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

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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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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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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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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: ...
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What does a hypervisor means in the context of virtual machines?

In this Harvard lecture about HTTP and VPS at min 59:00 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KuO4r5CHjM the lecturer talks about Virtual Private Servers and Virtual Machines. He said that they are managed ...
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What does overprovisioning mean in the context of virtual machines?

I am watching a lecture from Harvard and it talks briefly of the overprovisioning problem the VPS servers have and I did not meed this term before.
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What is the difference between a virtual machine on which you can run an virtualized OS on it and a virtual machine like Java VM? [duplicate]

It seems that they are quite different things but everybody uses the same term for them.
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Using existing Windows OS (that I can't boot into anymore) as a virtual machine

I have a drive with my operating system on it (Windows 7) that I can't boot into anymore because my motherboard fried. I don't need any data, I just want to boot into the OS once to copy some ...
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Fedora failing to install on VirtualBox in Mac OSX

I'm trying to install Fedora on VirtualBox on my MacBook. I set up a VDI drive from the selection list and allocated 20gb hard drive space and 4gb of ram. Boot up the machine and load from the Fedora ...
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VMware Tools Update automatically

My Setup VMWare Workstation 12 Pro Windows Virtual Machines VMware Tools Update is configured to Update Automatically Select the virtual machine and select VM > Settings. On the Options ...
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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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Bluebeam licensing in a VMWare Horizon environment

We're starting the process to move our users over to a virtual desktop environment using VMWare Horizon client. All the Appvolumes we have set up are working great so far but there is one final ...
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Error 0xc000035a when installing Windows 7 on VirtualBox [duplicate]

While installing Windows 8 on VirtualBox I got a strange error Error code 0xc000035a File:windows/system32/winload.exe How to proceed further ?
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Is there any reason not to have the virtual drive file in the host OS visible to the virtual OS?

For example, how bad of an idea is this? screenshot
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What steps should I take after setting up an OS on a VM to be able to native boot it?

Right, so I downloaded the windows 10 ISO file, and have it installed on a external hard drive; I can run it from virtual box, but that's inefficient because you have two operating systems running, ...
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Easiest way to run automate Azure VM from powershell

I have an Azure VM that I use as a backup server. Most of the time it's stopped, and I intend to just start it if our primary server goes offline. Note, this doesn't need to be automatic. ...
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Clutter-free Android emulator for Win/Linux [migrated]

I've just purchased Threema, a smartphone messenger that respects privacy, to run through an Android emulator on my computer. I thought that choosing an Android emulator should be easy, but, so far, I ...
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Correct syntax of vmkfstools command

I am trying to create a virtual disk: vmkfstools –c 100G –d eagerzeroedthick –a lsilogic xyz.vmdk I tried to execute this command inside xyz folder of data center (on a ESXI server). It keeps ...
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Virtual Machine Port Forwarding Security

I would like to be able to have a Virtual Machine connected to my network hosting a game server / Apache server. The only concern I have is the security of opening up ports to the internet. I want it ...
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Installing a Win Srv 2012 R2 Essentials in a Hyper-V VM onto a Win Srv 2012 R2 Essentials host

My task is to install a Win Srv 2012 R2 Essentials instance in a Hyper-V VM onto a Win Srv 2012 R2 Essentials host. I added an external virtual switch, and the VM connects to that. The host computer ...
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Run another Boot sector in a vm?

Most (if not all) V.M. engines that I have seen require that I'm using an ISO or other format and will not allow the use of separate boot sector on a separate drive. Admittedly, I'm a bit of a N008 so ...
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Is there any way to turn on virtualization without using BIOS?

In my Lenovo G-580 Laptop I've lost the interface to access the BIOS menus and before lost this interface I've turned off the virtualization from BIOS. so the main problem is there is no way to ...
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Best host for virtualization Windows XP on notebook

I bought notebook http://www.fujitsu.com/fts/products/computing/pc/notebooks/lifebook-a514/ , but i cann't install Windows XP on it or run clonned one. Think to use virtualization. What host best to ...
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How to Add Network Interface in VMware Virtual Machine

I'm trying to add a 4th Network adapter to my virtual machine, see image. Interface Normally, a interface would just appear on my virtual machine, however only 3 interface appear on my machine as ...
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How to increase hard disk on VM Virtual Machine

I'm trying increase the Hard disk size on the VM Virtual Machine to 74GB as shown in the image. However the hard disk size won't increase - it stays at 64GB. Can someone let me know how to go about ...
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How can I recover my Mac when I leave the focus within a VM?

I have had this happen a few times. I am using a Windows VM on my Mac, I am working within my Windows Vm (via VirtualBox, fullscreen), leave it for a few hours, come back, and then my Mac is ...
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Eclipse Luna is crash in CentOS, whenever I tried to edit any Java file or any other file

Eclipse Luna is crash everytime in CentOS whenever I tried to edit any Java file or any other file. Eclipse is closed always. Plz suggest me something. I am running centOS in VirtualBox VM and Host is ...
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How to wake on lan a ESXI VM?

I currently have a ESXI server running with a couple of VM's on it. For a little project I need to wake some hosts to support wake on lan. I looked on the internet, but could not find a good tutorial ...
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Restore VM to factory settings - sort of

I got a VirtualBox VM from a friend with Windows 7 Ultimate on it. I would like to set it to factory settings (sort of) without deleting the installed programs and personal files. Anything else should ...
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VirtualBox state can not be saved

I can not save the state of my VM, but get the below error. What can I do? Host: Linux Kubuntu 14.4 Guest: Windows 7 Error Message: The state of the virtual Machine MyWindows7 can not be saved. ...
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How to create a serial pipe between a windows host and virtual machine in VirtualBox?

I am trying to debug the kernel of a windows 7 virtual machine and am following the steps here, here and here. I ran: bcdedit /debug on bcdedit /dbgsettings serial debugport:n baudrate:115200 on ...
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Corrupt VirtualBox VDI

I've got a Ubuntu 15.10 64bit Guest on a Windows Host. Today when I wanted to start the VM I got the message "FATAL: no bootable medium found! System halted." I checked, that the VDI is correctly ...
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I can't start virtual machines on my VirtualBox in Windows 7 Starter

This was a fresh installation of the software and VirtualBox gives me this error message after starting a virtual machine I created: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine PinkiePie. ...
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Darkcomet hacker connecting to my pc

I was messing around on "Oracle VM" and downloaded Darkcomet from some website. I was using a win7 ISO on one VM that I downloaded the Darkcomet on and Kali Linux on another VM to use the built in ...
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Creating an Ubuntu VM to distribute

I'm a TA for a programming course and tasked with creating a virtual machine image based off Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with all necessary software (for C++ and Python development) preinstalled such that the ...
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My virtual machine (or host system) cannot use RAM correctly

I have virtual machine windows server 2008 which stands on Oracle VM VirtualBox. I declare 8GB of RAM for this machine. On my host machine (windows 7) I have 16GB of RAM. When I start virtual ...
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Windows VM in Gnome-Boxes won't grab mouse or respect mouse movement

I have installed a copy of Windows 7 as a guest in a Gnome Boxes VM. During install, it behaved normally, as do various Linux distros I have also set up as guests. Based on rules I can't fathom, all ...
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Direct copy of the C drive of an old XP machine. What can I do with it?

I have dug up a historical machine and I basically have a straight copy of the C: drive. That is all I have. I would like to take this and create a virtual machine from it. Is that possible? There ...
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VirtualBox abort guest VM intentionally

I am wondering if someone knows how to abort a VM (linux box) in VirtualBox 5.0 intentionally? I've googled this to no avail as everyone complains why their VM's get aborted in state. I am recreating ...
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Configuring network in Windows Server 2012 for connecting to other machines

I installed Windows Server 2012 on VirtualBox using two networks: NAT and Host-Only, and gave it a static IP address of 192.168.1.3. I would like to be able to access Apache web server from browser on ...
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WMI, VMWare: Wrong ChassisTypes from Win32_SystemEnclosure

On Windows 7 installation on VMWare, following WMI query: Select ChassisTypes from Win32_SystemEnclosure is returning 1 (Other), and not expected value 3 (Desktop). It returns correct type on ...
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Vagrant private network with connection to the Internet

We have a set of integration tests which spin up several virtual machines. These VMs communicate with each other but also needs access to the outside world (e.g. yum repositories). We're considering ...
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Can unplugging a VM be harmful?

We know that unplugging the power cable from a PC may damage your hard drive and may corrupt your OS. Could the same harm (or any harm) happen if I unplug a VM (simulated by Power Off option in VBox ...
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VirtualBox VMs on internal network intnet can not communicate

I'm using two hosts, one under Ubuntu 14.04 x64, the other under Ubuntu 15.10 x64. Both are up to date. I'm running on each machine the same VirtualBox version : 5.0.16 r105871, installed from the ...
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Windows Update no longer checks for updates in Windows 7 Ultimate

This problem began a few months ago and it this point it is becoming annoying. I run Windows 7 Ultimate in a virtual machine (VMware Fusion) on an iMac (Retina 5K 2014). The Win7 VM was built from an ...
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How to uninstall the SVGA drivers from a VM?

How can I remove the drivers because after I installed them on my mac oxs 10.11 everything is black and there is no dock. What do I do.
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making VMware Player read ISO files

I am running VMware Player 6 (as far as I understand, the last version of VMware player that can run on Win32) on Windows 7 32-bits. I think I managed to successfully create a virtual machine and ...