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Virtual machine (2004?) - Sharing DOS files

Question: Virtual machine (2004?) - Sharing DOS files

I had a hard disc fail on My XP Professional machine. I was running Locoscript on virtual machine. I had a backups of the vhd file (and others).
My replacement machine is Windows 7 with a virtual machine with integrated XP (and no floppy drive). I have successfully created a DOS image and I can read and update the Locoscript database.
However, my long-term plan was always to download the Locoscript database, do some conversion, and load it to Access - I did do design and initial testing of an Access database, but I've not revisited it for a bit..
The next step is to get the data out virtual DOS image, as an ASCII file. See alsobelow
Q1 How can I get the data out of VM?! (Is there a way?)
I have no other plans for the DOS VM apart from continuing to update the Locoscript short-termn and subsequently extracting its data to elsewhere..I don't know what version of DOS I'm on, nor how to find out. Ah! Theres'a a folder C:MSDOS 6.
I havent tried installing VM additions as I've read that MS VM doesn't support shared files even with Additions.
Ideally, I'd like to do all this on my own machine, eithe by VM 2004 on the W 7 host as as well as the MS VM. Or even could I install VM2004 under the Integrated XP virtuaul machine?
Q2 What would you recommend either of these as a way forward?
I can use a borrowed XP professional machine short term. It does have a floppy drive. I've installed VM 2004 from the web, and used the .vhd file, and it works, but I've not found a way of installing VM additions.
I have downloaded a version of 2004 VM additions, but the instructions talk about installing it in conjunction with a VM installation CD (I don't have one of course). There are 4 files, and I don't know what to do with them.
1.4 M DOS virtual machine additions.vfd
1.4 M NT4 driver.vfd
2.2 MVirtual disc compactor.iso
26.4 M VPC 2004 additions. iso
Q3 How can I access my DOS files either this way or some other way?

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Hi everyone,

I have been using the free Sandboxie www.sandboxie.com to add a little more security to online browsing. Can I just delete the folders or programs downloaded to the sandbox with my normal secure delete program, i.e, eraser http://www.heidi.ie/eraser/ ? I doubt that Sandboxie erases the files in a secure manner by itself. I tried using eraser on some files I downloaded to Sandboxie & it "seemed" to work.

I am also considering installing Microsofts "Virtual PC 2004" since it's free now. Can I use Sandboxie and Virtual PC 2004 on the same machine ? Does it matter which of the two programs I install first ?

Thanks for your help.
John
 

Answer:Questions regarding using Sandboxie, and using Virtual PC 2004 on the same machine

I can't imagine the two application conflicting with each other. I have VPC and VMWARE running here, they play nice together, even running simultaneously. I don't use Sandboxie, so I don't know exactly how it handles file deletions.
 

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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 came across several free virtual machine-type programs here on MajorGeeks:
Sandboxie, SafeSpace, and Returnil Personal Edition.

If I were to install any one of them, based upon my limited understanding of virtualization programs, I'm under the impression that anything I do (surf the web, install new apps, etc...) will not affect my base (actual) system when I exit the virtualization program. Put another way, any changes made while in virtual mode will not be saved to my machine.

Here's my question:
If I were to download anything while in virtual mode (files, etc...), then copy/move them to a different drive (secondary or external, for example), then shutdown and restart in regular (non-virtual) mode, will the files I downloaded and copied/moved (while in virtual mode) still be saved on the other drive? If files have been copied/moved, should the secondary/external drive be disconnected (if possible) prior to restarting?


Are there any other "easy to install and use" free VM programs I should consider?


Thanks for your responses.
 

Answer:Saving files while using Virtual Machine programs

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This is the second or third time it's been offered.

Read all the user comments on Returnil, Sandboxie, etc. on this page. After today (just a few hours more from now when the offer expires) be sure to click on the link to expand and see the entire page of comments being left today.

You'll get a better idea of what they can do by reading other's questions and the clarifying answers (some not so polite, unfortunately).

Bottom line is, yes, you will keep any files that were saved on a drive other than the boot/system disk which is protected while Returnil protection was enabled. Returnil also provides for creating a "drive" or folder where you can save files between reboots/restarts if, say, you have only one C: drive.
 

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I have been using a win XP virtual machine OK occasionally for some months and at one point it 'crashed (i.e. stopped responding and could not be woken up). It made me realise that I had done what I needed to do so 'OK, let's delete the thing'. The trouble is, I cannot!

OK the files had a 'SYSTEM' ownership and I have manages to amend one file (as a test) to what I believe is my win7 username. Now when I try to delete, I get a message saying I need permission form myself; this is annoying to say the least.

Any ideas on how to go about this deletion?

Cheers

Answer:Win XP virtual machine s corrupted -how do I dlete the files (& vhd)?

Remove Windows XP Mode, virtual machines, or Windows Virtual PC

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I have Vmware (Player 3) and i want to save files directly to a virtual machine how to do this?

Answer:Saving files directly into a Virtual Machine?

There are a number of ways. One is with any tool that would normally work between two computers. FTP would be an example. Network neighborhood shared files or folders another example. One could also install tools. It would allow you to simply cut and paste between the two. One could use a flash drive even between the two. A cd or other media would work too. One could email the file to each other. I am sure I forgot a few ways.Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?

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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 have hyper v machines hosted locally on my computer. I want to share a folder between the hyper v machines and my local machine. I had this down before by creating a shared drive with a subst command but now I cannot remember how to do this.
 

Answer:sharing files with hyper v machine

The correct command to connect a drive letter to a shared drive is:
NET USE N: \\servername\sharename

Subst (or substitute) is a non-persistent command for creating a temp. drive letter to a local drive and path not a network location.
 

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When I share a folder from my windows 7 machine, my XP machines are unable to access those folders; I get NOT ACCESSIBLE errors, the only folder that works is USERS, which isn't a whole lot of use to me, as all my data is on another drive. The windows 7 machine is able to see all shared files and folders on the XP machines. All computers are connected to the same work group, and I tried giving shared folders the same exact settings as Users, but to no avail. I've even shut off windows firewall and it still doesn't work.

Answer:sharing files on a win7 machine with XP machines

Try this:

Share Files and Printers between Windows 7 and XP :: the How-To Geek

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Hi,
I had installed RHEL4 in RHEL4 in my VMWare Virtual disk.
But now due to some reason, it's not booting up.
How can I recover the data stored in the .vmdk file?
Thanks in advance,
-pkd
 

Answer:How to recover files in VMWare virtual machine disk(.vmdk) file?

If you have another VM then you can add the non-booting vmdk file to it as another hard drive. At least that's the theory, in my experience what boots is the added vmdk file so you would actually want to add a good/bootable vmdk file to the non-booting VM.

Then boot it up and the files will be accessible.

So, to get started, you need to create another RHEL4 VM.

Hope that makes sense.
 

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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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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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Question: virtual pc 2004

I have downloaded a trial version of virtual PC 2004 I have created a virtual machine with server 2003.In order server 2003 you need to press ctrl-alt-del when you do this my system assumes that you want to revert back to the host machine. Has anyone any ideas how to overcome this problem?

Answer:virtual pc 2004

Alt Gr - Delete

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I need a little help guys, I have Vista on one hardrive and Media Center on another hardrive, the media center drive is the slave and vista is the primary. Can I use Virtual PC(installed on the Vista drive) to access the Media Center Drive. Or does this virtual PC software only work when you make a partition on one hardrive?

Thanks guys
Kubo
 

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Question: Virtual PC 2004

Hello people;

Ive just started using virtual pc and i need a way to burn a "virtual hd" to a disc or anywhere outside of pc 2004, Ive heard its impossible is it true?

I really could use this or else ive wasted my time.

Thanks, Kris

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Question: Virtual PC 2004

I didn't see where anyone had posted this:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtualpc/evaluation/overview2004.mspx

I have it and it's pretty amazing. I am running Windows XP and Windows 2000 at the same time, with 2000 on my second monitor.
 

Answer:Virtual PC 2004

IMHO, it blows compared to VMWare, but I know people who swear by it, so I guess it's personal preference.
 

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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 a self-build pc based on a Asus K8S-MX motherboard, an Athlon 64 3000+ and 1 Gig of RAM.
This motherboard has onboard graphics for which I've allocated 128MB of RAM. I don't normally play games on this pc so have never been inticed to update the graphics.

Anyway, I had a desire to play Dungeon Keeper 2, (yes, I know I'm very sad), but could not get it to work under XP.
I tried changing the compatibility mode and installing Windows Compatibility Tool, which I saw suggested on another site, but nothing worked.
The only error I ever got was "dkii.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close." which pops up almost as soon as you click on the DK2 shortcut.

So, having what I thought was an excellent idea, I installed Microsoft's Virtual PC 2004.
I then dug out my, very old, windows 98 disk and installed 98 into the virtual environment with no problem.
The installation of DK2 also went smoothly and when I click on the shortcut I get all the company titles, the intro movie then plays (smoothly, with no problems) and the game menu then loads.

In the menu (which is all in 3D) I can navigate to different areas like extras, options and so forth and the cursor flys around the 3D room and I can change things to my hearts content.

However, when I click to start a new game, a splash screen displays with a progress bar to indicate it's loading the level, but then nothing. All I get is a black screen and I end up having to kill the virtual pc.
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Answer:Virtual PC 2004 and games.

I am not sure about this game, but I played with one of the old ZORK games and finally got it to run. It complained about the exe as well, but all along it was one of the DLLs. It will take alot of work to get tihs running for you, so be patient and search every single registry entry that is tied to this game. In the end you will be moving one of these .dll's to the System32 directory. You may also have to rename a conflicting system file when you want to play.(be sure to rename it back). You will be able to use XP as well.
 

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Finally a software from Microsoft that actually work to my liking-Virtual PC 2004. And it's FREE from the MS site.   All 3 OSes Win2K, WinXP and Ubuntu work great and it doesn't requare reboot.   Too bad OSX can't be part of the happy family. Check it out.B

Answer:Virtual PC 2004 Works wonder

VP 2004 is in fact listed in the software FAQ, but thanks for the reminder.  Excellent for testbed installations, e.g. testing out a slipstreamed XP installation (something I tried for the first time last week).

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Yup, you read it right, Microsoft has freely released Virtual PC 2004 with SP1

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/vir...loads/sp1.mspx

Answer:Virtual PC 2004 SP1 available freely from MS

so this allows us to install more than 1 operating system and allows us to run them at the same time? but y would we need more than 1 operating system?

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Hello, I just installed virtual pc 2004 and when i tried to start the virtual OS, it says reboot and select proper boot device, anybody have any ideas what i am doing wrong, thanks
 

Answer:Solved: virtual pc 2004

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Im running Vista Ultimate x64 on my main computer which has a Dell 1710n laser printer and HP PSC2175 AIO Printer attached to it. I have tried sharing the printers out to my XP machine, it sees it but i keep getting an error message that it can't find the proper driver and to contact the system adminstrator. I have downloaded the XP drivers for the Dell 1710n and tried to manually install the driver when it asks on my XP computer but i keep getting the same message. What do i do to get this to work?
 

Answer:Problems sharing Printer on Vistax64 Machine to XP machine

You can't get either printer to work? Have you also tried manually downloading the XP drivers for the HP?
 

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virtual PC stops responding

On my DELL laptop computer when I try to install server 2003
or any other program 98 95....

I have try installing and restalling Virtual PC 2004

any other things that i can try


1gb ram
120gb hard drive
windows xp media center 2005
 

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virtual PC stops responding

On my DELL laptop computer when I try to install server 2003
or any other program 98 95....

I have try installing and restalling Virtual PC 2004

any other things that i can try


1gb ram
120gb hard drive
windows xp media center 2005
 

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Whether Microsoft virtualization technology is an important component of your existing infrastructure or you're just a Virtual PC enthusiast, you can now download Virtual PC 2004 Service Pack 1 absolutely free. Microsoft is also offering the free download of Virtual PC 2007, with support for Windows Vista in 2007.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtualpc/default.mspx
 

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Just wondering if its possible to run Linux on MS Virtual PC 2004. I've gone through what little documentation I could find, but nothing about Linux is ever mentioned, only Windows versions and OS/2.

Does anybody have any experience running MS Virtual PC 2004? If so can you link me to some resources or drop some tips?

Thanks guys!

DS
 

Answer:Running Linux on MS Virtual PC 2004

iirc, i don't think that it is, but then again, i could be wrong, and i don't have any linkage.
 

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My computer died. I bought a new computer with Vista. I use Quickbooks 2004. It is not compatible with Vista. I could buy Quickbooks 2007 or later but that costs a bit. I ran across something called Microsoft Virtual Machine. If I understand it correctly, it loads onto the Vista computer but acts as if it is some other system, say XP. Am I right in thinking that I could use Virtual Machine (which is free as I understand it) and run Quickbooks 2004 on my Vista computer?

This is way over my head!

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Maybe you can help me with my situation. Here's what I did...

1. Created image of drive C partition straight onto DVD-R's (2 discs), including Acronis software/boot data.

2. Created .ISO images from the Acronis images on the DVD-R's and saved them on my hard drive.

3. Started a new Virtual Machine with a new Virtual Hard Drive, selected the virtual CD/DVD drive where I have mounted the Acronis .ISO image.

4. The VM booted with the .ISO, Acronis was launched, proceeded to the Restore section.

5. Was prompted to choose .tib archive location, which was on the same .ISO that was just used to boot the VM

6. The virtual CD/DVD drive was showing under My Computer, and by clicking on it, I can see in the Info. section on the right that there is 4.3GB of data on the CD/DVD drive.

7. >> Problem: I cannot view the .tib file, cannot expand the virtual CD/DVD drive. Similarly, in XP, I also cannot view the contents of the created .ISO - after openning the .ISO it shows zero files inside, but shows that the .ISO is infact 4.3GB (same goes for viewing the contents of the virtual CD/DVD drive through XP [not VM], the .tib does not show! The only way it seems I can even view the .tib file is from the physical disc that it was burned on, using the same drive it was burned with, but I can't seem to get this drive working inside the VM.

After trying to boot to my actual PC form the physical disc, there was no issues, was able to see the .tib archive.
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Answer:Need some help using Acronis .tib images with MS Virtual PC 2004

Nevermind, just did another backup. This time to an external hard drive.
Finally the .tib files were treated like anything else.

I guess it was a problem with the DVD-R's?

Was able to restore my OS partition to a partition on the external drive, amazing software, made an exact clone of my OS partition (even though the original was 60GB total and the clone was 25GB total...data used was only ~18GB)

Some notes...

- Acronis seems to not like to perform partition backup/restore within the same physical drive (I'm sure it's possible, but the stress on the resources was immense)

- The backup was of a 'primary/active/system' partition, however, when I chose 'Active' as partition type for the destination, Acronis kept finishing with errors around 90% + (not sure if this is related to a] restoring to a partition with total size less than the original, or b] restoring to a different physical drive ? ).

- The type was always preselected as 'Primary', so I tried that and it worked, but obviously had trouble booting (NTLDR missing; boot error message). Simple fix: In XP 'Disk Management' right-click partition in question, should see option to change partition to 'Active', takes 1 second and drive is now bootable!



- Overall I find Acronis True Image is an incredible tool that I look forward to using on a regular basis. It can be a bit on the 'particular' side (not as flexible as cracked up to be) but it doesn't take THAT long to learn how it likes to behave.

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Hi Guys,

I have installed and setup MS Virtual PC 2004 SP1 on my Windows XP Pro installation. I have created a new partition for Windows Vista (on a non raid drive) and only have that HD assigned to the Virtual PC

Note: I am installing on an X2, NF4 with NVRaid on my XP partition, but Vista will go on a partition that is non raid, and VM only sees this parition as the Virtual Hard Drive.

I start the Vista Virtual PC from the Console and get an error stating "The network adapter with address "00:00:00:00..." of virtual machine "Vista" failed to initialize because the address is a null address" I click OK.

I continue by starting install from my CD in the VM session. To do this, I navigated to menu CD, and chose "Use Physical Drive D" so I would be able to boot from the Vista install DVD.

I proceed to install Vista by clicking "Install Now" I proceed entering the License Key. I click "Next". I get an error stating "Setup failed to open the Windows Image File". OK, I am stumped. How did you get past this error?

Thanks
 

Answer:Want to Install Vista Beta on MS Virtual PC 2004

Windows Vista is not yet supported by Virtual PC, as stated by Microsoft. I had tried various CTP's with my MSDN subscription on VPC and couldn't get any of them to work.
 

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anybody used this software, any recomendations as to which is most user friendly, using xp pro - celeron 1.7 - 512 ram - 200 gig hard drive

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I was wondering, if I install this software on my corporate work computer, can the network admins see what guest OS'es I have running virtually? and can they see what software I install into these guest OS'es? Our corporate policy doesn't allow Windows XP SP2 but I am testing Visual Studio .NET 2005 which NEEDS service pack 2 installed. So I was thinking of using Virtual PC to make a guest Windows XP SP2 operating system and installing the VS Studio.net 2005 on this guest operating system... I just want to make sure that the network admins can't see that I am running virtual pc and another operating system.. as they wouldn't like this!
 

Answer:Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 running on Windows XP Pro SP1?

It doesn't matter whether or not the install is on a virtual PC or a physical PC. If the system isn't on the network, network admins can't see it. You can install Windows XP SP2 as a virtual PC, but as soon as you connect it to the company's network, the admins will see it as if it were a physical system.
 

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Does anybody know if it may be worth it trying to play Doom95 (Doom for Windows 95) under Windows98SE, virtualized by Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 under Windows XP Home Edition or Professional Edition?  If it is possible, would it be possible to get mouse support in this case?I know that Windows XP Home Edition is not supported for Virtual PC 2004, but I read online that it should be compatible.  Since Virtual PC 2004 has no USB support, I believe I'll have to wait until I get a PS/2 multimedia keyboard.  (This is for the Dell computer in the basement.)I had already tried VMWare Player, and although I was able to get Win98SE to install successfully and get sound working, Doom95 would not play right.  (The game's graphics looked wrong.)

Answer:Microsoft Virtual PC 2004, Windows98SE and Doom95

Why not give DOSBox a try...

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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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Hiya

Virtual PC is a powerful software virtualization solution that allows you to run multiple PC-based operating systems simultaneously on one workstation, providing a safety net to maintain compatibility with legacy applications while you migrate to a new operating system. It also saves reconfiguration time, so your support, development, and training staff can work more efficiently.

This is a 45-day time-out, full version of the Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 product. No serial number is required.

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000 Professional Edition , Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Professional Edition , Windows XP Service Pack 1, Windows XP Service Pack 2

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...d6-5098-4c64-9ca7-a30f225859f6&DisplayLang=en

Regards

eddie
 

Answer:Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 Free 45-Day Trial Edition

I've got the full version and tried it. It leaves an awful lot to be desired, especially on the network side.
 

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

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

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

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Question: virtual machine

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

thank you. and merry christmas every1 ...
 

Answer:virtual machine

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

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

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

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

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Question: Virtual Machine??

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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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?

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

(I'm running XP Home)
 

Answer:Virtual Machine?

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

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

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

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

Rob
 

Answer:Virtual machine

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

Answer:Virtual machine

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

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Hiya,


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


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

Thanks.
 

Answer:MCE on a Virtual Machine...

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

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

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

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Question: Virtual Machine 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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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 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 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

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 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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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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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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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

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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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

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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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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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'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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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 want to move files from a Windows 2000 machine to an XP machine, this is what I have so far:In the batch file:@echo offclsc:cd \MailSpamftp -i -n -s:C:\batch\getspamftp.txt:EndIn the text file:open X.X.X.Xuser administrator xxxxxxxD:cd Mail\spool\spammget *.smdmdel *.smdquit

Answer:write a batch file to move files from a windows 2000 machine to an XP machine

Have you considered using the Files and settings transfer wizard ? ?

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Hi folks;
I'm trying to get into my favourite chatroom, but I need to download "java virtual machine"
I've tried numerous times to download it, but when I try to install it, I get the message " a required source cannot be located"

Does anyone know how I can download and install it succesfully plz.

Gill
 

Answer:Java virtual machine

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I want VM software 

Answer:virtual machine software

I want a new convertible...And a 4 month Vacation in Rio...

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I installed Windows 10 on VirtualBox on my Mac. When installing I entered the Product Key that I got when I purchased Windows 10. Now I am planning to use the same key elsewhere. Should I do something before I delete the virtual Windows 10 from VirtualBox? Thank you.

Answer:Product Key and virtual machine

Nothing that will really help. You can remove the product key from the local machine but that won't change anything already stored on Microsoft activation servers.

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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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I would like to run Win 98SE, XP and 7 on my laptop to play many of the old games I used to love and have collecting dust.

Here is my dilemma. I currently have Vista Home installed but just got my Win7 Home upgrade. To run XP compatibility in Win7 I need to purchase Win7 Pro anytime upgrade at $85 and I don't know it the games would run in compatibility mode. My second option is: I still have a Win98 and XP CD's with license but my WinXP Pro version is the original 32bit version I believe. I'd probably have to upgrade to the XP 64bit at $90 for Home or $140 for Pro.

So What to do? Tri Boot and how? Upgrade Win7 to Pro and Hope everything works in compatibility mode which I doubt.

Thanks,
Tom
 

Answer:Tri-Boot or Virtual Machine?

Virtualization would be the more convenient solution, but there is no current software that offers native GPU performance on the Windows platform. That would be a killer feature.

Since XP Mode only emulates the video subsystem with a basic driver, games that are 3D-accelerated will either not run properly or at all.

VMware Workstation 6+ has advanced 3D emulation in XP, but whether a particular game will work well enough is hit-or-miss. You can test it out by downloading a 30-day trial.

Virtual Box also has experimental 3D emulation, and is free.

If you want to multi-boot, you can install Win98 and Windows XP 32-bit using a third-party boot manager. There's no need for XP64, and you wouldn't want it anyway for maximum game compatibility.
 

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Appreciate some assistance.

Have a friend who likes to view the Chicago Sun-Times sports section for hoop scores, etc. He has a shortcut on his desktop to do so.

Every time he goes to the website, an 'Install on Demand' prompt shows up. He gets the message: To display this page correctly you need to download and install the following: Java Virtual Machine. The website keeps asking for the most recent version of the Microsoft Virtual Machine.

The PC was bought brand new about 6 weeks ago. It is running Windows XP Home. You would thing the latest version of the Microsoft Virtual Machine would already be installed.

Downloading the Microsoft VM is always an option, but he does not get the prompt on any other websites, only on the one for the Chicago Sun-Times????

Any thoughts?
 

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microsoft virtual machine can someone tell me where to get this free.As my techer at college said its free.I have downloade one and it says i am not working on a system that supports it.My system is a dell 1545 with vista home premium.
thank you in advance

Answer:microsoft virtual machine

Let me google that for you


First hit:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

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Anyone know of a virtual machine for android to run windows ?
Thanks
 

Answer:Virtual Machine on android?

Do you mean a VM to run Android on Windows 7? Try this:http://www.bluestacks.com/
 

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HI,
Can some provide a little info please regarding Java VM?

What I would like to know is in the "Internet option"/Settings/Advanced..with regards to the 3 tick boxes against Java VM are they actually linked to the installation itself?

What I mean is .. I beleive Virtual Machine would have to be physically downloaded onto PC, and if say I remove all the "ticks" would I stop VM from being actioned ( and vice versa ?)
I hope I have expalined myself correctly!!

Thanks..
 

Answer:Java Virtual Machine

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Hey,
I have a pretty powerful computer... So, I want to allow some people to Remote Access, and use it sometimes to use some simple programs like Word, FTP, Photoshop or something... But... I'm on the computer all the time. I want them to use my computer, but not see what is on my screen...

What software should I use? VMWare?
 

Answer:VMWare? Virtual Machine

What OS are you using? If you've got XP with SP2, then you can download an unofficial 'patch' that will allow multiple sessions using Remote Desktop. With it you can be logged on locally while another person can be logged on remotely (without the patch the Remote session would lock the console session or vice-versa).

http://www.kood.org/terminal-server-patch/
VMWare will work well for security reasons. However, if you trust these people enough to let them log onto your computer then Remote Desktop may be adequate.
 

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Unable to start the application-the Java Virtual Machine cannot be loaded.
Class not registered

Well thats the error I get. I was trying to use my HP all in one to scan (Which I don't do but once in a blue moon) and I can't get it to work. It was working but I downloaded Java from Sun Micro , and now I get this message. I tried to uninstall the Java to see if that would work but it didn't any thoughts?? I mean I could totally wipe my system and start over which I do occasionally just for giggles and grins but I would like to see if I can fix this.

BTW I'm using XP SP2 with most every update except IE 7

All help is greatly appreciated.

I will let you know I did google the error message and got something about the whole Microsoft issue with Java Lawsuit blah blah blah. Also I found some threads of what other people have done to try and fix this issue, but I don't have any chickens handy and I can't wait until the moon is in the seventh hour of the seventh day of the seventh... you get what I'm saying.

Once again all help is greatly appreciated.
 

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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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Hey are there any freeware virtual machine programs that i wouuld be able to run any Linux Distro off of. I don't have the money to pay for a virtual machine program and i need to program in linux for class and i was trying to figure out how to do this without having three operating systems on my compouter which i did before but i don't know how fast i could do it again.

I own a macbook pro btw so it needs to be for Macintosh.

Thanks,
Kamron
 

Answer:freeware virtual machine

I was about to suggest VMWare player until you mentioned Mac OS. In that case, I wish you luck with OS X ports of QEMU or Xen.

I have seen VMWare Fusion for $30 after rebate if you don't mind spending a few bucks.
 

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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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I have downloaded and installed the Microsoft Virtual Machine 2007, which is described in some places as being compatible with Vista, but is described as not being compatible during the setup. This is just the first problem which I have. Having read various idiot's guides on using the VM, I continue, and have set up the VM Hard Drive, but the guides just tell me to install the required system onto the VHD. I'm trying to install W95, purely for gameplaying reasons, I'm afraid, and I've got my (Authentic) W95 disk in the E Drive, but I just can't work out how to get what's on the disk in E onto the VHD. I would appreciate the next step down after the idiot's guide, as the IG is obviously not enough for me.

Answer:Installing W95 in a Virtual Machine

At the top of the VM window will be a menu item for CD.
From there you can capture your CD drive - or you can mount an ISO image.
Then you can reboot (using the Action menu item...Ctrl-Alt-Del).

I dunno if the Win95 disk is bootable tho' - if so, then you won't be able to install it that way.
If that is the case, you'll have to have a floppy drive in order to boot from the floppy install disks.

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