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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.

Question: 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.

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.

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Preferred Solution: 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.

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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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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've been using the Microsoft VM to run XP on my Windows 7 Pro 64 box for over 5 years with no problems.  The other day it crashed and I got the BSOD which caused the entire box to be rebooted.  When it came back up, the VM would not longer load/work.
 It is in a POWERED DOWN state.  When I try to start it back up, it seems to try, gets about 1/3 the way through the progress bar of startup, and then just stops. The progress bar disappears and that's it.  


I have the following files:

WindowsXPMode.vhd            53,778,076,672


WindowsXPMode.vmc                        14,764

WindowsXPMode.vmc.vpcbackup      14,764

I have mounted the .vhd file and was able to copy data from it with no problem so I am sure this file is fine, but cannot figure out how to get the VM working again and use this .vhd file so I have the same computer as I had.  Does anyone know how to fix
this situation?

Thank you.

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A few years ago we bought a new car and I purchased a computer-based shop manual for the car from eBay. I installed it on two of my Windows 7 computers;a 32-bit version and a 64-bit version. Both of the installations went fine and the program runs fine on both of them.
 
The program runs in an environment called VMware Player, rather than just running in Windows 7 directly. I know very little about virtual machines, but I think that this one is running Windows XP as the OS in the window.
 
Yesterday, I decided to install the program on a computer that I built last year using an Asus B150 motherboard and an Intel Core i3-6100 processor. The installation went okay, but when I tried to launch the program in VMware Player, I get the BSOD with the following information:
 

 VMware Player.JPG   86.54KB
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I have no idea what this is telling me. Can anyone point me to a solution to this problem?
 
Thanks in advance

Answer:Windows Crashed in VMware Player's Virtual Machine Window

If the program works fine on other systems you have...first thing I would do is uninstall it and reinstall, to see if the error was just a quirk of Windows.
 
If I still had a problem with said program...I would do the following.
 
1.  Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 
2.  Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download.  

 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 

 
Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 

 
The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 

 
In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.
 
Louis

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I've installed XP Mode but i'm trying to find out if this is actually detremental to my SSD. Can anyone comment on SSD's running Virtual Machines (XP Mode) in Windows 7? I dont want to suddenly increase the writes to my SSD and shorten it's life span.





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Answer:XP Mode Virtual Machine on SSD?

I am trying to do the same thing. I have a SSD as my boot C: drive, and a 500GB D: drive.I went to the Microsoft site and downloaded the virtual client and the XP image ... it allowed me to install on the D: drive.Problem is that it did not put anything in the Start menu.I will play with it .. and post if I find a away to get it working.

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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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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 guys, as title mentioned, BSOD while power on virtual machine.
Error : Memory_management

Would much appreciate for any comments

Attached is the reports

Answer:BSOD while power on virtual machine

Hello, Jason. You only have one dump file.


Code:
MEMORY_MANAGEMENT (1a)
# Any other values for parameter 1 must be individually examined.
Arguments:
Arg1: 0000000000061948, The subtype of the bugcheck.
Arg2: 0000000fffffffff
Arg3: 0000000000000001
Arg4: 0000000fffffffff


Code:
Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.
BugCheck 1A, {61948, fffffffff, 1, fffffffff}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for vmx86.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for vmx86.sys
Probably caused by : vmx86.sys ( vmx86+4892 )
Followup: MachineOwner

vmx86 is your VMWare virtualization driver

Please go to your last post and in the bottom left corner click 'My System Specs'. there is a link there to update your system specs, click it and fill them all out in as much detail as possible. Please list Manufacturer and Model, and list Desktop or Laptop. If it is an OEM, please list the Manufacturer and Model number. Please be sure to list your PSU and CPU cooler. If you would like to know what we would like, please click 'My System Specs' at the bottom left of this post and see mine.

Also please tell me the allocation of hardware in your VM.

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I am unable to use XP Mode with either AVG or Avast installed.

It was working fine for years with AVG installed, then all of a sudden whenever XP Mode was used, I'd get a blue screen and the machine would reboot. I uninstalled AVG, XP Mode and Virtual Machine. Reinstalled XP Mode and Virtual Machine and it works fine.
As soon as I reinstalled AVG it did it again.

I've tried the same with Avast and the same thing happens.

Has anyone seen this before?

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After changing XP Mode's network adapter (in order to get port forwarding working), I found that I cannot access the internet using a browser anymore.

I went from Shared Network to Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller in the Virtual Machine settings, which broke its internet connection completely and gave the "limited or no internet connectivity" message. After going back to Shared Network, when loading any page in any of the virtual machine's browsers (Firefox, IE), the page would remain blank then time out after a while. However, pinging websites using cmd worked in the virtual machine. Using the 'repair' option in XP's Network Connections did not help. Disabling the firewall did not help either.

Also, the Windows 7 host machine's internet is working fine.

How do I fix this situation, without having to start anew with another virtual machine?

Answer:XP Mode virtual machine cannot access internet

If available, run system restore in XP using a point where Internet worked.

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I have W-7 Pro..legal My own Disc, not OE.
XP mode in Virtual machine has been working fine for me till this morning.
I received a dialog box indicating an update, so I clicked.
After the update was completed the following occurs

Now when I open this program this message is received.
COULD NOT ENABLE INTEGRATION FEATURES

Asks me to try again or continue with out them.
Try again, just keeps doing the same.
Continue will open a log on box that up in the tools menu enables me to
install integration components.
Clicking this action, an hour glass show activity along with HD lights blinking.
However this has been going on now for over 2 hours..
I need this program to run a web site using Front Page 2002.
If all else fails to fix this, can I eliminate this part and reinstall..
Thanks
 

Answer:Solved: Windows 7 Virtual machine XP mode integration ?

I uninstalled XP mode from the control panel.
Went to Micro-softs site and downloaded XP mode again.
A lot of side tracks, however I have it back on my windows 7 again.
I should be alright now since I only have 1 program to use on it..
Hope this helps some one.
 

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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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We are migrating several hundred workstations from XP to Windows 7 Enterprise. We have several legacy and internally developed applications that cannot run under Windows 7 and will be using XP Mode for them. This works well in a test environment. Some of the applications will not work in NAT mode, so bridged mode is required. Our issue is that several of the workstations are in a common area and used by many users. Each time a new user logs on to the host and launches an XP Mode application a new virtual machine is created in that userís profile which acquires a new, unique IP address from DHCP. This behavior introduces all sorts of problems, not least of which is the depletion of addresses in the DHCP scope. We tried putting the original VMC file in the Default user profile to no avail. Is there a way to prevent a new VM from being created for each new user so that all the users on a workstation will use the same virtual machine? Many thanks.
 

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I am taking an Oracle class where we use VM Ware to connect to our Oracle program and database (because of the amount of RAM Oracle uses). When I initially log on to VM Ware and enter my user name and password, I have no problems with my keystrokes. Once I get to my Oracle program, I have to enter a another name/password sequence to get to my database. When I type my user name that is suppose to be system, it comes out as syste0 (the m types as a zero). When we run this at school, I have no problems connecting to the various programs and/or databases (including VM Ware).

I have tried using this with Internet Explorer 7 and 8 and also Firefox 2 and 3. I am also running XP Pro SP3 on my Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop. I should also mention that once I get through the initial VM Ware logon, Oracle is setup on Windows Server 2003.

Any questions or if you need further information, please let me know.

Thanks for your help.
 

Answer:Keyboard mapping problem in virtual machine (VM Ware) mode

I found out that the problem is with VMware. It toggles the Number Lock on so when you try typing, you get your numbers instead of letters.
 

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Machine:
Dell Inspiron 5558
Intel Core i3-4005U 1.70 GHZ
RAM: 4.0 GB
OS: Win 7 SP 1 with updates.
Problem: A fresh install of Virtual PC and XP Mode crash the system with a BSOD.
I have run sfc /scannow, and the windows installer repair tool after uninstalling the software. I reinstalled and same result.
DMP:  https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10471204/013116-30903-01.dmp
WinDBG Result: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10471204/WinDBG%20on%20Dump.txt.txt
Question: What can I do to fix this? Can vpcvmm.sys be fixed without a wipe? Is it potentially driver issues?

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I have a storage space which has vanished. In that the drive has vanished from disk manager. The physical drives all read ok in the storage space manager, but the space itself is displaying the reconnect drive error. I've tried reconnecting the virtual drive,
and receive the "StorageWMI 8" error code, which doesn't appear to be a published error code.  I've exhausted my search and so I'm asking for help. Any ideas?  

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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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Win7 x64 Command & Conquer Generals does not work in any compatability mode or with XP virtual OSOthers had reported this working but I could not get it to work at all both games just crash at startup with a Technical Difficutlites dialog box displayed.† I think it may have something to do with graphics mode switching problems, but can't really tell.SPECS:Alienware Area51 m15x† 4Gb Ram, 200Gb 7200RPM internal hard-disk.† 8800GTX graphics card. Processors: Intel(R)Core(TM)2 Extreme CPU X7900 @ 2.8 GHzNote: Command & Conquer III Tiberium wars works fine in Win7 x64 no compatability mode required.UPDATE:† I got the game working by using XP SP3 compatability mode and running as administrator.† Re-installed the game again.apparently it gets confused sometimes if you have more than one CD drive, picked the correct drive this time and it is working now.

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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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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?

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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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

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

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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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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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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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'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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Question: virtual machine

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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Answer:dos virtual machine

if any one has any ideas it would be appreciated

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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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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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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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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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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

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 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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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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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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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,
I am using windows xp sp2 with 512 RAM and a 40 GB hard disk capacity (small size for now). can such computers be installed virtual machine?
Thanks for the response.

Answer:About Windows XP SP2 and Virtual Machine

What is your question?

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Will the procedure in this link /www.howtogeek.com/171395/how-to-get-windows-xp-mode-on-windows-8/, using VMware Player, work in Windows 8.1 ?

Answer:Virtual machine in Windows 8.1

The link goes to Windows 8 Forums. Not howto geek.

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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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Hi all,

I am seeking for a virtual machine software rather than VirtualBox and the Microsoft Software. Can anyone please tell me a trusted software?
 

Answer:Need Virtual Machine software

VMware
 

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I have windows 7 and just installed a virtual windows XP using VMware .
i want to know if i can use a different IP in the virtual machine . (the virtual machine will have its own IP ).
any suggestions would be appreciated
 

Answer:VMware virtual machine .

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I used to have a copy of Windows Virtual Machine, but, can't seem to find it now

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Can somebody please help me?!Have a program running on XP mode virtual machine but it won't open it!Tried as suggested to remove stored info and reset but still doesn't work!Want to reset id and password then store them but none are accepted comes up invalid!Only way to install program on windows 7!The virtual machine is there and program is there but won't open!Pleaseeeee Help-Thank You!

Answer:Can not logon to virtual machine

What's the program? It might have something to do with that. It looks like you are running a virtual XP? It sounds like the operating software is working, yet the program wont install? Or run?::mike

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I've just installed VMware Player to run XP and Ubuntu.

Do I need to install anti-virus, firewall and other security software or is this taken care of by the host (Windows 7 Pro)?

Answer:Virtual Machine Security

  
Quote: Originally Posted by prospero


I've just installed VMware Player to run XP and Ubuntu.

Do I need to install anti-virus, firewall and other security software or is this taken care of by the host (Windows 7 Pro)?


Prospero, You should treat any Virtual Drive Operating System as a new computer and they are vulnerable to you picking up a virus. Data comes in thru it's own Ethernet connection and does not get tested by your main OS's av.

I recommend installing an AV on each.

Unless your running DOS 6.2 on a Virtual Machine

Rich

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How do you remove a virtual machine from VMware player? When I looked in the help menu, It says that you can remove the title from the Library list, But the machine is still there. Do you just delete the folder that it's in? That doesn't seem the correct way to do it. I want to redo my Windows 10 preview install. Any help will be appreciated.

Clint

Answer:How to remove a virtual machine

Yes, Just delete the folder where you have it setup and yes, it is the correct way to do it.

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I've visited some sites recently that require "java virtual machine." I don't have it and can't get it....or can I?
 

Answer:Java Virtual Machine?

The latest version is available on the Microsoft Updates site as a critical update. Or you can get the older, vulnerable version here:

http://www.krm.com/techsupport/tech-downloads_mvm.html

You may also install Sun's Java Plugin which generally works just as well.

http://java.sun.com/getjava/download.html
 

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I have a new PC thinkpad E540 and I need to install a Vitual machine. I used Oracle VM Virtualbox but I receive a message
 
Apertura di una sessione per la Macchina Virtuale Windows2012 non riuscita.
VT-x features locked or unavailable in MSR. (VERR_VMX_MSR_LOCKED_OR_DISABLED).
Codice 'uscita: E_FAIL (0x80004005)Componente: ConsoleInterfaccia: IConsole {db7ab4ca-2a3f-4183-9243-c1208da92392}
 
I don't  find on Bios   Intel Virtualizzation Technology.
version Bios is 2.3.
I need to upgrade a version of my bios ?I have windows 7 professional 64-bit
tks
 
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Answer:Virtual machine in E540

Hello and welcome,
 
I don't have a similar machine to check, but if VT is available in BIOS it's usually under Configuration -> CPU or Security -> Virtualization.
 
Have you checked both places?
 
Z.

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Does anyone know how to convert a backup (.bkf) file to a virtual machine (VM)?
Freeware would be nice, but any suggestion would be appriciated.

I google searched for an hour now. I'm about to give up.

Thanks,
Shane
 

Answer:Backup to Virtual Machine (possible???)

Never mind. I just figured it out.
I'll make an Acronis copy of it as a .tib and use that to create the VM.
 

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I use Sun Java on W2000 Pro.How do I remove if possible the MS Java Virtual Machine?
 

Answer:Java Virtual Machine

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Hi. I'd like to put a virtual machine (with XP) on my ubuntu laptop so I can do schoolwork on my laptop (+1 for DeVrys software choice not being compatible with Vista 64 bit AND ubuntu...)
 

Answer:Ubuntu - virtual machine with XP possible?

sure can.
I've done it.
 

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I'm attempting to set up a virtual machine (so I can use XP). How would I go about doing this?

I downloaded Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 and I set up XP and I get to the point where it says "Reboot and select proper boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected boot device"

How do I get past this?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Setting up a Virtual Machine

Have you unmounted the ISO (or physical drive) you were using to install XP?

If you were using Undo Disks, did you make sure to commit your changes when the VM rebooted? If you didn't, then you effectively undid your XP install.
 

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What is a good free virtual machine software. I have used vmware back in college but i dont want to pay for it. Are there even any out there

Answer:free virtual machine

you don't have to pay for vmware.. Just request a new key every 30 days, it worked for me, even with the same e-mail.. they just send a new key to your e-mail.. Assuming if they make it that easy, it's legal

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Hello,

I am trying to run a software called ROES from bay photo.com. A few months ago I was able to run the full version of ROES software just fine. Now I keep getting this message could not create the java virtual machine. The company bay photo said it is something going on with my laptop and it's wasn't on their end. I can run the full version of ROES on my desktop just fine. Does ANYONE have any ideal what is gong on?

Thanks

Answer:java virtual machine

Hi, and welcome to BleepingComputer.Have you checked that you have the latest version of Java installed? I think it is 6 Update 20 at the moment. It is important that this is kept up to date. The newer versions will overwrite older ones but you can check in ADD/REMOVE to see if there are any to uninstall.http://java.com/en/Cheers

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So I recently built a new rig running Vista HP 64 (see sig) and absolutely love the computer and OS. The only downside is that there are a handful of apps I rely on that won't play nice with Vista, 64-bit OS's, or both. I was considering installing XP Pro 32 on a 320gb hdd that I've got laying around collecting dust and simply dual-booting, but I don't really want to have to reboot my system just to run one or two apps for maybe 20 minutes at a time.

I've looked around a bit for info on virtual machines, but can't find any real "Hey, new to VM's? Look here" type thing designed for beginners. What software do I need? Is it possible to run a 32-bit VM with a 64 bit OS? (I.E. boot vista 64 as usual and then run a VM with XP 32)?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Looking to set up a virtual machine; where do I start?

What kind of software are we talking about here?

To answer the main question - first you need some VM software like VirtualBox, or VMWare Workstation/Server. Virtualbox is free to use for personal use, so I'd pick that. Read the doc on their site and it will sound really simple, because it really is.

And yes, you can run 32-bit VMs if your host OS is a 64-bit system.
 

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I have a basic understanding of sandbox and virtual machine, but don't understand the pros and cons of each. The research I have done indicates that a VM must have an operating system installed in it, which uses disc space. If I read between the lines properly, the VM also requires dedicated security programs, which amounts to maintaining two computers.Is my understanding correct here?If a computer has Windows 7 with XP Mode, is XP Mode a virtual machine?Any information you can provide to make these two features more clear to me will be appreciated.wkid

Answer:sandbox vs. virtual machine

I'm not familiar with Virtual Machines, as far as I understand, it's like this :

1. Windows 7 is your operating system.
2. Windows Virtual PC runs under Windows 7 (= freeware).
3. Windows Virtual PC allows you to create multiple Virtual Machines with a different OS, which can be :
- Windows XP SP3 or
- Windows Vista SP2 or
- Windows 7 itself.
but you can create as many Virtual Machines you want, even with the same OS.
Each VM has its own OS + any combination of other softwares. This requires of course alot of diskspace,
but the absolute minimum in a VM is one OS, while other software are optional.

Each OS seems to have its own virtual hardware : CPU, RAM, Monitor, Harddisk, I/O access, other devices, network access.
This is a little difficult for me to understand, but I will once I have WVPC, but I don't need WVPC.

In other words you can create different computers on YOUR single computer, which allows you to try and test any OS in combination with any other software or software-combinations.

I can do this too with FirstDefense-ISR (FD), but not with Virtual Machines, I use "snapshots" to do this.
WVPC seems to have more possibilities than FD, certainly regarding virtual hardware.

This is not possible with a sandbox. About which sandbox-software are you talking ?

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I have a Dell desktop with W10. I have a webcam installed. My wife needs to use some software with the webcam which will not work with W10. I will work with W7. I tried to download W7 as a dual boot system. I get an error message that W7 isn't compatible with my desktop. I can install W7 in a virtual machine. I didn't see the webcam in the virtual machine. Is there anyway to access the webcam with a virtual machine?Thanks

Answer:Webcam with virtual machine

In the VM settings you should be able to assign USB and other devices to be directly connected to the VM. I did this with an XP VMWare virtual machine when I had a webcam that had no Windows 7 drivers.

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So, I installed Windows 8 in a virtual environment on VMWare Player, and saved the virtual drive onto my external HDD, which had more storage than my internal drives. However, the external drive doesn't show up in the virtual machine, and I was wondering if it was because that's where the virtual machine is installed. If not, any tips on how to get it to be recognized would be fantastic.
 

Answer:External HDD and Virtual Machine

VMware should have a setting for default .vdi (or whatever VMware uses) locations.

I use VirtualBox, so the settings may be different.
 

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What is the best virtual machine setup.

I have tried Virtual Box and Hyper-V.

Both are a little laggy over remote desktop, even with Lan. Is there any way to fix this?

Thanks

Answer:Best virtual machine setup

Any Virtual Machine will be laggy. It depends on the hardware in use. You have to remember, the machine is trying to push 2 fully in use Operating Systems at once. An yes they will be laggy over remote desktop. A VM can be laggy without trying to throw remote sessions into it.

So the only way to fix it is to use a decent or better machine with GB LAN. If you want a remote session to not be laggy, then it better be a high end machine. As those are the only things that will be able to handle the load.

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I had installed windows 8 in VBOX. I could not get the sound to work. It stated no Audio detected. I uninstalled it, and reinstalled it in VMWARE. It is working fine. I tried to run it again in VBOX but the same thing, no audio drivers detected. I am running it in VMWARE and it is working great, so I removed VBOX from my CPU.[Note, I had originally had the Consumer preview running in VBOX with no trouble.

Answer:Windows 8 Virtual Machine

Here Vbox works fine installed on Win7 x64. I use Win 8 Release Preview x64 as a VM with no problems concerning sound.

You are probably using Vbox on Win 8 as a host.
There were still some problems with the support / installation of Vbox on Win 8 as a host. It failed to install and I had to fix Vbox manually.

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Hello everyone.

I run virtual machines on my PC for leisure/learning/generic purposes. Nothing serious. Up until now I had been using Microsoft VPC 2007 Sp1. But I have often seen other software choices like virtualbox and VMware getting some pretty good reviews.

What Virtual PC software do you recommend and why?

Thank you for your time.

Answer:Virtual Machine Software?

I like and use both VirtualBox and VMWare Player. Both are free and support more guest OSes than does MS VPC since VPC only supports MS OSes. Just because an OS isn't supported doesn't mean it won't work but it means it hasn't been tested and MS won't help you to make it work. The documentation for both VB and VMWP provide info regarding how to install many different OSes.

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Folks, I'm going to be accused of being a liar, an idiot, or an insane genius, but...

I installed the 8 Preview on the Oracle Virtual Machine today. When it wanted to reboot, it rebooted my entire computer, and BEFORE completing the start-up, tried to erase Windows 7 and install the 8 preview over it. I had already removed the installation disk. After five minutes of fighting, the installer gave up and spent another five minutes re-installing 7.

I have always read that a virtual machine cannot harm your computer, but that statement is not true.

Answer:Virtual Machine Warning

Strange. Were you using a real DVD or an ISO for the installation? If you were using a real DVD and your real PC crashed then it would boot from the DVD if that is first in your boot order.

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While trying to log onto Anywebcam, I received a message that I need to load Jave Virtual Machine. I am running Win XP Home. Where do I find this, and how do I install it? Thanks for any help.
 

Answer:Java virtual machine

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How do I save a Virtual Machine to do a restore? I just finished a XP Pro VMware machine and I want to save it. There is a folder named Virtual Machines under My Documents. Is this what I backup?

Answer:Save virtual machine

Yes, the VMDK is the virtual disk so you can save that somewhere or the whole folder as you prefer.

I suggest that you zip it as well to save space.

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My hp laptop is Pavilion 14-al125TX.I have some problems in my hp computer.I need to use virtual machine in my laptop.After I installed VMware,I can?t open my virtual machine.The situation on my computer manager  showed as figure(1). I found some solutions in internet.                                                                                                         Figure(1)                                                                                                 Figure(2)First,I e... Read more

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Hi everyone, I am a brand new member of this site, I have a question about an idea I had regarding virtual machines.
I have a large selection of the free antivirus/spyware programs that are out there, which I would like to periodically run, as most people will know some will pick up what others do not.
I have one problem with this - these programs are so intrusive and resource hungry, and many refuse to co-operate with each other. For example AVG free will not put up with just being used as an antivirus, it wants to protect your computer real-time and these extra processes sometimes cannot be entirely disabled without uninstalling. I already have a satisfactory real-time protection set-up (avast) and I do not want real-time protection for my real-time protection :-)
I only want to utilise the benefits of occasionally running different scanning programs.
I thought that if I could run them all on a virtual machine that accesses my host system's HDD I would bypass this issue -- but is it possible??!
I have windows virtual machine, with XP mode, a normal XP image and Server 2003.
Any help will be much appreciated!!
Ben.

Answer:Virtual Machine Queries.

Sure ... you can do that just as long as your VM can view the host hard drive. You would need to direct the virus scanner to scan a particular drive. Assuming your main machine is called 'MyBox' ... just map a drive letter (in the VM) to \\MyBox\C$ (or whichever drive you want to scan). In a command session you could accomplish the mapping like this:
NET USE X: \\MyBox\C$
or you could do it in Windows Explorer by browsing to "\\MyBox\C$" and mapping it from there.
However ... why would you want to do this? Sounds like overkill to me.
-max

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Are you getting viruses, spyware or other problems? Could it not be that this is happening because you are visiting dodgy websites, opening files from unknown sources, downloading "freeware" of questionable origin and suchlike? If the answer is yes, then there's no need to stop, just start being a bit more careful, that's all!

Visiting dodgy sites, downloading "freeware", or anything like that? If so, you might want to consider doing these riskfull things inside a sandbox, such as a VMware virtual machine.

You can download VMware server for free at

http://www.vmware.com/download/server/

Surf for your pr0n inside a virtual machine instead, and then your main installation - which you trust for things such as online banking and so forth - never visits a dodgy internet site.

Install an XP virtual machine, patch it up by visiting windows update, and then start doing all that naughty stuff inside a VM instead!

http://www.vmware.com/download/server/

If that XP installation gets infected, just delete it and start again! Or restore from a back easily, just by copying some files.
 

Answer:Use a virtual machine -- it's free!

lol, my system is suited and booted for just about anything, no virtual machines for me, but thx for the links
 

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Hi Everyone,
To be honest.. I've never really used the VM Player software before. I'm trying to run a virtual machine on my Windows 10 Professional 64-bit desktop. Of course I have already installed the latest version of the VM Player software, and I downloaded the latest version of Windows 10 technical preview 64-bit ISO, I've followed the steps to create a new virtual machine, but I keep receiving errors. I just wanted to check out the technical preview without installing it. Has anyone else had this issue ?
Thanks,
David

Answer:Virtual Machine Question

You are going to have to be a bit more specific regarding what errors you are getting and which VM Player software you are trying to use. Did you follow this tutorial?
Hyper-V virtualization - Setup and Use in Windows 10

Also, normally in the computer's BIOS/UEFI is a setting to enable or disable CPU virtualization - did you make sure that is enabled?

How to Enable Intel VT-x in Your Computer’s BIOS or UEFI Firmware

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Running Windows 8 Pro.
Set up Hyper-V.
Added switch
Created five different virtual machines using different flavors of linux.
None of them will start.
I get an error message saying the OS failed to initialize.

I've read through the posts here and it doesn't seem to be a common problem.

Does anyone have any ideas?

If you need more info, please let me know.

Thx

Answer:Virtual Machine Won't Start

In hyper v, start the VM, then you have to click connect. Once that's done it should start right up for you.

Also for each VM, I recommend at least 2 cores and 2 GB Ram.

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