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Accessing wireless network from XP virtual machine

Question: Accessing wireless network from XP virtual machine

I have an XP virtual machine running on a 64-bit Win 7 host. I have a home wireless network that I need to access from the XP VM in order to use printers attached to the other computers on the network. All comupters currently on the network have the same workgroup name.

I have networking on the VM set to use the wireless adapter on the host laptop. With this configuration I can see and access the host, but I cannot see nor access any other computers on the network.

Now, it seems to me that I will need to run the XP Network Wizard to set up the network on the VM before I am able to see the network, but after reading dozens of articles and posts on networking a VM, I have never seen this step mentioned. (I am at work now, so I can't test this out on my network until later.)

So, my questions are: (1) Do I need to run the XP Network wizard to get the VM to join the wireless network, and (2) if I don't need to run the wizard, what DO I need to do to get this to work?

Thanks in advance. This forum is a great resource.

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Answer: Accessing wireless network from XP virtual machine

Yes, you need to run the XP network wizard. It can be tricky to get an XP machine to network with Win 7 machines.

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Answer:Video: Set up a Virtual Network, Virtual Switch, Virtual Machine using Hyper-V

Nice tutorial- very helpful for setting up a virtual switch for a new virtual machine. Thank you.

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Hi All,

Is is possible to access the Internet from inside an XP Mode Virtual Machine, running on Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit ?

Looking at the Virtual Machine Networking settings, I have a choice of three options for Adapter 1: "Internal Network" , "Shared Networking (NAT)" , and "Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller".

Looking at Network Connections inside XP Mode, it says the LAN or High-Speed Internet status is "Connected, Firewalled" (and Device Name "Intel 21140-Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter (Generic)")

But Internet Explorer inside XP Mode says "the page cannot be displayed. To attempt fixing network connectivity problems, click Tools, and then click Diagnose Connection Problems". I have tried ticking Automatically detect settings under Internet Options -> Connections -> LAN Settings.

Windows 7 ipconfig says IP address 172.26.76.188, subnet mask 255.255.255.0 and default gateway 172.26.76.1.

Inside XP Mode ipconfig says IP Address 192.168.131.65, subnet mask 255.255.255.0 and default gateway 192.168.131.254. I can successfully ping both 172.26.76.188 and 172.26.76.1 from inside XP Mode.

I can also successfully access "http://172.26.76.188:8080" from Internet Explorer inside XP Mode (because I am running Apache Tomcat on Windows 7).

Thanks for your time and advise,
Best regards,
James

Answer:Windows XP Mode (Virtual Machine) accessing Internet

  
Quote: Originally Posted by James2000


Looking at the Virtual Machine Networking settings, I have a choice of three options for Adapter 1: "Internal Network" , "Shared Networking (NAT)" , and "Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller".


Which one of these options do you have selected? The one that you want is Shared Networking (NAT).

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I just installed windows 8.1 pro on an MSI z97 pc mate motherboard with I5 3.3 ghz processor, 16 gb ddr3 1600 MHz ram, with embedded realtek pcie gbe NIC. I checked and found that hardware virtualization is enabled by default in the BIOS.

I tried to set up a virtual switch using the latest bios and drivers from MSI. I created a virtual switch choosing the external option and the share with host OS option. I then connected to the VM. No network connectivity on VM but host still worked.

I then used autopatcher to update windows 8.1 on the vm. I removed and reinstalled the virtual switch choosing external option and share with host OS option. Same conditions occurred.
And then I installed the latest NIC driver. Same problem - media disconnected.

I tried this process with the latest driver from the realtek website which was a couple years more up to date. I had such high hopes! Same problem.

I then used msconfig to prevent all non-Microsoft services from starting and rebooted. I removed and recreated the switch and I was still hoping for success. Same exact conditions occurred.

These are the conditions that occur whenever an external switch with host os sharing enabled is installed in between all of these troubleshooting steps. It looks exactly the same every time...
The host machine can still access the network but it does so through the virtual switch. Ipconfig /all on the host reveals the following...
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]
(c) 2013 M... Read more

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Last night when shutting down the virtual machine within Win7, the virtual machine hanged. Win7 gave me the option of doing a forced shutdown, which I accepted. But now this morning when I try to re-open the virtual machine (which is powered down) I keep
getting the error message "The virtual machine could not be started. An unknown error occurred."  PLEASE HELP: I have months of research stored in the virtual machine which I need to retrieve. Any suggestions gratefully received.

Answer:URGENT: My XP-Mode Virtual Machine has crashed: it is powered down and refuses to power up. PLEASE HELP: I have months of research stored in the virtual machine which I need to retrieve.

Hi,

 

The issue could be incorrect configuration of XP mode.

 

Trying to rename the . vmc and .vsv from C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Virtual PC\Virtual Machines
and run Virtual Machine again.

 

Best Regards,

Niki
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I have Hyper-v running on Dell Precision T3600 with Windows 8 OS.  I am trying to start a VM (called Windows8VM) to install Windows 8 in the hyper-v virtual machine, but I keep getting the following message:
"Windows8VM" failed to start.
Failed to start the virtual machine "Windows8VM" because one of the Hyper-V components is not running.
"Windows8VM" failed to start.  (Virtual machine ID D670D3BB-9AE2-0453D-9191-EA6EFC242A9C)
The Virtual Machine Management Services failed to start the virtual machine "Windows8VM" because one of the Hyper-V components is not running.
I have turned the hyper-v feature on in the "Turn Windows feature on or off.  The BIOS has virtualization enable.  Help!!! driving me nuts for a week now.
Nick :(

Answer:Windows 8 Hyper-V - Virtual Machine Management Service failed to start the virtual machine

Finally got it to work.  Our admin lock down the devices that could be installed on the computer.  It turned out that one of the vm devices was not allowed to be installed.  Thank community.
nick

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Today is Friday. On Wednesday I had to unplug my modem and router due to a tangle of cords. Since then I've had problems getting on-line. First, I got the message that my router (D-Link) had not been configured and I needed to do that before I continued. It had been working perfectly before. I encountered a problem and called my server. As soon as they found out I wasn't using their router, they said they wouldn't help me. I called a few times, hoping that a different tech might help but it was nogo every time. So, I started trying things...I'm not entirely inept but not very skilled. I eventually got the router working and could connect to the internet using a machine running XP, IE and a wired connection. My other computer, a laptop with a wireless connection will not connect. I've tried a lot of things, got a whole slew of new numbers/letters combinations, probably screwed up the original settings and don't know where to go next. I've been trying things for two days, including trying Firefox instead of IE but can't install that.
Can you suggest anything to try next?
 

Answer:accessing internet with wireless machine

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Here's the problem - old system was laptop running XP with desktop also running XP. We set up a "shared documents" folder with simple file-sharing on the desktop which the laptop could access when not working out of the office via DSL high-speed router. We just upgraded to a new laptop running 7 Pro and it automatically detected the router and I selected "work network" during setup. I can't even see the desktop on the "new network" dsiplayed on the "new laptop" - do I need to set up a new connection on the XP desktop or what??? Thanks.

Answer:Accessing old XP Pro machine on simple network

My guess is the network names are now different. Since you chose work network. The new network is neither named MSHOME or Homegroup or whatever the xp machine is currently connected too. I would run the network wizard on the xp machine taking care to name it the same as the new windows 7 installation has named it's new network. The xp machine may require you to know the admin account name and password for the windows 7 machine you are attempting to connect to as well.

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Good Day everyone,
I would just like to ask if any of you every met with strange problems with win XP machine over ethernet networks which are primary running on win 2000 machines

It seems that some of my colleagues were having problems connecting to certain network folders after login into our domain for sometimes.

I noticed that this problem only occurs when the user is logged in for sometime and did not access the folders until hours later. When they attempt to connect to the folders, they are prompt to login with their username and password. However, if they were to restart and login to the domain once again, they would be able to access the folders with no question asked.

This problem seems to be only hitting the XP users as the win 2000 users never had such a problem.

Advices anyone? Thanks a million in advance
 

Answer:Accessing Network folders on a windows XP machine

There's a security setting in the XP local security setting GPO that disconnects users from shares after (the default) 15 minutes...can't remember where though...
Cheers
10forcash
[Edited for brain fade....]
control panel>local security settings>local policies>security options>Microsoft Network server: Amount of idle time required before suspending session
 

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I am running Windows XP PRO 64 bit with MS Virtual Machine.
I have installed XP Pro 32 Bit.
Device manager says everything is working in XP 32 VM, but I can not connect to network or internet.

Answer:MS Virtual Machine can NOT see network

Hi

In virtual PC go to Edit -> Settings -> Networking
Make sure that the network card that is installed in your XP Pro 64bit is selected under Adapter1.

Then make sure your (XP Pro32bit) virtual pc's computer name is different to the XP Pro64bit computer name.

Setup TCP/IP in the Local Area Connection in the virtual PC. The IP address of the PC and the Virtual PC must be in the same range. The gateway and the DNS must be the same (This is if you use static IP addresses for your LAN)

For a bit more information see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/833134#3

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Requiring user name\password when accessing a machine over the network\router,

I have multiple machines connected by switch\router. What I want is to let the system ask any user for the ?network password? when wanting to access any machine via the network (attached). This message (Enter network passwords) sometimes is available and others is not. how to make it appear all the time?

At which level this property is set?

1. At the level of sharing\security of a folder?
2. At level of network sharing?

How to manage this issue? To share a partition\folder but to allow accessing it with user name and password?



Thank you

Best

Jamal

Best

Jamal

Answer:Requiring user name\password when accessing a machine over the network

The problem is that Windows remembers these user names and passwords unless you tell Windows not to remember them.

I haven't tested out this Security Policy yet but it does tell Windows not to not allow storage of passwords and credentials so it may have the desired effect you seem to be looking for.

Just go to Control Panel, > Administrative tools,> Local Policies,> Security Options,>Network Access, Do not allow Storage of Passwords and Credentials per the picture below. Enabled should restrict Storage of Credentials.

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HelloIm new here.im experiencing a problem in wireless.i cant access my lenovo g50 -70 bluetooth ,wifi in boot (live cd) and in virtual machine.please help its really annoying.......













Solved!

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Answer:g50-70 wireless not working in boot and virtual machine

Hi Angad,
                           
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
                                                     
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with wireless not working in your G50-70 laptop.
 
Check in device manger if the wireless device is detected, also check in BIOS if the WIFI is enabled.
 
Check if there is any exclamatory mark under the wireless devices.
 
Also check if there are access connection software installed.
 
 Hope this helps. Do post back if issue persists!
        
Best regards,    
     
Ashwin.S





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I recently installed VMplayer on my Win 7 machine, and I installed Win XP on the VM. So far everything seems to work fine. However, on my home network I have a Linksys NSLU2 mini network server which has a flash drive plugged in that contains my files that I access from any of my home PC's. No problem accessing it from the Win 7 machine, but when I try to setup a "new network place" on the XP system, I get an error telling me that the address is not valid. The format I'm using is:
\\Server Name\Share Name.

Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong? I appreciate any input!!
Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: Home Network Access from Virtual Machine

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Hi everyone

We have purchased 2 new HP Elitebooks and both are getting these bluescreens when accessing the network over wireless. I am assuming it has to do with the wireless cards or their drivers but this has now occured even when using just the 3G modem and VPN client

I have attached dumps, if someone could please advise what else i can try as i have already updated all network drivers, vpn software, 3g modem drivers etc

Any help will be much appreciated

Regards

Answer:BSOD when accessing network or network shares via Wireless

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Metalmilitia


Hi everyone

We have purchased 2 new HP Elitebooks and both are getting these bluescreens when accessing the network over wireless. I am assuming it has to do with the wireless cards or their drivers but this has now occured even when using just the 3G modem and VPN client

I have attached dumps, if someone could please advise what else i can try as i have already updated all network drivers, vpn software, 3g modem drivers etc

Any help will be much appreciated

Regards




No DMP files included in upload please try this method
We do need the DMP file as it contains the only record of the sequence of events leading up to the crash, what drivers were loaded, and what was responsible.

You may be able to get the DMP files without crashing by booting into safe mode (F8) with networking.

To enable us to assist you with your computer's BSOD symptoms, upload the contents of your "\Windows\Minidump" folder.

The procedure:

* Copy the contents of \Windows\Minidump to another (temporary) location somewhere on your machine.
* Zip up the copy.
* Attach the ZIP archive to your post using the "paperclip" (file attachments) button.
*If the files are too large please upload them to a file sharing service like "Rapidshare" and put a link to them in your reply.
To ensure minidumps are enabled:

* Go to Start, in the Search Box type: sysdm.cpl, press Enter.
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Hi. My husband recently installed a Linksys Wireless G-Cable Gateway wcg200 router that is connected to our HP desktop. The desktop connects to the internet with no problem.

The problem is that I'd like to use my work-issued laptop at home, but it does not pick up a wireless signal from this router. It picks up a signal from a WiFi 4109 wireless network (and connects to it with limited or no connectivity), but I don't think that this is my router. How do I know if it is?

Since it's probably not my wireless connection that the laptop detects, why don't I see my wireless connection on the network list?

On the Linksys router itself, the wireless light is lit.

I know that my laptop has wireless connectivity because I use wireless at work and have used it in other places (airports, school, etc.).

Any suggestions in very simple computer speak would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Accessing Wireless Network

Hi there,
The one stop solution to such problems is to configure your router through its web management interface, or in other words, a kind of a website running on your router/gateway. You can access this page by entering your router's IP address in your web browser from the desktop PC. Its usually something like 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1

You should now be presented with a login page where u have to enter your admin user and password which again is set to default values in case u haven't changed it.

I would recommend that u refer to your user manual in print or on the CD if u have it for the above mentioned default ip address and login info.

Once in, you should look for the wireless configuration section. Therein you should be able to configure a name for the access point (in this case your router) and also some security measures.

Most importantly, make sure that your router is configured to act as a DHCP server.

I would suggest that you explore all the configuration sections to familiarize yourself, because you may need to come here on a regular basis.
 

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Evening all
I've recently set up my home network, and it's working quite well, but I have a couple of issues - any help greatly appreciated.

1 - I suspect that someone may be accessing my wireless network. How can I check this?
(I suspect this because when both computers in my flat are turned off, the ACT light on my router flashes sometimes. In the manual it states this means data is being transferred between the router and the internet - this should be impossible if both our computers are switched off, shouldn't it?)

I've just altered the settings on my router to only accept the MAC addresses of both our machines, so this might help, but I'd like to find out for sure...I tried to use the Airsnare utitlity, but this didn't work because I connect to the router through an ethernet card, not a wireless one.
2 - We can't transfer files between our computers.

I use a PC connected to the router via ethernet - she uses a mac connected to the router wirelessly. I can't seem to find her computer on the network and vice versa, even though I've done everything I can think of to identify my computer on the network.

Thanks in advance
Mongrel
 

Answer:Is someone accessing my wireless network?

err, what Router?





In the manual it states this means data is being transferred between the router and the Internet - this should be impossible if both our computers are switched off, shouldn't it?Click to expand...

Nope ... my Router will "talk" to the Internet all by itself ... especially for updates ... don't need a PC turned on.





We can't transfer files between our computers.Click to expand...

That's not unusual for Windows, but have you "shared" anything yet? ... is the Firewall doing its proper job?

If you have access to the Router you should 'see' who is connected wirelessly, if anyone at all. On mine I set it to ... New stations are allowed (via registration) and WPA-PSK security mode ... in other words, you don't get in without me giving you access.

I must admit, it was set to ... New stations are allowed (automatically) ... but you would still need a key.


 

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My set up is as follows :BT Home Hub with two laptops working quite happily!Various peripherals - External HDD,Printer,External DVD writer connected to a powered USB hub.Is it possible to access these peripherals via the wireless network other than the method I use now which is to connect the USB hub to whichever laptop requires it?Any advice would be appreciated but in "beginner's" language please - thanks!

Answer:Wireless network - accessing peripherals!

Yes right click on the device you want to share with in my computer say a DVD drive select sharing and select share this folder on the network.

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I have just connected up a wireless router and now have successfully connected my main (lan connected) PC and my laptop (wireless). I cannot see at the moment how to access the printer from my laptop and also the shared drive of my PC from the laptop. Can anyone advise, please

Answer:Accessing my printer over wireless network

Have you set them (Printer and HDD) up for sharing?

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My laptop is the only wireless device on my home office network. I had trouble last week, it won't connect. I reboot, refresh the network list, etc.... and it won't connect to the Internet. The cable modem and router are both okay, because my non wireless computers are working.

It did the same thing last week, my nephew was here and fixed it. He said he did something manually and I remember seeing the cmd box on the screen. I don't know what he did. I use the laptop for work and everything is set up on it.

Any ideas what I can do to fix it until he gets off work tonight?

Thanks.

Nancy
 

Answer:Wireless laptop not accessing network

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We are very new to wireless networking and need some help. We bought a laptop on Saturday together with a wireless router DLink DSL-G642M. We have after 36 hours of trying managed to establish a wireless network at home with our existing PC, the laptop and the router. The only two things left for us are encryption (which I will tackle soon) and accessing our PC Outlook Express from the laptop. I'm assuming that the whole point of wireless networking is that we should be able to access our Outlook Express from the laptop also - is this correct? And if so can anybody help me. Many thanks.

Answer:Accessing Emails on wireless network

36 hours?! You ARE new to it aren't you!I get fed up if it takes me more than about ten minutes to set up a network, but then I'm impatient!What do you mean by "our Outlook Express?" Are you thinking that you can access email on your laptop through the desktop? Because that isn't how these things work. Enter your mail accounts into any and all mail clients that you intend to use. The only connection that will ever be established between PCs on your network is that of File and Printer Sharing.

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My neighbor has left their wireless router open to see and connect too. I was wondering if it's a crime to use his network to gain internet access. No password or anything is required I just connect and I'm on.
 

Answer:Accessing someones wireless network a crime?

Wardriver....

Why dont you just ask him if he minds? Ya right! It sounds like theft to me. (Getting something that otherwise costs money, but without paying, yup thats it!) Some DSL companies like Speakeasy pay you to provide a WAP to your neighbors, right? Well anyhoots, I don't believe that this is the case where utylizing his bandwidth would be ethical or legal. Check your local ordinances.
 

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One of my computers cannot access the BT home hub. Four other computers log in and work perfectly with no problems at all. The Rock Direct Pegasus TI (mitac 8050) can access other wireless networks no problem, but will not work at home. This is an intel 1.7 processor running XP SP2 and Macaffee 2007 internet security. The wireless card is an Intel R Pro/ wireless 2200BG Network adaptor hardware version 0.0.4 MAC address 00.12.FO.63.DD.80. I have tried to use both windows and the BT home hub manager software- the computer finds the home hub and identifies the correct SSID but when I enter the wireless key absolutely correctly the windows software tells me I have entered the incorrect key. The BT manager is not so helpful and just fails to connect. I have cleared out all settings numerous times to no avail. Again I can take it to a friends home (not a BT Home hub and connect straight away without any problems. I have double checked all settings, security etc and have disabled both firewalls to no avail.Any advice would be gratefully received.

Answer:Problems accessing wireless network- bt Home hub

Best contact bt and ask for IP settings page

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How to install a network PrinterI have recently set up a wireless network to 2 laptops and to a desktop (ethernet connection from XP desktop to wireless router, broadband modem to router). I can access the internet from all 3 computers, but I am unable to share any files. The laptops run on Windows Vista & the desktop on XP. I can view the map of the network including the XP desktop (had to download software patch from Microsoft for this). I want to use the printer attached to the desktop as the network printer; however I cannot do this. The Vista message is that it cannot find the printer. I cannot see how to do this from the laptops or from the desktop. Please can you advise? G H Palmer

Answer:wireless network ; accessing computors/printer

You will need to allow printer and file sharing.Use the windows help to see how to do this...

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I am still having ONE small issue. I got the additions installed, but it is still not allowing me to set up a shared folder between the virtual machine and the host system. It's saying "Not installed." Here, I'll give you a screenshot of the issue I'm getting.

Answer:Virtual PC 2007 - set up a shared folder between virtual machine and host?

Hi,

Start your virtual machine & install the additions pack under "Action"

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Hi,

I have a laptop (with win 7 home premium) connected wirelessly to the router. I have a server connected (wired) with some shared folders on it.

Now, when I try to open the networkshare on my laptop (when I'm connected wireless to the network), it won't work 3/4 of the times I try. But to let it work, I just do a ping to the IP of the server and when I try again the networkshare will open. Very strange.

When I'm connected to the network with a wired connection, the networkshare will always open up directly.

Is something wrong with my wireless connection? I have an excellent signal and installed the latest drivers for the network card.

My network is setup as followed:

Wireless router -> switch (downstairs) -> switch (upstairs)
My laptop is wirelessly connected to the router. The server is connected to the switch that's upstairs.

Hope I explained it well.

Thanks,
Mathew

Answer:Troubles with accessing network share with wireless connection

have you tried creating a desktop shortcut with
//192.168.1.4
as the target? (where 192.168.1.4 is the address of the server machine)

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I have set up outdoor wireless access using a sister company's DYNAMIC IP internet access. The wireless will primary be used for a rack tracking system installed on a computer out on the nursery. The sister company's main application uses a shared folder on the server. The application I will be using on the rack tracking computer has to interface back to the server at the main office. To do this, I have to map a network drive for it to write to which will require me to set up a VPN. The sister company's internet access has a dynamic IP which blocks Protocol 50 for VPN. I'm going to have to order them a static IP for the VPN to work. To set up a VPN, I will be using a Sonicwall router. With only 1 public IP, I will have to connect the local users at the sister company on the same network as the wireless users. Anyone on wireless will then be able to access the shared folder on sister's server. Is there any way to do this without giving wireless users access to that folder, without using a domain controller? Actually, to access the shared folder on the server, you have to input the administrator username and password unless you have it mapped by saving the password, but is this secure enough? Any and all ideas welcomed.
 

Answer:How to restrict wireless users from accessing network share?

Depending on which version of sonic wall you have you may be able to do it right in the firewall with rules, as long as the Internal Ip addresses are static. Also depending on the company's policies you may be ok with just password security. It doesent sound like there is much concern if you are using an administrator password.
 

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Ok so I have had this problem for months, I really have tried everything I can think of but just don't get what is happening.

Set Up:
Speedtouch ADSL modem - DHCP server - 192.168.1.254
Linksys wireless router - connected to modem - 192.168.1.253
A PC is conncted to the wireless router via ethernet, and I use a laptop via wireless.
The Problem:

Mostly the laptop works fine over wireless. But whenever I do something over the local network (view files on the pc, try to back up laptop files to the pc, or even access laptop files from the pc) the laptop's wireless connection drops out within 30 sec. By 'drop out', the laptop still says it is connected but has no internet access. I cannot access the wireless router by IP address when this happens either.

The worst bit is that when I disconnect and try reconnecting to the wireless router, I can't - the only solution is to restart the
ADSL modem (rebooting the linksys router doesn't help..). Also, I do get disconnected and can't reconnect very occasionally when I'm just using internet (once a day max).

What I've Tried:
ipconfig/all - didn't see anything unusual
changing DHCP to the wireless router. Now this was weird - I couldn't get DNS working when I did this. Tried using openDNS but no luck, and when I decided to copy the modem's DNS settings, they were all set as 0.0.0.0. (???)
tried hours of googling for the problem, turning off all antivirus programs etc, lots... Read more

Answer:Wireless drops out when accessing local files on the network

my initaill reaction was to see if there are firmware updates avaible for the modem/router/ and a driver update for the pc network adapter
BUT when you said
When the laptop is close to the wireless router (i.e 5 bars instead of the normal 3), the problem doesn't seem to occur. Click to expand...

wasnt so sure - BUT it would be worth looking at the firmware and see what updates are available
If we could have makes and exact models of all devices - we should be able to post the information here

This only ever happens on wireless - the ethernet connected PC still works fine on the internet when the "drop out" occurs
correct ?

Lets try a few things -
When its working normally - make a note of all the status light on the router and modem
then when it "drops out" check those light and post any difference here

again when its working correclty lets see an ipconfig /all and various ping tests and post results here- see below
Now when it drops out repeat all the tests and save to something like notepad and when you have internet access post back here - make sure we know which is which

Also lets see what the wireless landscape looks like - post and image of the xirrus wireless tool - see details below
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{ipconfig /all}
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access... Read more

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Dear All,
I have a Linksys Wireless router for my home laptop but anyone can access my wifi. I have changed the admin password but this does not seem to prevent access. Any ideas?
Thanks
Paul

Answer:How can I stop strangers accessing my home wireless network

Details for securing your wireless can be found here: link - click here

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I have a home network setup consisting of my mom's computer, my computer, and a server running win2k connected through a linksys befsr81. Recently I got a laptop that has built in wireless B, so I got a netgear wireless B access point which is similar, if not the same as: http://www.netgear.com/products/prod_details.php?prodID=92&view=

OK. When I'm wirelessly connected with the laptop, and I try to view/access shared files on the server, it causes the server to "drop off" the network. It doesn't respond to pings from other PCs, or anything until i restart the computer..

any know what the cause of this would be? how could i fix it?

Also, if i plug a hardwire cat5 into the laptop, and access the server that way, it works fine. There's no 3rd party software or anything on the laptop, it's a fresh format/install of xpsp2
 

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Any advice on how to do this? I have file sharing enabled on both computers. When I view computers and devices from my vista machine, I see my XP machine, but it is showing up as a media device. When I click on it, windows media player opens. It doesn't seem like it should do this since I am sharing more than just media files. In windows media player i get the error, "Before you can access files in this library, you first must have access to this library".

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Hi i got this router and I'm wondering if there is any wireless activity on it before I open it .

It's called:

D-link DI-804HV
4-port Broadband VPN
Router
Express EtherNetwork
http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=59

I'm still clinging to win98 SE so I needed some none XP exclusive routers.

I had wanted to order the router I had before, the DI-704UP , which clearly says "wired" on the box but they only had the DI-804HV. I want a modem with only wired capability. Having wireless that isn't used isn't enough because it still emits a small wireless field around the modem.(don't ask)

This modems looks allot like my old one, there is no antennae. But there is this picture on the back illustrating the Virtual Private Network which makes it look like it has wireless on it, picture is attached. Descriptions I've read online of VPN keep referring to "remote access" and wireless so I'm confused about my own router.

Thanks in advance for any feedback.
 

Answer:Virtual Private Network (VPN) a wireless thing?

robert707 said:





Hi i got this router and I'm wondering if there is any wireless activity on it before I open it .

It's called:

D-link DI-804HV
4-port Broadband VPN
Router
Express EtherNetwork
http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=59Click to expand...

No, it does not have wireless capability.
If you go to the specifications portion of the product description of your link, it shows the following -
* IEEE 802.3 10Base-T Ethernet
* IEEE 802.3u 100Base-TX Fast Ethernet
* IEEE 802.3x Flow Control
* ANSI/IEEE 802.3 NWay Auto- Negotiation

These are the specifications the router is manufactured to.
No where does it refer to any 802.11a,b,g,n specification which are the wireless specs.
VPN is a way for offsite employees to communicate securely with company servers and get work down from home or while they travel.
 

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I have had a Wireless home network for some time now. I am now using an older laptop (inspiron 2200, 1.6 mhz pentium m, xp pro) and can't get connection speeds greater then 18mpbs even if right next to the router. This makes for incredibly slow browsing.

I have two other machines that do not have this problem. I have tried both the internal wireless card (dell 1370 minipci) and a pcmica dell trumobile wlan card. both have the same symptoms. when i use the wired connection, i get some blazing speeds.

i know the wireless is working well b/c the other two laptops have no speed issues. its just with this one damn laptop. grrr.

help! its driving me crazy that i can't solve this seemingly simple problem.

DriverM
 

Answer:Wireless network slow...on only 1 machine

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I've got a few machines on Virtual PC, copies of one base installed template, all running XP Pro.

I moved one of these virtual machines to another box, and now that virtual machine cannot talk to any other virtual machine on the original box, or the original host itself.

Any ideas why this is?
 

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Can someone explain the difference between these 3 programs?

Answer:Remote desktop, Virtual Machine and Virtual Box

Hi Jason6161 Two of these words are closely related, while the other one isn't.Remote Desktop is often a reference to the "RDP" acronym, which means "Remote Desktop Protocol", a protocol used by Microsoft Windows systems to remotely connect to another Windows system (or even other OS now). There's a nice little article on Microsoft website about, I suggest you to give it a read. If there's something you don't understand in it, let me know and I'll explain it to you.Connect to another computer using Remote Desktop ConnectionA Virtual Machine is like the state name, a machine that doesn't exist physically, it only exists virtually inside a system. It's the emulation of a system inside another system. So you could for example have Windows 8.1 installed on your computer, but using a program, create a virtual machine running Windows XP in it. To put it simply, it's running an independant system (guest) inside a system (host). For more information, you can consult the Wikipedia article below.Virtual machineVirtualBox is a program developped and maintenant by Oracle that allows you to create virtual machines. It's what we call an "hypervisor". A program that allows you to create and manage virtual machines. For more information, you can consult their website and their Wikipedia article.VirtualBoxVirtualBox WikiSo to sum it up, you can use VirtualBox to create a virtual machine (or multiple VMs), and you use the "Remote Desktop" to connect remotely to another computer and access it. ... Read more

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Hi all,

I am trying to connect a cnc machine to a PC (win 7) with no wires.

The machine has the capability to see files on the PC when hard wired with an Ethernet cable. The machine is given the ip address and folder location (on the PC), and it looks at this folder from which files can be loaded into the machines memory.

I want to get rid of the Ethernet cable as it has to run across the workshop.

Can anyone tell me the best, easiest way to do this??
I figured using a wireless dongle or router in place of the hard wire. Not sure how to set this up?
Given the controller is not a windows pc does this change the way in which it must be set up?? As stated above, the machine can see the windows folder when hardwired.

Please help.

Thanks in Advance,

Charlie.
 

Answer:How to connect ethernet port of machine wireless to network

What do you have to start with? By this I mean does the cnc machine have Wi-Fi capability? If not, can you add it? Does the PC have Wi-Fi capability? Do you have a wireless router or wireless access point?
 

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I have an XP computer and a Vista computer. My XP computer sees my vista computer and lists it in My Network Places. My Vista computer also sees my XP computer, and it lists it in My Network Places. When I click on the XP computer when I want to send a file to it from the Vista machine, it says that it can not connect. However, when I do it the other way around using the XP machine, it works fine. Before anyone asks about firewalls, they are all off, in fact they are uninstalled. The only firewall that is present it the one in the router, which is turned on.

Any help ?
 

Answer:Vista wont connect to my XP machine on my wireless network

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Exemple oracle vm virtuelbox dont let me install driver for graphic card like x1650 agp for windows xp and i cannot play to my game silverfall .

Seriousely witch virtuality program can let me play a game with xp or vista without driver problem ? Cause i have a game silverfall for xp or vista. My game are not compatible for windows 7 home .

Maybe somebody have solution with or without virtual box ,maybe better program for virtuel utility exist ?

Maybe you know how play silverfall on windows 7 home ?

How (or without virtual box) and if another virtual box exist for that ?

Thank for help .

Answer:Virtual graphic on machine virtual .

In Virtualbox's main screen, select your XP machine (do not start it). Click settings.On the left side, click System. On the Motherboard tab, set Base Memory to 1024. On the Acceleration tab, be sure that both boxes are checked. You may need to enter your computer's BIOS and enable its virtualization features.On the left side, click Display. On the Video tab, be sure that Enable 3D acceleration and Enable 2d video acceleration are checked. Click OK to save the changes.Start the XP virtual machine and let it finish booting. Above XP you'll see a menu bar. Click Devices > Install Guest Additions and follow the prompts.You will not be able to install your ATI drivers. Virtualbox is emulating its own set of hardware for Windows XP to use. My instructions will tell Virtualbox to give XP enough resources to run your game.As for the game itself, if it is on a CD, click Devices > CD/DVD Devices and make sure that your CD drive is selected.

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Hello everyone,

I am hoping someone may be able to help me with the following. I tried to use VMware's free "converter" software to convert my physical HP machine to a virtual machine. However, when trying to run the virtual machine, it says that the virtual machine has two processors & that it is limited to only using one processor, & therefore, will not start. The physical machine is a dual core processor, but I see no way to configure the virtual machine so that it only has one processor.

It seems to me the software should just configure itself to at least run, and from there a person can try to tweak the settings and be advised if there are limitations at that point, but that would make to much sense. Alternatively, they could provide an easy way to change the settings so you can at least get the thing to run, but again, that would make to much sense.

Anyway, if anyone can help me get the virtual machine clone running, please let me know.

Thanks
John
 

Answer:Using VMware "converter" to convert a physical machine to a virtual machine

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Greetings again all!

I seem to be having a singular issue with my network. What I'm trying to do is install my desktop printer on my laptop. Yet I can't seem to get windows 7 to see the machine I want to take the printer off of (or the machine could be stopping me).

Here's what I can tell, I can ping my desktop, but I can't get into it. I can't ping my desktop's name.

Both have a user with the same user name and password (created them myself).

Now it seems to me that one or both machines aren't mapping my desktops name to its dynamic IP. I would make it static, but I want that desktop to get out to the internet.

I remember there being a DNS text document some where on XP, but can't remember where for the life of me. And I have no idea if that same text document exists on windows 7.

And yes there is a TP Link router involved.
 

Answer:accessing another machine

Failure to ping is almost always a firewall issue (probably on the desktop).

Please show for both PCs ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
(For Vista or 7 type CMD in the Search box after Start)

Type the following commands:

nbtstat -n

IPCONFIG /ALL

[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.
 

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I attempting to network a XP pro box to a Linux (Ubuntu) box and image the entire Linux hard drive. Using a ethernet crossover cable, I was able to get the 2 machines to ping back and forth (after some trial and error). I also got the Linux box to see the XP C:\ drive and to access files on the XP box. But?I am still fighting to get the XP box to see anything on the Linux box. Because of the nature of what I am attempting to do (I will be using DD or FTK to image the Linux (Mint) box), I do not want to download any kind of file sharing software on the Linux box. I know I should be able to do this, but I?ve been fighting with this piece of it for the better part of yesterday through today and I am finally to the point of asking for advise. Any help would be appreciated.Thanks!

Answer:XP Accessing Linux Machine

can you use smb to view the files?

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I am trying to access a file held on a windows 95 machine from a machine with windows nt and get the message access denied, can anybody help.
 

Answer:Accessing files on W95 machine from NT

Are both of the machines logged on to a network?
 

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Hey guys,

So I'm at school and need to access my home machine. I have a domain set up through dyndns.org so that I can deal with the dynamic IP issue.

I'd like to access my home machine now, but I'm unsure of how to do it.

I've tried Remote Desktop, but I don't think I have the home machine set up to accept connections. I've also tried SSH access through Putty, but I don't think that is set up either.


Forgive my inexperience. Are there any other options I can try?
 

Answer:Help accessing home machine

FTP?

Terminal Server?
 

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I recently installed new memory into my Toshiba Qosmio (Maxed to 4GB). After installing it I wanted to experiment with what I read about how the performance would increase more if you select "No Page File" in the Virtual Memory settings. So I did and noticed a vast difference to my satisfaction, but decided that I didn't want to disable my event logs so I thought I would go back into the settings and set it to a minimal setting. The problem is when I get to the "Performance Option" box and click on "Change" I get a "Microsoft Management Console (MMC)" message telling me "MMC has encountered a problem and needs to close" Now I cannot access the VM settings at all. Any suggestions? I've tried "System Restore" and the system will not restore to a previous date. All I want to be able to do is access the VM settings so I can deselect "No Page File" and set the VM to a minimal setting and still have better performance. Thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: Accessing Virtual Memory Settings again

It`s always worth running anti virus scan to start with if you get something like that happening but you should be able to get to page file (or virtual memory) faily easily using the Win key + Pause-Break, then Advanced / Performace / Advanced.

I know there are various options of what to set the page file at but I`ve never had a problem setting it to `System Managed`.

Jenny
 

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I'm taking a class via Blackboard. I can access all features of the site except the actual class chats. When I try, a box pops up titled: java.lang.SecurityException and says: illegal relative URL. I don't see any way to change security settings. Any suggestions? Thanks.
 

Answer:trouble accessing virtual classroom in Netscape

were great. Thanks.
 

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Hi Everyone,

I have setup some monitoring software in an XP Virtual Application. More specifically I used the "Virtual Applications: The 'Invisible' Third Mode" method described here.

My challenge is that I need to access the applications database file, and save it to a location on the host computer. It seems to me that the only way to save files from the Virtual Application is through the program itself, and because the program hasn't been designed to save the database file (e.g.: there is no "File - Save DB" command) I am stuck.

If I had setup a Virtual Machine and then installed the software into it I would have the advantage of being able to access the guest file system, however I would not have been able to start my monitoring software whenever a user logs onto the computer.

Is there any way of accessing the host system of a Virtual Application?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,

David
 

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I have never encountered a problem before now but I have exhausted all other avenues on this ie: paddy power technical support ,they cannot help and advised there are no problems technically their end I can play bingo and put bets on but since I downloaded
AVG last week I cannot access the virtual sports on paddy power , I have been in contact with AVG and they suggested I type in exception on AVG and paste in the host name in the URL on my AVG account in which I have tried and it still does not work , I followed
microsofts device manager advice and checked update drivers and it says they are up to date , but I have read on other forums that on windows 8.1 it can tell you they are up to date but they are not !This is really frustrating has anyone got any
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Hi all,
i've upgraded to Windows 10 (x64) from Windows 8.1.
Using HP Probook 4540s.
Before, i used Virtual Machine OK ( with Network: LAN, Wifi).But when Windows upgraded 10, i cannot use Network with any options.
Check Device Manager - Driver Network OK
How i can fix that ???
Plz, help me.
I use VirutalBox regularly.

Answer:Windows 10 Pro, Virtual Box => Network Virtual Machines cannot access

Issue Solved.
I've check Virtual Box still version 4.3 and i upgrade to 5.0 and everything OK.
Tks,

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I'm trying to access a svn repository using ssh. The repository is located on the host some.host.com/svnrepos. I do the following:

svn list svn+ssh://[email protected]/svnrepos
[email protected]'s password:
svn: Connection closed unexpectedly

Does anybode have any clue why the connection is closed unexpectedly??

Answer:Accessing a svn repository through ssh on a windows machine

Firewalls?
Networking between them?
Remote access and file sharing settings.


The more information about the computer, the network security and the operating systems would greatly assist those assiting you.

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even when idle. Sounds like it's working even if I am not doing anything.

I would be thrilled to get this machine back to fighting trim. Any and all help welcome!

Thank you.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:40:54 PM, on 2/22/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ibmpmsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-malware\ewidoctrl.exe
c:\program files\mcafee.com\agent\mcdetect.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\vso\mcshield.exe
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mctskshd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\QCONSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Efficient Networks\Tango Manager\app\TangoService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\atiptaxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ltmsg.exe
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C:\PROGRA~1\ThinkPad\UTILIT~1\TP98TRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\ThinkPad\PkgMgr\HOTKEY\TPHKMGR.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb09.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\mcvsshld.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\taskswitch.exe
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I can see vista files but cannot access them from my xp machine. I can access XP files from my visat machine.
I've set all of the permissions I know about and checked windows firewall amd macafee setting.
 

Answer:accessing vista files from xp machine

Does at least one user account on the Vista have a password? (There must be one before file sharing will work.)

Do you have Public sharing ON? If so, what happens when you try to access a file in the Public folder?
 

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Okay, we have a small network running roughly 20 accounts on a network server and an mail server running Exchange 2000.

We have one PC, WinXP Pro, that we would like to manipulate for use by multiple users.

We want any office user to be able to log on to the network on this one machine using their username and password at the windows prompt, and be able to access their exchange account without any further setup.

If anyone has any information regarding this, or if anyone knows any way to do this, be it an Outlook/registry setting or whatever, please respond. Thanks
 

Answer:Multiple users on one machine accessing their own email

Is this in a domain environment? If not you can use fast-switching of users if the machine has a enough RAM to support that many users logged in at the same time. Outlook will automatically keep different profiles for each login account so each user would have access to only his/her email.
 

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Hi,

We are having two applications installed in same machine. Both the applications can be accessed using different ports.
Ex:
First app: http://<IP>:<port1>/app1
Second app: http://<IP>:<port2>/app2

If I am accessing both applications seperately, no issues.

If I browse first application then second application and back to first, then first application is forced to logout and is asking for credentials again.

If I access first application through IP and second through host name, then no issues. But, my requirement is to access both applications through IP without session expire issue.

Appreciate your suggestions.

Thanks,
Lakshmi.

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Hello,

We have a Windows 8 Pro OS installed on a HP Envy desktop. It is connected to a private network via an Ethernet but is not attached to the company domain. I am trying to access a server, located on the network and joined to the domain, from the Windows 8 Pro machine but am unable to connect.

The way I am trying to connect to the server is by opening Windows Explorer, typing in the name of the server as \\Server Name

I am then prompted to enter credentials,which I enter as Domain\user, to access the server

I receive the error message attached to this post stating that the machine is not accessible.

The server I am trying to connect to is a WAFL system running DataOnTap 8.x.......its a proprietary Unix based OS
....its a Netapp storage device.

I am able to connect to this server using a Windows 7 machine that is both attached to the domain, and not attached to the company domain. I can also open shared folders on other machines that are attached to the company domain. I am at a loss as far as what to do next.
I have enabled file and print sharing and looked online and tried the following

"Assuming this Windows 8 Enterprise machine isn't locked down with Group Policy.
This type of problem usually requires that you change the lanman server parimeters in order to get Windows 8 working with older servers. Do these adjustments on the Windows 8 machines that needs to connect to the server.
Control Panel - Administrative Tools - Local Security Policy
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Answer:Problem Accessing Server from Windows 8 Pro machine

Originally Posted by niederhauser


Hello,

We have a Windows 8 Pro OS installed on a HP Envy desktop. It is connected to a private network via an Ethernet but is not attached to the company domain. I am trying to access a server, located on the network and joined to the domain, from the Windows 8 Pro machine but am unable to connect.

The way I am trying to connect to the server is by opening Windows Explorer, typing in the name of the server as \\Server Name

I am then prompted to enter credentials,which I enter as Domain\user, to access the server

I receive the error message attached to this post stating that the machine is not accessible.

The server I am trying to connect to is a WAFL system running DataOnTap 8.x.......its a proprietary Unix based OS
....its a Netapp storage device.

I am able to connect to this server using a Windows 7 machine that is both attached to the domain, and not attached to the company domain. I can also open shared folders on other machines that are attached to the company domain. I am at a loss as far as what to do next.
I have enabled file and print sharing and looked online and tried the following

"Assuming this Windows 8 Enterprise machine isn't locked down with Group Policy.
This type of problem usually requires that you change the lanman server parimeters in order to get Windows 8 working with older servers. Do these adjustments on the Windows 8 machines that needs to connect to the server.
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Question: virtual machine

Hi guys,

I just reformat & reinstall win 98 SE.
My IE freeze when opening what I thought to be a java script window.
In the past I recall a window pop up telling me to download microsoft virtual machine, so I go to microsoft site only to find that there's a legal dispute with Sun system.

So what should I do so I can open javascript window without problem?

thanks
 

Answer:virtual machine

http://www.comusolv.com/updates/javavm.htm
 

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Question: Virtual Machine

Hi guys! I was planning on installing a virtual machine on my laptop for education purposes (I would be installing Linux, and learning how to use the command line interface) 
 
I was just worried that since people say Virtual Machine OS's run slower than your real OS, that my specs wouldn't be enough or I dont have enough RAM. The laptop I will be installing it on has got:
 
CPU: I3 3110M
RAM: 4GB
HDD: 1TB
 
Would the virtual machine be too slow for me to be able to reasonably use?
 
(I didnt know where to post this, I thought there would be a sub section for just virtual machine questions, but I couldnt find it, I hope this is the right place.)

Answer:Virtual Machine

if your just looking to do command line why not just make a Linux bootable usb?

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Hi folks;

I'm having problems installing java virtual machine (again.) I've been trying for 3 days but keep getting corrupt files and have to start all over again.
What is the best site to download it from?

Why does IE 6 not have virtual machine on it? I'm thinking of uninstalling it and downloading IE 5.5 instead, because that already has it on, but I always have problems downloading IE 5.5 too.

Gill
 

Answer:IE and virtual machine

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Question: Virtual Machine

Does using a virtual machine setup produce the exact same results as dual booting operating systems - ie: you have your operating systems in isolation and data/software all runs and works the same as it would do on an ordinary dual booted way?

Answer:Virtual Machine

http://chris-chadwick.com/tuts/VMguide.pdf right click on that an save target as it should fill in the basics of VM's.

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Question: virtual machine

i recently found an old game i would like to play. my luck would have it that it doesn't work in windows 7. so i figured why not try windows 7 sp mode. after an hour or so of installing, updating and what not i come to find that microsoft virtual pc does not support any advanced graphics.

my question is can someone recommend a virtualization software that would allow me to play games?
 

Answer:virtual machine

try,,https://www.virtualbox.org/
 

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I've used Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 and now I'm demoing VMWare for a trial period. I must say on so far only running Virtuals of Vista, XP, and Server 2003 Vista is hard to emulate for a virtual PC. The funny thing is that VMWare does a better job than Virtual PC which is funny considering MS makes Vista and you would think they could emulate it better but no.

So that kind of gets to my next question? Anyone know any more virtual machines out there they themselves have tried and where please with. I'm thinking of forcing some of my users in my domain to go virtual and creating an image of their Harddisks on site. It's Sooooo much easier restoring a virtual system versus the real thing in every sense of the word. So far I like VMware more the way it handles and the options it gives but MS Virtual PC 07' you can't beat at it's price, free.
 

Answer:What is the best virtual machine?

Hi,
If you've not already done so, have a look at this site - Tech Support Alert.
http://www.techsupportalert.com/

You can view the top 46 progs without signing-up. However, review number 88 is the one that will most interest you I think. To get access to this you need to subscribe (free I think) and you'll get no spam/junk etc from doing so but you get a very informative monthly newsletter.

I hope this is of help?
Richard
 

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I've just been on a website for the City of York, which said I needed to download and run Virtual machine. This I did. I left the machine downloading and it said it would take 42mins. It still said this when it was half way through. I left the machine for a while and when I came back, the download box had gone.
I don't know if it finished downloading or not, or where it downloaded to. Can anyone help?

Rob
 

Answer:Virtual machine

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How do I get a virtual machine on Windows 10?
(sorry if this is wrong category)
 

Answer:How do I get a virtual machine?

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sou...sg=AFQjCNFt2-JM47xCtZ2BdD5X4DkMtwYi9A&ampcf=1
 

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Question: Virtual Machine's

I set the virtual machine to vista but what do i need to use vista as a virtual machine?

Answer:Virtual Machine's

Are you using VMWare or Virtual Machine from M$? Do you have a ISO image of the Vista DVD or the Vista DVD?

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Hey guys,

Please help me coz i want an Virtual Machine software where i can use both Windows and Linux virtually.

Thanks
 

Answer:Which Virtual Machine..!!!

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I just did a fresh install of XPHome went to Windows Update site got all updates , I guess I really didn't read them all very carefully , now when I go to a web page with Java I get a message that I need Microsoft Virtual Machine installed and when I click OK I go to a MS page that says it is no longer availible ...What going on ??? Here's the page MSVM
Update....I guess it's true MS pulled it, something about all that court stuff. Now you will have to find it 3rd party....Just to let you know....
 

Answer:What ? No Virtual Machine for XP ?

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Question: Virtual Machine OS

I'm not sure what forum this should go in so if this is the wrong one then mods please move this topics. Anyways, i'm looking for some software similar to vmware that runs multiple operating systems on the same machine but i'm looking for software to do this that can be installed on a machine like an os. I'v heard that there are a few out there that do this but i can't seem to find them. Pretty much it's a special os that it's only job is to run the other os's that are installed on it.

Answer:Virtual Machine OS

I have not heard of anything like this sorry.

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As much as I like Windows 10, as an Xbox gamer with a thing for achievements, the Win 10 games that you have to upgrade to from Win 8 - e.g. Age of Empires: Castle Siege, Solitaire and Bingo - mean that if I trade-in my RT for a Pro 4 then I'll lose access to them and won't be able to get any more achievements. I'm sure you agree this is a serious issue.
Anyway, I wondered about buying a simple 8" Win 8.1 device to have around anyway and use that to chip away at the games, but I also wondered if it would be possible to run Windows 8 on a virtual machine in Windows 10, and access the games that way.
I'm not really sure how to go about such a thing or what sort of specs you'd need to be able to do such a thing.
Any thoughts?
Thanks!

Answer:Is it possible to run Win 8 on a virtual machine in Win 10

of course you can run 8 in a VM!
You can use VirtualBox, VMware Player - I personally recommend the latter.
You'll need something reasonably powerful enough to run Windows twice without too much pain. I'd say 4 GB RAM, not cheapo processor and Enough GB of space to store another Windows install (several GB) absolute minimum.

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Question: Virtual Machine

I wanna get into Virtual machine, creating this thread for help until I get it setup right

1st step, choosing the sandbox, suggestions?

VMware is big obviously
virtualbox - they have AMD infront of their 64 bit version so it's for AMD processors only?
download easyVMX! to run vmware player?
mircosoft's own VPC 2007? http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pro...c/default.mspx

hardware I am currently running
intel Q6600
4gb ram
ATi hd4850
Marvell libertas 802.11g WLan adapter
vista 64

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Virtual box is partly sponsored by AMD but it will work on intel processors, but the gold standard of Virtulisation is VMware. I use the workstation version as I like it's features over the free version (server) I normaly run anyware from 2 - 5 VM's at any one time depending on what I am doing at the time.

What is the main use for the VM's testing or just to play around with or as a server?

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Hi guys! I was planning on installing a virtual machine on my laptop for education purposes (I would be installing Linux, and learning how to use the command line interface) 
 
I was just worried that since people say Virtual Machine OS's run slower than your real OS, that my specs wouldn't be enough or I dont have enough RAM. The laptop I will be installing it on has got:
 
CPU: I3 3110M
RAM: 4GB
HDD: 1TB
 
Would the virtual machine be too slow for me to be able to reasonably use?
 
(I didnt know where to post this, I thought there would be a sub section for just virtual machine questions, but I couldnt find it, I hope this is the right place.)

Answer:Virtual Machine

if your just looking to do command line why not just make a Linux bootable usb?

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Question: virtual machine

I go to certain webb site and i get message saying virtual machine out of date. How do i find this update.
Win xp home edetion
 

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You can get the last update that was offered from here:

http://www2.whidbey.com/djdenham/VM.htm

Just be sure that you don't accept any "updates" from sites that tell you that unless you are very sure that it is a trusted site. Some people will continue to get such notices even after installing the latest version. There is no later version than this.
 

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Question: virtual machine

a friend of mine has a windows 8 laptop but needs windws 7 for some work stuff,if i install windows 7 on a virtual machine on his windows 8 laptop will it work ok

Answer:virtual machine

Yes, it will, but you would need a decent amount of memory for it to work well. How much RAM does the laptop have?Also, has your friend tried changing the compatibility settings for the program and set it to Windows 7 to see if it works?

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my dos virtual machine is not working (i have been browsing other sites trying to figure out why i could not games such as roller coaster tycoon ect, that i know work on XP and they suggested checking out my dos virtual machine files -->

Config.nt
Autoexec.nt
Command.com

when i did this i found that non of them are working (follwed MS websites instructions, computer doesnt even recognise file types)

when ever i try to open 9x and earlier based games always comes up with:

C:\Winnt\System32\config.nt The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.

or

exception raised:access violation

i have also tries the compatability modes on right click of file (did not help) i was hoping if anyone would be able to try and help me, i have not ever been a heavy user of command interfaces so please bare with me if i ask stupid questions/say stupid things...

...thank you, and i greatly appreciate any help given

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if any one has any ideas it would be appreciated

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I have just installed some software for a client running an XP Pro system that requires MS Virtual Machine. On looking on the MS site, it says that I should wait until SP1 comes out to get VM. There must be a quicker way. Does anyone out there know where I can download MS Virtual Machine for XP Pro.

The client is a doctor and needs VM to enter a VPN - people could die while we wait for Mr Gates!!
 

Answer:MS Virtual Machine??

I have a copy and you should hopefully be able to download it by clicking on the link below.

<a href=http://mywebpages.comcast.net/bhesson/MSVM.zip> Download MS Virtual Machine </a>

Let us know what happens.
 

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Question: virtual machine

http://java-virtual-machine.net/download.html. when opening up the link you should notice in the taskbar two pages loaded. click on the one whuch is not active and there is the link for virtual machine.
 

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Question: Virtual machine

Hi whats the best free virtual machine around any links? i want too put a VM on my windows pc then download mac os onto it just too get somewhat profficent in mac

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VMWare Player IMHO.

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Hi folks

anybody here managed to get SKY GO up and running on a Windows Virtual Machine.

I'm bashing my head against a brick wall here.

Netflix, BBC Iplayer and Amazon prime all work perfectly so what's with SKY. - Even BT sports works fine on a VM.

Once Netflix / Amazon can distribute the equivalent of SKY SPORTS I'll ditch the whole SKY package -- seems they are still stuck in "The Dinosaur Age" --for example who needs Silverlight and IE 11 to get the wretched thing to work in the first place.

My English colleagues say it can't be done - but I don't give up that easily --and in any case why shouldn't it work --you are allowed 4 devices on SKY GO EXTRA -- a VM should definitely work if it has enough hardware resources which mine does.

When I'm in the UK I've PAID for this service so it should work !!!! -- The graphics card is no problem and the DRM should work just as well on a VM as a real machine.

Maybe Customer service is a long ago distant concept in "Blighty" these days --who knows. Unfortunately that seems to be getting true in the rest of the planet as well -- although a topic for another Forum. !!!!

Strange thing is --works fine from an android phone or tablet - which AFAIK don't use Sliverlight.

Cheers
jimbo

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i am using a windows 7 home premium 64 bit , hw do i download and use a virtual machine ??, can i run a 16 bit programme on it ?? if so any recommendation on whr i should get it??

thank you. and merry christmas every1 ...
 

Answer:virtual machine

You'd need to get yourself some virtualization software.
I use VirtualBox, but there are others available if you prefer.

You also need the installation disks for an Operating System, and a license to install them as though on a regular machine.

If the Operating System you install is 32 bit it will be able to run 16 bit software.
If the Operating System you install is 64 bit it won't be able to, just as your physical host OS cannot run such software.
If you install another family of OS onto the VM, such as Linux, you'll be able to run Linux software from within the Virtual machine but not Windows software.

Any more questions feel free to ask.
And Merry Christmas to you too.
 

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Question: virtual machine

Does a VM allow for email use?
 

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You can do more or less anything on a VM that you would do on a regular PC, email via webmail or via email client included.
 

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Question: Virtual machine

I have a laptop which is my main computer with Windows 8.1. My desktop has Windows 7. I was thinking about putting the beta version of 10 on a virtual machine on my desktop. But I read somewhere that it should not go on a virtual machine and that I should just install it over Windows 7 on my desktop. I'd rather not install it over Win7 so what's your thoughts on the virtual machine?
Thanks Frank

Answer:Virtual machine

I have Win 10 installed in VMs on several machines. Works great. Don't know where you read that it shouldn't be done as it's a great way to test out new OSes. You can use free software like VMWare Player, VirtualBox or even Virtual PC on Win 7 or Win 8. If you have 64-bit Win 8 you can setup a VM using the included Hyper-V.

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Hiya,


I'd like to be able to stream some video to my xBox360, the only way to do this is to be in Windows Media Center Edition. I remember reading that MCE can be launched through a virtual machine... I understand the idea of a VM, just not sure how to run an OS out of one...


Do I need to make a partition on the HDD? Where does the OS intall to? The RAM?

Thanks.
 

Answer:MCE on a Virtual Machine...

If you have xp pro, you can download: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...78-B022-4F56-AF96-7B95975DB13B&displaylang=en

The description on the page, for supported or hosted, has nothing about MCE, I don't see why you couldn't run it.

This download requires an authenticated copy of xp. Also, it is free.
 

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Question: Virtual Machine?

I need a Virtual Machine to test an operating system stored as an .iso file, I've tried VMware Workstation, but it was too difficult, does anybody know if there is a good an easy tool?

(I'm running XP Home)
 

Answer:Virtual Machine?

I have no experience with it so I can't tell you if it is either good or easy -- but MS offers this:

http://www.windowsecurity.com/articles/Microsoft-Virtual-PC.html
 

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Hello everyone. I have got an issue with using virtual box. I am trying to run a virtual machine with Ubuntu on it. I am allocating GB of hard disk space and 1GB of RAM. Both of which I have to spare from my laptop. The virtual machine keeps crashing when I launch it. I have read and apparently a few people using the Think Pad have had this issue. I have followed the steps that were suggested to them. These include: Re installing Virtual Box,Disabling Hyper-V windows feature (Through GUI and Command Prompt) Uninstalling and reinstalling did nothing. I do not have an option to disable or enable Hyper-V and the command failed. I need to be able to run a virtual box for one of my classes at university. I am quite close to restoring to factory settings but I want to avoid that at all costs. Any suggestions welcome. ThanksChris

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Hi,

I am a newbie to these sites and to forums in general, however have decided this is the time i need some help.

I am looking to install Ubuntu on my Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit laptop, ASWELL as having vista kept on it, presuming it's a bit like having a virtual machine.

However i have no idea on how to start about it, apart from downloading an ISO for Ubuntu.

Can someone try and help me please.

thanks

Gary

Answer:Virtual Machine Help

The question you must first answer is whether you want to be able to use both OS's at the same time - - for that you'd need to use a Virtual Machine.
If you want to run them separately, then you could install them as dual-boot.

As far as Virtual Machines Hosts go, you'd probably be better with Oracle VirtualBox than Microsoft VPC2007 - (VPC isn't fully supported in Vista Home Premium). Other options include VMWare (which is arguably better than either).

Dual Booting Windows and Linux is not really a job for beginners - although there are many sites that will get you started - and I would suggest playing in a VM first even if you eventually elect a dual-boot.

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I am looking for a way to run MAC software (e.g. Apple OS) on a windows virtual machine. Is this possible?

Answer:MAC on a virtual machine.

Apple says you can run up to 2 virtualized copies of OS X 10.7 Lion, as long as you?re doing it on a Mac with a paid-for copy of the operating system. A Windows host would violate Apple's EULA, and we don't advise how to bypass legal restrictions. Sorry.In 2007, Apple first extended this capability in Mac OS X Server 10.5 (server only):The 2007 Mac OS X 10.5 Server EULA] permits OS X Server to run in a virtual machine (VM) as long as each VM is stocked with a different license and the physical system is Apple-made. The new rules don't apply to the client edition of Apple's operating system, which is still barred from being virtualized.OS X Lion (10.7) EULA released in 2011 says that users can run up to two additional instances of OS X Lion on their same machine without a need for extra licenses. From the 10.7 EULA:(iii) to install, use and run up to two (2) additional copies or instances of the Apple Software within virtual operating system environments on each Mac Computer you own or control that is already running the Apple Software.

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Question: Virtual Machine??

Hey there i am complely new to the Virtual Machine thingy. So can anyone please be kind and mind explaning me what virtual machine is, what system requirement do i need to install it on vista 64 bit sp2?? And also, which is the best virtual machine(if there is any)?

Thanks.

Answer:Virtual Machine??

Bump!

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Question: Virtual Machine

Before i take any crap, i did googled this and I know quite a few of the major apps: vmware , vitualbox

I am just looking for basicly reviews of what is liked and not liked: Specificly for free applications
 

Answer:Virtual Machine

vmware player and virtualbox are both good, i think they are the only real ones around right now?

if you want your own server then Hyper-V and ESX server are they way to go.
 

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Okay so I was wondering earlier. Is it possible, and if so is it easy enough, to use a Virtual Machine to test files for malware. For example, if you used VM Ware and install Windows or Linux and some security tools on it and tested files on there before using it on your actual PC. So you could determine whether or not a file was clean, and if it was then fair enough you can use it on your actual PC. So, is there any chance that if a file was infected, it could break out of the Virtual Machine and infect your actual PC, rather than just infecting the Virtual PC and you just wiping that and reverting back.

If this can be done, then is there a good free alternative to VM Ware for using Virtual Machines, because as far as I know, VM Ware isn't free and unfortunately I can't purchase it right now. Also, does anybody know of a tutorial or can write one themselves on using a Virtual Machine like VM Ware, for checking files for malware and infections using Virtual Machines. Preferably using Linux as I don't have a spare copy of Windows to use right now, however either will do.

Thanks for reading.

Answer:Virtual Machine?

an alternative to VM WARE is Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 Free by microsoft.Download

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Question: virtual Machine

I had been told that Java Virtual Machine is a potential area that can be open to viruses, etc. I followed the uninstall steps on the Microsoft website since they no longer support JVM.

I am starting to find webpages that want me to install it so the page can run.

What do people do when you come across a web page that needs it to run?

stevo
 

Answer:virtual Machine

From one of my tutorials:
http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=25834
Step 5 is where you want to be, the rest is for anyone else reading this threads benefit/

Microsofts no longer supported version of Java is often a source of installed spyware and hijacks so it is a good idea to remove Microsoft Java Virtual Machine and Install Sun Java. To remove it follow these steps.

1: Select Start > Run and Enter "RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection java.inf,UnInstall" in the Open box, and click ok.
2: Click Yes to confirm that you want to remove the Microsoft VM
3: When prompted, reboot the computer
4: Remove the following items: (Systemroot is where windows is installed (usually C:\Windows)
The \%Systemroot%\Java folder
The file java.PNF from the \%Systemroot%\inf folder
The files jview.exe and wjview.exe from the \%Systemroot%\system32 folder
The registry subkey HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Java VM
The registry subkey HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ InternetExplorer \ AdvancedOptions \ JAVA_VM
5: Install Sun Java here: http://java.sun.com/getjava/index.html

(Any files or registry entries not found or errors can be ignored and go to the next step)

Optionally, consider replacing your web browser with a free alternative like FireFox or a shareware browser like Opera, for example.
 

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My PC is Windows 7 32 bit.I used VMware, but problems always bothered me.Then I used virtualbox, free, but not good to use. Any other suggestion?

Answer:virtual machine for my PC

Just wondering, what Vmware problems did you have? The network adapter? I have used Vmware for a while now and I love it! But it's not for everyone.  You may find this link helpful: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_application_virtual_machines

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Hi folks

anybody here managed to get SKY GO up and running on a Windows Virtual Machine.

I'm bashing my head against a brick wall here.

Netflix, BBC Iplayer and Amazon prime all work perfectly so what's with SKY. - Even BT sports works fine on a VM.

Once Netflix / Amazon can distribute the equivalent of SKY SPORTS I'll ditch the whole SKY package -- seems they are still stuck in "The Dinosaur Age" --for example who needs Silverlight and IE 11 to get the wretched thing to work in the first place.

My English colleagues say it can't be done - but I don't give up that easily --and in any case why shouldn't it work --you are allowed 4 devices on SKY GO EXTRA -- a VM should definitely work if it has enough hardware resources which mine does.

When I'm in the UK I've PAID for this service so it should work !!!! -- The graphics card is no problem and the DRM should work just as well on a VM as a real machine.

Maybe Customer service is a long ago distant concept in "Blighty" these days --who knows. Unfortunately that seems to be getting true in the rest of the planet as well -- although a topic for another Forum. !!!!

Strange thing is --works fine from an android phone or tablet - which AFAIK don't use Sliverlight.

Cheers
jimbo

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Hi all
One should not DEFRAG SSD's.

However if one uses Virtual Machines quite a lot with data updates / changes then a Virtual Hard drive usually needs to be de-fragmented due to the way the Virtual I/O is mapped to the "Real File system" on the host machine.

Since defragmenting SSD's is NOT at all recommended does this imply that one should NOT use SSD's for Virtual Machines or Virtual Hard disks.

I've googled around but can't seem to find any refrences on this particular topic.

Using an SSD for a HOST OS is fine since the OS itself doesn't change much but a Virtual Machine is a different matter.

Cheers
jimbo

Answer:SSD use for Virtual Machine(s)

Actually you can defrag a SSD, and it does indeed help improve performance, because of compressing free space.

However:
It should not or does not need to be done often.
Also, defragmenters like the built in Win7 one can cause more harm than good.

Defragmenters like PerfectDisc, with the Consolodate option is perfectly safe for a SSD.
Although it states its defragmenting, all it is actually doing is compressing free space, which is fine.

Theres also DiskKeeper, but it requires an additional add-on called Hyperfast.
(I know little about this other than it supposedly works very well for SSDs and in much the same manner)

Obviously you wouldn't want to run it daily, but on occasion does help, and is fine.

Im only aware of these 2 that are safe to use w/SSDs. More so with PD11.


Sadly, I am not all that familiar with VMs.
But, would it possibly help to consolodate the system files, then set up your VM?

Sorry not much help.

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Hi, I have a very old IOmega ditto zip drive that Im trying to get to work. I managed to get my hands on the software (ditto98.exe), however the software is incompatible with windows 7. I have installed windows xp mode but that cannot access the parallel port of my host computer so Im stumped on what I can try next. Anyone have any suggestions?

Answer:accessing an IOmega ditto zip drive on a windows 7 machine

With the Iomgea device plugged in an powered up, Go to Start/Search and type devmgmt.msc, Right click the devmgmt results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Device Manager, is there a yellow mark for a Parallel port device? If so, then Right click the ditto98.exe and choose Properties/Compatibility and put a check in Run this program in compatibility mode for Windows 98. This may not work, but worth a try.

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