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Make a clone of VirtualBox Machine that doesn't cause Windows Re-Activation after installing Windows

Modern answer (end of 2022) When cloning the virtual machine: in the "Clone Virtual Machine" dialog, in the "Additional Options" area, check the "Keep Hardware UUIDs" ...
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How can I make my own account a sudoers on VirtualBox?

VirtualBox is TOTALLY relevant to the question. This can happen if you chose to have VirtualBox automatically create your first user for you when setting up Ubuntu. The first user is not added to ...
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Directx version is 11 but DDI version is 9Ex?

The key to the mystery must lie in the virtual hardware of the VM. If the VM was created with an integrated graphics processor (or a GPU) that only supports up to DirectX 10, then this is what will be ...
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Directx version is 11 but DDI version is 9Ex?

The most recent and newest possible version of Direct X for Windows 7 is Direct X 11. That is far as you can do with Windows 7. That would be the same for DDI . No more updates feasible You see if ...
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Running Virtual Box VM inside VMWare VM (Windows Server 2008)

Assuming that VirtualBox plays nicely in a guest VM, it sounds like running it in VMware Workstation should work, with certain version caveats. https://communities.vmware.com/t5/Nested-Virtualization/...
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Ubuntu guest (running in VMware player) freezes on Windows Host

Here is something you can try: Create a blank VM and install Ubuntu from an ISO. I always do it like that. Check if virtualization is enabled in your hosts BIOS. Reduce VM processor count to 2 and ...
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Ubuntu guest (running in VMware player) freezes on Windows Host

The freezing issue does appear to be a bug in VMware version 17. I suggest you do a full uninstall of VMware Player V17. Restart the host computer. Now install VMware Player V16. Stay with V16 for a ...
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Cannot resize Hard disk on Oracle Virtual Box 6.1

"Regular" Ubuntu setup would look like this: ┌────────────────────────────────────────────────────────┐ │ The virtual drive │ │ ┌────────┐ ┌─────────────...
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VirtualBox - Can you have internet active only within VM?

Solutions. After a while tinkering around i found a solution for both. Solution for USB: Get a compatible usb stick that works with the VM ( In my case, ubuntu ) set it to NAT and the select usb and ...
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Run Win7 disk partition image with Virtualbox

Please see: Convert physical disk to vm VirtualBox can mount entire physical hard disks as well as only selected partitions of a drive. In today’s tutorial, we will only discuss mounting entire ...
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VirtualBox - Can you have internet active only within VM?

You could create firewall rule(s) to stop your windows 10 from using the internet. answers could vary depending on what firewall(s) you have. this way you could be connected to the network but not to ...
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VirtualBox - Can you have internet active only within VM?

With the USB dongle it is pretty easy. What you are looking for is a technique called "USB passthrough" First install the guest additions on your VM and power it off. Then in the VM ...
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How to use ssh-copy-id with vagrant? It keeps asking for .pub

The answer is hidden from this post The step I used is here If you are like me and tried a few commands, you might accidentally add the key to known host. Run vim /Users/[your user]/.ssh/known_hosts. ...
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How to make a no-gui virtual machine on a server?

Thanks to @Giacomo1968, I now have an answer. Install VirtualBox and Vagrant on the server. (via ssh connection) Go to VagrantCloud and select your box. For the sake of this example, I'm using Ubuntu ...
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Accessing settings of an imported VM using VMWare throws "Could not get the dataFileKey" error

Had the same issue, Edit the VMX file for the VM, and set virtualHW.version = "20" to virtualHW.version = "19" For some reason when at version 20 , which is VMWare 17, it crashes
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VirtualBox VM fails with VERR_SUPDRV_COMPONENT_NOT_FOUND when starting with bridged adapter on Win11

Undesirable Solution: Reset PC and Keep Personal Files This can be done by going to Settings > System > Recovery > Reset this PC. I made sure to select "keep personal files" and ...
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Unable to ping VirtualBox host only interface

As per the comments, I cannot ping vboxnet0 interface IP address. However, I find that I can run a service on that interface access it from the guest, which is all I need.
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Why is 1024x768 the max resolution I can set in Windows 10 running in a virtual machine (host: Windows 10; hypervisor: Virtual Box)?

Workaround from Reddit user Krotiuz: Select auto resize guest display in the VM settings, ans then make the window bigger and it'll automatically adjust. That worked for me. The resolution went up ...
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I hid the menu bar in VirtualBox, how to show it again?

Step 1: open the Vbox preferences for VMs Step 2: find the host key. In the example below, it is Ctrl + Alt. Step 3: find the scale shortcut. In the example below, it is Host + C. Which means Ctrl ...
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VirtualBox VM fails with VERR_SUPDRV_COMPONENT_NOT_FOUND when starting with bridged adapter on Win11

Ensure you are using the latest version of VirtualBox and Guest Additions. Here is some advice : Verify that the correct network adapter is selected in the VM Network Settings In Device Manager, ...
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VirtualBox fails to load VM with code E_FAIL (0x80004005)

This is an old question, but I would like to add an answer anyway for the record. I got a similar error message from VirtualBox, with the error code 0x80004005: I tried several of the tips found on ...
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Can't open a terminal in Ubuntu 22.04, running in VirtualBox 7.0 on a Windows 11 host machine

I also changed the line of /etc/default/locale file to LANG=en_US.UTF-8 and LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8 and rebooted.
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How to use interchangeably virtuabox vm with vmplayer vm?

Same machine back and forth is not possible. You must convert the machines. Player uses the same format as Workstation. Convert between VBox and VMware Migrating to another virtual machine program ...
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Virtualbox can NOT mount an USB drive

Add your usb filter and if usb still not attached, check if your device is Usb 1.0, 2.0 or 3.0. power off your vbox and then re-open as administrator. from settings change usb to required version. ...
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Can't open a terminal in Ubuntu 22.04, running in VirtualBox 7.0 on a Windows 11 host machine

I had the same issue with Virtual Box 7.0 and Ubuntu 20.04.5LTS. I also changed the line of /etc/default/locale file to LANG=en_US.UTF-8 and rebooted. If you dont have privilleges to change it, you ...
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Using virtual box is it possible to set your virtual machine time to be different from host time

in addition to solution proposed by https://superuser.com/users/684955/eliseu following two changes in his code would let us keep HH:mm the same as on host: $hm = (get-date).AddMinutes(1).ToString(&...
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Virtual Box rolling back on Win10

Try to uninstall virtualbox and install the new version. Don't fear, your VMs will not be deleted, see here.
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VirtualBox consuming 100% CPU even when the guest is idle

I have had this issue several times. When I first reboot, the VMs seem to not take much time at all and at some point, they use between 50% and 100% of a host CPU. All of the tricks mentioned in the ...
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VMWare Workstation 15: Chrome Crashing and Freezes VM

Goto virtual machine settings and uncheck "Accelerate 3D Graphics from 3D Graphic
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Cannot resize screen for Ubuntu VM in VirtualBox

Had this problem running Ubuntu 20.04 in virtualbox. This was my first time running a vm. Everytime I went full-screen the resolution was just awful. I did everything everyone above said, but what ...
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Qemu - Cannot connect to Guest ESXi

ESXi dropped support for e1000 network cards. Change from e1000 to e1000e. Ref: https://www.vmware.com/resources/compatibility/detail.php?deviceCategory=software&testConfig=16&productid=44381&...
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On VirtualBox, how to to access the host CD drive from the virtual machine?

The CD/DVD in the emulated hardware of VirtualBox is not a USB device, but rather an IDE device. It will connect without problem to the USB device on the host. Prerequisite : For the VM to read the CD ...
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