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Windows 8 Hyper-V - Virtual Machine Management Service failed to start the virtual machine

Q: Windows 8 Hyper-V - Virtual Machine Management Service failed to start the virtual machine

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 :(

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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.
nick

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Hi all,
I am getting this error, whenever I try to connect to server from Hyper-V, I choose local server then I get this message

Check that the Virtual Machine Management service is running and that you are authorized to connect to the server.
In the services, I don't have this service... What should I do...?

Mai Omar Desouki | Software Consultant | Infusion | MCP, MCTS, MCPD, MCITP, MCT Microsoft Certified Trainer & MCC Microsoft Community Contributor | Email: [email protected] | Blog: http://moresharepoint.wordpress.com

A:Check that the Virtual Machine Management service is running and that you are authorized to connect to the server

Here is the solution
1-make sure turn on virtual platform on bios
2- from turn windows features on or off expand hyper-v and enable hyper-v platform (Must)
3- restart your machine it should be working without problem.

This 100 % works

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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.

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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Hi dear comunity.

I go to work with Visual Studio 2013 for the creation Windows Phone apps. When I installed the Visual Studio, the setup told me that I need install or configure to Hyper-V. I followed all the steps for that. Control Panel -> Programs ->Turn Windows features
on or off -> Check all Hyper V components -> and OK. And then this error appear: Error: 0x80071A90.

Somebody can help me with this problem. I want to work very soon with Windows Phone Apps for my institute.

Thanks  for all :)

A:Error: 0x80071A90. Problems with Hyper V Configuration (for virtual machine, Windows Phone).

are you using an anti virus software? try to disable it if so.Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer - Windows Store Apps Using C#

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Hi dear comunity.
I go to work with Visual Studio 2013 for the creation Windows Phone apps. When I installed the Visual Studio, the setup told me that I need install or configure to
Hyper-V. I followed all the steps for that. Control Panel -> Programs ->Turn Windows features on or off -> Check all Hyper V components -> and OK. And then this error appear: Error: 0x80071A90.
Somebody can help me with this problem. I want to work very soon with Windows Phone Apps for my institute.
Thanks  for all :)

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Hey guys

Was just wondering. If I have a Licensed Server 2012 R2 running 3 Hyper-V machines, can I use 3 NEW, never activated OEM Licenses for Windows 7 Professional to activate on the virtual machines?

Under the FAQ OEM licensing it says that it can be used for 1 install of either Physical or Virtual.
http://www.microsoft.com/OEM/en/Pages/support-faq.aspx#fbid=0mG9cN9s-3N


Q.Can I install OEM software on a virtual machine (VMware)?


A. You can install OEM software in a virtual environment as long as you have a separate license for each instance of the software. It is fine to use the OEM version as long as it is properly licensed. To be clear, a separate version of the
software must be installed for both the ?standard? and ?virtual? installations.


Please advise.

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Greetings.

I set up Hyper-V in my Win 10 Anniversary install and created a Win 10 Virtual Machine which is fully activated.

I tried setting up a picture password for this VM. The Picture Password option was not available but I got it to show using gpedit. I then set a Picture Password but when I reboot, the Picture Password does not show up.

Is it possible to use a Picture Password in a Hyper-V VM?

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My Windows 10 Hyper V Virtual Machine has the screen resolution stuck at 1024 X 768. I tried installing the NVidia video driver from the lenovo Web site within the guest operating system but still I am not able to change the screen resolution. Any ideas on how I can fix this issue so that I can run the virtual machine at a better screen resolution? When I try to change display adapter properties all I see is a greyed out 1024 X 768 display resolution:  When I List All Modes from within the virtual machine I only see 1024 X 768. 

A:P70 Hyper V Virtual Machine Resolution stuck at 1024 X 768

I figured it out. The solution was to remove the 3D Graphics adapater I had added to the VM configuration. Now I'm trying to figure out how to get sound to turn on in the VM.

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I'm using an AlienWare M14 machine. I tried to create a virtual machine locally using Client Hyper-V on Windows 8 Pro, but it still doesn't work (took me a lot of time). I added the Hyper-V features in "Turn windows feature on or off", and all of the requirements to run Hyper-V are fulfilled (SLAT, BIOS, 64 bits, ...) (I attach the msinfo32 output in this post). At the last step in creating a virtual machine, it says "... General access denied error... (0x80070005)" (for details, check my attached image). I googled, tried some solutions but still no luck so far.

Thanks for any help.

A:Error creating virtual machine (Client Hyper-V, Win 8 Pro)

Actually, the error is general access denied. I have already uploaded a new image. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

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Hello,

I recently did an in place upgrade to Windows 10 Pro and tried to create a free virtual machine using the provided MS development environment/build: Get a Windows 10 development environment - Windows app development
I created a internal and external virtual network adapter/switch, and after all is done attempted to either use the "Enhanced Session" or Remote Desktop Connection to enter my virtual machine. This machine seems to otherwise work fine (especially in Basic Session or when the network is set to Private instead of External or Internal), but if the audio is available and any sound attempt to trigger (in VM, to be played by host machine), it will crash.

The message just states that the connection has been lost. The Event Log on the host machine (my Win10 Pro) simply shows that the 'vmconnnect.exe' crashed with event 1000, and that there is a .Net Runtime error event 1026.
My repeated attempts to solve the issue involving looking into anything wrong with the connection setting or firewall setting revealed nothing. Internet searches also did not reveal any answers, though the closes person to have my issue also has no answer post (Windows 10 Hyper-V keep crashing - Super User).
I tried other OS for the VM as well, but all had the same issue (Win7, and Win8)

Short of the in place upgrade causing this issue, I was wondering if anyone here may be able to help me resolve this problem with the audio crashing the Virtual Machine.
Are there any additional s... Read more

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Hi,
I newly installed Windows 8.1 (not an upgrade, fresh install from corporate network) on a Dell Precision T7600 workstation and enabled the Hyper-V feature with the matching management. I created a couple of 2 GB RAM, 2 virtual CPUs VMs and am trying to install
Windows Server 2k8R2 and 2k12 on them. After a network boot, during the first couple dialog boxes for Windows setup, I am unable to use the keyboard. When I try to boot from an ISO, the VM get stuck on a black screen "Starting Windows". In either
case if I use the VM connection window menu to paste from clipboard or send ctrl+alt+del, I get the error:
Virtual Machine Connection
Could not send keys to the virtual machine.
Interacting with the virtual machine's keyboard device failed.

I search online for this error and did not find others experiencing it.
I tried to shutdown and reset both VMs, I stopped and restarted the Hyper-V service. Neither helped. I am not sure what other step I can take at this point.
Also, I configured a virtual switch as external network on one of the two Intel network adapters. Both connect to a gigabit switch. "Allow management operating system to share this network adapter" is checked. Both VMs are on the same virtual switch.

Senior Soft. Dev. Eng. | Microsoft IT | Microsoft Corporation

A:Hyper-V on Windows 8.1 64 bit, "Could not send keys to the virtual machine"

My bad! I selected Gen2 VM because I wanted resizable vhd, but that is not supported with older windows versions, leading to these confusing errors.Senior Soft. Dev. Eng. | Microsoft IT | Microsoft Corporation

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I'm looking for a list of services which do something like what Jolicloud does. What I would like to do is install an OS on a computer, and then install another bootable instance of that exact same OS in a virtual machine on someone's server, and then be able to always access that virtual machine and do everything I do on it (except, I guess, print). All my docs are in Google Docs and are backed-up with Backupify, so my data life is already 99% in the cloud. But what I would like is for that cloud VM to be like a backup computer. So does anybody offer a hosting service for a "personal virtual machine"? For licensing reasons, I've little doubt but that one could not do this with Windows. But I would be fine with Ubuntu or CentOS.

I guess one way of doing what I would like to do would be to simply put Ubuntu on an old tower and leave it both on and on the Internet at all times, and then log into it as needed over the Internet. But then you run into the problem of theft, fire, or hardware failure. So I want to pay someone to manage the security, hardware, and always-on and accessible 24/7/365 operation of the virtual machine.

Thanks in advance for your help,
Scott
 

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I once used a service like this online, where you uploaded a file you want tested and they test it on a VM for you and return the results.. sadly that was a long time ago and i didn't bookmark the site..

Could anyone refresh my memory on this?

Thanks.

A:Service than tests Malware on a Virtual Machine for you.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by cheewongken


I once used a service like this online, where you uploaded a file you want tested and they test it on a VM for you and return the results.. sadly that was a long time ago and i didn't bookmark the site..

Could anyone refresh my memory on this?

Thanks.


Jotti's malware scan

VirusTotal - Free Online Virus, Malware and URL scanner

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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?

Hi,

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

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

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

Does anyone have any ideas?

If you need more info, please let me know.

Thx

A:Virtual Machine Won't Start

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

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

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Hi Support,
I tried to delete a Hyper-V check point in Hyper-V Manager but failed with an error. However I can create checkpoint without problem. Currently the disk is 14.6GB free of 97.6GB. I have two vm running, i can successfully delete checkpoint for the other vm.
Please advise how to fix this problem. 
The hosting machine OS is Win 8.1 Enterprise 64bit. 
Error message in Windows-Hyper-V-VMMS-Admin:
'xxxxx' failed to remove checkpoint. (Virtual machine ID 9405BED8-CF63-4497-AD27-0A4F4E01BB06)
Virtual machine failed to generate VHD tree: 'Catastrophic failure'('0x8000FFFF').
Cannot delete checkpoint: Catastrophic failure (0x8000FFFF). Checkpoint ID A28B861B-3F04-41AC-82F5-EABB310DDC91.

A:Virtual machine failed to generate VHD tree: 'Catastrophic failure'('0x8000FFFF').

Hi Paul,
I tried to create new snapshot. It was created successfully but still cannot delete the snapshot, the same error. I resolved the problem by deleting the whole snapshot tree. 

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Sony repaired this laptop (replaced Bluetooth module) and when I got it back I can no longer open Virtual Machine (XP mode). Error message attached.

7 Professional was installed as upgrade from Home premium and worked fine prior to repair.

How do I resolve this?

any suggestions would be appricated.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU Q 720 @ 1.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 6126 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 467966 MB, Free - 404292 MB;
Motherboard: Sony Corporation, VAIO, N/A, C603LEHL
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Solved: Cannot start Virtual Machine

bump - any help?
 

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I'm trying to run Client Hyper-V on my Windows 8 Pro machine. I was able to successfully install the service, and can create virtual machines and hard disks on my local system. I can even start them, and see boot activity via the preview window in the MMC.
I cannot, however, connect to any machines from the local system: when I do, it hangs on "Connecting to <machinename>" for 30 seconds before it pops up with the dialog:
"Cannot connect to virtual machine. Try to connect again. If the problem persists, contact your system administrator."
Obviously, because this is Client Hyper-V, I am the system administrator, so I scour the Internet to solve my problem. I see solutions related to firewalls, administrative permissions, a few other things, and nothing has worked. I also tried creating
a virtual machine on a Windows 8 Enterprise system (which can connect to it just fine) and export it for the Pro machine to import, and I still cannot connect to it, whether the VM is registered in place or copied to the host.
Some other notes:
- None of these systems has an OS installed - two locally created ones either had no boot or booted off a Linux LiveCD, and the exported one attempted to do a PXE boot. Thus, I cannot attempt to link via Remote Desktop since the computers have no names
- Hyper-V has some other quirks on my system as well: in order to stop a virtual machine, I have to end the vmwp process - which restarts the machine - and then stop it fr... Read more

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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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I've spent hours trying to do a repair install of Windows 10 on a VM Ware Fusion 8.5 virtual machine. The host machine is a mid-2010 iMac. The virtual machine is running Windows 10 Home x64 1607. The reason I'm doing a repair install is because some system files are corrupted and "sfc /scannow" only gets about halfway before it says it couldn't load some resources then quits.

The "Windows 10 installation has failed" message appears not long after starting the installation when it says about 6%.

I've attached a screenshot of the failure message as well as disk manager and the Panther folder which is curiously unpopulated (there's nothing in the two folders shown above). The Panther folder doesn't contain any error logs. However, on a previous installation attempt, I looked at an error log and it showed that it was not able to copy something from the installation disc to a location on C:/windows.

I have installed Windows 10 without problem on a number of other machines, but I'm stuck here on this one. By the way, no external drives or devices are attached to the machine (other than the apple bluetooth trackpad and keyboard which have never been a problem on this and other virtual machines). I've run chkdsk on the virtual machine and the drive appears to be ok. I've tried doing this repair install from the DVD drive as well as by copying the .iso image to the desktop and mounting it in file explorer. The result is the same.

Thanks in advance for ... Read more

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I've spent hours trying to do a repair install of Windows 10 on a VM Ware Fusion 8.5 virtual machine. The host machine is an iMac. The reason I'm doing a repair install is because some system files are corrupted and "sfc /scannow" only gets about halfway before it says it couldn't load some resources then quits.

The "Windows 10 installation has failed" message appears not long after starting the installation when it says about 6%.

I've attached a screenshot of the failure message as well as disk manager and the Panther folder which is curiously unpopulated (there's nothing in the two folders shown above). The Panther folder doesn't contain any error logs. However, on a previous installation attempt, I looked at an error log and it showed that it was not able to copy something from the installation disc to a location on C:/windows.

I have installed Windows 10 without problem on a number of other machines, but I'm stuck here on this one. By the way, no external drives or devices are attached to the machine (other than the apple bluetooth trackpad and keyboard which have never been a problem on other virtual machines). I've tried doing this repair install from the DVD drive as well as by copying the .iso image to the desktop and mounting it in file explorer. The result is the same.

Thanks in advance for any ideas!

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Hi,
I am using XP sp2. I installed KEAT s/w for stock trading, but it doesnt open. I get error:

unable to start application - java virtual machine cannot be loaded
Class not registered.

I checked on following link and got that java is installed and running successfully.

http://java.com/en/download/help/testvm.xml

What could be the problem?

I am giving my hijackthis log.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:47:00 PM, on 7/23/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\WINDOWS\vsnp2std.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
C:\Program Files\Winamp\winampa.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\YahooMessenger.exe
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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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Hi,
I am using XP sp2. I installed KEAT s/w for stock trading, but it doesnt open. I get error:

unable to start application - java virtual machine cannot be loaded
Class not registered.

I checked on following link and got that java is installed and running successfully.

http://java.com/en/download/help/testvm.xml

Could some one please tell me what could be the problem?

Thank you.

A:[SOLVED] unable to start application - java virtual machine cannot be loaded

A suggested (and succesfull?) work-around;

http://hpanswers.blogspot.com/2007/1...tion-java.html

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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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Hey all. I just recently purchased a laptop with Windows 8 and wanted to set up a VM of Windows 7 on it. I have never worked with VM's before and I'm ready to get it going. Could anyone provide any help as to how to do it. Thanks!!!

A:Windows 8 Machine Running Windows 7 Virtual Machine

Hi there,

For beginners I recommend VMware Player:
VMware Player: Run Windows 8, Chrome OS on a Virtual PC
It's free.

You can also find it on filehippo for example.
The install process is easy to follow and the VM's work nicely.

There are other visualization products out there but this on is best to get started with.

Good luck

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

A:Virtual machine in Windows 8.1

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

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

A:Windows 8 Virtual Machine

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

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

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Hello,

I am using Virtual PC to run a Windows XP virtual machine on a Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit machine. Is there any way to somehow use the host machines USB ports?

The software I am needing to use on Windows XP requires an USB keycard to function, so I need some way to get it to recognise the USB ports.

Any suggestions or help?

Thanks! :)

A:USB in Windows XP Virtual Machine

Is the keyboard the main keybaord for the host system?

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I am looking for a solution in order to have 3-4 users be able to Remote Desktop into
one XP pc all at the same time. Currently, when a user is logged on, and another person
tries to Remote Desktop into the same pc, it kicks off the first user.
I edited the termsrv.dll file in order to prevent this but it didn't work.
Any suggestion on a fix?
 

A:Virtual Windows machine

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I have a laptop with windows 7 and for various reasons need to replace the computer. Bought a new laptop which comes with windows 10. If I were to just replace the hard drive in the old computer, I would just image the drive, put the new drive in, and then restore the image and be back in business. I would like to do a similar thing with what I have now and I think the virtual machine is the best way to go, just a little confused on the process.

1. What do I need to do with the old laptop that does the equivalent of imaging the drive so I will have a complete working windows 7 computer to use on the windows 10 machine? I will put this file on an external hard drive to then use with the new laptop. I think vhd is what I need, but keep reading about a 128GB limitation and the old laptop is more like 250GB.

2. After creating this file (vhd?), how do I create the virtual machine on the new laptop and then get the windows 7 copy to run. Most sites I have found talk about installing Windows 7 with the installation disk, but the image (vhd?) should already have all of this, correct?

If you could point me to which programs to use, I would appreciate it. I tried to create VHD with disk management, but it is greyed out if I select the C: drive and the system reserved partition. And step by step instructions would be helpful.

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Doc

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What to choose exactly ? It keep showing error

A:Virtual Machine - Windows 8

While I am not sure what the problem is, nor can I quickly find out what Windows Evolution 8 is supposed to do, there are four folders showing in you screenshot. I suggest you double click on these to see if you can find a file called install or setup .exe or .ini . I would try Sources or Support first, but you need to find the actual installer file.
 
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OK, so I finally got my copy of Window 8 Pro from my school, and am wondering if I can try it out on a virtual machine? If so, which virtual software would you recommend?

Thanks.

A:Install Windows 8 on a Virtual Machine?

Hello Drew,

Sure, you could install it on a VM if you like.

I like VMware Player.

VMware Player - Install Windows 8

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I guess that few of you have ever experienced this problem, certainly Microsoft themselves were of no help so I am looking for other insights and sincerely would appreciate any constructive comments from anyone who's walked this path before.

Last year I bought a Macbook Pro to replace my ailing HP laptop. Unfortunately many of the applications that I relied on (MS project, visio, et al) would not work on Mac. I decided to migrate my windows install from the HP to the Mac using VMware. The migration worked fine using vmware's utilities and I was all set. As expected, windows started complaining that it was no longer genuine but provided an option to "Get Genuine Now" which took me to a Microsoft website which downloaded some small piece of software, figured out which license I needed to buy and after paying the required amount, got my new key and duly authorized my license.

Everything was fine and problem free for about 3 months or so at which point Windows again started reporting that it was not genuine. I contacted Microsoft who confirmed that I had an invalid license key, despite my email confirmations proving that i had just purchased it. The email receipt was of no value to anyone. They suggested I buy yet another license key, which I certainly did not see any value in doing as UI had already paid for one.

Anyway the system is now reporting that it cannot activate and is telling me I only have a couple of days left.

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A:MAC Virtual Machine Windows 7 Activation

Hi Swahull, welcome to the Seven Forums.

You have bought a valid Microsoft Windows 7 licence directly from Microsoft and have the confirmation email & receipt to prove it. If this your situation and the phone support of Microsoft or Microsoft Store are of no help, there's IMO only one reasonable thing to do: contact Microsoft using their Microsoft Community, former Microsoft Answers.

Posting this in right section increases your possiblities to get direct help from MS staff. In your case the correct section would be Microsoft Community: Install, Upgrade and Activate.

As a personal rule of mine I do normally not guide other members to other forums for help but in this case I honestly think it would be your best shot.

Kari

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Hello,

I'm trying to install Windows 10 Tech Preview on a virtual machine, I'm using Oracle VM VirtualBox.
But I don't succeed in installing it... I keep get alround different errors.
The first time I tried it gave me an error saying it was meant to run on machines with more than 4GB of RAM, although it was a 32-bit version. So I tried with the 64-bit version thinking that would help, it didn't.

The last time I gave the 64-bit version more RAM (4GB) and 10GB of space on the HDD, which I think should be sufficient... I only want to test it, I'm not going to save any files on it...
Anyway, now it gives a completely different error (screenshot) saying:
"Your PC needs to restart. Please hold down the power button. Error code: 0x0000005D"

Does anybody know how to solve this problem? I've installed virtual machines before: Windows, Linux and even Mac OS X... I've google'd the errors but since it's only just available I can't find any solution...

It shouldn't be that hard to install it on a virtual machine, perhaps it's not compatible with VirtualBox? But that isn't likely I think...

Thanks in advance for your help!
 

A:Installing Windows 10 on a virtual machine

Both Windows 10 and the latest version of VirtualBox were just released to the public. At this time VirtualBox does not support Windows 10. There is a way to install Windows 10 however. In VirtualBox, create a Windows 2012 virtual machine and configure it accordingly. Windows 2012 is the server OS, but you can can install Windows 10 on it. As I write this I am looking at the Windows 10 Desktop. Installation and setup may be slow, but it works. I hope I was able to be of service to you.
 

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Sup pals! I've been googling a bit, but haven't pin pointed to a solution. I'm trying to achieve something a la parallels, in which I'd have a separate Windows installation and I can either boot directly to it, or run it as a virtual machine.

I've seen that you can convert an existing installation into a VHD drive, something which I DO NOT WANT. I want to do it as it is possible to do it in Mac with Parallels.

Is there any software available to do so? Thanks

A:Is it possible to run a separate Windows OS as a Virtual Machine?

You don't mention which virtual machine software you are using. However, in general, no. Windows does not support running a virtual machine in anything other than a VHD. Physical partitions for virtual machines are not supported anymore (they used to be, back in the XP days, but I think since at least Vista, direct hardware access to the partition is no longer possible.)

I could be wrong though, I haven't seen a way to do this.

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I could use some help figuring out what really works.

Purpose: Malware seems to be getting much nastier and this is being directed beyond businesses towards ordinary folks. I want to protect myself against this stuff - like ransomware. I have backups but it looks like even backups can get 'infected'.

Goal: Be able to clean out 'browsing' as it seems this is the major vector for this stuff.

Issues: Uncertain what to use: vmware? Uncertain about licenses: Windows 7 can only be run as boot o/s or guest o/s, but not both. If I set Linux as boot o/s, how do I install and keep Windows 7 upgrades? Can I set up a dual boot: Windows 7 boot o/s and Linux boot o/s with Windows 7 guest or does that violate license even though I am using only one at a time? Can I use cloud storage somehow to keep emails, downloads, etc on a more permanent basis and then access them when Windows 7 is the boot o/s?

Alternatives: Is there a better way?
 

A:Using Windows 7 in a Virtual Machine For All Browsing

Proper configuration and usage habits go a L O N G way in avoiding infections.

Just to restate some well known guidelines:

1) keep your OS updated
2) run attached to a router with NAT and SPI features
3) run with the Windows Firewall active and at home use the PRIVATE network and at a hotspot, use PUBLIC
4) NEVER run daily activity from the admin account or from an account with admin rights
5) use an anti-virus which will scan email and your weblink clicks to avoid bad content
6) I use SpywareBlaster to control ActiveX components
7) run your browser(s) with little or no add-ons.

and stay off the shared video and porno sites as they tool are a major vector.

Implementing the above clear back to XP/pro, I have not had any issues.
 

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I have an iMac which is running Win10Pro (non-oem as the original product was Win8 Preview which I eventually upgraded to Win10Pro non-Insider) via Parallels Virtual Machine. I'm buying a barebone system (Intel NUC) soon and, as I need Windows for it and as I don't use the aforementioned Windows via Parallels that much, I'd like to move that Windows to the SSD of my new NUC.

Is this possible? What is the procedure? I've moved Windows between HDs before (via Macrium Reflect cloning) without hiccups but I cannot do that with a virtual machine setup (or can I). Another way to do this I guess would be to create install media (as I don't have one) and then re-install it to the SSD.

Please help!

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Hello. I need to install a Windows 7 Virtual Machine on my Windows 7 OS. I have a few questions to ask in this regard,

1. How much RAM should I allocate to the Virtual machine considering I have 4 GB of RAM?
My Specs are i3 4005U 1.7GHz. 4GB RAM, Windows 7 SP1 64 bit(dell laptop)
2. Are there any working guides/video out there that can help me in this regard? I have searched alot but they are either old/ or have unreliable comments.
3. From where can I get an ISO? That can work well. And also does it during the installation process, ask for a product key if i have downloaded it off from somewhere?

thanks alot! It's an emergency. I appreciate your time and once again thank you very much!
 

A:I need to install a Windows 7 Virtual Machine

Before you even start, I think this won't work too well. To have a virtualized OS when you're only running with an i3 and 4GB of RAM will likely mean both the host and VM will run slowly.

If you do go ahead anyway, do you have an additional product key for the VM installation? That'll be required.
 

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Installed windows 8.0 pro on oracle VM VirtualBox
(running 8.1 pro on host machine)
and it asks me to activate windows.
Okay, but it doesn't accept the product key I purchased for the host machine.
what to do?

A:activate windows 8.0 in virtual machine

Hi there
Windows - unless you have a VL (multiple activation) license needs a license for EVERY machine it's used on - for this purpose a Virtual Machine is identical to a REAL one.

Windows activation probably detects your key has been used already. - There have been issues about developers wanting to test using VM's -- with W7 you could get 30 days before windows needed activation and of course there were TechNet subscriptions -- however TechNet is closed to new subscribers - the existing one's are also being phased out and MSDN is FAR FAR too expensive for individual testers.

Ms really needs to provide some sort of developer license (affordably) now TechNet is being phased out. What you could do is download the FREE TRIAL version of W8/8.1 enterprise for your VM - that allows use for 90 days.

Cheers
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I have quite a few old games that worked under Windows 7 but no longer work on Windows 10. Compatibility mode does not work either and I have tried many different combinations with compatibility with no luck. Even the Microsoft utility to help with compatibility fails. What I have done is install my old Windows 7 OS as a virtual machine which went well. Even though I have the original install CD with valid product key, the activation fails. The error says the server does not accept the key even though it is a valid one. I have tried calling Windows support but I am not getting a live person to talk to. When I go thru the support online for Windows 7, it just points me to Windows 10. It's as if Microsoft will not allow me to install an OS which I paid for. I have also sent Microsoft my issue with compatibility mode but I get no response. I am not looking for support for Windows 7 itself I just want to activate it. The good news is that I can run my old games which I have tested since I am in the 30 day grace period to activate Windows 7.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

A:Windows 7 Virtual machine activation

If your Windows 7 is retail you should be able to activate it with a phone call. When you call the Microsoft number for activation I think the technique is to just wait until somebody comes on the line.

Of course, if it is OEM, including OEM System Builders, you cannot transfer the license to another machine, even a virtual one.
 

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I am using VMware Workstation 14 and I need help installing the operating system. The OS I have chosen to use is Windows 10, but I dont know how to install the (or even downloas) windows 10 ISO. Please help.
 

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Hey guys,

Recently I have installed XP under VMware for a bit of testing to see how vulnerable XP is to viruses. This is mainly to prove to friends of mine that XP is more susceptible to infection than Windows 7 as they are asking the question claiming XP has superior resistance to viruses compared to Windows 7. Even a few of them think that XP will continue it's support after SP3 which they are clearly wrong but they tend to argue that myself and others who also say that 'SP3 Extended support will end' are lairs.
My friends do not have much knowledge when it comes to computers but as years go by and XP is fully unsupported they will run into many issues and lose/damage valuable data. I do not want this to happen to them but since they are very concreted in to XP they need first hand evidence to show them what is more superior in terms of protection and resistance and even usability of Windows 7 itself.

I want to try and show them first off on how rogue software also known as Scare-ware can infect a PC and use scare tactics to scam a user so I can help them identify and avoid infection in the first place.
Secondly I need to show how a worm operates and sends spam or malicious emails to others or via other communication types such as Instant Messaging.
Thirdly I need to show them what happens when you do get a virus and how to remove virus using Anti-Malware tools, suites etc.

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A:Windows XP SP3 Virtual machine testing

Recently I have installed XP under VMware for a bit of testing to see how vulnerable XP is to viruses. This is mainly to prove to friends of mine that XP is more susceptible to infection than Windows 7 as they are asking the question claiming XP has superior resistance to viruses compared to Windows 7. Even a few of them think that XP will continue it's support after SP3 which they are clearly wrong but they tend to argue that myself and others who also say that 'SP3 Extended support will end' are lairs.They are wrong, you are right. All you need to tell them is that any process can run with full admin rights in Windows XP. This is not possible with Windows Vista or Windows 7 due to UAC. Windows XP SP3 is supported until April 2014 according to Microsoft. End of debate.

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Test Windows 10 on a Virtual Machine
Upgrading to a new operating system can be an intimidating undertaking that massively disrupts your daily workflow. And considering the dramatic interface changes introduced in Windows 10, you may not want to invest in Microsoft's latest OS without first giving it a thorough shakedown.

Fortunately, there's an easy, hassle-free way to test-drive Windows 10. Using a program called VirtualBox and the new Windows 10, you can try out the new OS for free, without disturbing your current operating system.

If you?re running Windows, Virtualbox is probably your best bet. It?s free, open-source, runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux, the interface is easy to use, and it supports snapshots.

Setup requires a more-than-entry-level PC, since you'll be running two resource-hungry OSes at once. But a virtual machine is well worth the effort, because it means fewer headaches than fully upgrading to beta software or running a second version of Windows on a drive partition. Also, if a VM gets a virus or starts acting weird, you can just delete it and reinstall.

To download Windows 10, go to Windows 10.

For more information, read How to run Windows 10 on a virtual machine | The Download Blog - CNET Download.com

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