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

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virtual machine snapshot vs windows system restore

I have a VM of windows 7 using VMware Fusion. I would like to use it to test software (betas etc) and want to be able to roll back after trialing. What is better; using VM snapshots, or using the ...
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How can I use the VPN connection of my client VM?

My Cisco VPN client doesn't support my 64-bit Win7 machine. As a workaround, I am running the client inside a VM in "XP Mode". I do most of my work inside this VM. I would really like to do all of ...
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How can I reset administrator password on Server 2003 that's running in VMWare on a Mac?

I've got a virtual machine for Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition that I don't know the password for. It's running on VMWare for Mac. Any ideas how to reset/retrieve the password?
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How to use my old WinXP HDD as a virtual machine on Win2008?

I had WinXP installed on my HDD, and everything was good. Now for a particular project I needed to run Win 2008 server. So I got myself a new HDD, installed Win2008 on that, and everything works ...
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How to open virtual machines made in VMWare Player from VMWare Server

I made some virtual machines in VMWare Player. Then, when I installed VMWare Server, it said I had to uninstall VMWare Player. So how can I access those virtual machines from VMWare Server?
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How do I connect my PC to a Virtual Machine on my laptop

I'm running a PC with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit and a laptop with the same. I have a Windows 2003 virtual machine, created in VMWare Workstation, running on the laptop. The VM currently uses NAT ...
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Why VirtualBox won't allow running both IE 7 and IE 8 with Win XP downloadable free from Microsoft?

The free virtual hard drive images from Microsoft: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=21eabb90-958f-4b64-b5f1-73d0a413c8ef&DisplayLang=en is good for testing apps or ...
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Assigning CPU cores to virtual machines

VMPlayer lets you select how many CPU cores to assign to the virtual machine. I changed it from one to two. Does that mean that those two cores will be used exclusively by the VM?
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VM in console mode, Iinux, debian , how to ?

I have a server running Linux/Debian that I administrate via ssh. I need to provide some functionnalities with other OS, like openSuse or Windows. I want them running on the server in virtual ...
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Can I back up a .vdi file from VirtualBox just like .vhd and have a “machine” always ready to start fresh?

If it is a Virtual PC .vhd file, then I can make a copy of it so that if the .vhd goes bad for any reason (catch a virus or installed undesirable software), then I can use that old .vhd and start a ...
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Installing VMware tools on a Mac OSX VM?

I know it's possible to install VMware tools on a Mac OSX VM, but I can't figure out how to do it or where to download them. I'm using VMware Workstation with a Snow Leopard guest VM. The host OS is ...
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Adding Ubuntu to a Windows Laptop

How can you add Ubuntu to a laptop that already has Windows 7 64bit installed? I would consider using a virtual machine, but would need to understand the tradeoffs vs a dual boot.
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Running Windows 7 in a VM for tinkering

Is there any kind of dev edition VM image of Windows 7 to play around with to avoid messing up my normal install?
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Booting a virtual os on a physical environment

Is there an application that allows you to add a virtualized version of your operating system into the mbr? By virtualized, I mean that if you boot this one, any changes made in it will not be ...
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In a Virtual Machine, is the Virtual Processor using RAM or part of the Processor?

I am running a 15" MacBook Pro (2.66GHz) and 4GB of RAM. I am considering downgrading to a 13 MacBook Pro (2.4GHz) with 8GB of RAM. Most of what I do at work is through Windows and I need to run it ...
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Bridging a Windows 7 and Ubuntu dual boot inside an OS

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu installed on my local PC. They're both installed on separate partitions on the same machine, and when the computer boots up the user is given the option to choose which ...
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Connect to wireless network only through Virtual Machine

(Using VirtualBox with Win7 host/guest...) Is it the possible to connect to a wireless network in a virtual machine, but keep the host os disconnected? [useful in places where wi-fi is free]
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Is it possible to run several virtual machines each with independent mouse+keyboard on a single PC? [duplicate]

My goal is to instead of buying 4 separate basic PCs (plus the obvious peripherals), buy just one fast PC and the peripherals. I'm wondering if I can use a more powerful computer, say, one with core ...
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How to run multiple Linux installations on a single VirtualBox?

I just started playing with VirtualBox to check out different versions of Linux. I was wondering if it would be possible (and recommended) to set up a single virtual machine with multiple partitions ...
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Defragging Host OS of VMWare

I want to ask something that has been puzzling me from last few days. I will try to explain my problem as clear as I can ... I have VMWare Workstation installed in my machine. And I use one separate ...
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will a virtual box file on windows work on a mac?

if I move a vm form a windows machine to a mac machine, will it work?
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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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Accessing a guest OS's directory from the host OS in VirtualBox

With VirtualBox you can share a directory on the host machine with the guest machine. Can you share a directory on the guest machine with the host machine? In my setup the host is Windows 7 and the ...
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Windows 7 - Virtual PC or Workstation 7.1 - Not working 4 me

I have a Windows 7 Ultimate - 64 bit Operating System When I'm trying to create virtual machine Windows Server 2008 64 bit I'm getting the same error neither with Virtual PC or Workstation 7.1 Error: ...
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Running a Linux virtual machine on Windows 7

I want to do two things: Set up a virtual machine on Windows 7 to run Ubuntu Set up a way for the virtual machine to read the windows disk or windows to have read/write access to the virtual ...
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Booting from virtual machine VMWAre

I have a VMWare virtual machine (windows xp). I have just started it up through the VMWare player and it's extremely slow on my laptop (expected). Is it possible to boot from that image like in mac ...
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DHCP server inside a virtual machine can't see other machines

I setup a private network from virtual machines and one of the machines is the DHCP server for the group. I want to specify a next-server for the DHCP server but I'm having trouble connecting to any ...
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how do I access a server inside a VM?

I setup virtualbox running debian for website development inside of Windows 7. Can I access that webserver running inside the VM from Windows 7? I tried going to 127.0.0.1 and FF said there's no ...
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Should VMs run Windows Update and firewall/anti-virus software? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Does it make any sense to install anti-virus on Windows XP Mode? Does the Virtual PC XP Mode need safety measures? I just got XP mode running under Windows7 ...
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Easiest (free) way to get VM hosting Windows OS, on Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

I'm a software developer and my workstation is running Win7 Ultimate, 64bit. I want to run a virtual PC on which I can deploy and run the web-software I create, as a virtual web-server PC. I want the ...
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Dedicated Mouse and Keyboard on VirtualBox VM

Currently I am trying to run VirtualBox on my second monitor, with a dedicated mouse and keyboard. However, doing so has not proven easy. There has been times where the mouse works, but not the ...
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Virtual PC on Windows 7 doesn't have adjustment for video card size?

The current VirtualBox has a place where the video card RAM size can be set by the user. It seems that Win 7's Virtual PC doesn't have one? Will it auto adjust -- but what if the screen size is 800 ...
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Minimal configuration for a vms host in an old and slow configuration?

I have a slow machine, mainly a Celeron with 250gb HD. This machine is not being used, so I was planning to install a Linux distro and create a bunch of VMs for development. Which distro should I ...
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Problem with Windows activation on a VM (Virtual machine)

I backed up a number of laptops to virtual machines before they are to be re-purposed, in case I need the data at some later time. While the Physical to VM processes worked fine I am encountering ...
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How do I take screenshots in Windows Virtual PC

When I press Alt-Print Screen I get a screenshot of the entire VM+window frame taken in my host-OS. What I want is a screenshot of the selected application running in the VM. My host OS is win7-64 ...
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VM can’t connect to outside in bridged mode

I am not able to ping any machine(not even the host) from Guest VM in bridged mode. But I got an IP which is on the same subnet as host. I can ping my guest VM from the host and can use ssh to connect ...
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Virtual Box for everyday use?

I was just thinking about how nice virtual machines are...and how even "rebooting" is less painful, because at the very least, you don't have to wait for your physical computer to turn off and on with ...
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Dual-bootable Virtual Machine

My work computer is a Linux desktop with a Windows 7 virtual machine for Visual Studio and IE testing. I'm very picky, and I don't want to configure two Windows installs... but I can't think of a way ...
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Virtual session on windows xp

What is the easiest way to install , setup, and run virtual session on my fresh install on my windows xp computer? I want to be able to browse , install a new software in a new virtual session ...
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Basic connectivity issues between Win 7 and XP mixed wired/wireless network

Setup: Windows 7 x64 Ultimate desktop hard wired to Asus WL500gp router (WL500gpv2-1.9.2.7-d-r1445 firmware) Several Bridged VirtualBox VM's running XP, 7, ubuntu server 10.04, Mint 9 and SuSE 11.2 ...
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VirtualBox or else programs to run Mac OS virtually on Windows 7 [closed]

VirtualBox or other programs to run Mac OS virtually on Windows 7? any idea will help me to enlarge the boundaries surround me nowadays.
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Running a web server with an encrypted file system (all or part of it)

I need a webserver (LAMP) running inside a virtual machine (#1) running as a service (#2) in headless mode (#3) with part or the whole file system encrypted (#4). The virtual machine will be started ...
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How to connect 2 virtual hosts running on the same machine?

I have 2 virtual hosts running on my Windows XP laptop. One is Ubuntu running inside vmware player. The other is MS virtual PC (so I can test with IE6 ). The Ubuntu virtual host is running my web ...
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Do apps which access the network count towards my ISP's bandwidth?

When an application uses the internet or even a remote network location, does this count towards the bandwidth quota of my ISP? What if the machine is virtual?
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How can I run the same Linux Installation on my hardware and in a virtual machine?

I've started some development that requires Linux (I'm currently on Ubuntu, but I may switch to Debian), but I still use Windows 7 for my day-to-day computing. I have already tried a dual-boot setup, ...
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Optimizing memory usage across multiple similar VMs

Let's say I have four VM's open, each running an identical version of Windows. Under my current setup, the guest OS will be loaded into memory four times. Much of that is wasted space. Using any VM ...
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How to move a virtual PC 's image (Windows Virtual PC) to a new location in Windows 7?

I tried to move the image files of my virtual pc to a new folder location but I cannot do it. The system keeps saying the file .vcm is being used by the Virual PC Host Process. The other files can be ...
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How to install vmwave without GUI on Linux?

I need to Install a software, and this software only can run in the Windows Server system. But I don't have Windows Server, I have Ubuntu Server. I want install a virtual machine Windows on this ...
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What causes a Virtual PC “virtual machine” to be locked?

I'm using Virtual PC on Windows 7 and have periodically gotten this error when trying to shut down: Cannot shutdown a locked virtual machine. Google search on "locked virtual machine" Virtual PC ...
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Importing VMware drive into VirtualBox drive

I have VMware on my Mac and it crashed. I am unable to access the files used by the VMware. So I downloaded VirtualBox and when I try to add the .vmwarevm file to VirtualBox it says that its unable to ...