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

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Deleting Windows XP Mode

Awhile back I asked a question if I could clone my Windows XP Mode on Windows 7 so I could run it in vmware workstation 8 and I was able to do it by using the vm cloning software and adding the line ...
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Can I use VHD file to boot VMWare?

I am using VMWare and my OS image is in the form of a VHD (virtual hard drive). I've done some searching but I don't see anything on this. So my question is: Is it possible to load my OS onto my ...
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Size of Linux VM XL local disk space

I want to create a Linux VM server but I don't know what is the default disk size when you create the new server.
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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 ...
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Use Biztalk training kit on a Virtual machine

I have a Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit laptop with 8 GB RAM. I am trying to get the Biztalk training kit() installed on a VM on this machine. I have used Oracle VirtualBox to create a windows 2008 64 ...
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How do I run Apache in a VM, but have it serve files from the host?

OK, this is a bit tricky to explain, but I'll do my best. I'm running Apache in a VM (Windows XP Mode), and I want to: Store and edit website files on my main machine (host) Serve them to the ...
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How to convert existing Win7 64 bit to virtual machine?

As I've upgraded from an old disk to a new one and decided to rather re-install the OS than copy an image and drag along all the 'crap' accumulated over the years I thought it would be a good idea to ...
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What are the recommended power settings for VMs?

What power options should be changed in Windows when it is running on a virtual machine? We are using VMWare and the possible OS's are any of several still-supported versions of Windows. For example ...
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Nested virtualization not working

I installed virtualbox 4.2.10 on OS X 10.8.3 and I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on it as a guest. I have hardware virtualization enabled for the guest, as the screenshot shows But when I login to the VM ...
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Moving Windows Server to Azure Virtual Machines

We have standalone Windows Server 2008 and we would like to move it to Azure Virtual Machines. What is the best way to do this? It's possible to upload VHD image to Azure. But how to create it from ...
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Assign dedicated IP to vmware virtual machine

Basically from host provider has given me: IP Block: 108.61.xx.216/29 Usable Range: 108.61.xx.218 - 108.61.xx.222 Gateway: 108.61.xx.217 Subnet: 255.255.255.248 The host/master PC is ...
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VirtualBox resize disk not taking effect

I am trying to increase the size of my /dev/sda1 (boot) following this tutorial I am able to execute the following command successfully: VBoxManage.exe modifyhd ubuntu.vdi –-resize 40000 and when ...
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Memory management with virtualbox and vagrant

I'm running vagrant with virtualbox on ubuntu 12.04. When the VM isn't running, the system's memory usage is around 2 GB. I've set swappiness at 10% and the VM's memory at 1 GB. When I fire up the VM, ...
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Is a remote desktop session a background service

I have some virtual machines (xp, windows 7) running on hyper-v for developing and testing purpose. I access those vms only by remote desktop and run on them various software I was wondering if i ...
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How to recover VMware Player Virtual Machine OS password? (Windows XP Professional SP3) [duplicate]

Well, i think title is clear. :) I've tried all of my password combinations and none of them worked. If you can tell me a pratical way to do it, i'll be appreciated. :)
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How can I simulate data transfer between two virtual machines using vSphere?

I'm very new (about two days 'experience' consisting of troubleshooting cloning) to vSphere and virtual machines, and even networking in general. I also need to be able to throttle the connection ...
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Deploy Windows XP Hyper-V VM to Azure?

Is it now possible to deploy a Windows XP VM to Azure? I know before everything had to be based on Windows Server, but now, since you can also deploy Linux, shouldn't it be possible to deploy XP too? ...
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DNS Server for my home netwoek

I have a number of virtual machines all running on my ESXi host. These all connect to my home router, and are assigned an IP address through DHCP. When I go to connect to these VMs, they frequently ...
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Network adapters in Virtualbox virtual machines

When setting up a virtual machine with Virtualbox, in the Network configuration section it is possible to select from various emulated adapters: The default one, automatically selected at the VM ...
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Virtualbox can NOT mount an USB drive

I have on my laptop a windows system (windows 8), in which I have a Virtualbox installation(4.2.12, most recent). I have a virtual machine setup with the Virtualbox, and the OS is Ubuntu (12.0 LTS). I ...
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incoming RDP-port in Hyper-V VM

I have server(host-OS is WinServer2012) with Hyper-V and several VM in it. Each VM has static IP and different RDP port (configured: in VM I ran regedit, changed ...
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Issues with VirtualBox Win7 Host & Win 8 Guest

I installed VB 4.2.12 on Windows 7. I also installed Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-4.2.12. I then created a Win 8 Guest on it & I am able to boot up and work on the Windows 8 Guest OS. ...
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Byobu kills windows at will

I use byobu on a virtual server (uname -a shows Linux mezgrman 2.6.32-5-openvz-amd64 #1 SMP Mon Feb 25 01:16:25 UTC 2013 x86_64 GNU/Linux). When I log in to the machine via SSH and byobu isn't ...
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How to adjust screen size for VirtualBox VMs?

I'm trying to use FreeBSD on VirtualBox, and everything seems to be working fine. However, I'm quite annoyed by the default size of VB VM screens. The BSD console just has a very low resolution and ...
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How would I recover a crashed Windows 7 instance running in VMware Player?

I run a VMware Workstation 9.0 VM (Windows 7 x64) on a Windows XP (32bit) host on i7 hardware in free VMware Player. This VM had dedicated only 1GB memory and run accordingly slow with a lot of ...
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I have a dual-boot Win 7/Ubuntu 12 machine, when in Ubuntu can I run the Win 7 partition as a VM?

I have a working dual-boot configuration with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as the primary OS, and Win7 x64 Ultimate as the secondary. Most of the time, rebooting to run Windows programs is just fine, as I want ...
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How to configure IP forwarding on Netgear N600 WNDR3400 router

I've got a Netgear N600 WNDR3400 Router at home. Is it possible to create a virtual hostname on my home network and have it forward to specific IP's of my choosing? For instance, create a virtual host ...
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Taking a snapshot of your HDD, so you can revert back to it anytime

I have an OS installed in VirtualBox and like how I can take a snapshot of the current state of the OS before making changes to it, from changing settings, to installing software, to applying updates, ...
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Remote Access over the Network to a Virtual Box Machine

I am trying to remotely access a machine on Virtual Box, which is on a terminal server, but I don't want to have to log onto the terminal server first. I have enabled the Remote Display Settings in ...
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Which virtual machine allows forwarding host partition to guest

I have dual system on my laptop, one Windows 7 and one Fedora 18, and I want to access linux partition under windows. As there are no BtrFS driver support in windows, somebody suggests me to work like ...
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Can I save a VM Image on an SD Card?

I'm working with a VM Image in VirtualBox. Can I save it to an SD card and boot it from there? Can I save two machines on the SD Card? Will VirtualBox put all files, related to the Images on that SD ...
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How can I increase disk space allocated to my VirtualBox VM?

The basics: I'm running windows and have a VritualBox VM running Ubuntu 12.04 on top of that. I need to increase the disk space allocated from 8 GB to 12 GB. I'm trying to follow along with these ...
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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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Microsfot Virtual PC 2007 running 3 windows XP VMs on Dual monitors. VM screens freeze on each screen after twenty minutes

I am currently running three VMs on Microsfot Virtual PC 2007. After about twenty minutes the screen freezes where it is at and will not continue until I move the window the the other monitor. But ...
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VMware Player 5.0.2: Hide full screen menu?

I'm trying to find a way to permanently hide the VMware menu bar when running in full screen mode. For earlier versions one could add pref.vmplayer.fullscreen.nobar = “TRUE” in the preferences file, ...
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VMWARE - I installed vmware tools but cannot find vmware-toolbox

I have a windows host and a linux (ubuntu) guest. Versions: HOST - Windows 7 GUEST - Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS VMWARE TOOLS installed (output from vmware-toolbox-cmd -v): 9.2.0.15626 (build-799703) ...
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VM 9.0 with windows server 2008 data center hangs when restarting it

I have installed VM workstation 9 on my windows 7 64x, my environment specification are as follow: windows 7 professional 64x 32 GB RAM 670 GB hard disk VM workstation 9 create a new VM and I mount ...
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This virtual machine is configured for 64-bit guest operating systems. However, 64-bit operation is not possible

I have windows 7 64x professional Laptop , then i download a new VM on it , but when i try to mount an ISO imag for windows server 2008 i got the following error :_ **This virtual machine is ...
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How to remove virtualbox VM with snapshots?

I have a VM with many snapshots. I don't need this machine anymore, and I need disk space. Snapshots eat a significant amount of disk space. But when I try to delete it by VirtualBox means - there is ...
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Debian Wheezy - VMWare Player and Gnome3

I have installed Debian Wheezy in VMWare Player 5.0.2 build-1031769 and all is fine. Except the "Failed to load Gome3" messages keep on coming. This is what I did so far: Installed VMWare Tools ...
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Multiple VM's one VHD

Is there a way to mount one VHD (or other disk image alike) between multiple Virtual Machines. I don't mean OS Image, just like a shared disk drive. I know I can have a file-server smb like share. ...
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Move an updated virtual Server 2008 (VmWare Workstation 7) from c:\Old\VirtualMachines\Server2008 to d:\New\VirtualMachines\Server2008 on windows 7

How do you move an updated Server 2008 VmWare Workstation 7 from c:\VirtualMachines\Server2008 to d:\VirtualMachines\Server2008 on windows 7. I moved all the files and created a new Virtual Machine. ...
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Ubuntu Server with win2k8 Server VM to Host IIS Site Issue

I have a ubuntu server(host), and a windows 2008 r2 server(client) virtual machine on it. All my IIS based sites are located on the host machine, in a location which is shared with the client vm. I ...
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Allow multiple users to simultaneously access different Virtual Machines created in Virtual Box installed in Ubuntu

I want to setup a Ubuntu Virtual Box having different Windows version, and allow multiple users to remotely access the desired window machine from their own Ubuntu Installation simultaneously. I've ...
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Forward port from guest to host

How can I forward port from Guest (OS on virtual box) to Host (my actual machine)? Guest - Windows 7 Host - Ubuntu 12.10 On my host, I run a web-server on port 3000. I want to be able to open a ...
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Installing Windows 8 on virtual machine giving error

Well I've a pretty complicated hardware and software combination, so I am explaining the background first. I have a Macbook pro mid 2012 model with OSX Mountain Lion. I am dual booting it with Windows ...
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VirtualBox, multiple OpenVPN connections and network config

We are setting up a system for software acceptance testing. The test computers will run Win7 or Win Server 2003 R2. The test computers will have multiple VirtualBox VMs on which the programs under ...
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Ubuntu SSH communcation

I have installed to 2 Ubuntu on VMware and i m trying to communicate between 2 machines using ssh. I made the following changes Updated the etc/host files on 2 machines Master and Slave with ips ...
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How do I setup DNS names and static IPs for an Ubuntu virtualbox?

I have Ubuntu installed on VirtualBox, on top of a Windows 8 host. How can I setup a static IP and DNS name for this virtual machine that other virtual machines will see?
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Windows 7 64-bit stops sharing of Internet connection with VMware virtual machine

First of all I'm using VMware Workstation, which has it's own Internet connection sharing implemented, but I don't want to use it, as it does not implement the full stack. Things like tracing packet ...