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Map network drive to virtual machine running in the host machine

Q: Map network drive to virtual machine running in the host machine

I am running a server in vmware workstation which is connected with NAT connection. I made port forwarding for access this virtual machine from outside the host computer. That is when type host computer ip:9000 in chrome it redirects to server web interface
which is running in vmware workstation because I redirect port 8080 in virtual machine to port 9000 in host machine.

Now I want to get all shared folders in the virtual machine . when I typed host ip in run dialog box it gives only the host machine shared folders . when i typed host ip along with port number it shows error.

What should I do for getting all shared folders of virtual machine in other computer in same network.

Note:Should not use bridge network connection.

Whether it is possible?.

Thank you for your help in Advance.

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I am trying to map a network drive to a remote server. The server is not on the same network as the computer I am trying to map the drive on.

I have the external IP address, the port number, and the drive letter on the server.  I have entered http:// IP Address:Port Number/drive letter.  I get an error message stating that the drive path is incorrect.

I am using the network drive mapping wizard in the Computer screen.

The remote server is part of a local network with 3 other computers running in the VMware workstation connected by NAT connection .I run this server port number 9000 of host machine  by Port forwarding method. 

I need help with the proper syntax for mapping the drive to the remote server.  I can't get my Windows 10 machine to connect to the server.  I need to get shared folder of virtual machine in another computer.

How do I map a drive to my remote server?  Please be specific as I am not that familiar with networking.

Thank you in advance for your help.

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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 have an old program that will run on XP but not Win 7 Pro and I am using Windows Virtual PC on my laptop to run it. It works fine but I cannot access files (share drives) from the main hard drive, i.e., the Win 7 file structure. I can work with the VM XP file structure but not the main files. I am able to access flash drives from the VM and so I can move the files around this way but it is very cumbersome. This machine is not on any sort of network. I have done the same thing on my desktop and have exactly the same problem (it operates on Win 7 Pro as well). Security is not a concern; I am the only user of these machines.

I have read what I can find about this and tried resetting all kinds of "sharing" permissions, including sharing just a folder instead of the entire drive, enabling sharing from both the Win 7 side and the VM XP side, etc. I've tried everything I can but to no avail.

Can anyone offer some ideas and/or direct me to a thorough discussion of this issue? Thanks in advance.

A:Cannot Share Host Drive while Using XP Virtual Machine in Win 7

Read here, see if it helps: Share host drives with a virtual machine

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I Have installed Virtual PC on my Windows 7 Home Premium system. I have created a virtual machine, installed windows 95 and then installed the Additions from Virtual PC 2004. The integration features (mouse etc) work fine. I have checked all the drives in integration features but I still can't see the hard drives of the host system. Why? Please help.

A:see host drive on windows95 Virtual Machine

Not to change the subject... but what version of Virtual PC do you have? The latest version shouldn't support 95 or 98.

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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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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.


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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 have a linux virtual machine that I forgot which machine it being hosted on. Is it possible to find that some if I ssh into the virtual machine?

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Hi there,
I've just installed a virtual machine (running XP Pro) onto my Vista machine. The Vista machine has a USB external hard drive attached. When trying to access the data on this hard drive from within the virtual machine (via the bridged network link between the virtual machine and the host) it is incredibly slow. I've tried moving the USB hard drive to another PC on the network (running XP Pro) and accessing it from the XP Pro virtual machine on the first PC, and this works fine. I'd be very grateful for any help or ideas!

A:Virtual Machine on Vista Host - Slow Disk Access

Have you tried using a different port? Could be a slow port.

maybe trying towing down some resources? disabling areo on vista maybe?

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On my local host machine there is An E Drive with a capacity of 500GB and it contain VHD file for my virtual machine. Now according to the current situation My E drive is about to fill which is now 490 Gb.
One my Virtual Machine my disk size is 900 Gb . Out of 900 Gb 490Gb is full. If i am deleting some files from my virtual machine is not making any difference the size of VHD file on my host computer.
What is the best way to reduce the size of the my VHD file . 

Help will be Appreciated.

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Since ive installed the anniversary update everytime i try to start a VirtualBOX vm or any virtual machine for that matter my host pc gets BSOD ive tried reinstalling the virtualbox but that didnt help This is my dump  ==================================================Dump File         : 081116-7562-01.dmpCrash Time        : 8/11/2016 3:53:48 PMBug Check String  : SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTIONBug Check Code    : 0x0000003bParameter 1       : 00000000`c0000096Parameter 2       : ffff9d01`2387d8b3Parameter 3       : ffff9d01`22e27ce0Parameter 4       : 00000000`00000000Caused By Driver  : ntoskrnl.exeCaused By Address : ntoskrnl.exe+149f90File Description  : NT Kernel & SystemProduct Name      : Microsoft® Windows® Operating SystemCompany           : Microsoft CorporationFile Version      : 10.0.14393.0 (rs1_release.160715-1616)Processor         : x64Crash Address     : ntoskrnl.exe+149f90Stack Address 1   : Stack Address 2   : Stack Address 3   : Computer Name     : Full Path         : C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\081116-7562-01.dmpProcessors Count  : 8Major Version     : 15Minor Version     : 14393Dump File Size    : 571,356Dump File Time    : 8/1... Read more

A:After installing windows 10 anniversary update BSOD on virtual machine host

Turns out removing Hyper-V as a feature resolves this issue thanks Microsoft

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I have perforce upgraded to W10 from W7. The routine stuff is fine - after a bit of digging around. However I have two applications I can no longer run.
Locoscript (DOS) which has an extensive English-Russian database built up over decades
Photoshop Elements (XP) - I'm accustomed to it and would like to continue with it.
I was running both under Virtual Machine on W7. I have backups of the
VSV and VMC and VHD files.
Can you suggest how I can set up for these programs?

I also have a system backup of the 7 system.

Possibilities are in order of strong preference -
- a virtual PC under W10 (where from ?)
- a W7 boot on my W10 machine, just to run the Virtual PC for these two environments;
- for the DOs unpack the VSV data and possible DOSBOX to run the program
- Get a separate box and try to reinstall W7 on it from my system backup
= other

In each case I not sure where to start. Is it possible? Any suggestions?
Please !

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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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Here's a strange issue--at least I think it's strange. I have an old application that I've had since I had Win XP. I'm not sure but I think I had it even on Win 98. Even though it's an old app I was able to install and run in on Vista and Windows 7. I now have the pre-release Win 8 installed on VMware Player and I was wondering if it would run in Win 8. So I opened Win 8 and put in the CD, clicked on the setup.exe file and it installed--or so it seemed. It always installed a short cut on my desk top before. So I looked and didn't see it. It was supposed to have installed in a particular folder, but I couldn't find it. I then installed it again and chose to put a short cut on the desk top. But, it wasn't there. The bottom line is that even though I had Win 8 open in the guest, I discovered that it actually instaledl on Win 7--on the host machine even though I installed it while the guest machine was open. Has anyone seen anything like that before? I suppose it happened because it was such an old app.

A:App installed on host machine while in guest machine

When you put the cd into your drive, it fired the autoplay on your host machine and not within your Windows 8 VM. It installed on your Windows 7 host machine. If you had been in the VM, and launched the setup from within the VM, it would not have installed on your host machine. PERIOD.

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Hi! I want to run windows 8 as virtual environment in virtual box as host as win7...
my lap specs are...is this enough to run win8 as virtual machine ..??
intel core(tm) i3 cpu
RAM: 3gb
I need to know whether I can run win8 as virtual machine....??
thanks in advance

A:Running windows 8 as virtual machine in win7

You cannot run a virtual machine with only 3GB of RAM. Windows 7 needs 2GB to run. You will then only have 1GB for running Windows 8, which is not enough. You should have at least 8GB of RAM and a quad core CPU to run virtual machines. Also, since you have only a dual core CPU, 1 core will be needed for Win8, and another for Win7. this will make both OS's run very slow.

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i am trying to run a vm on my dell vostro 200 and idk if it is posssible becuase every time i go to install it says kernel not appropiate please heelp

A:dell vostro 200 running a virtual machine

Nobody can help unless you provide more details:
MiniTower or Slim?
Have you checked BIOS to make sure Virtualization Technology is enabled?
Version of Windows ?
What VM software?

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Hi, bear with me here because I am not terribly tech savvy. I recently installed a copy of Windows with SP3 on my MacBook Pro with Boot Camp. I used OSX and XP in coherence with Parallels for several days, and seemingly out of the blue my Windows Virtual Machine was infected with TotalSecurity. The program is completely debilitating, I am unable to open anything but Internet Explorer. Any help would be eternally useful; I am not terribly keen on the idea of reinstalling XP, but if I have to I have to. Thanks in advance

A:Removing TotalSecurity from XP SP3 running on a Virtual Machine...

Boot into Safe Mode, install and run an app such as Malware Bytes. Assuming you can boot into Safe Mode, otherwise, reinstall.

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Hello everyone,

Young student working on my master's thesis, I have to run a few programs only available on linux.

As seen on almost all the sources I visited, I installed VirtualBox and downloaded the last Ubuntu "iso" file. after having installed the new OS on virtualbox, I tried launching it and got the very often found "VT-x is disabled in the BIOS" error.

The solution also given in all the sources I visited is "enable Hyper-V" in the "windows features turn on or off" menu. Problem is : I can't find this option (I even looked in the least probable sub directories, just in case)

I found out this feature was only available for "Pro" versions of windows 8/8.1.

My question is : Is it feasible for me to run a virtual machine, or even run a machine on dual boot on my default-installed-windows 8 machine? I don't have the money to buy the pro package (which, for some reason, is MUCH more expensive than the "previous windows to 8.1 pro" update).

and If yes : how?

Best regards and thank you for reading,

(PS : my hardware is more than sufficient: 64bits i7-4700HQ processor, 8Gb RAM DDR3l)

A:Running a virtual machine on windows 8.1 NOT PRO edition

If you get a message that VT-x is disabled in the bios, did you go through the bios? If you find an option called hyper-threading, enable it. Hope that helps.

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I am running Windows XP PRO 64 bit with MS Virtual Machine.
I have installed XP Pro 32 Bit.
Device manager says everything is working in XP 32 VM, but I can not connect to network or internet.

A:MS Virtual Machine can NOT see network


In virtual PC go to Edit -> Settings -> Networking
Make sure that the network card that is installed in your XP Pro 64bit is selected under Adapter1.

Then make sure your (XP Pro32bit) virtual pc's computer name is different to the XP Pro64bit computer name.

Setup TCP/IP in the Local Area Connection in the virtual PC. The IP address of the PC and the Virtual PC must be in the same range. The gateway and the DNS must be the same (This is if you use static IP addresses for your LAN)

For a bit more information see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/833134#3

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Hello. I have a problem. I am running windows Xp Service Pack 3. I recently decided a wanted to play an older Game. (Thief: The Dark Project). After discovering that it wouldn't run in Xp computers with sevice pack Two or newer I decided to run another operating system Via Virtual Machine. So In comes Windows 2000. I install the game successfully but have the problem of the mouse being extremely jerky. With the controls working perfectly fine from the keyboard. I know I have more than enough Power at a AMD Athlon(Tm) 64 Bit processor at 3500+ 2 Gb Of Physical memory and 1.87 Of Virtual. Also a Nivida 7200..

Any Help? Please.

A:Running Windows 2000 Via Virtual Machine Gaming

what are you using to host your virtual machine?

did you install your virtual machine additions? they vary, but i'm using virtual box now and they are called guest additions.

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I want to run a virtual machine but I got the blue screen!
My computer works fine with all the programs except when I a want use the virtual machine.

I got this message "Driver IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL

BCCode: d1
BCP1: 0000000000000000
BCP2: 0000000000000002
BCP3: 0000000000000008
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

I just have a basic knowledge on computers, so I don't know what can I do!

Thank you!

A:BSOD when running virtual machine error 0x000000d1

fffff800`00b9c5a8 fffff880`010c8000Unable to load image \SystemRoot\System32\Drivers\sptd.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for sptd.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for sptd.sys

fffff800`00b9c7a8 fffff880`012a8dbaUnable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\iaStor.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for iaStor.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for iaStor.sys
Hi rino009.

Before we suggest any troubleshooting steps, upload your MSINFO32.nfo file.
Click on the start button
Type "msinfo32" (without quotes) in the search bar of the start menu, click the resulting link. It will open the System Information window.
File>Save. In the "File Name" filed, put "MSINFO32" (without Quote), give the save location to desktop, and click the "save" button.
Give the time for processing, it will save a .nfo file on your desktop.
Zip it, and upload it following the instruction.
It is a must to see before saying anything to you.

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I have an XP virtual machine running on a 64-bit Win 7 host. I have a home wireless network that I need to access from the XP VM in order to use printers attached to the other computers on the network. All comupters currently on the network have the same workgroup name.

I have networking on the VM set to use the wireless adapter on the host laptop. With this configuration I can see and access the host, but I cannot see nor access any other computers on the network.

Now, it seems to me that I will need to run the XP Network Wizard to set up the network on the VM before I am able to see the network, but after reading dozens of articles and posts on networking a VM, I have never seen this step mentioned. (I am at work now, so I can't test this out on my network until later.)

So, my questions are: (1) Do I need to run the XP Network wizard to get the VM to join the wireless network, and (2) if I don't need to run the wizard, what DO I need to do to get this to work?

Thanks in advance. This forum is a great resource.

A:Accessing wireless network from XP virtual machine

Yes, you need to run the XP network wizard. It can be tricky to get an XP machine to network with Win 7 machines.

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I recently installed VMplayer on my Win 7 machine, and I installed Win XP on the VM. So far everything seems to work fine. However, on my home network I have a Linksys NSLU2 mini network server which has a flash drive plugged in that contains my files that I access from any of my home PC's. No problem accessing it from the Win 7 machine, but when I try to setup a "new network place" on the XP system, I get an error telling me that the address is not valid. The format I'm using is:
\\Server Name\Share Name.

Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong? I appreciate any input!!

A:Solved: Home Network Access from Virtual Machine

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I recently got a 1.8GHz Celeron computer from a family member who bought a new computer, but they dropped it while bringing it over. When I started it up, it booted up pretty quickly. But when I'm actually in Windows, it runs as slowly as my old 1GHz machine and sometimes when opening things it has long delays. I thought it might just be Windows being old, so I did a clean install. But that didn't fix it. Now I think it might be one of the hard drives or my cd drives, since at the BIOS diagnostic screen it sometimes hangs at them. Other than scandisk, which didn't return anything, is there a way to find out where the bottleneck is occuring without having to spend money I don't have?

A:1.8ghz machine running as fast (slow) as a 1ghz machine

donkor said:

I recently got a 1.8GHz Celeron computer from a family member who bought a new computer, but they dropped it while bringing it over. When I started it up, it booted up pretty quickly. But when I'm actually in Windows, it runs as slowly as my old 1GHz machine and sometimes when opening things it has long delays. I thought it might just be Windows being old, so I did a clean install. But that didn't fix it. Now I think it might be one of the hard drives or my cd drives, since at the BIOS diagnostic screen it sometimes hangs at them. Other than scandisk, which didn't return anything, is there a way to find out where the bottleneck is occuring without having to spend money I don't have?Click to expand...

Well, it depends on which OS you have. If it's Vista or XP, then you may want to change the graphics settings so they're lower, because they consume memory.

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I want to buy an external Hard drive for win 8. Now this win is installedthrough bootcamp in mac . Should I buy mac external HD to increase windows space? I am guessing just any windows PC format HD will do?

A:Hard Drive for Win in Virtual machine

HDD is HDD only that matters is how you format partitions on drive to be readable on your operating system.

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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...?

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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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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 a pc runs windows xp and runs some applications that are installed on the C drive (windows drive).
i would like to make a bootable image of the windows drive, and boot it on another PC or the same but different parttion, and run the apps, using a virtual machine utility, like vmware or Sun VB.

is it possible??
if yes what apps need to do that?
if no, then suggestion plz?


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I have a pc runs windows xp and runs some applications that are installed on the C drive (windows drive).
i would like to make a bootable image of the windows drive, and boot it on another PC and run the apps, using a virtual machine utility, like vmware or Sun VB.

is it possible??
if yes what apps need to do that?
if no, then suggestion plz?


A:create image of windows drive and boot on virtual machine?

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I am trying to help a friend get her new Win-7 machine set up. I used the printer set-up wizard to install a networked printer in the new machine with absolutely no problem. Proved it would print from that machine.

Now, I get a call informing me that her old XP machine, which had been printing to the network printer with no problems, will no longer print. Documents go into the print queue, but they don't get printed. No error messages show up. I did some messing around via remote access, and finally removed the printer with the intention of reinstalling it. Scanning for network printers turned up several redundant instances of the same printer with different names. Some are identified as "invalid" some a "access denied". Bottom line. I can't get any of the selections to install.

On the Win-7 machine I did find a window that indicated that the printer is designated as being shared, but I didn't explicitly set it for sharing when I installed it. Also, I somehow got to a window that told me that for printers that were to be shared with other versions of windows I could optionally install drivers to support such machines. Didn't have the driver disk handy and took the window down. Now I can't even find it again.

I need some help in sorting this all out. Part of the problem is that out there in "network land" there are redundant remnants of previous installations that are being remembered inappropriately. I'd really li... Read more

A:Installed network printer on W7 machine, now XP machine won't print to it

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I have a Win 7 Enterprise PC with a XP mode PC installed.  I have a Windows 2003 R2 SP2 server with a shared folder.  I have set up a group policy to map a network drive to the share for the user on the Win 7 PC.  Since it is a group policy
for the user, the mapping happens to both the Win 7 PC and the XP mode PC.  The mapping on the Win 7 PC works fine.  On the XP mode PC, the mapped drive shows disconnected but the mapping still shows and when opened displays the contents of
the shared drive. I cannot remove the mapping but attempting to with a NET USE /delete command produces: the network connection cannot be found.  Ultimately, I want to connect to the mapping so I can configure a FoxPro ODBC driver within the XP virtual
machine.  As things stand right now, I cannot set up the ODBC driver since it will not recognise the mapping.  All the latest patches are installed on both the Win 7 and XP mode PC, including Win 7 SP1.  I have tried several things that have
been mentioned about this in the forums but so far to no avail.William Fearn

A:Win 7 XP virtual machine has a mapped drive that shows disconnected but still acts connected

To answer one of your points the mapped drive on the Windows XP mode PC does show up under the Network Drive category and uses the drive letter S:. It is a legitimate drive mapping.  Something else is going on. I have done some further research
and have found the following cause. The mapped drive itself does not cause the problem.   The problem occurs when I create a shortcut to an executable in the mapped network drive on the Windows XP mode PC and then put the shortcut into the All
Users/Start Menu folder and then reboot the XP mode PC. Then the disconnected network drive message appears.  The creation of the shortcut is not the problem but putting it in the All Users\Start Menu does. When I remove the shortcut from the All Users\Start
Menu folder and reboot, the problem goes away.  I need to get the shortcut published to the Win 7 PC so that it shows up in the Windows XP Mode Applications folder.
The method I described is the only way I know how to get the application published.  I also know that Microsoft has described this method of publishing an application that does not use an installation program as being the preferred method to publish
such applications from the XP mode PC to the host Win 7 PC.
I hope this clarify's the problem for you.  I have seen other instances of similar problems but haven't seen a good solution yet.

William Fearn

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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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My wife works at a fitness club and they recently had to replace the office XP machine and purchased a new one with Vista, They had the two machince networked together before one at the front counter and the other in the office, I can not get the new Vista machine networked at all I have searched the internet looking for answers and have tried a few things but have had no success what so ever. Is there anyone willing to help or is there a step by step website that might have good information on this subject. I have the workgroups the same on each machine. I'm lost please help


A:Network trouble Vista Machine To XP Machine

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I have been trying to install the Microsoft Virtual Machine Bus Network Adapter On Win 7 Professional  PC.
I have tried to uninstall and re-install the drivers.
Tried to update the drivers from windows Update.
Nothing works.
Request your help.
Warm regards,
Prashanth Jadhav

Prashanth Jadhav.

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I have a friend who is doing stuff in Adobe AE, Sony Vegas etc. he can do awesome stuff, but he has a terribly slow PC. My PC runs with 4790K and GTX970 and it's basically on all the time. My internet connection is really fast, so I was thinking about running another windows inside of my host windows 10 OS. Just like virtualization in vbox, but with full isolation and native code support so it would use my PC resources to the full extent. I've seen some implementations of it, but they either lack full isolation from the host OS or are not running code natively. Any ideas what's out there that would fit my needs?
Thank you!

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I tried installing a Network card in Windows Nt ver 4.0 build 1381 service pack 3.

I couldn't get it talking to windows 98 and the machine started running really slowly.

I took the network card out (a fast ethernet 10/100m) card and it still runs really slowly (eg. If I open a folder the folder opens instantly but the egg timer stays on for what seems like a couple of minutes). How can I get my machine running at normal speed again?

Note: It's a Pentium 400 with Raid (for video).

I may have changed settings in the services, devices and network (but I've removed the networking option for now).

A:Machine running really slowly after installing Network card

I guess you have turned the machine off several times which won't let you go back and use the "last know good load" at the time of start up. If you simply installed the nic card and installed the drivers for the card I really can't understand what would cause you to slow down like you describe. Service pack 3 is the rock solid one for NT.

Perhaps I can help you with your network problem though, Do you have the network protocols loaded in the machines? For just 2or 3 machines its easiest to use Microsoft protocol Netbeui, it is the fastest and easiest protocol for small networks of 2 to 20 machines. both NT and 98 support it and the machines should see each other almost immed. Good luck on your other problems, NT can be a bear to work with, thats why I changed over to Win2000, much easier to work with.

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My old E-machine power supply died so I purchased a COMPAQ SR1834nx. There is room for additional drives. When I installed the drive from my old machine it wouldn't boot up. What do I need to do to install my old drive?

A:Installing 2nd hard drive from old machine into new machine

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Can I network my computers? One is running WIndows 98, and the other one is using WIndows XP. I have them both on a hub so they can use the internet, but i was wondering if i can network them. If I can how will I do it? Last time i tryed nothing happened so I just forgot about it. If you can help me it would be greatfull

Thanks for your time reading this, bye

A:Network on Win98 machine and a XP machine

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Hope you all doing good !!

Am trying to connect my vm machine on a host server from another machine in the same network, however its not successful. Below are the details:

Host machine- win 7


VM machine- win 2008 server r2

DHCP- disable
DNS server-

RDC enable from firewall
static IP as in IPv4
user with Admin rights created

Tried in both the below settings.
VM settings in Bridge
VM settings in NAT- host-9997, ip: vm port: tried both 22 and 3389

I can connect the host machine from another computer in the same network. Also I can connect the VM from host via RDC in the same machine, but not able to connect the VM from another computer in the same network.

Please let me know where is exact issue is and what am missing.

Thank you in advance.

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3 machines involved.
Windows 7 64-bit w/2 hard drives (Machine A)
Windows 7 32-bit notebook (Machine B)
Windows XP, SP3 w/2 hard drives (Machine C)

All machines can access each other's C drive.
Both Win7 machines (A & B) can access 2nd drive on XP machine (C).
Neither B or C can access 2nd drive on Win7 machine (A).
Message: ...drive is not accessable. You may not have permission to use the network resource.
Followed a similar thread and checked all permissions locations.
All permissions show shared in every way possible.
Had no success setting up Homegroup to do it, so removed it.

A:Can't access 2nd drive over network on Win7 machine

Welcome to SF,

Please try accessing the shared drive this way:

Click on Start and type \\ComputerName\shareddrive
or \\IPAddress\shareddrive

Also, any Firewall or Security Software installed from those machines?

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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 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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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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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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