VirtualBox is a free, open source virtualization program from Oracle for the x86/x86_64 architectures.

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Windows 7 running in VirtualBox cannot see shared folders

I have a VirtualBox instance (running under Mac OS X 10.5) and Windows 7 running in VirtualBox. Everything is otherwise fine, but I cannot understand how to use shared folders. I have added a shared ...
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Is using a Virtual PC on a RAM DISK super fast? (putting the .vhd file in a RAM DISK)

I wonder how or if any one tried to create a RAM DISK, and then put the 2GB (or sometimes 1.2GB) .vhd file into it, and then run the virtual PC using this image. It should be running super fast, as ...
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How to boot a KVM virtual machine raw image to VirtualBox?

I have received a .img file of a server which is a Virtual Machine running in a KVM environment. The Virtual Machine was installed with Ubuntu. I would now like to take this .img file and "emulate" ...
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Mouse pointer not captured in virtual box

I've installed android x86 into my windows 7 OS via virtual box. Though I can see a small window saying "The Virtual Machine reports that the guest OS supports mouse pointer integration. This means ...
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Where can I find Amazon Linux AMI Image for VirtualBox?

I'm trying to learn AWS and because I'm some familiar with Linux, I think the best way to learn is to get Amazon Linux AMI right into VirtualBox software and play with it. I see the latest Amazon ...
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VirtualBox shared folder write permission - Ubuntu 12.04

I'm using the following command to mount my folder in VirtualBox: sudo \mount -t vboxsf -o rw -o uid=1000 -o gid=1000 Dropbox ~/Dropbox/ However, the folder is read-only. I re-installed Guest ...
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Using my OEM windows license in a virtual box image?

I just bought a new PC, I'd like to wipe windows and install Ubunutu, but I'd like to be able to run windows in virtual box. Rather than have to buy a totally new window's licence, is it possible to ...
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How compatible are VMWare and VirtualBox?

At my workplace, everyone uses VMware Player (and some people have licenses for Workstation). We frequently share VMs to save time on development setup. However, I would really like to take advantage ...
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VirtualBox consuming 100% CPU even when the guest is idle

I've tried all the solutions available on different forums. This is the configuration of my system: Pentium Dual Core T230 (1.73 + 1.73), 2gb RAM Oracle VM VirtualBox ver. 4.3.14 r95030 This is ...
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How to Maintain a small differential Virtualbox hard drive

I am trying to use a virtualbox hard drive over several computers using dropbox (a popular cloud tool) synchronization. I assume no two machines will open the same drive at the same time. To reduce ...
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How can I lower the resolution on Windows 7 boot & login screen?

This may be an odd question to ask because usually it's the other way around. The reason to why I want to do this is because I want to use Windows 7 on Virtual Box in seamless mode, and I don't need ...
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Can I “branch” VirtualBox snapshots (base multiple VM on the same disk image + separate diffs)?

I keep multiple VirtualBoxes for different projects. They are all running the same Debian base system. Keeping complete copies of all the disk images is getting expensive. Is there a way that I can ...
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Multiple monitors with virtual machine

Is it possible to use multiple monitors with Windows Virtual PC 2007? If not, are there any other virtual machines that do support multiple monitors?
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Vagrant Reports Different Installed GuestAdditions version

I've seem posts on the Internet about similar issues like this one, but I couldn't get it to work. Host OS: Mac OS X 10.11.1 (El Capitan) Guest OS: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Virtualbox 5.0.8 Vagrant 1.7.4 $ ...
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How to solve “The installed support driver doesn't match the version of the user” issue in VirtualBox so an instance can be booted again?

Booting an instance in VirtualBox fails due to: RTR3InitEx failed with rc=-1912 (rc=-1912) where: supR3HardenedMainInitRuntime what: 4 VERR_VM_DRIVER_VERSION_MISMATCH (-1912) - The installed ...
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Is it possible to launch GUI of headless VirtualBox' machine?

After I launch a virtual machine (Ubuntu 12.04) in headless mode on Windows 7 host C:\Users\XXX>VBoxManage startvm "ubuntu 12.04" --type headless Waiting for VM "ubuntu 12.04" to power on... VM ...
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x64 Hardware Virtualisation support not detected on Windows 8.1

I get the following error (and yes I know this has been reported many times, but please read further): VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration is not available on your system. Your 64-bit guest will fail to ...
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Unable to uninstall virtualbox network drivers

Last time I tried to uninstall virtualbox, it failed with a BSOD. Since then, I am unable to install any version of virtualbox. The uninstaller seem's to fail to. When i look in my network drivers ...
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What would be optimal settings for a Windows 7 VirtualBox VM running on a Macbook Pro?

I am having a hard time coming up with decent performing settings to run my Win7 64-bit VirtualBox VM on my brand new Macbook pro. I've given it 2G memory (out of my 8G total), tried what feels like ...
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Closing GUI Session While Running Virtual Mashine - Virtual Box

How could we close GUI session in virtual box without shutting down the virtual machine. I have a lot of Linux instances I only need to connect to one of them.
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Shared clipboard in Virtualbox with command line only Debian guest

I have a Debian guest installed on a Windows 7 host using Virtualbox. The installation included virtualbox-ose-guest-utils by default, so I should have everything I need. How can I turn on the shared ...
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How to temporary turn off seamless mode of VirtualBox?

I use Deskpin to nailed the virtual machine to be on top by using hotkey Ctrl-F12. But in seamless mode, I cannot do that since every time I click the guest machine's window, the mouse go inside the ...
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VirtualBox - guest Ubuntu loses DNS when host connects to VPN

I have Ubuntu guest OS in VirtualBox using default NAT for eth0. Works fine at the office and at home EXCEPT when on office VPN from home. When the host OS (Windows 7) is connected to the VPN, DNS ...
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Incorrect keyboard mapping on Ubuntu under VirtualBox

I installed Ubuntu under VirtualBox on my Windows 7 machine. All is working okay, except that when I type a hyphen - I get an apostrophe ' instead. This happens on the command line, in the browser, ...
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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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Are virtual machines performant enough to be a primary workstation?

I have a MacBook Pro through my employer, but I prefer to spent most of my day in Linux. Will running Linux in a virtual machine (e.g. VirtualBox) in full-screen mode be enough slower than running it ...
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How should I virtualise my workstation?

Soon my fancy new 120GB SSD will arrive for my laptop workstation I use for PHP development and other misc tasks. I really don't want to bog it down with heaps of software, so my current plan is to ...
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Can I install Windows 7 64 bit on VirtualBox running on a Windows 7 32 bit OS?

Is it possible to install Windows 7 64 bit on VirtualBox running on Windows 7 32 bit?
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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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Modern.ie Windows keep shutting down in VirtualBox

I run VirtualBox and and a VM from www.modern.ie (Win 7). It runs fine but after tabbing away from it for a while it seems to shut down. Is there some automatic shutting down option in VirtualBox ...
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Virtualbox Linux host: Pass non-recognized USB device through to Windows guest

I'm running Virtualbox 4.1.2 (with the corresponding extension pack) on an up-to-date Ubuntu 11.10 host with Windows XP as a guest. I have a National Instruments USB-6251 device which I would like to ...
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How to get back true color mode in VirtualBox?

I have a Windows 7 x86 VM which I run in Virtual Box. Sometimes, when I play Alpha Centaurie, it ends with the VM only displaying 256 colors. When I go to Screen Resoltution, I only see: I tried ...
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VirtualBox: VPN networking test environment

I want to setup VirtualBox instances of Ubuntu guest to make a VPN test network. The host is Windows 7 Ultimate. My hope is to setup a VirtualBox instance which represents a gateway for the test ...
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Premade Virtualbox images

Long story short, I am trying to find a pre-made Linux development environment for VirtualBox so I don't have to worry about installing a distro, getting all packages installed, and so forth, since ...
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Ping Ubuntu by hostname in a Windows machine

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on a Virtual Machine (Virtualbox). The network adapter is attached using bridged adapter. I can ping the guest OS by IP but I can't ping it via hostname. I already installed ...
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In VirtualBox, how can I access host localhost from guest (Visual Studio Dev Server from IE7 testing VM)?

Host OS is Win7 running MyApp in the Visual Studio Development Server, bound to localhost:51227, VM is VirtualBox configured with NAT. Guest OS is Win XP with IE7 installed. My goal is to debug MyApp ...
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Make a clone of VirtualBox Machine that doesn't cause Windows Re-Activation after installing Windows

Most guides for installing Windows on VirtualBox to act as a template for quick Windows jobs tell you to take a few steps to prepare the Virtual Machine before installing Windows (the best guide I ...
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How can I cause a VirtualBox VM (running Ubuntu) to run a command upon resuming its state?

I am running a few Ubuntu VMs on a MacBook Pro host. Whenever I pause a VM or save its state to disk, the next time I restart it, the system clock goes out of sync. Is there a way for the VM to know ...
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Bridged vs. NAT: a Virtualbox and VMWare Comparison

I installed VMWare Workstation 7.1.x and Virtualbox 4.0.8 on two different hosts, so I could compare. I set the virtual network adapter on both to NAT, which was successful for both. The result: ...
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Wireshark cannot see traffic from a VirtualBox guest on Windows 7

I have been trying to use Wireshark to capture some traffic that comes from a virtual machine. The setup is: Windows 7 host Ubuntu guest VirtualBox 4 I send some packets from the guest to the ...
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Vagrant VirtualBox VM is initializing new instead of loading the existing VM after VagrantFile change

I setup a Vagrant Ubuntu 12.04 box (VirtualBox as the provider) on Windows and it's been working great for the past few months. Yesterday, I added another forwarded port to the VagrantFile and did ...
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Windows 8 Screen Resolution in VirtualBox [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to add a display mode to a VirtualBox VM? I am using VirtualBox to run windows 8 while I test it out. All of my other virtual machines (i.e. Windows XP a Ubuntu) ...
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Convert VirtualBox dynamic VDI disk image to static, fixed VDI

I've originally created my VDI to auto-expand to 20GB of virtual capacity. For performance reasons, I would like to convert them to linear, that is, to have a single, non-sparse, 20GB file sitting on ...
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Boot from a VHD created by VirtualBox

I have used VirtualBox to create a VM, and installed the latest Windows 8 Consumer Preview on it. I have a .VHD file with the OS installed. I am wondering, since Windows 7 supports boot from a VHD ...
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Add custom Virtual Machine icons to VirtualBox

I'd like to use custom icons to better distinguish machines running the same OS from each other, in VirtualBox. is this possible? If so, what file(s) do I need to add/edit? Examples: I've got two ...
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Can I move a VirtualBox vdi from Windows to OS X?

I have a Windows 7 machine with VirtualBox 4+ installed. It runs a couple of virtual machines (Windows XP, Ubuntu, ...) and some of them have a few shared drives (No two machines with shared drives ...
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Ubuntu on Oracle VirtualBox: Shared folders

I looked at this question, but it didn't help. I'm running Windows 7 as a host with Ubuntu 10.10 as a guest with VBox 4.0. I want to have a shared directory between the two. I have installed Guest ...
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Is there a way to “redirect” a click on a URL in a VirtualBox guest to open in the host OS browser?

I'm using VirtualBox OSE on Ubuntu 10.04. I have a Windows 7 guest VM which I use almost exclusively for MS Outlook to access my Exchange mailbox. If I click a URL in Outlook it obviously opens in IE ...
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Controlling VirtualBox internet access?

Host: Linux/Debian/Ubuntu/Mint (Helena/karmic koala) Guest: XP SP2 and SP3 Problem: Relatively new copy of XP migrated to vbox-virus free. To detect viral infection it is desired that internet access ...
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Cannot run setups from a vboxsvr mapped network drive on Windows within VirtualBox

I'm trying to run an application setup by double-clicking the setup.exe from within Windows Explorer. The file is located on a mapped network drive, and I'm using Windows 7. This results in the ...