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 can I take browser screenshots at a higher resolution than my browser supports?

I need to take a screenshot of a website as it would appear on a very high resolution monitor... say 4000x3000 pixels. My laptop's screen has a native resolution of 1400x768. Basically, I need to ...
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How can browsers in VMs resolve hostnames of websites on parent PC?

I have a number of local websites in development on my Windows PC, set up as virtual hosts within Apache, with hostnames (along the lines of dev.example.com) resolved via the hosts file, so I can test ...
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How to give virtual machine access to the Internet, but block from LAN?

I am setting up a virtual machine using Microsoft Virtual PC in Windows 7. The VM will run a Windows XP. I want to set up a public-facing server in it for web pages, subversion and other things, and ...
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Can I run a Virtual PC and VMWARE Guest as the same time on the same machine?

I want to setup a couple a virtual machines and want to know if I can have two (or more) hypervisors running at the same time on the same machine? Note: The host machine is Windows 7 Professional.
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Windows Virtual PC and “Safety”

This is somewhat of a weird question, but let me explain. I used to run Virtual PC 2007 to try out various operating systems, etc. I really liked two things - one, the ability to roll back any ...
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“Booting” a lxc machine hangs

When I try to "boot" a lxc (linux container) machine it hangs on hardware detection. Can this be solved without removing the hardware detection from the boot sequence?
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Is it possible to convert virtual machines to physical environments?

Is is possible to convert a .vdi file into a .iso that can be burned to a cd or dvd and make it like an installer. Or Is it possible to convert virtual machines to physical environments?
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Can you run Snow Leopard Server on a VM?

I'm thinking of buying a mac mini server for my email needs (small office server for 999 with all the features i want build in) I wanted to give it a test drive before i commit so i was thinking "hey ...
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For software dev, SSD better for OS or VM in a dual drive setup?

Searched around the various SSD threads in here but most are typically about replacing a single physical platter drive w/ a single SSD. I'm currently running on the current Macbook Pro (13") and ...
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Windows 7 OEM Activation with Boot camp and VMWare Fusion

I installed a legally purchased OEM license of Windows 7 from Newegg. I installed it onto a new iMac as a Boot Camp partition. I also installed a license of VMWare Fusion 3. However, when I access the ...
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VirtualBox input goes crazy after guest additions with migrated Windows 7 RC

I am re-paving windows 7 as the RC has begun to complain. I want to keep the previous RC install in a VM for reference (in case I forget anything). I have snapshotted the main drive with ...
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VirtualMachines lost after VirtualBox update [closed]

I recently update my VirtualBox to the newest version and all of a sudden my virtual machines are gone from the main vbox console. The VirtualBox/HardDisks/vdis & VirtualBox/Machines/xmls files ...
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Best Options for Installing Linux

What are the best options for installing a version of linux on my windows(vista) laptop? Do I install a VM and which one? or Do I install linux as 2nd OS boot option?
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difference in performance: virtualbox os and local os

Is there a specific difference in performance between an OS installed on a Virtual Box and an OS installed locally on a computer? Is there any formula so that I could know what is lost when you ...
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Viable to virtualize my laptop?

I have a laptop that I'd like to run multiple operating systems on, at the same time. Specifically, I'd like to be able to boot up a Windows 7, if needed, a Windows XP, if needed, and a Ubuntu ...
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Virtual machine for testing Internet Explorer 7 & 8

I have Windows XP Professional installed. I want to use 2 virtual machines for testing Internet Explorer 7 & 8. Being a web designer, I need to test my site in all browsers. I installed Microsoft ...
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Debian Lenny expects udev on a vps that doesn't support it

Primary symptom: /proc/self/fd is there and normally populated, however /dev/fd is not. Process substitution therefore fails, because bash wants to create files under /dev/fd. /dev/.static/ and ...
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How do I stop VMware player from resizing?

I just downloaded VMware player (I used to use Virtual Box, but I needed Windows Aero, and vbox doesn't support that yet) But it will automatically resize the guest when I resize the window, and I do ...
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Why is VMWare Workstation so slow on Linux?

I'm using Fedora Core 12 quad-core Linux box. However, when I run VMWare Workstation (running a single virtual XP box, running nothing) it slows to a crawl. The load average jumps from 0.11 to 4 or ...
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How do I check if a program can potentially be a virus?

I am running Windows XP in a VM. I want to download a few applications and install the one by one and check if they potentially can be a virus. I assume virus would need to add something to the ...
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Virtual machine software questions

How do virtual machine software work so that they can run multiple Operating system at the same time? I have lot queries based on this . How are they able to save so much info in context so that ...
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Is there a way to run MacOS software on linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Mac OS X as guest on VirtualBox with Ubuntu Host? Note: This differs from previous Mac-on-linux/windows questions because: I don't mind buying the software if I can ...
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Is it possible to install 2 different versions of an application at the same time

Won't it have any conflicts? Because I am using an old version of virtual box and I want to try the newest version but I haven't still completed my download in the virtual ose.
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Running a Virtual NAS

I'm considering running a virtual NAS. I.e. something like FreeNAS running in ESXi. Google didn't turn up all that much on the subject. Good idea? Bad idea? Suggestions? Hints? Setup?
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New VM on Windows 7 Virtual PC cannot access host's DVD Drive

I have a brand new clean machine with Windows 7 Professional 64bit and I've installed the patch that adds Windows Virtual PC (Windows6.1-KB958559-x64). I then go to Windows Virtual PC, create a new ...
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Virtualization software for a Mac

On my PC running Windows 7 I use VMware Player to run Ubuntu in a virtual machine. What would I use in my MacBook Pro to run Ubuntu? What about for running Windows?
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Running a single virtual machine

How would you configure a computer to run a single virtual machine? Keeping it virtual is important to: Create snapshots Achieve hardware independence The server in question is a build server ...
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How do the Virtual machine network works?

I wish to know If I am using 2 VM instance on the same setup and I wish to use heavy data flow between the VMs is there any possibility that I get the Timeout (let say I having one timer on the ...
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More than one XP Mode virtual machines okay under Win 7?

I really like the Windows XP Mode virtual machine that comes with Windows 7 (once you download the integration components). I teach technical training classes, and having a machine configured for the ...
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How can I connect to guest Linux from host PC using putty?

How can I connect to Linux (which is in a VM) from the host PC using putty? I can ping the 192.168.1.108 from my host PC. And there is sshd process running on Linux. I choose the SSH to connect, but ...
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What is a good (free) VM solution for windows 7

The obvious candidates are Virtualbox and Virtual PC. But I have not been paying attention to VM's the last year, have I missed a good alternative?
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Virtual Machines and Microsoft Windows?

I come from a Linux background and what I am used to doing with my development projects is setting up a template PC on a virtual machine so one of my projects won't effect the other. Linux of course ...
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Rename vm (files) on vmware workstation

When I rename a virtual machine in vmware workstation, the old file names (e.g.: the hard drive file name) remains. How do I manually rename these without messing up the virtual machine? I'm not ...
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Cannot boot Window virtual machine on OSX when dual booted with Linux

I am a web developer experienced in the .NET environment but also in other web technologies. In order to get the work done I use a Macintosh Macbook Pro (4,1) with a Boot Camp partition running ...
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Move “XP Mode” from Windows Virtual PC to VirtualBox?

I installed "XP Mode" in Windows 7 (which uses Windows Virtual PC to host XP). I have now discovered that VirtualBox, which I have installed on the same Windows 7 machine, refuses to run at the same ...
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How to turn a Windows XP partition into a VirtualBox virtual machine?

How can I turn a hard drive with XP into a VirtualBox virtual machine?
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Portable virtual box [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Portable virtualization software? Is there a portable version of virtual box, or any similar software that can run other os in a windows system?
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pidgin bonjour on a VM not detecting other bonjour buddies on local lan

I am on a VM (virtualbox) on Windows 7 and trying to use pidgin bonjour to chat on local LAN. But i cant see any of the other bonjour buddies on normal PCs(not on VM) which are on local LAN. I know ...
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Windows 7 Virtual PC VM 16 Bit Resolution

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit with Virtual PC installed. My XP Virtual Machine screen resolution has 16 BIT 1024*768. I can't get it it 32 BIT. I've reinstalled the VM components but to no ...
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Are VMware Fusion images compatible with ESXi?

If I create a VMware virtual image on my Mac (with VMware Fusion 2) it creates a file line Ubuntu.vmwarevm. Will this file be compatible with a ESXi 4.0 server? In general, are virtual machines for ...
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Can I run Windows 7 64-bit via a VM on a Windows XP 32-bit host?

For reasons beyond my control I will be getting a beefy laptop with room for 8GB RAM and 64-bit OS capable CPUs - but with Windows XP 32-bit. If I upgrade the RAM, Windows XP will only see 2GB ...
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Is there any way of going from virtual machine to live cd?

I think it would be really nice to be able to get a live cd from the operating system of a virtual machine. Is there any virtualization software that has this capabilities?
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VirtualBox VM slowly decreasing disk space

I have a Windows XP VM (with VirtualBox 3.1.2) that is slowly getting its HD full. Sometimes even when I delete some stuff nothing happens with the free space. I've already tried to defrag the VM and ...
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can a VirtualBox VM run on different hardware?

I have created a VM using VirtualBox on 'A' hardware configuration. Can I expect correct working of this VM if I copy the VM hard drive image and use it on a different hardware configuration 'B'?
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Application Integration Mode within Windows 7 (“Windows XP Mode”)

I'm having an issue where applications that are virtualized (on VMs using Windows XP SP3 --not XP Mode, just regular Virtual PC) and accessible by my host machine (Windows 7 Enterprise x64) are just ...
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Tools to compress and store Vmware images

Is there any Vmware or 3rd party tool to compress and store large vmdk files?
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Tunebite Platinum and VMware Fusion

Has anybody managed to get Tunebite Platinum working with VMware Fusion 3? My installation hangs and product struggles with the in-built devices on my iMac. I'm trying to remove the DRM from TV shows ...
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“Host USB device connections disabled” in VMware?

I installed Linux, Windows XP and Chrome OS in VMware Workstation 7 and in every OS the USB host doesn't work. When I start some of the Operating Systems this message shows up: Host USB device ...
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Is there free VM software for Mac?

I've seen Parallels running Windows and it's pretty darn good. But before I go and spend over $100 dollars, are there any free VM apps on the Mac that are up to speed?
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Are whole VM images backed up on Amazon EC2/S3?

I've been trying to get my head around Amazon Web Services as a VPS provider. My understanding is a EC2 instance running Windows is basically a Windows VM, very similar to renting a VPS from a more ...