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Output CMD command line to file does not work on Windows XP VM

I install a Windows XP virtual machine on Window 7 using VirtualBox. I run a command within the VM: ping www.google.com > file.txt but no result found in the file. It is the same with all other ...
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1answer
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Virtual Machine faster than host computer?

It seems impossible, I am shocked. I installed Windows 7 on my PC, it took about 30-40 minutes to install, and normal boot (when there's no program installed) takes me about 30 seconds. I run a VM on ...
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XP in VMware with Host SSD

My host computer, running Windows 8.1, has an SSD drive. I want to install Windows XP in a VMware machine, is it safe to place the machine files on the SSD? I have the fear that XP might not handle ...
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1answer
173 views

How to run virtual machine when my processor does not support virtualization?

I am using Windows XP 32-bit and have an Intel Pentium M 725 processor. I used a software tool from Intel to check whether virtualization is allowed: Supporting advaced Intel processor technologies ...
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1answer
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I have installed XP mode within Windows 7 but

I have installed XP mode within Windows 7, and installed all the necessary programs that will only run in XP. The problem I have is when another user logs on to the same PC and clicks on XP mode, ...
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How to create vdi from existing (off line) partition?

I have an old hdd from my notebook that carries WindowsXP. I would like to run this WindowsXP installation under Virtual box under Windows7. I am able to connect the disk to my Windows7 via usb. So ...
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1answer
158 views

Virtualbox, how to force a specific CPU to the guest

I have a XP guest in VirtualBox, windows 8 host. The guest shows the processor transparently same as the host (i5 2500k). However most of the installers don't recognize this processors and fail to ...
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1answer
58 views

How can I link my network user account to the Virtual PC setup on my machine?

I am trying to test an issue in an application in which the error only occurs on Windows XP. I have set up a Virtual PC XP instance on my Windows 7 machine. The application I am trying to test is a ...
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2answers
691 views

mounting local filesystems — failed

When I start guest OS which is Oracle Linux 5 running on Virtual Box 4.2, I am getting mounting local filesystems --- failed How can I resolve the issue? Thanks etc/fstab ...
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4answers
86 views

Starting Guest OS slows down computer

I have virtual box 4.2.4 installed in Windows XP SP 3 and Oracle Linux is installed in Virtual box. When I start linux on Virtual box, I have noticed that both my host and guest machines becomes ...
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2answers
131 views

Is there an easy and cheap way to move my system to a newer machine?

Originally I wanted to move several programs from a very old Windows XP system. Though after doing some research (How do I transfer programs from my old computer to my new Windows 7 computer?) that ...
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0answers
249 views

VirtualBox Host->Guest file sharing strategy

I am looking for a referential strategy to share files between a VirtualBox host and guest. For instance, in my setup, I have an Ubuntu Host and WinXP Guest. I use VBoxManage to create custom "Open ...
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VirtualBox - XP guest does not see multiple cores/multiple processors

Environment: Host OS: Win7 Pro 64bit Guest OS: WinXP 32bit VirtualBox version: 4.1.4r74291 Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM with virtualization enabled The Problem: I need the guest system to use ...
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273 views

Setup a network between a virtual Debian and physical XP host

I wanted to install a Debian server then work on it from my physical XP through PuTTY with a SSH session. It only worked once. Actually, it failed shortly after authentication request. I use a ...
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1answer
273 views

How do I install a bootable partition for Virtualbox on OSX

I'm trying to install Virtualbox to run Windows XP on my OSX box. I used the supplied configuration wizard which asked some questions about a disk partition. I allocated a 10GB partition to Virtualbox ...
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1answer
137 views

VMWare Fusion guest application list

How does VMWare Fusion compile its list of guest OS applications (specifically for Windows) that can be found by "show package contents" of USER/Documents/Virtual Machines/VMNAME and then in the ...
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1answer
6k views

“A disk read error occurred” when booting XP disk image in VirtualBox

I'm trying to boot an XP installation cloned into VirtualBox from a real drive. I'm getting the message A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart whenever* I try to boot the ...
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2answers
202 views

Running XP programs in Windows 7

I am buying a new computer with Windows 7 Professional installed. I need to install XP on the virtual drive because I am running a program (AutoCAD) that I do not have the funds at this time to ...
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Software to create a virtual parallel port in Windows XP?

I am writing a program that will eventually be used on a computer with a physical parallel port and will need to set certain pins high or low in order to signal to an external device. However, the ...
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1answer
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XP can't ping Windows 7 virtual machine

I have Windows 7 installed on my PC and I installed Microsoft Virtual Machine 2007 and installed Windows XP SP1 on it. I want the two OS's to see each other but they can't ping each other. I ...
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3answers
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Why do my virtual machines slow down/freeze under Hyper-V Server 2008

I have recently installed Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 and have 2 VM's running on it. Everything works fine until some "nice looking" (could be WPF or .NET) application is executed. In that case all ...
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1answer
785 views

How do I grant raw disk access to a USB disk for a non-administrator in Windows XP?

I want an account, which can not be in the Administrator group, to have direct access to \\.\PhysicalDrive1, which is an external USB disk. The disk may or may not contain partitions which is ...
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Using XP mode on Windows 7, 64-bit or 32-bit?

If I am virtualizing Windows XP using Windows Virtual PC on a 64-bit Windows 7 machine, can I run 64-bit software through the virtualization?
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Boot computer from a Windows XP VM Image?

It seems as this isn't impossible but I haven't found any software that does this, except this one, but it isn't even released yet: vBoot. My objective is: Install Windows XP in a VM and save it as ...
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1answer
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Changing system time in VirtualBox

I need to change the time on my VirtualBox winxp machine (I have an ubuntu host), but it automatically syncronizes with the host. I need different times on the machines because I'm developing ...
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1answer
931 views

How do I use VMWare Player to run XP off of a dual-boot drive in Ubuntu 10.04?

I downloaded and installed VMWare Player. I already have Windows XP installed on this drive. I would like to be able to run XP via VMWare Player off of the installation instead of creating an image ...
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1answer
311 views

How do I use VirtualBox to run XP off of a dual-boot drive in Ubuntu 10.04?

I recently upgraded to 10.04 and am pretty pleased. I have XP on the same drive, different partition. I would like to use VirtualBox to run XP while I am running Ubuntu. I've seen some directions for ...
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2answers
1k views

Need to create a disk image of a Win XP system and mount it inside a VirtualBox VM

I've got a Mac with VirtualBox installed and also a PC with Windows XP SP2. I want to make an image of the Win XP box and then mount that as a VM using VirtualBox on the Mac. Can anyone suggest how ...
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4answers
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Create Virtual Image of Laptop before Formatting

I have a 3 year old laptop running Windows XP that I used for business. Although I have not used the laptop in over a year, I now want to re-commission it with Windows 7 and a fresh install. Before ...
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4answers
703 views

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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1answer
781 views

Hardware changes to require XP Activation ? (for a Virtual Machine)

I have WXP-64 running on a VM and, for testing and performance reasons, I would like to occasionally change the allocations for it. Changes might include: Number of CPU cores, Amount of RAM ...
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2answers
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VMware Converter - virtualizing XP partition: Which Sysprep, SP2 or SP3, or none at all?

I'm using VMWare converter to virtualize an existing Windows XP Pro SP3 partition to run in Windows 7. At the end of the Converter process, it warns "Unable to locate the required Sysprep files...". ...
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Speed of Windows XP on external USB harddrive using VirtualBox on Mac

I am considering installing Windows XP on an external hard drive in a VM with VirtualBox, but I am worried about it's speed? Would the slow transfer rate of USB slow down the performance of VirtualBox ...
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Sun Virtualbox: Cannot Install Windows 95 or 98

I'm running XP and I've tried to install Windows 95 and 98 with the official CDs in Virtualbox. Both of them give the error: FATAL: no bootable medium found! System Halted I've mounted the CD ...
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Is there any Official (Free of charge) XP version for browser-compatibilty testing (like XP on USB)

A friend told me that Microsoft issued an XP version that works on USB. It's minified and already has a browser included. In fact I doubted that!, Because he told me that it was Free of Charge and ...
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Virtualbox and Serial Port permissions

I have a Windows XP Pro SP3 host machine running a Windows XP Pro SP3 guest machine. The host machine has one serial port, COM1, that I need to use in the guest machine. When I add the serial port to ...