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

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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 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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Share virtual machine images between multiple computers

I am in the process of setting up a development environment for a new project and wondered about the theoretical possibility of my ideal set up. I would like to use virtual machines in order to make ...
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Virtualization of multiple command line tools

Short Question Has anyone had success virtualizing multiple command line tools in Windows? Background In a previous SU Question I asked how to setup isollated work envrionments. The over all ...
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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 ...
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Clone current host OS to a guest virtual machine

I would like to run a few repeated checks on a setup procedure I am documenting, to verify my document. I would like to somehow create a VM that replicates the environment on my machine, i.e. the ...
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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 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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Running a Linux virtual machine on Windows 7

I want to do two things: Set up a virtual machine on Windows 7 to run Ubuntu Set up a way for the virtual machine to read the windows disk or windows to have read/write access to the virtual ...
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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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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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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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VMware - 64bit guest on Windows Home Premium

I have a CPU supporting Intel VT-x, but VMware is refusing to run a 64bit guest operating system ("This host is VT-capable, but VT is disabled."). I think VT is enabled in the BIOS, so I'm wondering ...
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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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“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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What version of windows can be virtualized?

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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Stop windows 7 disk thrashing when idle

I installed Windows 7 on VMWare and it works just fine! However, when I leave the machine idling and work on my host OS, Windows 7 decides that it is a good idea to thrash disk and kill performance. ...
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Can Linux be run under Windows 7?

In Windows 7 if you have a multi-core processor you can run virtual machines. There is something called XP mode which lets you do a full XP install and lets you run XP just like the real thing, ...
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How to virtualize OSX on Linux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to run a MacOSX installation on a virtual machine? How can I virtualize OSX on Linux somehow? I know that the OSX eula states that OSX can only be ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Q9550 CPU Not supporting Hardware Virtualization?

According to Intel's Website, my Q9550 processor should support Hardware Virtualization. (It says on the box and many other sources too, so the website isn't wrong). However, according to Microsoft's ...
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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 ...
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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 the Dell Vostro 1720 support enabling Intel VT in the BIOS?

After all the problems that Sony VAIO owners encountered with not being able to enable Intel's VT support in the BIOS, does anyone know if Dell allow you to enable of VT mode in their Vostro 1720 ...