Virtualization is the process of using software to emulate an entire computer, in which "guest" operating systems can run.

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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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Number of cores available to VMware Player limited to physical cores or hyperthreaded cores?

I have an i7 with 2 physical cores, because of hyper threading Windows 7 reports 4 cores (at least in the Task Manager). My question is, when allocating cores to a VM in VMWare Player is it taking ...
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Physical console (screen+keyboard) dedicated to VM

I have a relatively powerful computer used for playing games in Windows, not too demanding games but with definite need of the GPU card (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760). I would like Windows to run in a VM, ...
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virtual machine is stored is almost full yet Window C drive says 29GB free

Getting message vmware has paused this virtual machine because the disk which virtual machine is stored iss almost full. to continue, free up 962 MB of disk space. My Mac has over 160GB free. Bootcamp ...
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Why does my Windows 8 Pro Hyper-V guest have no internet?

Trying to get this working on my Windows 8 Pro machine. I created an External Switch Assigned the newly available adapter to a Guest machine with Win 2008 os. My host has internet connection. Host ...
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How to create virtual machine environments?

I want to create a number of virtual machine environments for testing new beta releases - Windows 7, VS2010, Windows Server 2008 and so on. My host OS is Windows XP. What is the best way of going ...
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How Do I Access localHost From VMware

I've created a new WinXP vitual machine on my win7 using VMware player. The VM is using NAT to share the host's Internet connection and when i put http://192.168.163.2/ in IE on VM, i can easily ...
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How a large virtual machine disk affects SSD life time

I've an interesting doubt. Since virtual machines create a file that represents a hard disk - the so-called virtual disk -, and it usually takes 20-40GB (and even more), how does this affect a solid-...
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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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How can I copy my (Ubuntu 9.04) Linux filesystem to another computer?

I have spent a lot of time configuring my computer: shell scripts, path definitions, video settings, as well as lots of programs. The disk is ext3 formatted. I would like to 1) move everything ...
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How to enable Virtualization Technology in Samsung Chromebox

I need to enable Virtualization Technology (VT) in my Samsung Chromebox (Series 5) from Google IO 2012 because of Android x86 emulator from Intel. I am on Developer BIOS, but I have no clue, how to ...
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Debian networking stopped working after cloning VM image (virtualbox)

After I cloned a VirtualBox VM image, either original nor cloned Debian 6 (squeeze) image have networking works anymore. I've read A TON of articles online describing modifying the /etc/udev/rules.d/...
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Hyper-V and BIOS Virtualization enabled cause Windows 8 to hang on boot

When I enable both Hyper-V and hardware virtualization in BIOS, Windows 8 hangs after POSTing. It sits at the Windows logo indefinitely, but disabling either Virtualization in the BIOS or Hyper-V in ...
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How can I virtualize Mac OS X Lion?

My friend bought Mac OS X Lion for me, but I don't have a Mac as I'm using Windows 7. Since I have the DVD, which virtual application do I have to use? Which application is allowed by Apple?
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What are the differences between virtualization technologies and products?

I am currently investigating how to set up virtualization on my laptop but I am having trouble finding a good source of information about what different virtualization technology is good at and how it ...
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Virtualization of existing installation

My question is: Is it possible to open in Virtualization solution (Virtual-Box, or any other) an installed OS (not the host one of course? Example: I have Windows Vista in one partition, and I have ...
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Why does HP recommend that I keep Hardware Virtualization off?

I have an HP desktop, and I wanted to install VirtualBox, so I could run an XP VM (gotta test stuff in IE8). Before setting this up, I went into my BIOS to check if Hardware Virtualization was on. I ...
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How to create image from Windows PC and run on Mac OS X

I don't want to carry my work notebook to home every day, so I thought of creating an image of the notebook's hard disk, and run it on Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. So with what software can I create a ...
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How to activate VT-x on a Acer Aspire E1-571G?

How to activate the hardware virtualization an this laptop if on the BIOS i don't have any options...It's very simplified ( the only tabs on the BIOs are those: I searched and the processor ...
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VT-x enabled in BIOS, but disabled in Windows 7

I've been running VMWare Workstation 11, with 32 & 64-bit guests just fine but I haven't run in in a few months. I tried starting it up again and I get: Blockquote Binary translation is ...
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How do I make a virtualised WAN?

I want to create a virtualised WAN. As in, I want to have a couple of VMs (VBox) on one physical host machine, that exist on separate LANs, but that can talk to each other. Do I make the VMs, set them ...
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use installed system as virtual system on virtualbox [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Create Virtualbox image of a physical partition I have two operating system installed on my PC (dual boot), I use both a lot and sometimes I restart my PC two times to do ...
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Windows XP Mode with Dual Monitors - Applications Not Appearing Correctly

We have machines with Windows 7 installed and dual monitors. When we run a virtual application using XP Mode, any dialogue windows in the application appear centered between the two monitors. If we ...
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how do I copy large datasets between two VirtualBox virtual machines?

I have two separate CentOS 7 virtual machines running in VirtualBox that is installed in a Windows 8.1 host. How do I transfer large amounts of data from one of the CentOS 7 virtual machines to the ...
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Does Windows notice when a VM is moved around?

I'm thinking of migrating a Desktop machine (Windows XP) to a VM solution (VirtualBox or MS Virtual PC). The reason is that I need a new hardware anyways and I don't want to (cannot properly) ...
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Dual-monitor VPC/VMware

If there was a feature request for Virtual PC or VMWare, it would be dual-monitor support. Why hasn't this been done?
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“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 machine....
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What version of windows can be virtualized? [duplicate]

I have an Ubuntu machine that I want to have windows virtualized in with VirtualBox. Is there a specific version of Windows 7 that I have to have so that the license will allow me to virtualize it?
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Host DVD-ROM drive “eaten up” by Virtual Box

I'm running a Windows-7 host machine with Oracle Virtual-Box 4.1.18. I've created a guest OS - Ubuntu 11.10 in Virtual-Box for programming and testing. All things are working fine, however, except one ...
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Enable hardware virtualization on Asus P8P67 motherboard?

I have the aforementioend motherboard and it appears that hardware virtualization is disabled on it (as according to vmware). I've looked at the bios options as well as the manual and haven't found ...
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XEN 4.1.3 on OpenSuSE 12.2 not seeing keyboard of Dell XPS 1330

The title really says it all. When booting the XEN Hypervisor kernel, everything works flawlessly, except that the keyboard is not seen at all. If I plug a USB keyboard, it is recognized and I can ...
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Is it possible to buy one photoshop and use virtualization in a way that everyone can use it?

Is it possible to install a main server and install some sort of virtualization technology, pay one price for software such as Photoshop and let everyone user it? Please explain to me why or why not ...
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Existing Win7 machine: Install Ubuntu and convert existing Win7 to VirtualBox VM

I have a dev laptop with Windows 7 installed. I want to switch this to Ubuntu and convert the existing Win7 physical installation to use in VirtualBox running under the newly installed Ubuntu. I ...
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Can't get nmap info from Brainpan2

I'm trying to setup an environment in VirtualBox for exploiting Brainpan2 (from Vulnhub). I created 2 VMs (Brainpan2 and Kali) but when I try to perform an nmap -A scan on the other 3 IP addresses on ...
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Hyper-v on windows 8 core/basic

I am looking for a way to install Hyper-v on windows 8 core. It should be possible if pro that supports hyper-v built on core. There should be some upgrade package or hack that enables it? Or if i ...
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Disable my nVidia video card driver in Linux

I'm trying to passthrough my nv video card to my domU, but I could not bind my video card to the pciback driver I only have one video card with the pci number 0000:03:00.0, so I used the following ...
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Virtualize Mac OS X Using Virtual Box or Microsoft Virtual PC [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to run Mac OS X within Windows Virtual PC? Hi. I know there are a lot of tutorials and stuffs telling how to install MAC OSX on windows, using vmware, like this one ...
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Does VT-d need hardware support (besides the CPU)?

I have a Z68 motherboard that is capable to run an Ivy Bridge CPU which features VT-d. Currently, I do not have such a CPU, but I plan to upgrade it so I am able to pass PCI devices (Ethernet and ...
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Difference between Hyper-V and Microsoft Virtual Server

I'm beginner with windows virtualization. Can anyone please tell the difference between Hyper-V and Microsoft Virtual Server.
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Booting from virtual machine VMWAre

I have a VMWare virtual machine (windows xp). I have just started it up through the VMWare player and it's extremely slow on my laptop (expected). Is it possible to boot from that image like in mac ...