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Virtual machine won't work on my yoga 910 using VirtualBox

Q: Virtual machine won't work on my yoga 910 using VirtualBox

Hi,I'm trying to run a 64bit virtual machine on my Yoga 910 using VirtualBox but fails to do so.I use this machine already on another computer successfully, so it can't be the Ova file.I checked the BIOS configuration and the "Intel Virtual Technology" is "Enabled".When I start the machine it keeps saying "VT-x is not available".I changed the virtual machine configuration to use less memory, and then a BSOD kept coming. One time the virtual machine did start working and then the error message within the virtual machine was something about not having an option to run 64bit operation system.I looked and the virtual machine settings had only options for 32bit operation systems (screenshot attached).I tried to switch between Quite Mode and High-Performance Mode in the BIOS but without any luck.The BIOS version I have is 2jcn35ww. Please help -How do I run the virtual machine on my Yoga 910?How do I make the 64bit appear on my virtual machine settings?

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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.

A: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.



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,

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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 :(

A: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.

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Last Mondat I downloaded a VM. I got it at virtualbox.com. I am having a problem with the VM. I tried for Windows 98. But there is a message up there.
It says.
":Fatal; No bootable medium found! System halted."
Was I suppose to download something else? I want to know what I did wrong.
My computer is a a Dell Inspiron 530 desktop computer. With Windows Vista. 32 bit.

A:Can't get Virtual Machine to work.

Well, do you have an .iso for Windows 98? VirtualBox only offers you the possibility to create virtual machines, it doesn't provide the installation source (.iso) for the OS you want to install.

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I had to format my hard drive and in the process lost MSJava Virtural Machine. I downloaded it from a web site posted on a news group and installed it but it does not work. When I go to Yahoo games a box comes up saying I need Virtural Machine. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thank you

A:Virtual Machine does not work

Hi, Read the thread above this one. Peace Mal

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

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Hi all
i want to ask, i have install virtualbox on my laptop with only one physical wireless nic. i install snort on ubuntu with two virtual nic. the two virtual nic use bridged adapter to single physical nic on my laptop. one virtual nic i set as promisc mode and another one is non-promisc with ip add ( for management ). but it seem doesnt work. i cannot sniff any traffic.

A:Problem with Virtual NIC and Physical NIC in virtualbox

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This occurs on Windows 7 64-bit Pro and only when working with three external monitors.I emphasize that this is not the BSOD!At this point all external monitor "freezes" the last frame, and on a laptop screen - black screen appears and the laptop freezes finally .The Windows event log of any "before" or "after" there is absolutely no suspicious events.After a forced reboot the laptop is running as if nothing had happened.Nobody watched like?

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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.

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


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

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Can someone explain the difference between these 3 programs?

A: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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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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This is going to be long but please hear me out I'm desperate for help.

It began when one of my RAM sticks failed. After some assistance from my friend in figuring out the RAM was the problem I removed the offending stick and everything seemed back to normal except I wasn't getting any internet on my computer, showing a red x over the internet icon. Windows 7. I ran the troubleshooter and it said that the VirtualBox Host-Only Ethernet Adapter was experiencing problems, vague I know. I also found it weird because why would VirtualBox problems have anything to do with the connection on my physical machine?

Anyway I visited my friend who let me use his computer to download clean drivers and he was kind enough to give me a spare network card to try. Neither solution made any difference even though everything else seems in normal working order.

I'm having to post this off my grandma's flat touch screen thingy, proof our internet is still on. Idk how to backspace without deleting my text. I apologize if I missed any info, using this bizarre device is throwing me off a bit. Please let me know what information you need, I would be very grateful if you can offer suggestions.

A:Solved: No Internet on Physical Machine Because of VirtualBox Host-Only Ethernet Adap

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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 .

A:Virtual graphic on machine virtual .

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

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My laptop runs Windows 8 Home version (unsure exactly which home version it is if there are more than one), and after reading other posts about VirtualBox crashing on Windows 8 I fear to actually install VirtualBox in the first place.
Here are my computer specs just so you can have a look at them

Can someone please let me know if VirtualBox will work on Windows 8, or specifically my laptop, because I prefer VirtualBox to any other Virtual Machine Software, and I don't really want to have to pay for VMWare either (despite it being good software alongside VBOX). If there is no way for VBOX to work in Windows 8 altogether, could someone let me know if there is a full version of VMWare available for free

Thanks for any help that will be given

OS - Windows 8 (not pro)
CPU - Intel Core i3-3120M CPU 2.50GHz
RAM - 8.00GB (7.88GB Usable)
System Type - 64-Bit OS, x64 CPU

A:Will VirtualBox Work on My PC

Hello ratchetgame, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Yes, you should be able to install and run VirtualBox on your laptop if you like.


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How I got the VBoxSDL interface working for VirtualBox 4.3.12 x64.

A long time ago, ever since I read the VirtualBox user manual I saw the VboxSDL interface mentioned.
Chapter 9. Advanced topics

Works nice, on Linux, It seems you can get native full-screen on any supported resolution in a VM.

We need to run it in a command line /terminal.

basic command:

VBoxSDL --startvm "vm-name"

In this example I use an exising VM of Windows XP called simply "xp"

Don't start the VM here,
This window was just to see the VM names: we won't use the normal interface because that one works, we know it.

To start the VM called "xp" with the SDL interface, use the command like this:

VBoxSDL --startvm "xp"

Big chance for that to fail since we dn't have a path variable for that location.

So to be safe, the full command wil work like this:

"%programfiles%\Oracle\VirtualBox\VBoxSDL.exe" --startvm "xp"

So we try that vboxsdl command line on Windows, here x64, in a cmd window, assuming that we run from the install of VirtualBox in Program Files. Used VirtualBox here in example is 4.3.12 64bit.

We get this famous result:

(notice version number)

Hmmm... Direct what?
After searching that up, we find out that the official Windows version of provided VBoxSDL.exe isn't maintained or is outdated. The sdl.dll that is provided on Windows misses a dependency to msvcr80.dll (why?!) but I assume that... Read more

A:VirtualBox x64 Windows: getting VboxSDL to work

Thanks for this. I can now start a NetBSD VM which requires VBoxSDL --norawr0 to run on a non VT-x/AMD-V host.

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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.


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

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I have 7 Ultimate right now, I want to install XP through VirtualBox, which is all well and fine, I know how to do that. But my question is; can I install programs that will be using XP?

Say I give the virtual OS like 30gb of space, around 2gb of RAM, then while running XP in VirtualBox, can I then install programs that will be running with XP?


A:Installing XP with VirtualBox, Then Installing Programs to Virtual OS?

Absolutely! You install programs to the virtual machine the same way you would on a physical machine. The virtual machine will be able to access the DVD drive, USB drives, internet, network shares, etc... to be able to install software the same as with a physical machine.

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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?


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.


A:IE and virtual machine

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Hi guys! I was planning on installing a virtual machine on my laptop for education purposes (I would be installing Linux, and learning how to use the command line interface) 
I was just worried that since people say Virtual Machine OS's run slower than your real OS, that my specs wouldn't be enough or I dont have enough RAM. The laptop I will be installing it on has got:
CPU: I3 3110M
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.)

A:Virtual Machine

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

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

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

Thanks for reading.

A:Virtual Machine?

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

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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.


A:Which Virtual Machine..!!!

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


A:Virtual Machine??


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

thank you. and merry christmas every1 ...

A: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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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)

A: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:


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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 -->


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.


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

A:dos virtual machine

if any one has any ideas it would be appreciated

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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.


A:SSD use for Virtual Machine(s)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sorry not much help.

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I 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.



A: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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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

A: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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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?


A:virtual machine


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

A:What ? No Virtual Machine for XP ?

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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!!

A: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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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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Sorry if this is the incorrect sub-forum.

I want to be able to boot a VM and have the OS set for the VM as an OS installed on my external hard drive. Now this external hard drive has a fully functioning, working OS with files/settings etc already installed. I would just like to be able to boot into it from a VM.

is this possible & how?

And the host OS that will be running Virtual Box is Lubuntu and the OS on the external drive that I want to boot is Win 10 64 bit

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

A:How do I get a virtual machine?


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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.

A:What is the best virtual machine?

If you've not already done so, have a look at this site - Tech Support Alert.

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?

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

A:Virtual machine

VMWare Player IMHO.

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Hi guys! I was planning on installing a virtual machine on my laptop for education purposes (I would be installing Linux, and learning how to use the command line interface) 
I was just worried that since people say Virtual Machine OS's run slower than your real OS, that my specs wouldn't be enough or I dont have enough RAM. The laptop I will be installing it on has got:
CPU: I3 3110M
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.)

A:Virtual Machine

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

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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

A:Virtual machine

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

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I have decided that I want to test out Linux and Windows XP (later is for nostalgia), and so I decided to download a VM called VirtualBox. The installation went fine, but it's this nex part that bothers me. I am afraid that I'll mess up and turn my Windows 10 to one of the above.
So what I need is to avoid this, but I don't understand youtube guides on how they do this. I'm afraid that downloading an ISO file might accidentally boot it on my harddrive, and not the virtual.
First things first, do anyone know where I can get a Windows XP (or maybe Windows 7 or 8 instead to use internet), and any Linux (don't know much about the various OS) ISOs?
Then, how do I proceed with installing them in my VirtualBox? I have already set up one for XP, but ofc it has nothing to boot up.

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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

A:virtual machine

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


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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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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I'm about to try and get a hackintosh running. And this needs to be OSX Lion since my graphics card is not supported in Leopard Snow. Problem is, to my knowledge, Lion is only installable from within OSX Leopard Snow. But since I can't run Leopard Snow, I'm sort of stuck.

My question is, would it be possible to install an operating system on a HDD from within a virtual machine? Such as VMware or virtualbox. Because then I'd be able to push the OS into the harddrive and then just boot of the harddrive?

Or am I wrong?

Extremely thankful for answers

Thank you

A:Install OS on HDD from Virtual machine

Not that I know of.
Have you tried installing snow leopard?
It may not support the full function of the graphics card
but may still run in vesa mode well enough to install lion.
Worth a shot.

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Can it be done and will it work if installed.Would like to play card games at Yahoo.SUN Java is annoying.

A:Microsoft Virtual Machine on XP?

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

A:VMware virtual machine .

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