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Backing up Vista 32bit as Virtual Machine

Question: Backing up Vista 32bit as Virtual Machine

I will be installing Vista Busieness 64bit on a system with Vista Home Premium 32bit currently installed. I want to convert the current install into a virtual machine (using VMware converter) so I can fallback to that environment from time to time after I install Vista 64bit.

Is there anything I should be aware of? I am not 100% clear if I am actually allowed to migrate this install into a VM with the current license agreement.

-geoff

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Preferred Solution: Backing up Vista 32bit as Virtual Machine

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Answer: Backing up Vista 32bit as Virtual Machine

I'm not 100% clear on the license either.

What I don't see after researching the program is support for vista in the first place:

From the website:
VMware Converter can run on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000, Windows NT 4 (SP4 +) and 64-bit versions of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.

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Virtual Machine for Gaming--- Host is Vista 64 Business; I want XP Pro 32bit as guest

I hope I can do this, and I hope I can game from within XP Pro.

Virtual PC 2007 Free Download from MS

I like my Vista 64 bit Business gaming machine. I have a Q6600, some new nVidia graphics card (I forget; 8800 something) 4 Gb memory. Some games play fine in Vista, but many do not.

I hope to install XP Pro as a guest within the Vista 64 Business using the Virtual PC 2007. I've never done a VM before, and I have some concerns.

Will the XP Pro get to use the full functionality of the nVidia graphics card so games can be played at 1600x1200? If I can't use the graphics card for games, that would be a deal breaker for me.

Thanks in advance.

Let me know if I missed anything!
 

Answer:Virtual Machine for Gaming--- Host is Vista 64 Business; I want XP Pro 32bit as guest

It will work. I actually have a similar setup, being that I Vista Ultimate with XP 32-bit on Virtual PC 2007. I use it for older games that aren't exactly Vista compatible. I've honestly haven't used any 'graphically intense' games on the guest OS.
 

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Have a program that will only install and work on 32bit vista or xp business/professional systems. Toshiba Laptop I use is a 64 bit machine and currently has win7   64bit home on it. I am considering to install on seperate  partition Vista business 32 bit os . Will i be able to use program on that partion/ os ? Main point is will the Vista 32bit act as 32 bit or will it install as 64 bit and be  of no benefit for my program ?

Answer:if i install vista business 32bit on 64bit machine will os operate as 32bit

Yes

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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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I wish to use Windows Vista Backup and Restore utility to pipe my data over a WLAN to a backup drive on a Windows XP computer. The showstoper is the need for a user id and password. This is the message I get:

"You need full control permission for the network share. Make the user a co-owner, with Full Control. The network share cannot be on a computer running Windows XP Home. (0x8100002A)"

My two networked-machines are running Vista and the other is XP

It seems as if I can not backup my user data to an XP computer. Is this true?

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I was asked by a friend to help with her laptop that would not boot properly.
Toshiba L305-S5968 running Vista Home Premium 32bit
 
After looking at the machine, Vista would not boot. Only a black screen. Not even Safe Mode.  I was only able to "boot" the computer using a UBUNTU CD. I did not install UBUNTU, but am using the "Try UBUNTU" feature of the CD.
After working a bit, (MBR & BCD rebuild/repair) I was able to get the machine to boot into "recovery/repair" long enough to discover the Cryptowall 3.0 infection. I was able to run a couple malware scans in Safe Mode (using the USB to transfer software to the machine) finding a couple minor malware infections, but once again the machine will not boot.
 
At this point, I do not want to proceed further (risking further "damage" to the computer) without "expert" help. Thus, my post here.

Answer:CryptoWall 3.0 on Vista 32bit - machine will not boot

Greetings mrogge and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.My name is Oh My! and I am here to help you! Now that we are "friends" please call me Gary.If you would allow me to call you by your first name I would prefer to do that.===================================================Ground Rules:First, I would like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met. Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance.Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps may be a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter problems... Read more

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Hello,

I have a laptop that was running vista x64 untill I upgraded to windows 7. Is it possible to install a copy of vista on a virtual machine program like virtualbox using the reinstalation CD? I still have my key for vista.

Answer:Vista on a virtual machine??

It looks like your processor does not support virtualization technology. To be sure I'm looking at the specs for the right CPU, open the start menu, right click Computer, and click properties. Under System, you should see a listing for your processor. Please tell me, yes or no, do you have the E2180? If so, your computer does not support virtualization.

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Can I set up a Virtual Machine on my comp.? Running Vista x64, 4gb 500 gb HDD.

I found some info on setting up a VM on XP but nothing for Vista.

If it can be done, can you point out a tutorial or give explanation on how to set it up?

Thanks..

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Just read up this, but still am confused. I read Vista is not supported for virtual mode but you can run it.
My question is, is virtual machine free to use, or do you still need to have the o/s itself.
Instead of a dual boot, can you have a virtual machine W7 running on a Ubuntu setup, and still be able to use programs on Ubuntu and W7?

I have some other questions on this too, but I will ask them a bit later.

Answer:Virtual Machine on Vista or W7

To install windows as a guest OS you will have to have a retail copy.

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I have recently acquired a new laptop that has Vista as its operating system. I have software, Quickbooks 2004, that will not run on Vista. To upgrade is expensive. I am told that if I install Microsoft Virtual Machine I can install XP on the same computer and use my old Quickbooks program. I assume that this is correct.

Does anyone have experience with Virtual Machine? Is it hard to install and configure? I am not a computer technician, but only an end user.

I suppose the process would be to install VM, then install XP, then install Quickbooks. Is this correct? Any other thoughts or advice?

Thanks.

Answer:Vista, XP, and Virtual Machine

If you have a valid license for XP then that is correct. And the process is made very easy.
For windows on windows stuff, download Microsoft Virtual PC and follow the instructions.

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hi there, im a newbie here, hope ill find the answer here

I wanna ask, I have Windows Vista 64 (Home Premium) - and I have installed the Virtual Machine from microsoft - and installed the windows XP 32 and Windos Vista 32 bit inside that virtual PC - everythings great - workin fine, even the program cuz of which I have done this is workin, but there is one big BUT: neither of those windows find proper hardware on my PC - i have Asus P6T with i7 950 (CPU is found) but motherboard not.. also - graphic card not found properly (nVidia GT430) and the main drawback for me - I have a TV card - AverMedia -> to run along with a normal camera - but it dont even say there is any TV card in it - not even the slot for the card (even though I install all drivers neccessary for it... Why it doesnt find my hardware properly in that virtual system???

thank you

Peter

Answer:Virtual machine on Vista x64 problem

Becauase a virtual machine doesn't quite work that way. It generalizes the system, and those slots belong to the real computer.

It only replicates stuff, using generics. Especially gpus. You'll notice its a "generic" adapter. Last I played, only usb prts could be used as if it were An actusal computer.

Virtual machines are more for OS and software than using periphrials like gpus and pci slots.

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I'm having a problem with my Canon All-In-One printer scanning from my Vista 64 bit desktop and my Vista 32 bit laptop. I have downloaded the proper drivers for each computer as well as the updated program for scanning. I can print, but cannot scan. The 64 bit will scan for about 5 inches, then the scanner freezes and it thereafter tells me the scanner isn't connected. The 32 bit won't start the scanner at all. It tells me it can't find the driver for the scanner.

Canon says the drivers will be found in Vista, which they aren't. They are now telling me to clean out my machine which I have done before with no effect.

Is there any chance that if I install a virtual drive and install Windows XP to it that the scanner will run from it. It works fine on my Win XP machine, but it, unfortunately, only boots when it is in the mood.

Thanks
Peg
 

Answer:run scanner from virtual XP on Vista machine

If by "virtual drive" you mean running XP in a virtual machine then yes, a VM should allow you to access peripherials.
 

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Hello all,
I suspect this will not be possible, but I was wondering if I could run Windows 10 as a virtual machine using (Virtual Box) on my Vista laptop, 32- bit, Intel core 2 duo cpu [email protected] with 3Gb of ram.?.

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Just checking to see if there are any problems I might encounter or things i should know. Can you still buy a license? How much if you happen to know. I have to install a couple of custom .net programs that won't work on 64-bit. Using VMWare by the way.

Answer:Need to install 32-bit XP virtual machine over 64-bit Vista

Technically, you are required to purchase a second Microsoft Windows license before you run it on a virtual PC. Now, since you obviously have a PC with Windows already, and since your obviously not a business, and since its not you installing Windows on a separate physical machine: If you have an older CD, before Windows Genuine Advantage, you can use that and not have serious license issues. Just dont install any Windows updates... disable them completely. Preferably, if you can, dont even let the VPC connect to the internet.

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Hi all. Where I work we're almost all using Windows XP SP2. We are now beginning to deploy Windows Vista. We're trying to figure out how to support both OS's at the helpdesk. One idea is to install Vista on our XP machines and dual boot. I had an idea to install Vista in a virtual machine using Virtual PC. We could each then launch Vista as needed. One caveat I see is that Vista is a resource hog and thus the helpdesk machines would need plenty of RAM. Do you think 3 gigs per machine is enough for both XP and Vista? I'd go to 4 gigs but my understanding is that XP can't really use 4 gigs due to a problem with virtual address space limitations inherent in 32-bit systems. Let me know your thoughts.
 

Answer:Vista virtual machine in XP system

I would say 2 gigs would be enough. That is what we ran with when I was out at Microsoft for some Vista meetings.
 

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I'm having trouble installing diablo 2. I have vista ultimate x64 edition. I was wondering if it would be possible to run it in an XP virtual machine? Is this possible? If so how do I do it?
 

Answer:Is a virtual machine what I'm looking for? (vista x64 question)

http://blogs.msdn.com/virtual_pc_guy/archive/2005/06/01/424154.aspx

Install using Microsoft Virtal PC.
http://www.microsoft.com/Downloads/...02-3199-48A3-AFA2-2DC0B40A73B6&displaylang=en
"This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. You assume all risk for your use."
 

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This video from Microsoft will show you how to Set up a Virtual Network, Virtual Switch and Virtual Machine using Hyper-V in Windows 8. Additional reads: Understanding how Hyper-V will work on Windows 8 http://www.thewindowsclub.com/instal...V in Windows 8.

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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I run Vista Home Premium and realize it is unsupported.

When I try to install Windows 95, I get an error message like "no DHCP or proxy DHCP was offered" or something. The disk is in, and yes I tried making the disk drive my primary controller.

-OS51

Answer:Microsoft Virtual Machine 2007/Vista

if you want to run Windows 95 on Virtual PC 2007? The first thing to know is that it will still run, just without Virtual Machine Additions. The next thing to know is that if you take the Virtual Machine Additions from Virtual PC 2004 and install them on Windows 95 under Virtual PC 2007, it should work. Keep in mind that this is all unsupported.http://blogs.msdn.com/virtual_pc_guy/archi...windows-95.aspx

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Hello,

I am trying to install XP SP3 on a Virtual Machine using Oracle VM software. I have XP on a cd and once the installation starts I get this message: File i386 vgaoem.fon could not be loaded. The error code is 4. How can I resolve this issue or is there some sort of insurmountable conflict? I am running Vista Home Premium on my laptop. Will someone please help, as this is driving me crazy.

Answer:Trying to Install XP On Oracle Virtual Machine: Vista Primary OS

Quote:




File i386 vgaoem.fon could not be loaded. The error code is 4.




Sounds like there is a problem with your XP disc, it is either scratched or the CD rom drive is not reading properly. Clean the disc thoroughly. Try a different CD or CD drive.

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Hi there,
I've just installed a virtual machine (running XP Pro) onto my Vista machine. The Vista machine has a USB external hard drive attached. When trying to access the data on this hard drive from within the virtual machine (via the bridged network link between the virtual machine and the host) it is incredibly slow. I've tried moving the USB hard drive to another PC on the network (running XP Pro) and accessing it from the XP Pro virtual machine on the first PC, and this works fine. I'd be very grateful for any help or ideas!
Glen
 

Answer:Virtual Machine on Vista Host - Slow Disk Access

Have you tried using a different port? Could be a slow port.

maybe trying towing down some resources? disabling areo on vista maybe?
 

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G'day all! (first post here!! :P)

Ok..so this is my situation:

I have a server...and i have installed a printer to it - the Canon LBP 3200 - the server is a 32bit machine running win7 pro...anyways...this printer does not have ANY 64bit drivers (which my main machine runs win7 ulti x64) so i am unable to install the printer on my main machine...

I was wondering, is there a way to share it from the server to the 64bit machine without installing any drivers?

Or is there a way to install 32bit drivers on a 64bit Machine?

Or can anyone find any 64 bit drivers/custom 64bit drivers?

:S

Thanx all!!

Answer:Sharing a printer from 32bit machine to 64bit machine without drivers.

ok so i tried this method: Go to Control Panel. Choose printer. Then choose Add Printer.

Choose Add a local printer. Click on Create a new port. The default in the drop down box is Local Port. Do not change that. Click Next.

A dialogue box will appear asking for you to enter a port name. Type in the \\computer name\printer name ie. My computer's name is basement and the printer name is EpsonSty so I typed in \\basement\epsonsty

But when i make my own port name it says access is denied... :S

any help?

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I have tried to back up my "D" drive on my HP Vista laptop.
The DVD disk I tried to burn shows data loaded and file folders, but the folders do not seem to have the same properties (in total) GIGS used.

I drug the files to the "E" (DVD-R) drive and it seems the files have already been written.
What am I doing wrong?
Should I use a dual layer DVD-R for the job?
 

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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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If I buy a 64bit PC MACHINE, X86 WINDOWS, CAN I :

Make 4 partitions, the below
VISTA 32BIT
VISTA 64BIT
Kubuntu 9.04 64bit full dvd version [when ready]
Kubuntu 9.04 32bit full dvd version [when ready] ????

Answer:64bit PC MACHINE, X86 WINDOWS,CAN I have 32bit & 64bit vista partitions

Yes, you should be able to do that, well that is if you know how to create a partiotion..

Amplid

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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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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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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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My parents got an Equium A200 - 1V0 (Model #: PSAF5E)

I ran the Windows 7 Upgrade advisor and have been trying to address the issues reported. It's been going fine, with the exception of one item, "Value Added Package". It reports that an updated version is available, but the link only leads to the generic URL toshiba.com.

I believe the original version was 1.0.x and I installed the latest version I could find for Vista 32bit when I went to the product page.

But after updating to 1.1.7 the advisor still reports that there is an update available - but I can not find it. Nor does the advisor state if the update is required, it just says they don't have compatibility information about this version.


So I was wondering if anyone knew if I can ignore that warning then?
Anything to be aware of when upgrading the product? Or can I just insert the W7 DVD and hit Upgrade?

Answer:Equium A200 - 1V0 Upgrading Vista 32bit to Windows7 32bit

Hi,

i checked on Toshiba driver page Win 7 32 bit available for equiim a200 including Vap utility:

http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/download_drivers_bios.jsp

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I have an old sluggish machine that runs XP. I do not have the system disks or operating system disks that came with this computer. Can anyone tell me if it is possible to back up the operating system onto an external hard drive so I can defrag the computer to hopefully get it running more smoothly, and then use that back up to reinstall the original operating system onto the unit.

Thanks ahead for any suggestions on this.

Advanced Happy Holidays to all.

Regards/

AF1
 

Answer:Backing up XP on old machine

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I'm looking for some guidance on a good solution for backing up a single physical server, with a possible gotcha. This server is running a linux VM through virtualbox. Total backup is about 700GB and the internet connection is 8/8 if that changes anything for offsite replication recommendations.

The server is currently using Windows Server Backup successfully (well the backups complete successfully at least) and the owner would like the backups kicked offsite in case something happens to the building or storage onsite. In Q1 2016 (most likely March) there will be a move from this single physical server to a two host virtual environment utilizing Veeam or ShadowProtect replicated offsite most likely to wherever we choose the solution I'm looking for now to be sent off to.

My biggest concern is that the virtualbox VM will cause some kind of hiccup in the backup process, I don't know if VSS will get mess with the running VM or if it will be no issue at all. Anyone run into this?

Thank you
 

Answer:Backing up Server 2008 w/virtual box VM running

virtualize Win Server 2008(license is included). run W2008 and Linux directly on Hyper-V. then you can backup both VMs using Veeam, instead of dealing with different backup software for each kind of server.
 

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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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Hi,I'm running 32-bit XP Pro Sp3, and recently i installed two 2gb kingston notebook ram cards for my HP pavilion dv2600 laptop. However, my machine tells me i've only got 3 gb of RAM. This is checked with everest. However, CPU-Z says i've got 4 gb.my question is, why does my computer only "see" 3gb?if it's due to the fact that i'm running 32-bit version of XP and not 64-bit, then is the additional 1gb of RAM in use by my machine?

Answer:4gb ram on 32bit machine?

Well,  32bit windows should support up to 4 Gb of system memory.  since a 32 bit machine means that the processor can access a memory address up to 32 bits long. this is 4.2 billion unique memory addresses or 4 Gb of memory.  so in 32 bit windows There is an imaginary 4.2 billion unique addresses available to applications.   (I think I explained this right)This means that while we can't say it's not window's fault that your computer isn't recognizing the last Gig.  It is very capable of supporting 4 Gb.  the problem I would guess is likely hardware.  Look up your motherboard model online and see how much RAM it can support,  Since the buses and physical design of a motherboard can physically limit the amount of system memory capable of being used.good luck

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I'm planning installing Windows XP on a Mac running virtual box and was wondering if it makes a difference between 32 bit and 64 bit edition? If both can run fine I guess I'd go with 64 bit since it's faster.
 

Answer:In Virtual Box does it 32bit/64bit matter?

Whether or not you can run 64bit guests depends on whether you're CPU has the VT-x extension flag on the CPU.

If it doesn't, you will be unable to run 64bit guests, regardless of whether the host (e.g. OS X) is 64bit or not.

I would recommend you stick to 32 bit, you really don't need the extra performance, nor will you see it when running an OS virtually as a guest within a host OS.
 

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What should I set my Initial Size and Maximum Size Paging file size to in Windows XP Home Edition 32bit? I have 4GB of ram installed but since it's 32bit Windows only shows 3.25.
 

Answer:Virtual Memory Setting In XP 32bit With 4GB Ram?

I'd set 200mb just to be safe. Ideally, with that much RAM, you don't even need any page files. But, some applications require it so setting 200mb is a safe number.
 

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I ordered win7 pro 32 bit to go on my 32 bit dell computer. I replaced the HDD also. Can you install the 64 Bit version
on a 32 bit machine?

Answer:64Bit on a 32Bit Machine?

It depends on your CPU. You can't install a 64bit os on a computer with a 32bit processor,
 
Use this utility to find out. Any modern processor is 64bit.
 
https://www.grc.com/securable.htm

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As the title says, im upgrading from 32bit to 64bit(both XP). The reason is because i just ordered a 2x2gb ram sticks of newegg and i want my system to read all of my memory.

But hmpm... so i have found all of my drivers that are 64bits for my hardware. But i cant seem to find my CHIPSET driver since i dont even know where to look for it(i dont know my motherboard manufacturer, etc...)

By any chance is there some way to find it even if i dont know the manufacturer of my mobo?

Att, Rey .

PS: my mobo is compatible with vista, i remember when i bought it, like 7 months ago, the box said so.

Answer:Upgrading my machine from XP 32BIT to XP 64BIT.

Hi,
What is the make and model of this computer?
Bill

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Hello and thanks in advance for your help.

I currently have two 64 bit laptops that I'd like to downgrade to Windows XP Pro 32 bit.

Both are HP dv6 models.

The first is I believe a dv6-1350us and is running Windows Vista.

According to the tech guy he says I have to install a 64-bit operating system like XP Pro 64. I'd like to confirm if this is really true or not.

The second computer is dv6-1355dx and running Windows 7 Home Premium. So can I downgrade this to XP Pro 32 bit?

Supposedly there are drivers available to make this change. But according to my tech guy he believes I have to use a 64 bit operating system with a 64 bit machine. So maybe Windows XP Pro 64 bit would work.

Any help or suggestions would be great.

Thanks
 

Answer:Can I Install XP Pro 32bit on my 64bit machine?

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I have purchase new PC with i7 3.20 processor, want to know if you can i run windows xp pro 32bit on a 64bit machine ( I see some answers from 2007)
 

Answer:can i run windows xp 32bit on a 64bit machine

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Does it really matter if I install 32bit XP on a 64bit machine? I'm particularly concerned that games might not perform as well as they otherwise would. I'm aware that 32 bit XP will only accommodate a maximum of 4GB RAM, but apart from that, is there any difference?

Answer:[SOLVED] 32bit XP for a 64bit machine

There'll be no problem at all, the 32bit version has better drivers support and better compatibility with older softwares. The memory shouldn't be a problem either, I don't think there are many games around that can make use of more than 2GB of RAM.

Note that XP 32bit will probably not detect 4GB of memory if you have 4GB installed. If you want more information about that you can read this thread starting at "About the memory now". It won't make a big difference with games anyway, once you have more than 1GB of RAM the things that really matter are your CPU and video card performances.

Apps that are designed specifically to take advantage of the 64bit features will perform faster on a 64bit OS, but most of these are professional apps. Games may perform better if they can benefit from faster memory access but you shouldn't see a big difference.

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Tech Support Team

I can run the MediaCreationTool.exe from my x64 laptop which has Windows 7.
The bootable drive it creates is for a x64 machine and will not boot on my x32 machines,...

I try to run the MediaCreationTool.exe from my x32 machines and it gives me - MediaCreationTool.exe - is not a valid Win32 application.

So I cannot create the Windows 10 boot USB from my x32 machines to boot the USB on my x32 machines to install Windows 10,...

Looks like I am running out of options getting Windows 10 on my new SATA drive on my x32 machine. Any suggestions?

-- Bill H,

Answer:Setting up Windows 10 on 32bit machine

What are you upgrading from? If not a 32 bit version of Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 then any ISO or whatever is not the intended means to get a legal copy of Windows 10. Also, your machine must be 64 bit compatible.

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Hello,

I'm wanted to get some additional information regarding virtual address space of Win7 32bit. So that games and programs that are large address aware can benefit from it from the increase. So far I understand that this isn't for everyone. However, if you are able to increase the virtual address space from it's current limit of 2GB to a figure of:
bcdedit /set increaseuserva 2240
(or there about) is preferred as you don't want to switch too much from the kernal. If for any reason it doesn't work you can use:
bcdedit /deletevalue increaseuserva
to remove the instruction from the bootloader.

I've read that those that have tried this have played some games a lot more smoother. Others believe that the frame rates improved. For me, I've seen stutter removed in a few games that I thought was CPU limited. However, from what I've gathered you will need Win7 or Vista 32bit as XP 32bit doesn't allow the increase of the user virtual address space in increments of 16 (or is it 64?). You are left with /3GB option which is too much.

I've tried this with a few games and Vantage with positive results. For example:

Before the large address tweak on Win7



After the large address tweak on Win7.


After the large address tweak on Win7. And, /LargeAdresssAware flag added to 3DMarkVantage.exe. Although the total score for the 2 results are exactly the same. Scores for the CPU show the most improvement when enabling LAA for both Win7 32-bit and 3Dmarkvant... Read more

Answer:Win7 32bit, Virtual Address Space, LAA Flag and U!

Does anyone have any insight on this?

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Upgrade from Vista HP to W7 64b on 32b comp. Curently running Vista Home Premium 32 bit and want to install windows 7 64bit. Computer has 32bit hardware. Is it even possible?

Answer:Install 64bit windows 7 on 32bit machine

It is not possible to install a 64 bit OS on 32 bit hardware.

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Hi,

I currently have a Compaq Presario SR500 Desktop Pc which has 2GB of Ram and a 1.6Ghz processor. I have a Samsung HD161HJ 160GB Sata Hard Drive installed in it running 32-bit Windows 7 Home Premium.

I am trying to put the hdd into a HP S5300uk which has a 320GB Western Digital WD3200AAJS Sata Hard Drive installed running 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium OA running on it.

I have tried to put the Samsung HDD into the s5300uk Pc but it comes up with Windows Startup Repair and that says it cannot repeair the start up sequence. I have put the HDD back into my old pc and it works fine.

I did some nosing around using the Command Prompt and it came up that it was attempting to boot from X:\, which does not exist on my HDD.

Is there something I need to do to prepare my HDD to go into the HP PC?

Thanks In Advance!

vR

Answer:Windows 7 32bit HDD in a 64bit HP S5300uk Machine

was win7 64 installed on that computer? if not, most likely you will have to reinstall using the vista7 64 disk.

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Will 32bit hardware work in a 64bit machine?

I'm upgrading from win7 32bit to Win7 64bit. I'm having trouble with my sound card. It is 32bit. There are no 64bit drivers for it. However it is a Sound Blaster PCI 128 (I'm assuming 'bit'). I know its old but its reliable and it has served me very well in the past.

It doesn't seems to be able to install win Win7 64bit. (It did before on win7 32bit) The error message says "incorrect handlers" when I install the drivers.

I wonder if I have to buy a whole new soundcard or is there a trick to installing 32bit hardware on a 64bit machine.
 

Answer:Will 32bit hardware work in a 64bit machine?

With no 64-bit drivers available, you are going to need a new card.
 

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Need to know if I can install Win7 32bit On A 64bit Machine. If so, what are the advantages and disadvantages? Thanks.

Answer:Installing Win7 32bit On A 64bit Machine

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Tarkus13


Need to know if I can install Win7 32bit On A 64bit Machine. If so, what are the advantages and disadvantages? Thanks.


Yes you can

Advantages
smaller resources footprint, less problems with drivers, less minimum system requirements

Dis advantages
Somewhat slower, can only use ~3,25 gigs of ram even if more is installed
Ken

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Sooo..
Many of my clients have been bitten by the MBAM snafu last week, so I have a boatload of unbootable pcs here.. . Anyways,

Booted win7 64 machine with win7 recovery boot disk, showed a restore point available.. Thinking to be on the safe side, I better back up the hdd before running system restore.. Pulled drive, slaved it into another pc *xp* and imaged it with Acronis backup and recovery 10. Didnt boot the drive, didnt change anything on the drive.. Just imaged it.. Now when I put the drive back in the pc and boot it off the win 7 boot disk, there are no restore points to be found.... WTF? I`m guessing I`m not the first one to run into this?

Answer:Backing up hdd in separate machine via acronis nukes system restore?

Confirmed this activity on a second machine... Bueller??? Bueller?

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vSubst v1.8.0.1 Freeware
From developers site

Creates drive-letters for any folders on your harddisk. Useful to create virtual drives e.g. on laptops.
Allows easy removal of all virtual folders (= Visual 32-Bit-SUBST-Command).
Limitations:
? Some copy-protected CD-ROMs check for the physical presence of a disk...
? Volume-Label is always identical to the host label.
? vSubst just creates a virtual drive like the old subst-command - nothing more or less.
? Tested on Windows 7 (32-Bit).
DON'T use SCANDISK, DEFRAG, FORMAT, FDISK or similar programs on virtual drives!
TRICKS:
- Copy a CD-ROM to your harddisk (e.g. C:\Atlas\..),
then create a virtual drive letter for it. Your
virtual CD will be *very* fast!
- Use the [Persistent]-button for automatic substi-
tutions at user logon (vSubst needs to be in the
current path, e.g. C:\Windows).
- Start with "high" letters (e.g. Z to avoid
conflicts with scanner & camera drivers.
LIMITS:
- Some copy protected applications check for a phy-
sical CD-ROM, no luck with SUBST
- Substitutions don't work on network-drives (use
?NET USE X: C:\Folder /PERSISTENT:Yes? instead)!


Download site (scroll about halfway down the page) Utilities

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With no real issues.

Will I have any issues if I upgrade to Windows 7 64?

My computer came with Vista 32bit

Answer:Went from Vista 32bit to Windows 7 32bit.

It more than likely can do x64 without knowing something about your hardware no one can be certain. Most chips made since the introduction of vista do support 64 bit though. The only real question is if your cpu runs 64 bit instructions or not.

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I want to upgrade a 2008 Win7 Pro 32bit computer to Win7 Ultimate 64bit.

Have new mobo, processor, 16gb memory, 256gb SSD. Would like to be able to use my 32bit programs for a while, until I can replace them with 64bit progs.

How can I do this? Or do I need to have two machines?

I have searched this forum and found some old posts that suggested I start a new thread.

Very grateful for your help.

Answer:How can I run 32bit programs on a 64bit machine? Windows 7 / Ultimate

Most 32bit apps will run fine on 64bit Windows, unless they have 32bit driver dependencies or include 16bit code.

What apps are you using, specifically, that you are concerned about? You might want to search the compatibility catalog first to see if any have been officially tested and submitted:
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windo...Language=en-US

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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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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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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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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
 

Answer:virtual machine

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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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

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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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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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??

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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Does a VM allow for email use?
 

Answer:virtual machine

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?

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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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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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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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

Answer:Virtual Machine

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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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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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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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 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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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

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

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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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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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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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

Answer:Virtual machine

VMWare Player IMHO.

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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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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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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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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.)

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

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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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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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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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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 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)
 

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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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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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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

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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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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
 

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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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Hello.

I have Vista Home edition 32 bit and I am running sql server 2008 so I can study sql server 2008. I'm trying to go through a book and one of the lessons is about clustering. I need Virtual server 2005 for it and I know it's not supported on Vista Home. From googling the web some people have managed it. However from following their instructions I was not successful. Virtual server is not supported on windows 7 either so there's no point in upgrading. Any ideas what I should do next?

Thank you

Steve

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I have successfully installed Virtualbox and have installed Win XP which is running well, except when I try to go on the internet. It suddenly stops opening most of the sites I want to visit, inclusive msn.com or microsoft.com, but have no problem opening google.com and can even perform the search and see the results, again without opening those pages either completely or in some cases it only show some part of the page.
I haven't made any changes in XP settings that can cause this. Does anyone know what the problem could be and how to fix it?

thanks in advance
 

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