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Centos virtual box installation issues

Q: Centos virtual box installation issues

Good Afternoon,
I am having a difficult time finding a solution to my centos problem I have tried different things to get my installation to work but none have worked so far. At first the vm wouldn't even load so I changed some ram and that got the vm up and running but right after I press install the vm goes black and stays black. I need help because it seems every solution I try leads to another problem. Thanks for all the help!
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Hey guys

Could anybody give me some advice on something? I feel like a complete idiot.

I am just starting an MCDST course as a student (and single parent :-) for XP and currently have Windows 7 64bit on the desktop I'm using.

Tried to download MS Virtual PC from 2 different MS sites (one public (1), and one through the MS Academic Alliance (2) from my college)

1)The files from the public site were blocked by my windows security settings...probably a really basic thing BUT in "security I'm not sure which check-boxes etc. were relevant. The desktop I'm using seems to have been delivered last summer with these security settings set to high because other software I've tried to download for my kid is also blocked. Called Dell support but don't have the ?70 fee for their "solution".

2)The files obtained through the Academic Alliance had some "compatibility" issue and could be downloaded but not opened.

So I went down a different route and installed Virtual Box, then tried to download XP from the Academic Alliance...I'm downloading from a dongle so problems there as well.

All in all I seem to be failing to do even the most basic thing which is get XP on my Windows 7 so I can start my course. The fact that I can't even manage that makes me think I'm probably too stupid to even be attempting this


A:Virtual PC/Virtual Box and Windows 7 security issues.

Just got a wee bit further: managed to download an ISO of XP to use with Virtual Box but now but now Windows security won't let me download the burning software in order to burn the XP iso to disk.

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Hi guys,
i have windows 8 developer preview installed on my pc and i want to install windows 8 release preview as a guest os.

but my pc doesn't support hardware virtualization so can you please tell me how can i install windows 8 virtually on my pc,or any app that can install windows 8 virtually without virtualization technology


A:Windows 8 virtual installation help!

Hi there,

No virtualisation:
Try the latest VirtualBox 4.2 and see if it works: Index of /virtualbox/4.2.0_RC2/
The lastest VMware Player 5 is also available: https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/fre...are_player/5_0
Note that previous versions of these programs needed virtualisation but these are the latest and it may work, but it's not tested here yet.
These two are free products.

If those two fail you go with Parallels Workstation and they claim that you can install OSes that require virtualisation on older cpu's WITHOUT virtualisation: Download Parallels Workstation

Good luck


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Dear Readers,

I am wondering if there is a virtual installation allocation application (Hopefully Portable) which will hold all the files, folders and registry files in.

So i have installed all the security and organisational files onto my computer. I realise if a game, or files installations I will not be keeping, will make a messy registry and sometimes files all over the place that a disk cleaner may not find.

Because It would just make things easier, and rather than reinstalling windows to tidy up the mess I could just wipe this portable allocated space.

I am not speaking of the Microsoft Virtual PC because that itself makes a mess of the registry and files/folders.

I recently reinstalled because the Virtual hard disk file was not named properly and could not be found by the disk Cleaner, the file was small but it was allocated 20 GB of space.

A:Virtual Installation Allocation?

Just create a hard disk image of your currently working Windows installation and save that image to an external hard drive. Windows 7 has that feature built-in:
Control Panel >> Backup and Restore >> Create a system image

Then, when Windows is fatally screwed up, restore from the image file.

You will also need to create a "System Repair disc" using the built-in tool which is also found in Control Panel >> Backup and Restore. The system repair disc is bootable and is used to access the disk image to restore from.

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I recently istalled the trial version of AVG Internet Security with a view to purchasing it. It seems to work OK but I now get regular messages saying my virtual memory is too low. It seems to require a lot more of my system resources (when I press CRTL, ALT and DEL) then Norton did - is this normal??

I have an IBM laptop, with Windows XP home. I have a 1.4 Ghz Celeron processor, 248 MB of RAM. It says I have space available of 21252MB and when I go to the virtual memory settings via control panel it has the following information:

Initial size 372
Maximum size 744

I never had a problem before I sinstalled AVG....do you think this is why I am having a problem??



A:Low virtual memory following AVG installation

Hello and Welcome to TSF

You are very low on memory, 512 is a minimum as to what XP needs to run on. These pc manufacturers are not installing the required amount of ram in their computers.

Whats the model of your IBM laptop, I will look for a price on memory upgrade.

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As the title says i had a blue screen of death during windows virtual pc installation and only a part of it was completed i have removed what i could find of it but it wont let me reinstall to completely remove it is there any way i can remove it without reinstalling the operating system?
Thanks in advance

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I am trying to install virtual pc 2007 with sp1 on windows vista. The installation gets part way through and then starts rolling back. There is an msi error 1603 in the event viewer. I found the install log left behind by the installer so I will attach that. I can't figure out whats wrong from the log.

A:virtual pc installation failure

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Hi all,

I am trying to install virtual PC on my win 7 pro pc along with win XP mode.
I have installed the xp part and it appears to have worked saying something about a virtual drive created (?) but when I run the virtual PC install using file Windows6.1-KB958559-x64-RefreshPkg.msu from Microsoft website, it starts up saying installing
but then says searching for updates on computer and does nothing. I left it for hours with the scrolling green bar and still no progress. Any ideas how i can get this installed as i really need to use some software that is only xp compatable.


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help me how to remove virtual girl2 installation at startup...

A:how to remove VIRTUAL GIRL2 installation

You can the following tools:Malwarebytes Anti-MalwarePlease download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program will automatically update itself. Press the OK button to close that box and continue.If you encounter any problems while downloading the definition updates, manually download them from here and just double-click on mbam-rules.exe to install.On the Scanner tab:Make sure the "Perform Full Scan" option is selected.Then click on the Scan button.If asked to select the drives to scan, leave all the drives selected and click on the Start Scan button.The sc... Read more

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Java Virtual Machine is somehow suddenly missing on my windows 2000 SP2 system. When I get to a web site that needs to use java, I am prompted to download the java virtual machine. I d/l it and it attempts to install - I then get an error message stating that 'the virtual machine cannot be installed because it is a protected system component. This can only be installed through a hotfix or operating system service pack upgrade.' I have looked all over microsoft's site (especially the java download site) to view the most recent builds of the machine and find that I need to go to the most recent service pack. I download the entire serive pack 2 (110 megs), reinstall, and still nothing is fixed. I also d/l the java hotfix, attempt to install, and receive a message stating that the operating system level is newer than this hotfix and can only be installed with service pack 1.

I have a hard time believing that there is no way to put the java virtual machine back on my system until (if ever) service pack #3 comes out (this is supposed to be a security enhancement?) . I desperately need this back on my machine, does anyone have any suggestions?

A:java virtual machine installation

not sure if this will work:

have you tried booting into safe mode
then installing java virtuall machine......

hope it helps

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I have a strange problem, I can't install mostly any of the multimedia programs like Corel Graphics Suite, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere etc. for the same reason, in the middle of the installation of these programs it asks me for my Windows Home Edition SP2Disc, I have this, I insert it, but it says: disc is wrong, then it writes a message that I need IIS Virtual Roots 4.0 or higher, can anyone tell me what is the problem here and what is that IIS ?

Any help would be appreciated!

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Dear Forum,

i am new member ... I installed Virtual xp by folling all steps in the document


however, in 7th step i.e. open and run windows xp mode..
when i click on start-> program -> windows virtual pc i am not getting sub menu consisting windows virtual pc and windows xp mode.

insted i m getting explor window showing desktop.ini file.

please guide.


A:virtual xp post installation problem

Can you post a better link to that tutorial? I am getting the index.

You can also ask in the tutorial comments which are often tended by the author.

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i hv downloaded the setup of virtual cd v10 through idm . During the download i paused it for a while then resumed it . The file downloaded successfully. It was archived in rar format containing setup.exe of file size was 103mb. When i extracted the rar archive through winrar it gave an error of the file being corrupted. Then i used advanced rar repair 1.2 to extract it. It extracted succesfully . The setup.exe (Macrovision installshield) too opened successfully but during the mid of the installation it shows an error called feature transfer error : catastrophic failure. This happens every time in other machines also. Then i sought for the temp folder created during installation in the temp directory and found that the extracted file size was only 32 mb while the setup being 103mb which means the setup was not able to extract all the files hence the error was coming.
So i wanted to ask is there any solution to repair the setup so that it functions correctly or any method to extract all files from the setup and run it manually. also i am not able to redownload the setup at the moment so please give the answers accordingly.

A:Catastrophic failure during installation of virtual cd v10

Hi and welcome TSF

Can you give use the sites URL you down loaded it from?


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I have installed Virtual Server 2005 Enterprise edition. When I try to install the SP1 upgrade an error says Virtual Server 2005 is not installed. I am not sure what the problem is.

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Hello..as you will see from the question, i'm total beginer ..
The problem is: How do i create hhtp or ftp or nfs for URL of install source, wanted by Virtual Manager, or a KickStart file...
How do i create the "tree".

and the other question: how can i create image, iso file, of CDROM content?


A:CentOS 5.4 Virtualization

We need a lot more information on your equipment, and a better description of what you are attempting to accomplish...

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I am trying to to a repair installation on my Win7(64) Pro system: the one called "Upgrade" which does not delete user files, settings or programs. Every time I try to run the setup program from the DVD I burned from the Digital Rivers ISO I downloaded, the installation stops and I get the following Compatibility Report: "The following issues are preventing Windows from upgrading...Setup was unable to determine whether there is any virtual machine installed."

I've no idea what this means but want to fix the problem so I can run the repair installation setup. Any ideas?

A:Repair installation: error message about virtual machine

Wild guess: Do you have XP Mode installed? If so, try uninstalling it, see if that helps.

Have you tried disabling your anti-virus, shutting down everything you can then try the Repair? You could even try How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

If nothing else works, backup your data and Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

It wipes everything so you definitely need to backup first. I know this is not what you want to do but it may be the best way to fix the problem ad Google had nothing to offer for this problem.

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Hi all, have a very irritating problem. My DVD-RW doesnt read any disc at all. It just shows an empty disc when i try to access it in "My Explorer"

This came about after I installed a couple of virtual disc drive programs, namely Alcohol, PowerISO and the most recent being Magic ISO. It surfaced only after Magic ISO.

I've tried a coiuple of solutions but none of them work, which are

i) Installing all the above 3 virtual disc progs and uninstalling them
ii) Upgrading the firmware for the DVD-RW
iii) Uninstalling and reinstalling the driver for the DVD-RW
iv) Deleting a couple of registry keys left behind by a faulty uninstallation of alchohol previously.

Nothing seems to work. No disc can be read in the DVD drive, even thought it seems to operate noramlly. Hope I can get some advice on what to do. Thanks!!

Am using Win XP Pro, SP2. And the DVD-RW is a Samsung SH-W162C.

A:DVD Drive doesnt read after installation of virtual drives

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Do we have windows emulator for centos , If any one find its link , please notice us

A:Windows emulator for centos

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I have Installed Jira with default port(8080),I can only access this port via localhost ,I need to access Jira homepage from separate network,port 8080 is blocked by external Firewall(don't want to open port 8080),how I can route the call to this port.some says proxy setup is there but I am not clear...

Can anyone help me on this..?

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Hi there

If any of you are installing some LINUX distros as VM's I recommend if you decide on CENTOS 7 to install YUMEX - a graphical package manager.

Add the nux-dextop repo to your repositories -- this is a Windows Forum so I won't get into the mechanics of this here --google for it if you are stuck. This will give you all the multi-media stuff such as VLC etc.

Makes installing software on CENTOS 7 like a breeze - does all the checking for requisites and other dependencies.

(Wish Windows had an equivalent).

Add of course the EPEL one as well.

Don't forget also to add package ntfs-3g to read and write Windows file systems. (Fat 32 is already installed by default but if you want to access external Windows / NTFS USB HDD's for example formatted with NTFS).

Have fun

IMO CENTOS 7 is the most stable Linux package available for home users -- based 100% on RED HAT SERVER which is used hugely in the commercial world. CENTOS is now 100% supported by RED HAT and 100% comapatible with RED HAT Enterprise server (so won't always have the latest and greatest stuff - but 100% STABLE).

Use KDE or GNOME if you want a "Windows like interface" but also works headless with CLI too. Great for a NAS server. PLEX runs great on it.

The only drawback is if you run it Native - WIFI is "Iffy" -- INTEL USB WIFI adapters work as does the small Netgear (Aka Belkin 300N micro adapter) which might be sufficient - otherwise difficult to find WIFI adap... Read more

A:CENTOS 7 VM - GUI package manager

Originally Posted by jimbo45

Wish Windows had an equivalent.

Windows has. Not a graphical user interface but other than that, a very practical and easy to use package management system OneGet. I just reinstalled build 14271 tonight, installed all my software silently on the background with one command, without a need to click a "Next" or "Continue" or "Would you like to install this software, too?" button once. One command, hit Enter and go get coffee while all your software installs.

An example, a silent install on the background without any whatsoever PUPs, clicks or selections, to install a bunch of software with one command using PowerShell OneGet in Windows 10:

Install-Package VLC, GoogleChrome, Opera, Firefox, 7zip, Notepadplusplus, Skype, SkypeForBusiness, Office365Business, AdobeReader, Adobe-Creative-Cloud, Paint.net, Malwarebytes, Teamviewer, Steam, Rufus -Force

Windows 10: PowerShell OneGet - Install Apps from Command Line - Windows 10 ForumsWindows 7, 8 & 8.1: Chocolatey - Install Apps from Command Line

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hello every body

please guide me to start vpn service + accounting on linux

i just setup PPTP + Ibsng(free edition) right now

ineed some applicatin as radius , some one told me freeradius ?? but i dont know how to configue that and how can i cotnact Ibsng and Radius On Linux ...

can i ask you help me please ?

thanks so much

A:help me start vpn service on centos !!

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I am trying to install Windows 7 64 Ultimate SP1 integrated with hotfixes 2990941 & 3087873 on to a VMWare Virtual Machine where Virtual HDD within VMWare controller is set as NVMe. The
host OS is Windows 7 64 SP1 on which VMWare  is running. This is all simulation, there's no real NVMe drive installed on host.

However with hotfixes integrated the setup stalls at Starting Windows logo.

If HDD controller is set as SATA, it installs Windows fine, however I wanted to test it using NVMe controllers in VMWare.

I believe I have correctly integrated the two hotfixes using methods suggested at ThisLink

The Windows 10 ISO installs fine with Virtual NVMe controllers. However the issue only comes with Windows 7 64 SP1 with above mentioned hotfixes.
Has anyone else faced similar issue, what could be a possible solution?

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I've been using Vista Home Premium x64 for about 3/4 year now, and - until today - never experienced any major problems. The most annoying bug so far was Vista not remembering my folder settings, but thanks to these forums, that problem been solved (for now) .

Anyway, today a much bigger problem came up. My programs are suddenly unable to create/modify files in their installation directories (e.g. C:\program files (x86)\[program name]\...). I know that this seems to be correct, since Vista should "redirect" the write commands to the 'virtualstore'-folder.

The problem is, though, that this "redirection" doesn't seem to take place anymore. Programs either crash or display error messages (e.g. "unable to acces [filename]") whenever they want to create or modify a file in their install dirs.

As a result, I am unable to (fully) use a lot, maybe even most, of my programs.

Using System Restore didn't solve the problem, so I'm hoping anybody here can help me. I'd really appreciate it, thanks in advance .

BTW: the problem first occured after installing pdf printer software - don't know if that's a co?ncidence or not, though. (I've already uninstalled the software, that didn't help)

Edit: I am able to modify and create files in the virtualstore folder and its subfolders. Also, Notepad was allowed to save a .txt file to a subfolder of virtualstore, so the folder itself doesn't appear to be the problem.

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Hello, Last week i purchased a Pavilion 510-P052il desktop. I would like to dual boot both Windows 10 and CentOS 7. However i am unable to install CentOS 7. I installed Windows 10 first after disabling secure boot option in the UEFI. However UEFI was enabled. Once i boot from the bootable USB containing CentOS 7, i am unable to proceed with the installation. If i disable UEFI, then i cannot boot  into Windows 10 and CentOS 7 USB either. Please suggest a solution. Thanks,Samrat.

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I am new to dual boot and centos, can somebody help me on how to set up a dual boot?

my machine: MSI U135dx wind netbook
my current OS: Windows7
my Plan: dual boot windows 7 with centos(Linux)

A step by step procedure will do, thanks!!!!

A:How to dual boot windows7 and centos


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A:W10 as GUEST on CENTOS Rel 7 HOST -- WORKS !!!!

Where can i find this thread? I'm running Windows 7 as a guest on CentOS and would like to upgrade to win 10

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I have following home network:

laptop (window7) <--> router <---> linux PC (centOS 5.6)

I want to connect laptop to samba service on the linux PC.
But it does not work.

I have setup router to reserve IP address for both laptop and linux PC.
I have setup samba service on the linux PC.

I can ping the ip address from laptop.

Pinging with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from bytes=32 time=6ms TTL=64
Reply from bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64
Reply from bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=64

I also can putty to the linux PC from laptop:
login as: tim
[email protected]'s password:
Last login: Thu May 19 22:55:40 2011 from tim-pc.jgsignet
[[email protected] ~]$

Don't know why?

I check my laptop, there is no "Windows Live ID" program. I just did not see it from All Programs.

Attached Untitled.png, shows that window7 Network in file explorer can shows the two share directory on the IP address.
But when I click the "home_tim" directory, it shows error like error.png.

A:fail to connect to samba on centOS 5.6

in the network structure, the line connected to internet is from router; the blank space characters are eaten up.

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Hi, I installed CentOS everything is going well, but I have a little problem.My network card is not being recognized, and I'm not having access to Wi-Fi. can anyone tell me if there is any way to install this drivers? Thanks.

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My VPS provider asked me to block my port 25 and I did that to avoid my IP being nulled due to unknown spam issue. I installed dovecot and tried using outgoing SMPT port 587 and incoming IMAP port 143 on Incredimail. Whenever I write an email, it relays perfectly alright and whenever I try to check email in my inbox, it checks email alright. However, emails are NEVER actually relayed or received at their destination. Am I missing something? Thanks

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Hey gang,

I'm new to the board and desperately need your help. My computer has recently began doing some weird things. For instance, if it runs for a while the virtual memory fills up and I have to reboot. After every reboot a disk scan begins. I have ran Ad Aware, Spybot, and Norton Utilities to no avail. I ran HijackThis and here is my log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:27:37 PM, on 2/24/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Analysis Services\Bin\msmdsrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
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A:Virtual Memory and Other Issues

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I am getting a pop up window telling me my system is running low on virtual memory

I am running Windows XP on a Compaq Presario 2.6 hard drive and 248 RAM

I was wondering if i could fix this myself by adding RAM and how hard it is to install new RAM and what i should be looking for when i buy RAM

Thank you


A:Virtual Memory issues

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I have Windows XP and in the last month or so, maybe 2-3 months, I've gotten a windows message that says my virtual memory is very low and that windows is working to repair (or whatever it says there) and that some applications may not have all the information loaded (or something like that). The message appears, oh maybe every other day? I've done a search in the help and support area of my computer but I can't figure out how to solve this.

any help would be greatly appreciated. hopefully this is enough information, if not, ask away please.


A:virtual memory issues

Right click "My Computer select properties, then "Advanced then in performance settings, then performance then again advanced then click change. Post the what the setting are and also the amount of installed ram on your system. It depending on your settings an ram can be adjusted for better performance, you may need to add ram to the system hard to tell until your next post. I went for quite some time with 1 Gig of ram but as I added stuff I had to add another Gig, not only did that do away with the virtual memory problem but inreased system greatly.


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Hi Folks:

In the near future, I'm hoping to run the Consumer Preview of Threshold, so I'm attempting to get Windows 8.1 installed now to ensure that I'm ready and working. Plus I'd like to play around a bit with Windows 8.1.

I've realized that my system and my processor in particular won't support a 64-bit guest. So I'm trying to install the x86 build of Windows 8.1. Before I search for a source, will my system support this? My specs should be listed, but here are the relevant processor/system details.

HP xw8200 (two Xeon 3.68 GHz Processors - Netburst/P4 Style)
DEP can be enabled. I do NOT have NX.
Host OS: Vista Ultimate x64

I really wish I could just find a junker system to test out the OSs and see if I like them, but what is needed for a "junker" PC now is quite substantial.

A:Virtual Machine Issues

Windows 8 and 8.1 require PAE, NX and SSE2. In Windows 7 and prior NX was recommended but not required. It is now required.
These requirements will likely remain the same in future systems. More may be added.

All hardware in a virtual machine is virtualized, except the CPU. These features must be present in the CPU or it cannot support Windows 8 in a virtual machine.

System requirements - Microsoft Windows

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Hello again! I'll get right to the point:

I need a free virtual machine that has the ability to boot from a USB drive (I have Ubuntu Linux 10.04 installed on it as bootable). If there isn't is there some way I can "trick" the computer or the Virtual Machine to think my USB drive is a hard disk?
Thank you so much in advance!

A:Virtual Machine Issues

A virtual machine needs an OS to run. It can't run by itself or be booted. Yes, there are virtual machines that run from USB and host other operating systems. But they must be run inside an already booted OS.

But what, exactly, are you trying to accomplish?

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I need to set up a vfd on my vista sp1 x64 pc. I have an app called "Virtual Floppy Drive for Windows 2.1" My problem is when I try to install the driver, it says

"Failed to start the VFD driver.
This driver has been blocked from loading"
I tried to run the driver setup as admin, to no avail. I see the VF drives in the send-to context menu, but when I try to send files to it, again I get a message about a driver not loaded.

I was thinking that since windows doesn't allow unsigned drivers to load, If I could just find where to adjust that, it might fix the problem. Any ideas?

A:Virtual Floppy issues

I might have a solution, You can turn your USB thumb drive into drive A: by
first disabling the floppy drive in your BIOS. Then going into disk management console and changing your USB thumb drive's letter to A:, Now you should be able to get by any programs forcing you to use drive A:. This was tested and worked with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit i'm not sure if Microsoft implemented this in vista. I've tried it on XP but A: would not show under drive letters. Hope this helps.

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Hi there! I've been doing some searching to find the answers I need and haven't found exactly what I'm looking for.
I'm a Sims player, and I recently found out that I haven't been seeing its true potetial. (For example, there are cut scenes the game is supposed to go to when something important happens in a Sims life, for example, their first kiss. I've never seen it.)
I've also began having trouble with my virtual memory informing me it's low. So it slows down my game play. I can't play large houses with alot of stuff because it brings the game to a near crawl.
I've been told my video card is the blame for the cut scenes. So what do you suggest I do? I've done the little tweeks to increase my virtual memory performance, but it isn't enough.

I have a Dell Dimension with Intel Extreme Graphics card. I have 512 MB Ram and use windows XP.

On a side note, I have an old Pakard Bell that runs Windows 98. Could there be a way to hook them together to increase my memory?


A:Virtual Memory and Other Such Issues

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Microsoft Virtual PC, latest version

Operating System:
Virtual PC:Windows XP Corporate, SP2
Physical PC: Vista Business, latest
Problem with VPC occurs after installing Virtual Machine Additions
VPC is completely clean of any software that is not a component of WinXP.

Whenever I install Virtual PC's 'Virtual Machine Additions'(VMA) on my WinXP Corporate VPC, my resolution and my color depth default to 800x600 and 4-bit respectively upon restarting. None of the VMA features actually work. The virtual machine responds very slow like it doesn't have compatible video drivers. Uninstalling VMA fixes the issue, but I need to use some of the VMA features for my purposes.

I made another virtual machine in the exact same manner previously, and it ran faster after installing VMA. This new one is nearly unusable after installing VMA... they were both made with identical copies of the same 'clean' virtual PC running Windows XP Corporate. I no longer have the first one because my motherboard fried, and I lost my RAID set. I replaced the motherboard with an identical model, that's the only thing that changed.

I looked online and found a couple people that had the same issue but nobody had any fixes for them. I am honestly stuck, and I considered myself quite a nerd before I came here!

If any of you guys can fix this, you get like 5,000 karma points.
Thanks in advance!

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I own a piece of crap Acer Aspire X AXC-603G-UW30 and I made the mistake of messing with the Virtual Memory settings in the Systems Tab in Control Panel. I can't figure out how to get it back to normal.I'm suppose to have 4GB of ram and now I'm lucky to get 1GB. I tried rebooting Windows 8 back and nothing.Tried the chatroom and got disconnected after 3 minutes. Tried calling and after 20minutes of listening to that garbage elevator music i had enough.This is the crap I'm dealing with

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I am in need of help I was dual booting centos 4 with xp home, I took out the drive from my computer with the centos on it and couldnt get into the xp drive, I think it is because the MBR is on the centos drive. I put the centos drive back in my computer but still cant get to my xp. Naturally I dont have my xp backed up (my bad I know) so the last thing I want to do is reformat the xp drive. I tried putting the xp cd back in the drive and booting from there but xp on the cd is not working I dont get the format screen so i can do a recovery.

computer MotherBoard is
512mb Ram
centos HDD Maxtor 9 gig drive
XP HDD is WD 80 gig

Please help all my data is on xp

Mark Mellon

A:lost my xp home when I try and dual boot with centos 4

That's because the GRUB loader has now overwritten the windows MBR. When that happens I use a live linux CD like Dynebolic to boot up and then delete the GRUB loader and then XP should work.

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Hi there,
I'd like to update bios on T7500 currently running Centos 7. What should I do to use T7500A16.bin downloaded from Dell support page? current version of the bios is A03

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Hi, critical one this for me and desperation is setting in.

I have an application to load and assess for work before the end of the week. As a new expensive app it is USB "dongle" protected. When I try to run the setup.exe to install it I get the following error word for word:

"SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\VirtualDeviceDrivers. VDD. Virtual Device Driver format in the registry is invalid. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application". That address is reported incomplete without HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\, and why is VDD displayed unattached to its address, or am I just being too paranoid? I am then offered Close and Ignore as options.

The entry under VDD in the registry is:

"VDD, REG_MULTI_SZ, C:\Progra~1\Symantec\S32EVNT1.DLL" presumably a Symantec NAV dll. Symantec's support system is of course no real help.

Not being a registry wizard. can anyone else offer any insight as to what is wrong here?

A:[SOLVED] Registry Virtual Device Driver format preventing application installation.

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Hi all,
I am wondering how do I digitally sign my driver so that it can be installed on a Win7 Ultimate SP1 in a VMWare virtual machine. I have used Visual Studio 2013 to sign my driver and cat files using a certificate I obtained from GlobalSign. Both of these
files passed the signtool check, but when trying to install in this virtual machine it generates an error code 52.
Thanks in advance for any help

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Hi there,

I have issues with my PC seeming quite sluggish at times, and sometimes freezing altogether for a few seconds.

I have had MS look at this, and they cannot seem to find any issues. My main question is about VM/pagefile.sys. Looking at my system Win 10 puts a 28.6Gb pagefile on C drive (SSD) and a further 32Gb pagefile on d drive (HDD).

To me this seems excessive anyway. However, when you add to the mix that I have 32 Gb RAM then I feel that there is no good reason for such large pagefiles. I have recently reverted to Windows Managed swap files as this was recommended by MS support in my last call. However, I do question this.

Obviously RAM is massively more responsive than any disc based cache (even SSD) and so I wonder if this is causing any issues.

My machine is an Alienware Area 51 R2 with a Samsung 256 GB boot SSD (PM851) and a Western Digital 4Tb Data drive. 3 x Nvidia GTX 970 graphics cards, 32 Gb RAM, etc.

OS is Windows 10 Home (64 Bit) clean install. Running latest drivers and BIOS and both Symantec and Microsoft have recently (today) confirmed that the machine is virus free. Far too much software installed to even begin to list

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:Issues with Pagefile.sys / Virtual Memory

Can you help me with the following details:

1) Is the PC freezing randomly
2) Any specific access which triggers the sluggish performance
3) What all applications you have installed (games / heavy apps)

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while updating drivers, from a driver program,
downloaded driver for Artista Virtual Display

It will not work, since it is in conflict with Nvidia display adapter.

Efforts to remove have proved unsuccessful

tried removing from Device Mgr
reinstall driver update, still will not uninstall.
cannot find throughj CP any means to remove.

it tries to load at startup, w/ incomptabile displauy adapter popup showing.

Any ideas. If this is to be removed through Registry, can U talk me through it???

A:Artista Virtual Display issues


OS is Vista home premium 32 bit

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