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win 7 not running smoothly on win8 host

Recently i've set up a windows 7 vm on my notebook (windows 8 installed). Here's the notebook specs: i7-4500u 8gb ram 1tb hd 2gb dedicated ram vga And here's the vm specs: 100gb of disk space ...
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Back-up Image to Virtual Machine

Prior to updating my development machine from Windows 7 Pro to Windows 8.1 I did a full Microsoft back-up as well as a full Norton 15 ghost recovery point. After a few weeks of working I discovered ...
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How can I connect integrated webcam with virtualbox

I am trying to use a Windows XP VM for VirtualBox on my Windows 8.1 laptop. I have tried the usual attaching USB device but I get an error saying "USB device is busy with previous request". My webcam ...
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Shutdown/deallocate VM doesn't work in scheduled task

I created a scheduled task to shuwdown/deallocate itself (it's a VM on Azure) with Powershell. The PowerShell script is: Stop-AzureVM -Name "myvm" -ServiceName "myservice" -Force If the PowerShell ...
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Save image of running Windows 8 to run from Ubuntu

I have a brand new Windows 8 PC. I'd like to hold on to the licensed copy in case I need to run a Windows app at some time in the future but want to wipe the machine completely, installing Ubuntu with ...
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How to create 2 NAT network types in VMware Workstation 9?

I have a virtual domain network using the VMnet8 (NAT) adapter which simply consists of 2 VM; Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8.I have disabled the DHCP service from the VMnet8 setting due to WIndows ...
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xampp MySQL app not running (win8)

I am using xampp for few month. But facing and error for 2 days and MySQL app isn't running. I reinstalled xampp and it was working fine, but when I restarted, it stopped working again. Here are error ...
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No Linux variant works on my Virtual Box - System freezes after booting

No Linux variant works on my Virtual Box - System freezes after booting.. I'm currently running Windows 8 on a new laptop with Intel Haswell and Nvidia Maxwell architecture. Also the system has 8 ...
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Accessing Localhost from Hyper-V VM

I currently have a PC running Visual Studio/IIS Express and I need to do some IE8 testing, which requires me to run a Hyper-V VM. When I go into the Hyper-V VM, I can't seem to go to reach ...
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How to connect to VMs after the VMware Workstation UI got restarted by Windows?

Every now and then, this happens (part to blame Windows, part to blame VMware): the VMware Workstation 10 UI becomes slow you are busy with something else typing in a document Windows pops-up a ...
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Get a windows 8 host to access a website hosted in a windows server guest

I am running windows server 2012 as a guest(using Oracle Virtualbox) on a windows 8. I have a website hosted on the guest OS which i can access in a browser inside the guest. I would like to be ...
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Windows 8 Hyper-V sporadic network connectivity

I have a Windows 8.1 pro host and an 8.1 pro VM. I'm using an external virtual switch to allow the VM to connect to the network and get internet connectivity. When this works, all is dandy and I can ...
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Hyper-V running within VMPlayer 6

I am trying to develop a windows phone app within VMware player. I cannot for the life of me get Hyper-V to work within the VM. I have scoured the internet and done the following 1) Enabled ...
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How do I adjust the Windows 8.1 Power Settings for my VirtualBox VM?

I have a VM configured in VirtualBox on OSX host (Mavericks) where the VM has Windows 8.1 Pro installed. When my VM "goes to sleep" and I go to wake it up, it always seems to take between 10 and 20 ...
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Restore Windows 7 backup image to a VM

I've recently migrated a machine to Windows 8.1. Before I did so I created a system backup of my old Windows 7 configuration. My question is, can I restore this to a hyper-v VM in Windows 8? Having ...
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Access a shared Win 8 folder from server 2012 in Hyper-V?

a preface: I've never used Server 2012 (S2k12) so I'm a total noob with it. I'm running S2k12 in a Hyper-V VM (logged in as admin), and need to access a shared folder on my Win 8 host which has full ...
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Mouse stops working on login screen hyper v

I have downloaded the IE8 windows 7 test vmc and have got it loaded onto Hyper-v using the instructions I found here: http://encodo.com/en/blogs.php?entry_id=240 However, when I get to the login ...
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How to route HyperV VMs traffic through host VPN

I'm using Windows 8.1 Pro with HyperV. I have several VMs for development, all of them connected with host via Internal adapter using network addresses: 192.168.10.0/24 Where: 192.168.10.1 ...
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How to run a virtual machine on windows 8?

I want to play Empire Earth 2 with friends, however it doesn't work on Windows 8. I would thus like to know the best way and how to run a virtual machine on my computer with either windows 7 or 8?
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VMWare vs Dual Boot

I have a Lenovo Y510p having 8GB of Ram, 4th Generation Intel Core i7, NVIDIA GeForce GT755M GDDR5 2GB, and 1TB of HDD. It has Win8 on it. I need to use Ubuntu also. So i am thinking of dual booting ...
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Error using bcdedit when setting up hypervisorlaunchtype

I need to get virtual machine running. (I have windows 8 pro, hypervisor feature installed and checked virtualization settings in BIOS). I see hypervisor is not running message when I try to start a ...
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Getting a VMnet0 error in VMWare workstation after updating host computer from Windows 8 to 8.1

Yesterday, I updated my computer from Windows 8 to 8.1. I have VMWare Workstation 10 running Windows XP on this computer and prior to the update I had no issues connecting to my network. However, ...
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How do you can set the video mode on a running virtual box VM when it is not in the supported list [duplicate]

VirtualBox does not currently ship with a display driver (in the additions bundle) that correctly detects "landscape" resolutions for windows 8. Is there a way to tell VirtualBox what settings to use ...
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1answer
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Licensing Windows Server 2012 in virtual machines on non Server 2012 host

Summary I am getting messages from my virtualised Windows Server 2012 machines about them not being activated or the product key is already used on another machine. Detail Though my university I ...
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VMWare (and other VMs) conflicting with host's physical network connectivity

A colleague and myself are encountering a conflict between our physical network and our virtual machine software. I am using VMWare (Win8-64) and my colleague is using Hypervisor (Win8-64) but when ...
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shortcut to switch between virtual machine and host operating system?

okay so I have windows 8 and am running Lubuntu as a VM using vmplayer. I have my laptop hooked up to an external monitor so I have the VM full screen on my laptop and windows 8 on the monitor. What I ...
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How do I get out my embedded Windows 8 key from a Linux environment?

I have seen other SuperUser questions on this topic: How to find Windows 8 product key? | How to find Windows 8 OEM product key? However, all of the answers assume you have Windows 8 running. I've ...
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Cannot create external switch on Hyper-V

I am getting the following error when creating an external switch on Hyper-V: I am running Windows 8.1 x64. My switch settings are as follows: Event viewer gives me the following errors in ...
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2answers
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Windows 8: Problems installing VMWare Player

I'm really going nuts trying to figure out why I can't install VMWare Player on my PC. I'm running Win8 x64 At first I ran the installer which completes with errors. The error is this: I bypassed ...
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3answers
153 views

How can I get Windows 8 to access the same data as a Linux VM? [duplicate]

I have a computer running Windows 8 and I would like to run a Linux VM on it. I would, preferably, like to create a partition which both Linux (Ubuntu) and Windows can access to hold my source code on ...
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1answer
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No Internet connection in Android-x86 4.2 ISO on VirtualBox

I installed Oracle VirtualBox on Windows 8. Then I downloaded android-x86-4.2-20121225.iso from Android-x86. After I installed Android x86-4.2 on VirtualBox from the ISO, I could run it, but the ...
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Running Ubuntu as VM on Windows 8 from HDD

I have Ubuntu installed on my HDD and I want to run it as a VM from inside my windows 8 which is also installed on that computer (different HDD). Is that possible? (And what VM software should I ...
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Left mouse click stops working in hyper-v after a minute

I'm having a really weird problem with Hyper-V on Windows 8 Pro, and I can't seem to figure out what's going on. Problem: I created Win8 vm in Hyper-V and booted it up I use vmconnect (right click ...
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683 views

Issues with VirtualBox Win7 Host & Win 8 Guest

I installed VB 4.2.12 on Windows 7. I also installed Oracle_VM_VirtualBox_Extension_Pack-4.2.12. I then created a Win 8 Guest on it & I am able to boot up and work on the Windows 8 Guest OS. ...
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Removing hyper-v and then installing again

I have Windows 8 machine with Hyper-V enabled. I have a few VMs with SharePoint installed. I want to install VMWare but it won't allow me to since Hyper-V is enabled on this machine. So I want to ...
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Installing Windows 8 on virtual machine giving error

Well I've a pretty complicated hardware and software combination, so I am explaining the background first. I have a Macbook pro mid 2012 model with OSX Mountain Lion. I am dual booting it with Windows ...
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Ubuntu on Hyper-V vs Virtualbox

I currently run Lubuntu inside Virtualbox on top of OSX (an iMac). For my purposes (Linux software development), this works fine. Recently, I have been considering getting a Win8 Pro box. If I want ...
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1answer
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Enabling “execute disable” (XD) bit disables hardware assisted virtualization

My System Config MB: Asus P8Z77 V-Pro CPU: Intel Core i7 - 3770 @ 3.4Ghz OS: Windows 8 Pro (64 bit) I am trying to use Virtual Box to install Ubuntu 12.10. But the installer failed to launch and ...
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Windows 8 VM lisencing

I just recently upgraded to Windows 8 and all-in-all it has been relatively painless. That is until I tried to create a VM. This is where I found out Microsoft in their infinite wisdom decided to ...
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1answer
578 views

How do we reliably get mouse and keyboard control in VirtualBox when using Ubuntu Linux after restoring from system state?

The host OS is Win 8 Pro. The guest OS is Ubuntu Linux. When the VM is booted fresh, there is mouse and keyboard control. However, if I save state and then restore from saved state, I have no mouse ...
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280 views

Windows 8 Hyper-V Client Backup Solution

I am planning to create a server environment consisting of 1 hardware pc running Windows 8. On that Windows 8 machine I run 2 VM server one running linux the other is running windows 7. Is there a ...
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Linux VM in Windows 8

I want to use Linux and Windows 8 on the same machine with minimal effort switching between them. My questions are : 1) I heard that one can physically install Windows on a Mac, then "overlay" a VM ...
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1.90 GHz dualcore with Turbo Boost up to 3 GHz - good enough to run VMs? [closed]

http://www.sony.co.uk/product/vn-duo/svd1121z9e Core i7-3517U 1.90-3.00 GHz dualcore, 8gb RAM, 256Gb SSD I'm about to buy the above laptop as a demo machine as I need to demo on client site, but I ...
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2answers
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Virtual Machine vs. Dual Boot?

Similar to this question, I have a dilemma. I own a computer with Windows 8 on it, and that is not very convenient, because some games that I want to run crash on Windows 8. Therefore, I would like ...
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1answer
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booting into a virtual machine from a linux installed on external hard drive

I am running windows 8 and have a linux Ubuntu 12.04 installed on an external hard drive, can I install a virtual machine on windows and run the linux system installed on my external HD?
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1answer
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Creating a Virtual Machine from a physical Disk

I recently added a 4th hard disk to my computer installed Windows 8 Pro with Microsoft development tools, all went fine, I'm happy. I have in my computer another disk with Windows 7 full of ...
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1answer
881 views

Windows 8 Pro Hyper-V Manager network connection

Need to create a VM instance of Ubuntu 12 hosted on Windows 8 Pro. Discovered Hyper-V. Got it installed like a charm with OS booting up real nice. However, for the life of me and at least two hours ...
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3answers
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How can I increase the Hyper-V display resolution?

I just started experimenting with the Hyper-V of Windows 8 and installed Ubuntu on it. However when I launch it my screen resolution is small. How can I scale Ubuntu to the resolution of my screen? ...
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2answers
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Client Hyper-V in Windows 8 : Synthetic Ethernet Port: Failed to finish reserving resources

I am unable to run any of my virtual machines with a network connection. I get this error when I try to start them: Synthetic Ethernet Port: Failed to finish reserving resources with Error ...
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2answers
978 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 ...