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

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Vmconnect.exe on Windows7

I running Windows Server 2008 R2 w/Hyper-V. The Network properly works and I can access the VM's From a Hyper-V enabled 2008 Machine. No problems there. BUT... I want to be able to connect to my ...
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Is it possible to use XP visual styles (*.msstyles) or Windows Blinds in a thinapp portable application?

It's been a while since I made a portable (Office 2007) Thinapp application, and since then I've uninstalled VMWare from my machine to free up space, so I'd like to know if someone already knows the ...
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Number of processors to assign to hyper-v guest in vmware workstation

I very confused about how vmware workstation assigns vcpus. I have a lab environment and I am running hyper-v nested inside vmware workstation. I am planning to run 2 virtual machines inside hyper-v ...
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XenServer vSwitch Controller

I'm working to stand up a vm server however I'm running into an issue with the networking. I can't seem to create a Cross-Server Private Network for the vm's. I run the following command xe-switch-...
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VirtualBox not reponding on Windows 98/ME ISO

I cannot install Windows 98 or ME on VirtualBox. It stops reponding. It works fine if I use a pre-made image folder, but not with the iso.
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Move VMs from 2008 R2 cluster to a separate 2012 R2 cluster

I would like to ask for a recommendation on how to move approx. 99 VM's from a 2008 R2 Hyper-V cluster, to a completely separate 2012 R2 Hyper-V cluster. I assume the best option is to: 1) ...
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HP 500-164 Crashes and Reboots After Starting Hyper-V VM 15 Mins Earlier

I have been using my HP 500-164 desktop as a Hyper-V host since I bought it (sometime around the initial release of Windows 8) and it was working fine I ran Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Edition then about a ...
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Would it be possible to boot natively into a XEN virtualized operating system without the user noticing?

What I am trying to accomplish is the following: Set up XEN on a headless Debian host. Set up a fully virtualized desktop environment based on Debian. Boot into that virtualized desktop ...
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Oracle VirtualBox not able to connect to internet when the host is having slow internet

Virtual Box running on windows 8.1 has trouble connecting to internet probably when the host is having slow internet connection (This happens occasionally and there is no issues with the internet ...
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Tool to mount an zip/rar/* as a windows drive and be able to WRITE to?

did read this and tried suggested Pismo File Mount and Win Archiver Virtual Drive but they mount archieve with 0 free space so explorer says "not enough space for copying".(I did set write option in ...
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How to mount a directory as a drive in Windows 8?(for page file)

did read this, but subst and vhd not helped. Is there other software fir it?(allowing writing) I need to set page file to flash drive on windows 8, but windows doesn't support page file on it.
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Microsoft Office via Parallels on Mac: core utilization

So I guess it is a well known fact that Microsoft Office for Mac utilizes only one core. I am wondering how I can make it faster or how can I make it use all four cores I have on my Mac? We can ...
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Virtualbox VM bridged NIC to host Loopback-NIC serve Internet

I have a Virtualbox VM with a NIC in bridge mode to the host machine Loopback Interface... I have in the VM the IP 192.168.0.12/24 I Have in the host machine 192.168.0.11/24 (assigned to Loopback ...
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How to prevent another vagrant instance overriding /etc/exports file

I have multiple Vagrant for different projects. Whenever I vagrant up either instance causes the /etc/exports file to get overridden. The first vagrant instance synced directories get overridden by ...
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virt-manager + kvm mouse movement on windows 10 guest

I installed a Windows 10 OS on a virtual machine created using virt-manager on Ubuntu 16.04 desktop host. I installed the relevant guest drivers, including all virtio drivers and spice guest tools. ...
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Is it possible to launch a VM's GUI from the command line with KVM without a desktop environment on host

Just did a fresh install of Arch Linux. I will be running several VM's with KVM. Is it possible to launch the VM's GUI from the the command line without a desktop environment such as gnome?
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Difference between Microsoft Hyper-V Server and Nano Server

I'm looking for a comparison of the two OS products developed by Microsoft: Hyper-V Server Nano Server What confuses me about the two products even more is that, AFAIU, both can run as Hyper-V ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 host cannot mount NTFS disks with VT-d enabled in bios

I've been setting up an Ubuntu server with KVM, as documented at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/KVM/Installation. Once I started virt-manager and set up my 2nd video card for pass-thru, it ...
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Merge two VMDK files

I want to merge 2 VMDK files using: ||\vmware-vdiskmanager.exe" -r "E:\abc_vbox-disk1.vmdk" -t 0 C:\destination.vmdk|| It just converts the first file into the destination file and does not merge. ...
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VirtualBox guest (Windows 7) resets host (Slackware 13.1)

As pointed in the title I'm in a situation where a VirtualBox guest (Windows 7) resets host (Slackware 13.1). This happens when the guest (Windows) in booting up. The same happens with two virtual ...
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Can't start Hyper-V VM - error hypervisor is not running

When attempting to start a VM in Hyper-V I am getting the error "Virtual machine 'VM NAME' could not be started because the hypervisor is not running". I have confirmed that Virtualization is enabled ...
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Constructing a readonly Windows system partition?

I am creating a system for testing performance in virtualized environments. I have created a Windows 2016 VM that contains various tools for simulating load (such as stressing the CPU, or allocating ...
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Drag and drop won't select on VMWare Workstation 12 Pro (12.1.0 build-3272444)

I am attempting to enable drag and drop into the VM for an openSUSE distro (latest Tumbleweed) I have running in VWWare Workstation. However, when I attempt to enable the setting in Workstation it is ...
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Activate vxm on Chromebook C720

Not sure if this is possible, I have a Chromebook C720 running crouton, I need to turn on vxm in the BIOS, but as far as I remember I have never entered a BIOS on the device. Has anyone had success ...
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What does overprovisioning mean in the context of virtual machines?

I am watching a lecture from Harvard and it talks briefly of the overprovisioning problem the VPS servers have and I did not meed this term before.
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Can't install Intel HAXM with i5-6260U - apparently it doesn't support VT-x?

I'm trying to install Intel Hardware Accelerated Execution Manager (HAXM) for improved virtual Android devices. Taken from the this page, the hardware requirements are; Hardware Requirements: ...
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Relative cursor (infinite mouse movement) for VirtualBox

I'm trying to play Fallout 2 in VirtualBox with Windows XP. The problem is that with low mouse sensitivity in game my mouse cursor is limited to a small box because it stops at the host system screen ...
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VirtualBox abort guest VM intentionally

I am wondering if someone knows how to abort a VM (linux box) in VirtualBox 5.0 intentionally? I've googled this to no avail as everyone complains why their VM's get aborted in state. I am recreating ...
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Can I create and deploy the same native Windows 10 VHD to multiple computers?

Edit: Going to load evaluation copies/Education copies that participants have licenses to. I have a Windows App Dev bootcamp coming up and instead of making the people who don't have Windows 10 on ...
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Is it possible to emulate old non-atx power supply in VirtualBox

I want to emulate old non-atx power supply in VirtualBox or other similar virtual PC emulators. Is it possible?
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Can i still get a virus from a virtual machine?

I have set up a virtual machine for virus testing. Is it really safe so my Host pc can't get any virus? I have avast running on my host pc and mbam on my guest. When i download any virus, mbam doesn'...
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Virtual Sound Card for Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 x64 virtual machine

I have e2eSoft VSC - Virtual Sound Card successfully installed on my Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 x64 virtual machine. It seem like driver works (new audio device in Device Manager group and VAC control ...
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How do OS X Virtual Midi Busses work

I'm wondering about the internal structure of the OS X Midi Bus (IAC Bus) Is it a service that runs on specific port? Is it written in a specific language. Is it using particular elements of the ...
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Allow Vagrant Box to be accessible on the internet

I am trying to make a Vagrant box with VirtualBox to be accessible over the internet, how do I setup my Vagrantfile? I read about vagrant share and it is not what I am looking for. An example of ...
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How to add my virtual machine with a backed directory tree in VirtualBox

About two months ago, I copied (or backed up) my virtual machine directory into an external hard drive. Now I'm having problems with that virtual machine and I deleted it from my computer. So, now I ...
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Creating and backing up a home server with multiple VMs?

Right now I have a cheap home server that I use for both media and storing code repos and other work projects. My idea was to basically make a HTPC that could also be used as a file/git/svn/etc. ...
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Does the “Hardware compatibility” setting of VMware Workstation 12 influence guest OS compatibility?

I'm trying VMware Workstation 12 for the first time and when I create a new VM I must select an Hardware compatibility setting which range from Workstation 5.x to Workstation 12.0. Does that setting ...
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systemd-networkd: how to create a virtual bridge?

I am trying to create a purely virtual bridge for testing some problematic network services. On an older Debian system I could accomplish this from /etc/network/interfaces using something similar to.....
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Can Vagrant use Hyper-V server as a provider?

Can Vagrant be used to provision Virtual Machines using Hyper-V server, such as Hyper-V server 2012 or 2016? Our lab has Windows licenses for guests, so since Vagrant already has support for Hyper-V ...
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Xen hypervisor setup | Enthusiast | Access VM on host | Sugesstions

Planning to use Xen in a small project to learn about virtualisation, and have selected CentOS as host (previous attempts with Debian failed). Would be installing Xen on a Laptop (ASUS X550LD). Is it ...
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Updating video drivers causing problems in Hyper-V

I'm running Mint KDE on a hyper-v virtual machine. My video drivers (AMD 7970) updated today, and after that happened I started running into problems. I believe the driver update is causing Plasma to ...
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Would a log-structured file system on a SSD/HD mirror improve (write) performance and reliability in a virtualization environment?

I'm planning to get new Notebook as a host for several virtual machines. The host shall get a SSD drive for the sake of speed. However, I'm a bit concerned about the reliability of SSD drives for this ...
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VMware Win7 host, Ubuntu 14.04 guest, 3D acceleration

Hello dear community I have the following problem: I used Ubuntu in my VM (VMware Workstation 12 Player) on Win7 in the past to emulate Ubuntu 14.04. And everything worked fine. By everything I mean, ...
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Changing MAC address on Virtual Machine

Running linux on virtual box with Windows 10 as a host. I want to edit the mac address on linux and was wondering if a network admin would see the spoofed linux mac or my Windows one? Would I have to ...
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SLAT disappeared after Hyper-V feature is on

So I can't run WP emulator from VS 2015. Hyper-V feature is OFF VS 2015 Emulator can't be started, because Hyper-V is disabled: Coreinfo.exe shows SLAT is there: coreinfo -v Coreinfo v3.31 - ...
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Wake On Lan for VM

I'm trying to get Wake-On-Lan (WOL) working for my VMs so that we can do some power management at my workplace. Goal Enable direct remote access (RDP) to VM Have WOL wake up VM not via physical ...
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Does virtualization reduce disk trashing?

If a program does a lot of disk trashing (like Chrome), can this be reduced by running it inside a virtual machine? How does a VM host handle disk writes that requested by the virtualized OS?
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How to use Wi-Fi adapter in virtual machine as Wi-Fi adapter?

How to use Wi-Fi adapter in virtual machine as Wi-Fi adapter? I don't want to connect some network before. I want to connect to wi-fi network in my virtual machine. No matter what it will be - client ...
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How can I Migrate the User Environment from a Windows 98 HDD to a VM?

I have the hard drive from a PC I used from 1999 to 2004 (I know, I should have upgraded from 98 by then), and I am trying to copy the whole user environment. My attempts include: Connecting HDD ...
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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 ...