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Lenovo ideapad 510 windows 10 virtual machine not working

Q: Lenovo ideapad 510 windows 10 virtual machine not working

I have enabled the virtualization in the bios. Still whenever I am trying to power on a virtual machine, the machine restarts itself and says "YOUR PC has some issues, we are generating error files" etc I need assistance for this. I have even done reinstalling virtual machine, but that didn't help. I am not at all able to use virtual machine. The version is 8.0 and I am using windows 10. Please help me.

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Hi, I'm trying to set up a virtual machine of Windows 10, on my Lenovo Thinkpad X201, with Windows 7 64-bit as my host system, but when I try to power the virtual machine oon, I get the folowing message:NX/XD is required by windows9 guests.  The processor must support NX/XD and it must be enabled in the BIOS. I know, how to access the BIOS, but do the processor in this computer support those things menchoned, and where in the BIOS can I activate it? Thanks in advance. Best regards:Aksel Christoffersen

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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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I had an XP virtual machine running on windows 7 in order to run an old app that won't run in newer systems.
I recently went to use this but the virtual machine didn't load atall, I tried clearing the settings but it made no difference. Eventually I removed the Windows XP Mode program, and uninstalled the virtual machine windows feature. Then re-installed both.
My original XP virtual machine image still wouldn't start at all. When I went into settings and removed auto start-up from the Integration Features it started but I only got as far as the old XP startup options screen. No matter what option I chose 'safe
mode', ' Normal', 'Last known good...' etc. It always just crached out. I then tried to create a new XP virtual machine, but this also just crashed out, almost immediately, without making an image.
This is all running on a laptop and no systems settings or hardware have been changed.
Any idea what else I can do?

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My PC is running Windows 7 Professional, and I have a virtual machine and virtual copy of Windows XP that I downloaded from Microsoft to run on it. The primary reason for doing this was to run older games that don't function correctly (or at all) on newer
OS's. The USB joystick I have is an older one that works just fine with Windows 7, but it won't show up at all on the XP virtual machine. It doesn't even appear in the USB dropdown menu at the top of the screen that is used to 'attach' USB hardware. I've attempted
to download the Windows XP drivers and install them on the virtual PC, but even that hasn't worked. Is there any way that I can get it to function on the virtual PC?

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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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Hi there,I am using Lenovo Ideapad 110 with AMD A8 APU 7410 2.2GHz with Radeon R5 (2GB graphic memory) & 8GBs of DDR3 RAMYou might be thinking that these are decent specs, right? Actually, you're wrong (well apparently for Lenovo Ideapad 110)See, I've seen some benchmarks of HP laptops with same specs and exact same processor, playing GTA5 and here on my Lenovo Ideapad, I can't even run Photoshop without getting lag and burning my processor.Whenever I tried to talk to customer care, they always say that this PC isn't meant for high-end processing, but my question is, how can PC of other brands with exact same specs give good performance than Lenovo? The HP laptop I saw the benchmark of, had 4GBs of DDR3 RAM, 4GBs less than my Laptop and it was still handling GTA5, YES!!!! GTA**bleep**ing5.Whenever I try to use Photoshop on my Lenovo Ideapad 110 (even for basic editings) it lags & burns like I'm using Intel Pentium dual-core processor with 2.0GHz and only 1GB of RAM (I am really not kidding. This laptop really sucks that much).Now I ask Lenovo team. It's high time you give me answers in front of everyone. Now, don't you **bleep**ing tell me again that this laptop sucks too much to handle a simple software called Photoshop.If HP and Dell laptops can handle GTA5 on the same specs, so my laptop must at least handle photoshop.

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Good day to all! I just recently purchased this laptop and so far it has been kind to me, except one thing - the windows search bar. While I was setting up my laptop for my personal use, windows update prompted me to restart, and after the reboot all of a sudden the windows search bar doesn't work anymore. Although I am still able to access windows apps, their search bars (like the microsoft store) doesn't work, it won't type for me. Having searched through google and some other forums I have found a temporary solution... by running this line into the Run Command: C:\Windows\system32\ctfmon.exe Unfortunately I have to do this every time I boot up my laptop. Powershell method doesn't work for me. I already tried that as it is the first common way to solve the windows search bar issue. Any permanent solutions out there? This windows search bar bug started after the windows update. I would be glad if anybody can help me with this problem.  Thank you!

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Got a lenovo ideapad miix300,its running on windows 10 but the audio,touch,battery icon ,sd card reader are not working.Tried to download drivers on lenovo web site but they are not working as well

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I am trying to run SAS University edition as a virtual app in my PC.  I downloaded Oracle VM Virtual box and mounted the app after enabling VT in BIOS as well as enabling Hyper V in Windows components, as this support forum reccomends. However, it still gives me the following error and wont start: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine SAS University Edition_1.VT-x is not available (VERR_VMX_NO_VMX).Result Code: E_FAIL (0x80004005) Component: ConsoleWrap Interface: IConsole {872da645-4a9b-1727-bee2-5585105b9eed} PLEASE HELP! i dont know how to fix this...

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I'm trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit on a Ideacentre 310S-08IAP, but the USB mouse and keyboard are just plain refusing to work. I'm initializing the setup from a SP1 install disc, deactivated SecureBoot in BIOS, activated all USB options, including legacy support and Virtual KBC. Neither USB 2.0 nor 3.0 are working, tried all ports. I also tried to make a Windows 7 UEFI boot stick using this method: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/home_is_where_i_lay_my_head/2012/10/02/how-to-install-windows-7-... and to integrate Intel 3.0 Host Drivers using this method: https://codeabitwiser.com/2014/03/how-to-install-windows-7-with-only-usb-3-0-ports/ All to no avail. I don't know what to do anymore. I can't for the life of me get mouse and kb working when installing Win 7. USB Input in BIOS and Windows 10 Home pre-installation are working fine.

A:Lenovo Ideacentre 310S, Windows 7 Install Process - USB Mouse/KB not working despite Virtual KBC

monotonny, When you update the boot.wim, first check and see how many Indices there are.  You may have to update Index 1 and Index 2. TLawson

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Hi After regular windows 10 update today, the touchpad stopped partially working. For example, scrolling with 2 fingers or zoom in/out are not working any more from the touchpad. How can I solve this problem? Thanks

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My Lenovo Ideapad did an update today as I was shutting it down. I went to go start it up and it asked me to select my keyboard option (I thought it was weird but didnt think much of it), it then came up with the screen below. I don't know what has happened and I have tried restoring to a previous version etc and nothing works. It just says that there are no files to be found. Please help me as I have very important documents on this laptop that I desperately need and can't afford to lose. I have considered making a USB that I can plug into the laptop and changing the BIOS to load Windows off the USB but I'm not sure if this will allow me to access the files on my computer and allow me to copy them onto a hard drive. Please give me recommendations that won't result in me losing all my documents. I am at my wits ends..

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So my windows 10 just updated recently, and that updat makes my laptop restart randomly. i still working on how to fix this problem until my laptop restart randomly again this morning. that restart makes my touchpad not working, idk whyit happened. i already tried updating the driver but touchpad still not working. i also tried to reinstall it (uninstall the driver then manually install it again) and the touchpad still not working.also the touchpad not appearing in device manager or device setting now. can someone help me to fix this problem? thanks!

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Hi ,         We purchased 3 lenovo ideapad 110-15ISK Laptops (ideapad). in that i installed windows 7 professional os. i am trying to incre,decrease screen brightness(fn+f11,fn+f12). but brightness control buttons not working. how to control brighness part.Now brightness is very high. Because of this brightness i am getting eye pain. So Please provide me solution for brightness control. my mail id : [email protected]  Thanks.  

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hey guysi'm forced to install windows 7 on my dear lenovo ideapad 500 15isk because of some business softwares i'm using, and i cant upgrade it to win8 or 8.1 or 10, and the problem is that brightness key on keyboard not working(take no action with display brightness)all requaired drivers are installed and also i did below solutions:1) install brightness default registery key from support lenovo website2)upgrade its intel vga driver to latest version'm so glad to someone helps me in this extremely annoying issue 

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

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

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

Has anyone seen this before?

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Hello to everybody,
I am trying to post a help request here since is much time i try to solve this problem without success.
What brought me to post the help request is the new fact that i get the same error after ported my
system in a Virtual Machine.

I explain better.
Several years ago I purchased an HP Desktop P6228it equipped with Q8300 CPU and 6Gbytes of RAM.
It came with Windows 7 (don't remember if Pro or Home) and I updated it with W7 Ultimate.
It worked fine for long time when suddenly the DVD stopped to work.
I supposed to be an hardware failure so i didn't cared to much, it was not essential for me.
Then also the audio stopped to work. It was neither essential too, so i didn't cared.
Then I realized that some other "exclamation points" was showed in the Device Manager.
I have at moment a "code 3" for the following devices:
Audio, Intel ICH10LPC, Intel QuadCPU, Display, CD-ROM.
I tried to install a PicoScope device and also it have now a "code 3" error in the device driver.

Recently i virtualized all my systems as sort of backup procedure.
Also this PC has been virtualized and tested.
During the test of the virtualization on a completely different computer i surprisingly noticed that
also on the virtual machine the same errors was listed.
So i realized the computer has not hardware problems but completely software problems.
I would really appreciate an help about this "code 3" error.
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A:Driver Error code 3 with not working devices also on Virtual Machine

I finally managed to solve it!
I have finally found this link:

windows 7 - Several devices in Device Manager have Code 3 error - Super User

The instructions are related to Win7 32 bit.
I exported a REG file of a Win7 64 bit machine I also have.
I imported in the defective o.s. and IT WORKED!

It has to do with a wrong setting of the file: wdf01000.sys
My registry was rather different than a working one.
It should look as:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00




I hope this info will help others!


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My wired mouse randomly stops working while using a virtual machine in a thumb drive. It doesn't  happen everyday only once a week or so sometimes less.

I have to reboot my pc back into the thumb drive to get it to work again. I am not able to swap it out for a different mouse while in the VM.

I have changed out the mouse 4 times with different brands mainly for Logitech brand and tried all the other USB ports and still have the same problem.

It happened in Windows 7 and Windows 10 while using the VM thumb drive and has been going on for a couple of years now.
It works fine when using my personal desktop.

Any idea what could be causing this? Are all the USB ports connected together or do they run separate from one another? 

I hope you can resolve my issue.


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Hi, I have just bought a lenovo USB C to HDMI adaptor however when i plug it into my laptop it says "This device is not recognized and the display device is limited. please help as it works on my hp laptop but not on my lenovo laptop. Regards 

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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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 I just tried the virtual agent and it solved my problem. Check it out.

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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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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 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 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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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.
Chris Cosgrove

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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 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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[Mod Note: Message moved to IdeaPad section for visibility and serial number removed for privacy. AG]
305-15IBD Laptop (ideapad) - Type 80NJ - Model 80NJ007VMJ (Serial#xxxxxxxx)
305-15IBD Laptop (ideapad)
This is my Laptop model, it has VGA connector and HDMI connector. My HDMI connector works well. but my VGA connector still not connected to monitor. I already bought a new VGA cable, but it still not connected to the monitor.

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I am running windows 10 in a new lenovo ideapad 305. none of the usb ports work and I have no idea why. Also the webcam is not working. Can you help? thank you.

A:new lenovo ideapad no usb working or web cam - help!

The Lenovo IdeaPad 305 laptop comes in AMD and Intel models and comes with Windows 8.1 64-bit.
Did you just recently upgrade it to Windows 10 64-bit?


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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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Hey guys first post here and thanks in advance.
I'm brand new to running virtual machines and need some help. I'm trying to get 8.1 enterprise into a VM (with VMware Player) and am currently running windows 8.1 as my main operating system. It's an ISO file and I'm aware that they generally need to be burned to a disc or to a bootable drive. Is this always the case? Is there anyway that I can save an alternate operating system on the hard drive on the main one that i'm running? Also when trying to download it, it doesn't seem to give me an option as to where it should be saved. The first time trying i downloaded 8.1 enterprise and it just changed it to my main operating system and i lost everything.

A:Trying to run windows 8.1 enterprise in a Virtual Machine

Hi davidbehnia Where are you downloading the .iso from if I may ask? If you download an .iso, it'll do like all the other files you download. It'll be saved in the folder defined in the web browser you are using to download it. Most of the time, by default, it'll be the Downloads folder. From there, you don't even need to touch the .iso. You simple need to create a VM, tell it to load the .iso in it's CD/DVD drive and make it boot from the CD/DVD-ROM when you launch the VM for the first time to launch the installation process.

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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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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.

Any pointers on how to rec... Read more

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.


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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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I'm running Windows XP Mode through Windows Virtual Machine, with IE9 and Win Exp 7 Pro. I'm using a music recording software called Protools LE 6.4, and I'm running it through a hardware called Mbox (original). I can get Protools running, but there's a lot of interference going on. The interference is worse when I drag the mouse across the screen. It is there even before I crank up the virtual machine.

I've isolated the speakers and also the cable and it's not coming from either. It's definitely associated with the Mbox.

Any ideas as to what might be causing the problem?


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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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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?


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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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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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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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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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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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.


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