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

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VMWare Player will completely hide taskbar, and behave oddly after locking workstation

At work, I develop on a PC running Windows Server 2008 R2. Due to some application constraints, I also run a Non-Commercial version of VMWare Player using Windows 7 on top of my Windows Server. When ...
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Over 100% disk capacity usage on Hyper-V

In many of my Hyper-V VMs the disk capacity usage is shown in Virtual Machine Manager to be above 100%: but inside the VM itself, there is plenty of space left: This is the properties page of ...
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Disabling annoying VMware Player tool tip “To release input, press Ctrl+Alt”

[Same as Hide annoying VMware hint "To release input, press Ctrl+Alt" but for VMware Player, because that answer was for VMware Workstation] When starting the VMWare Player, at the top it ...
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Extreme mouse lag in Starcraft I using VirtualBox Mac Host, Windows 7 Guest

I've installed virtual box on my new MacBook Pro and I'm hosting a Windows 7 instance. Everything works very smoothly. However, I've installed the original Starcraft (yes, 1995! It's 20 years old!) ...
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Why does MS Expression Recorder make the capture area blank/white in XP?

I have had this problem on 2 different virtual machines running Windows XP SP3. Basically, you can still see the green cross-hairs and outline while Expression Recorder is recording, but everything ...
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Accessing virtual LAMP server from my browser?

I set up a LAMP server on virtual machine using VirtualBox. I want to be able to access that virtual server from my browser on the same box that the virtual server is running on. Many of the ...
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Emacs hangs for seconds when writing file, to do with kjournald and VirtualBox

I run GNU Emacs 23.2.1 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, X toolkit, Xaw3d scroll bars) of 2010-12-12 on brahms, modified by Debian on Linux version 2.6.32-5-amd64 (Debian 2.6.32-34squeeze1) ...
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Serial TTA0: connection to Virtual machine | Weird characters and no input

I have setup a serial TTA0: connection to an OpenVMS Emulator running in virtual windows. The console serial port is configured as follows: TTA0.type="socket" TTA0.port=":20000" ...
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Why does my Hyper-V suspend all its VMs once a day?

I experience a very strange problem when using Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 R2. Every day, around 10.30pm, all of my virtual machines become unreachable for a few minutes. I have found out, that ...
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Sending a non-maskable interrupt to a virtual machine with VMware Fusion

I'm using a virtual machine to do kernel debugging on Mac OS X because it's cheaper and more convenient than another computer. Unfortunately, contrary to the Windows equivalent, it's not possible to ...
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Use NVidia GPU from VirtualBox?

How do I make the VirtualBox guest use the NVidia graphics? Host setup: Windows 7 x64 NVidia Optimus In NVIDIA Control Panel, I explicitly selected High-performance NVIDIA processor for: ...
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Wifi connectivity on a virtual machine while it is not working on the parent machine

I am having wifi connectivity issues on my Windows 8 laptop. I am thinking to install windows 7 as a VM using virtualbox. Will the wifi connection work in the VM (win 7) while it has connection issues ...
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How can I connect integrated webcam with virtualbox

I am trying to use a Windows XP VM for VirtualBox on my Windows 8.1 laptop. I have tried the usual attaching USB device but I get an error saying "USB device is busy with previous request". My webcam ...
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Can I read a smartcard in a virtual machine?

My employer requires a smartcard to login to their web-based remote working platform. I want to access this platform by using a Remote Desktop Connection on to my Windows 7 Virtual Machine, with the ...
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Trouble setting up more than 4 network adapters in VirtualBox (XP Guest)

I've been trying to setup the 8 network adapters that VirtualBox is supposed to support, through the command line. I need them as bridged networks (because I use them to forward ports from a server ...
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VirtualBox error with Ubuntu virtual machine

I am trying to work on a coding project and cannot open my Ubuntu virtual machine with Oracle VM VirtualBox. I took a snapshot yesterday at about 11, and it was working fine. Several times I closed ...
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How to install Remote Desktop Virtualization Host role service in Hyper-V 2012 R2

I am using the free Hyper-V 2012 R2. I am trying to add RemoteFX 3D Video Adapter to one of my VMs. I have installed a dedicated GPU for this. However when I go to "add hardware" I get the error: ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 is very slow under VMware / VirtualBox running in a Windows 8.1 host

I am the recent owner of a new Levono Yoga 2. The specs of this are: 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4500U Processor (1.80GHz 1600MHz 4MB) Intel® HD Graphics 4400 8.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM 1600 MHz ...
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Virtual Box Failed to create VirtualBox COM object

I am running Windows 7 64 bit (on a laptop). I just downloaded the latest virtual box binary and it installs but does not start. I get a Caller RC: CO_E_SERVER_EXEC_FAILURE whenever i start ...
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Accessing VM on host machine through IP address

I'm trying to set up a CentOS VM with VMware Fusion and get access to it through the host. I was following a tutorial online for this as this is my first time doing this. When I try to access the IP ...
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Differences between encrypting an actual PC vs a virtual one?

Are there any differences between using for example TrueCrypt to encrypt the system drive of an actual PC and a virtual one running on ESXi? Are there any security advantages/differences?
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VirtualBox E_OUTOFMEMORY

I've tried running both 4.2.14 and 4.2.16 on Windows Vista Home Premium, SP 2 (64 bit). Shortly after starting a freshly-installed VirtualBox, I get a Failed to load the global GUI configuration ...
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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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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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Is there a way to use an external computer's compiler and fetch results?

I have to use Windows 7 for some reason, but sometimes I need to compile and execute simple programs using C language, which are supposed to work in Linux. All of them are console applications, don't ...
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curl works but ping/urllib2 don't, in a virtual machine

I have a Crunchbang 10 VM running on VirtualBox on a Windows 7 Home host. I have a python script that uses urllib2 that was failing, and discovered that: ordinary browsing and curl work normally on ...
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Connect Web Service written in Guest OS of VMware from Host OS

Guest: Open SuSE 11.4 My Web Service, written in Web Services in Java in VMware Workstation 6.5, is in Guest OS. Host: Windows 7 Tomcat project As a beginner, how do I publish VM Web Services ...
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Connect device straight to VM (Passthrough?)

I've a Windows 7 VM on my VMWare Fusion 5.0.1 running on OSX 10.8.2. I want to connect it a tablet (Smart Pad 810c) that OSX doesn't recognize at all (it's not listed either in USB system ...
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Scrolling makes VMware Player leave fullscreen

I am using the VMware Player which comes with Workstation 8 to run Mac OS X Lion for which I don't have trackpad drivers. Therefore, scrolling doesn't work, which is a pity but not my issue here (I do ...
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Deleting Snapshots from LinkedClone Corrupts other LinkedClones

I am currently having a problem in which I have 3 LinkedClones created from the same parent snapshot. The tasks I do consists of creating a lot of snapshots per virtual machine, therefore having the ...
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Virtualbox, using the same keybord layout of the host in the guest os

I'm using Virtualbox 4.1.12 on Debian x64 and my host OS is Windows XP Professional 64-bit. On Debian I'm using a custom keyboard layout that I set on system startup through the command setxkbmap. ...
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Convert OEM Windows XP box to virtual machine?

I know I can technically convert an existing Windows XP box to a virtual machine. (e.g. VMWare converter). What I do not quite understand is whether I can then actuall use this image/guest. The ...
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Multiple Users Running Multiple VMs

New to the concept of VMs and was wondering if there is any merit (performance gains, etc.) to having 1 host machine running several logged-in users at the same time, with each user running 2+ VMs. ...
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VMware Workstation is not grabbing input on click

I'm running VMware Workstation and I'm finding that the program is not grabbing mouse inputs on click or on Ctrl+G input, both options are set to on in preferences. If I manually connect either the ...
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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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How to I add a “confirmation on close” option to an android AVD

I have unfortunately gotten into the habit of clicking on the X to close the android emulator (AVD) when I really wanted to just minimize it or something - can I make it do a "are you sure" pop-up, or ...
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SVN server for network

I'm struggling to get my svnserver working as I need it to. What I'm trying to do is to set the server up on one of my VMs so that it would be visible for my hostOS and other VMs. What I have ...
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VirtualBox write-through drive not working on Ubuntu

I have a VirtualBox VM with Ubuntu installed on normal VDI, and I added another write-through VDI so that I could keep my code intact when I switch between different system snapshots which I use for ...
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Why I can't see “thin” option in VMWare vCenter Converter Standalone?

The help and many web pages shows me screenshots of VM conversion process. But I can't see disk resize options when run it. VM's power is down. No snapshots. VM compat is Workstation 9.0 virtual ...
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Capture network traffic between VM's Virtualbox using Wireshark

I'm trying to capture all network traffic between VMs (and in the VMs to themselves) running on a single host using Virtualbox for the VMs and Wireshark for the capturing. VMs are Ubuntu 14.04 and the ...
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How to share VPN established in VMware guest VM with host

Is there a way to share a VPN connection which is established in a VMware guest running Windows 7 with the host running Ubuntu 14.04? I tried NAT and Bridge, but I cannot seem to access VPN endpoints ...
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VirtualBox inaccessible

The following issue is stopping me from working in VirtualBox. I cannot start it, as you can see per image. The file VBoxGuestAdditions.iso is in the correct folder and does exist/is accessible. I ...
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Disable buffering/caching for a file

I am executing some benchmarking using a DBMS and virtual machines. And I am using this command free && sync && echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches && free on each Guest, ...
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Ubuntu VM Hangs on Boot

I'm trying to boot to a Linux virtual machine in VMWare Workstation 10 for some web development work. I had some problems with the VM I was using. I tried reinstalling Ubuntu in a new VM, and after ...
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Convert Windows 8 VirtualBox to Bootcamp Partition

I have installed Windows 8 as a Virtual Machine in Virtual Box a while ago. For performance reasons, I want to create a bootcamp partition from the VDI to avoid re-installation. Is this possible? And ...
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Create RAM disk on the VM, or on the host?

I am interacting programatically between two programs (Matlab, and ISpice), where one program writes a file to disk then the other reads it and writes another file to disk, which is read by the first. ...
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Windows XP Mode on Windows 7

Is it normal to have a Windows XP Mode folder in a Windows 7 Pro, Program Files Directory? I see this key: K49H2-RPR94-QBGG4-DBCTM-YT64G. And I see the VXPEULA.txt file with EULA. Window XP Mode has ...
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Running OpenGL Apps on Android x86 4.4 R1 in virtual machine

I want to use Android x86 on a virtual machine on Windows 8.1 Pro, but I have Problems with OpenGl. I use the news Android Version (x86 4.4-r1) but I had also tried RC2. Android x86 is always ...
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vagrant private_network with osx host/centos guest using virtualbox host-only networking

I cannot get host-only networking to work from host to guest or guest to host using e.g. ping, netcat or ssh. Sshing fails timing out. No packets are seen when starting wireshark on the host interface ...
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How is a wireless network presented to an operating system?

I am wondering how is a wireless network presented to an operating system. If I'm not mistaken, Wi-Fi (802.11) is only the Physical layer of the OSI model. This means that, one layer up, we're ...