2
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1answer
32 views

Native Boot differencing VHD with parent from different volume

Is there a way how to boot Windows 7 from a differencing VHD which is located on different drive than its parent VHD? Here is appropriate part of output of bcdedit command: Windows Boot Loader ...
7
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7answers
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Dual-boot or virtual machine for Linux programmer that does some Visual Studio development?

The scenario: I am a freelance software developer that mostly develop on Linux (Python, MySQL, MongoDB etc.) My work computer is a Lenovo laptop w/ a i7 processor and 8GB RAM. Big HD + 128 GB SSD. ...
0
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0answers
80 views

How to activate clean install of Win 8 upgraded to Win 8.1

I'm creating a VM for website testing that runs Win 8.1. I started by building a new VM with a clean install of Win 8 Upgrade I purchased. Then I upgraded that to Win 8.1 Having converted to Mac a ...
0
votes
0answers
105 views

Cannot create virtual switch Hyper-V (0x80070002)

I get following error while creating any type(external, internal and private) of virtual switch on Hyper-V using Hyper-V manager. Failed to create virtual ethernet switch. The system cannot ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

Using Xen paravirtualization, run Windows in Dom0

This documentation describes how Xen is accomodating Windows by virtue of 'Xen Windows GpIPv'. http://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/XenWindowsGplPv But what I can't determine is wether or not, by dint of ...
0
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3answers
48 views

Running Windows install on real HW through Linux VirtualBox Host

Assume a box with both Linux and Windows installed on real hardware. Is there any way of booting the Linux and starting the Windows system via VirtualBox or some other virtualization framework from ...
2
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1answer
1k views

64-bit Windows guest in VirtualBox impossible without VT-x support?

I have successfully installed Windows Vista 32-bit in a VM with VirtualBox. Now I'm trying to do the same with Windows Vista 64-bit and it just isn't working. I have created the VM but it seems that ...
2
votes
2answers
351 views

How to enable VT-x on ASUS K53SV?

I'm trying to install Intel HAXM (Hardware Accelerated Execution Manager). However, during installation, I get an error saying that VT-x is not enabled. As you can see, the image below proves the ...
1
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1answer
83 views

Virtual Machine in Windows causes mouse pointer artifacts

I feel like I've seen this problem with multiple virtual machines with Win8 and Win7 on multiple physical machines using VMWare and Visual Studio Tablet Simulator. Once you start using a virtual ...
1
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0answers
24 views

Snapshotting virtual disks mounted in Windows without using vritualization?

I know that you can mount VHDs in Windows, but you can't create snapshots on the go, like in virtual machines. You have to unmount it first, create a differential VHD using Diskpart and mount it ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

Windows Server 2012 Remote desktop substitution

Is it possible to substitute the program that Windows Server 2012 by default uses for remote desktop with another program? I need a program that can handle OpenGL, and it is my understanding that by ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Which Windows settings to apply inside a virtual machine?

I am looking for good settings to make within Windows when Windows is running as a virtual machine. My virtual machines are used in the following environment: used during Software development used ...
0
votes
1answer
272 views

Enabling virtualization in BIOS causes Windows to stuck while booting

I installed Visual Studio 2013 for Windows Phone and at the end it popped up that Hyper-V (virtualization tool used in Windows Phone Emulator) isn't available on my computer. I done some research and ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

How do I migrate my Windows desktop to a VirtualBox VM?

I have VirtualBox 4.3.6 and True Image 2014 Premium with Universal Restore. I've read a lot about different methods but I'm not sure where to start, or what will suit my needs. Directly from ...
0
votes
0answers
43 views

Running a VM within a Virtual Machine on Azure

I am trying to learn more about TFS 2012 and Brian Keller has this VM which has all the software installed and pre-configured. You can check it out here. I have downloaded the VM. However, my work ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Hyper-V: NAT Port Forwarding [closed]

I rented one dedicated server (Win Server 2012) with one adapter/static IP address. I want to install Hyper-V and guest OS (Win also), that can expose some of its services to the internet. For ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

How to enable hardware virtualization on a MacBook?

I need to enable hardware virtualization on my MacBook Air 2013. I want to run the Windows Phone 8 emulator, which requires hardware virtualization. I am running Windows 8 in boot camp. On my old PC, ...
0
votes
2answers
83 views

What is needed to run a VM of Windows 7 or 8 under Windows 8.1 64bit?

I would like to create a virtual Windows 7 or 8 in my Windows 8.1 64 machine. Years ago I used Virtual PC to similar stuff and I know things have advanced a lot and I haven't kept up. What are my ...
1
vote
1answer
31 views

How to get the total allocated size of the files inside a folder on Windows

I have a SMB share in which I keep a bunch of dynamic VHD and QCOW2 images used as volumes for virtual machines. This share is supposed to be used by Hyper-V as well as KVM nodes. I'd like to know ...
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votes
5answers
244 views

The Linux + Windows Issue

I face a problem. A common one. I want to use Linux for pretty much everything it's good for. But I also want to use Windows for the things Linux currently can't do. I'd like to be able to instantly, ...
1
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0answers
48 views

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. "% ...
0
votes
0answers
58 views

Does creating a virtual machine from a physical Windows 8 install cause issues with activation?

It is possible to virtualize a physical disk using disk2vdh or vmWare vCenter Converter. The OS (Windows 8) will detect a change of the hardware from physical to virtual. Will it ask for activation? ...
0
votes
2answers
607 views

How can I migrate a VMWare image from my PC to OSX VMWare Fusion?

How can I migrate a VMWare folder/image from my Windows PC to OSX VMWare Fusion? When I copy the files across there is nothing to import; none of the VMWare files are selectable/clickable.
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votes
3answers
83 views

Virtualization for desktop security?

I am frustrated with windows and the whole pay $60 per year for security products. Seriously, its too much now. I want to use virtualization for desktop security because I think (not sure) that it ...
0
votes
0answers
66 views

Efficient way to have several operating systems on one machine

I want to have several operating systems on one computer, but I want to do it in the most effective way. So far, I have been using VirtualBox - host os + several virtual machines. But I want every os ...
1
vote
0answers
430 views

Running Windows 8 off partition created in Boot Camp and also in Parallels 8. How do I handle Windows activation?

The scenario I have in mind is: Install Windows 8 on a separate partition via Boot Camp. Create a virtual machine in Parallels based on the installation in step 1. Create a new virtual machine based ...
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votes
1answer
92 views

Advantages/disadvantages of virtualizing a CPU? [closed]

I saw that my virtualization tool does not virtualize my CPU. But, it virtualizes everything else. I want to know what could be the reason, advantage/disadvantage of virtualizing a CPU.
2
votes
3answers
342 views

Is it possible to remotely connect to computer without disrupting their session?

I am trying to figure out if it is possible to connect to a computer using RDP, VNC, Etc without actually disrupting the computer you are logging into. My wife uses my desktop computer at home so she ...
1
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0answers
795 views

cannot start virtual machine windows 8 hyper-v laptop i5

I recently bought an Asus laptop equipped with i5-3317u 1.70GHz and Windows 8. Upgraded to Windows 8 Pro and added the hyper-v feature. Creating a VM goes OK but trying to start it, it fails with a ...
1
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1answer
84 views

Windows on a virtual disk, apps on a differencing one

I'm new to hyper-v, and I'm wondering how to do the following : I'd like to have an image of fresh install of windows, and create a 'differencing' disk with some apps. Can I then modify the parent ...
0
votes
1answer
493 views

Virtualizing existing Linux partition on the local machine using VMWare Workstation 9.0

I am trying out VM Workstation 9.0 on Windows and I am tried to run the existing linux partition by following steps blow: Create a new VM > Advanced > Choose to install the OS later > select Debian 6 ...
7
votes
4answers
25k views

Hyper-V won't enable in Windows 8 Pro: “Virtualization support is disabled in the firmware”

The checkbox to install Hyper-V in Windows 8 Pro is disabled. Hovering over it reveals the message, Hyper-V cannot be installed: Virtualization support is disabled in the firmware. There is a ...
0
votes
1answer
75 views

Virtualization: See OSX files in Bootcamp VM

Seems like this should be easy enough, but I have yet to find a simple solution. I'm using VMWare Fusion to access my Bootcamp partition through a VM on my OSX side. I'm trying to access my OSX files ...
0
votes
2answers
979 views

Virtualbox crashes quite often in Windows 8

I just installed Windows 8 on my computer. I got the ISO and the product key from my university so the software itself is sound. I use alot of virtual box. And ever since I moved to Windows 8, I have ...
1
vote
3answers
289 views

Minimal footprint Windows instance on OS X to run ActiveX

I need to run Windows to be able to use a feature for some remote work. However, I would rather not have a full-blown 20GB (or much more) Windows 8 install for Parallels. Is there a way to get a ...
1
vote
2answers
843 views

Failed to record with get_iplayer for Windows

I wonder if you can help me. I keep getting the under noted error message, no matter what I try to record. I have uninstalled and reinstalled but it makes no difference. Recording The Following ...
0
votes
1answer
271 views

Merging/Cleaning VMware disk splits / parts

Everytime I boot up a virtual machine using VMwarePlayer/VMwareWorkstation, it creates tons of multiple splits/parts of the same disk (I guess?) in the specific folder, none of them bigger than 320kb, ...
-1
votes
2answers
569 views

Does the Dell XPS One 27 Touch Support SLAT for Windows 8 64-bit Hyper-V?

64-bit Windows 8 has Hyper-V (virtualization) built-in. Hyper-V only works if the host machine is equipped with a 64-bit processor that supports a feature called Second Level Address Translation ...
0
votes
1answer
71 views

Is it safe to install Windows 7 in a VM and move to physical later?

I'd like to install a fresh copy of Windows 7. My plan would be to install the system in a VMWare Workstation virtual machine, take a few days to configure it nicely and install everything, and ...
0
votes
3answers
2k views

Is there BSD jail or Linux container functionality in Windows?

I'd like to be able to work with a poorly-behaving application without using a VM (becuse it requires a whole extra license). Does Windows have something like BSD's jails or Linux's containers?
0
votes
1answer
60 views

Run Windows 7 in (K)ubuntu without reinstalling it?

I've got a windows 7 system and are willing to install kubuntu 12.04 64bit on it now. As I need to run some windows programs I'm willing to keep my windows 7 and setup a dual-boot. For increasing ...
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votes
1answer
87 views

Virtual Windows desktop [closed]

Is there any virtual desktop software that can virtualize desktop just like a virtual desktop to sandbox (sort of like virtualization and sandbox combined). I want to create many desktop and each of ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

How to set path of Virtual PC hard disk differencing parent

I have an old Windows XP Mode vhd backed up from my previous system, but I'm having difficulty getting it running on the new system. The vhd is a differencing disk, and its parent is the standard ...
4
votes
4answers
3k views

Windows Virtual Machines will not run

I'm trying to setup a few virtual machines to use for testing websites in the various old versions of IE. I had Microsoft Virtual PC working on an older machine using XP mode and 2 other VHD's from ...
7
votes
4answers
6k views

Cannot boot after vhd hard drive is resized in VirtualBox

In Windows 7, I set up another Windows 7 VM in VirtualBox. It worked great. Then, I needed to increase the vhd HD size. So, I used VBoxManage utility to do that with the following comment: VBoxManage ...
1
vote
3answers
648 views

How to install software on Windows in isolation?

I usually try different kind of softwares which are available on net those can be trial versions or sharewares or freewares. But after trying them when I want to uninstall those its becoming really ...
1
vote
1answer
105 views

One Desktop, Four Clients Without Any Thin Client?

The videos below appear to have connected all monitors in to a single desktop without any thin clients in between. It looks like he installed 4 video cards in the desktop. It also looks like they have ...
1
vote
1answer
43 views

Speed up access to certain files

I have a few files on my hard drive that are used by certain application very frequently, it just reads them randomly during the work. Since the HDD is quite slow, an application is experiencing ...
7
votes
6answers
22k views

Virtual Box - not filling entire screen

I am new to VirtualBox and am trying to set up an instance of Windows 7 64. I have the virtual machine instance running with Windows 7 now installed, but it only fills up a small portion of my ...
0
votes
1answer
889 views

It's possible to run virtualized Windows on Ubuntu Server?

I have an Ubuntu Server, without gui of course. It's possible to run a virtualization of Windows in another shell via command line? So I can get running both simultaneous. Thanks Update Maybe is ...