to setup a proxy on a Windows 7 virtual machine?

So I am having trouble at school being kick of the network for no reason, being throttled and being blocked from school related sites. I am using Linux. The school has no problem with it but the ...
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Disable my nVidia video card driver in Linux

I'm trying to passthrough my nv video card to my domU, but I could not bind my video card to the pciback driver I only have one video card with the pci number 0000:03:00.0, so I used the following ...
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VMware Player cannot start a suspended VM from an SMB shared drive, says “Failed to lock the file”

I have a VMware Player VM located in a remote shared folder that resides on a Linux server. On the server side I have set up my file access permissions to the user ID used to open the shared folder, ...
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How to run Windows compiled for PowerPC on Modern PowerPC machines without instruction set emumation,?

Windows® NT supported more architectures in the past, but similar to Apple with their Mac, Windows® for PowerPC required an ARC BIOS in order to be booted (please note this doesn’t only concern this ...
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How to Change Screen Size in Ubuntu in Hyper-V

I installed Ubuntu Desktop as the guest operating system of Hyper-V. I assume it is the latest version of Ubuntu Desktop, and it won't be an issue. Hyper-V gives a default screen size that I cannot ...
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Can Virtual Box/VMware infect the host PC when testing Cryptolocker?

Can cryptolocker encrypt the host PC if I test it on a Virtual Machine? Currently I am using 'NAT' as my network type or whatever...
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External hard drive not being recognized by Windows virtual machine on Mac

Using: VMWare Fusion 8.0.0, El Capitan 10.11.4 on MacBook Pro (Late 2013), Windows 10 x64 (trial version by the way), LaCie 1TB Porsche Design Mobile Drive (USB 3.0, NTFS) Goal: Read/write/delete/etc ...
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No internet on Virtual Windows Server 2008

i am having a problem with internet connection on windows server 2008; So basically what i am trying to do is setup a dns and web server with windows server 2008 which is virtual on vmware workstation ...
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how to Increase VM disk without reboot on Linux redhat 6.x + LVM

I increased the second disk in VM machine from the VSphere client GUI as the following: By right click on the machine --> edit settings --> hard disk2 --> increase the disk from 1G to 2G Then I ...
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Capturing virtual machine traffic from Mac OS

I am running Windows 8.1 pro on VMware hosted by Mac OS. I want to capture the VM traffic via Wireshark installed on Mac. The Network Adapter on VM is set as Bridge (Ethernet). When I set ...
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libvirt: “Failed to initialize a valid firewall backend”

What I'm tryna doing I'm trying to set up a virtual NAT network device without DHCP for libvirt on an Arch Linux host. What I've done so far # virsh net-define network.xml Network default defined ...
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Activate vxm on Chromebook C720

Not sure if this is possible, I have a Chromebook C720 running crouton, I need to turn on vxm in the BIOS, but as far as I remember I have never entered a BIOS on the device. Has anyone had success ...
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VirtualBox Disk Image (VDI) is larger than content but --compact doesn't work

I have a dynamic VDI image with 12 GB of data: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on udev 2.0G 4.0K 2.0G 1% /dev tmpfs 404M 1.1M 403M 1% /run /dev/sda1 ...
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Virtual Machine (VirtualBox) — How to access files from the hosting machine?

I have a PC with Windows 7 Ultimate (A) running on it. From within that OS I have VirtualBox running another Windows 7 instance (B). Is there any way for the Windows 7 (B) to access files from ...
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VirtualBox can't start any VM

I have VirtualBox v.5.0.16 r105871 running on Windows 7 Professional x64. And it can't start any virtual machine (I've tried Win7, WinXP, Ubuntu). I get same errors: And then: The only thing I ...
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vmware player won't run on CentOS due to missing /dev/vmmon, what could be the problem?

So I've tried installing vmware player 3.1.4 and 3.1.3 and both times had the same problem, when I try to load a VM I get the error "Could not open /dev/vmmon". When I ls /dev/ I can see there is no ...
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Access to vmware shared folder from linux guest

I am running a linux distro in my wmware and I wanted to share some file between my guest (linux zeroshell) and my host (windows 8.1). For this I saw that there is an option in wmware in Virtual ...
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Local ovf to Hyper V using Virtual Machine Converter with Powershell

Now that I want convert and import a vmware VM to Hyper V. My ovf file with vmdk amd mf files are located in C:\OvfHVTest2. I used the command in powershell: Import-Module "C:\Program ...
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Cache big file downloads systemwide on Windows

I'm on Windows 8.1 and I'm working with a lot of scripts that automatically download Linux images and create VMs with it. Also docker images etc. and these VMs or docker images are downloading a ton ...
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Mac - get a VHD file from an Azure VM that was sysprepped out of OOBE?

OK, so my physical computer is a Mac. (yeah I succumbed to the cool trend several years ago, and regret it since). Anyways, I have been using Microsoft Azure portal to create virtual machines (VM) ...
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Can't take control of USB drive on VMware

I’m running VMWare Workstation on Windows 7 x86-64, and a Mac OS X 10.8 install inside the VM. Whenever I try to connect my USB drive to the Mac OS X 10.8 guest, it just doesn't gets recognized. The ...
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Use Host VPN in Guest VM

I have a host Windows 7 OS running a guest Lubuntu OS in VirtualBox and I'm trying to configure it so that the Guest OS will use the Host VPN. So a couple quirks, when the VPN is turned off the guest ...
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Use network adapter for VirualBox only

I currently have to set up a virtual machine to a public IP. I'm using a second Ethernet adapter for that. That adapter is directly connected to the wall socket with the public IP. Here's the thing: ...