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Which OS virtualised runs faster Win 7 or Win 8.1 [closed]

I wish to setup a development windows VM on my Retina Macbook Pro(mpb). This is for the purpose of learning how to develop with Visual Studio 2013. The question is, in terms of performance or ...
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Optimal config for VM host

I'm facing a big issue when I start my windows virtual machine. I noticed that there are a heavy disk usage, and in consequence the host desktop os is freezing and I'm not able to get back "commands". ...
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Can you explain me VMWare Performance Counters in Windows?

I am having a guest Windows Server 2008 R2, i.e. VMWare virtual machine Can you explain me VM counters vs. non-VM-ones, in the case of "% Processor Time" (under "VM Processor" section) vs. "% ...
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509 views

Fastest encryption configuration for Parallels Desktop 9 running a software development environment

I have a 2.8ghz quad-core 2013 MacBook Pro with 16gb RAM and a 768gb SSD running OSX Mavericks. I run Windows 7 under Parallels Desktop 9 to do Windows development. I would like to encrypt this data ...
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Benchmarking: VM vs. Bare-Metal

I have setup a test machine running Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V role installed. There is one Windows Server 2012 VM running on top of that. This VM is the same server image that is also running ...
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memcached issue on multi-core windows server with virtualization

i am having an issue running memcached (v1.4.4) on multiple cores. Here's my environment: Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 running VMware, Intel Processor, only one core (out of eight) is enabled for the ...
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Virtualizing my multi-boot computer [closed]

I've been using dual boot with Windows and Ubuntu for a long time. To kill the troll before it growls, I won't stop using either any time soon, as both have pros and cons. Now, as virtualization ...
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177 views

Expected performance degradation when accessing ORDBMS within VM as opposed to natively?

Is there a significant increase in latency when accessing an ORDBMS (namely Oracle 11g) residing in the guest VM (from the host), as opposed to natively? The development environment will be used ...
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Poor VirtualBox performance on Windows 2008 R2

I'm running a Ubuntu Server VM on a Windows 2008 R2 host, and I'm getting very poor I/O performance. See the following screenshot that shows my processes are severely I/O bound (i.e. 96.0% wait) ...
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would virtualizing windows 7 on a linux distro be more or less effective than virtualizing linux on a windows 7 platform? [closed]

All I do on windows that actually requires windows is play world of warcraft, diablo3 and use MS Office for school. That's not true, I also need silverlight to run labsims, and moonlight doesn't want ...
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Dual-Virtualization vs. Dual-Boot vs. Single-Virtualization

A friend of mine recently suggested something that intrigued me: in the case of needing multiple Operating Systems simultaneously, instead of dual-booting or using multiple computers, one could use a ...
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Why do virtual machine files on a ramdisk not run faster than on a physical disk?

I installed a total of 36 GB of memory (4x8 GB + 2x2 GB) onn the host (Windows 7) and I used ImDisk to create a 32 GB ramdisk and formatted it with an NTFS file system. Then I copied the virtual ...
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Virtualizing a 32 bit guest on a 64 bit os

So I was wondering if anybody knew if there was any performance issues with virtualizing a 32 bit os, in my case 32 bit windows 7, on a 64 bit os, mac osX lion. I remember reading that running 32 bit ...
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Lots of DDR2 and older CPUs or small amount of DDR3 and a newer CPU?

Building a new desktop PC, for some gaming and lots of Virtualization, I have come across a nice old machine I can use. It has two CPU slots populated by dual core AMD Opterons, and 16Gb of DDR2 RAM ...
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Virtualization: tips to speed up a Linux KVM guest

I set up an host Linux system with KVM and I installed another Linux as a guest (Debian 6). I nside the guest I launch a vncserver and I access it from the host using vncviewer. It works fine for my ...
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Are these PC hardware components a sane PC build? Will these PC component work good together? It's for a new PC [closed]

CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-980 Processor RAM: Corsair Vengeance™ DDR3 1600MHz 12GB CL9 MB: ASUS Rampage III Extreme, Socket-1366 Disks: 2 x Western Digital Caviar® Black 750GB GPU: XFX Radeon HD 6950 ...
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Am I taking a performance hit from virtualizing in an Ubuntu Host installed via wubi?

I decided recently that since I virtualize all my programming environments there is basically no reason for me to be running Windows as a host OS. So, to get me started I installed Ubuntu via wubi and ...
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1answer
561 views

My KVM is not perform that good as announce

I am using normal PC with the following specifications: Intel Core 2 6600 @ 2.40GHz RAM: 2G Motherboard: Intel DG965RY HDD: 7200 rpm @ 250G I have enabled Intel VT in BIOS setting. I install the ...
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144 views

How much overhead does a virtual-machine add to network performance?

I imagine throughput is not affected too much, but I wondered if lag is, since everything has to go through extra layers between the cable and the OS. For a web-page or even streaming video that's ...
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How to get good video performance for remote access to virtualized computer?

At home, I'd like to move my main Windows installation off of my desktop computer and replace it with a virtualized guest installation on my combined file server, web server and media center. The ...
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Tips for speeding up XP Mode in Windows 7

I've got a machine with 4 GB of RAM running Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. Unfortunately I have to run Visual Studio in the XP Mode VPC, and it's quite the dog. Aside from giving the VPC more RAM ...
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How much BootCamp is faster than Parallels/Fusion?

Obviously I understand that running Windows/Linux natively on the hardware is faster than using any kind of virtualization software. On the other hand when using Parallels or Fusion I can use both Mac ...
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197 views

Best use of new express card on Windows

I just bought a 48GB SSD express card for my laptop and I am trying to decide how best to use it. I will be running some sort of virtualization (prob VirtualBox) to test / learn Windows Server ...
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MacBook Pro for Windows development via virtualization. Performance?

I am a Windows/Web developer by profession and I have been considering a MacBook Pro as a replacement for my current development machine. I am impressed by the build quality, the uni-body construction ...