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Migrating Win7 virtual machines to Win 10

Q: Migrating Win7 virtual machines to Win 10

I have several Virtual Machines in Win 7 that I use to check an Access application's compatibility with various versions of Office. If I upgrade to Windows 10, will my existing virtual machines migrate to Win 10 (not necessarily as Hyper-V)?

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Preferred Solution: Migrating Win7 virtual machines to Win 10

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/download.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

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I recently migrated my MDT/WDS server from a physical machine to a VMware virtual machine. Prior to migrating it, my PXE TFTP transfers took less than 20 seconds and they are currently taking a few minutes. Nothing in my environment changed other than
migrating to the virtual. Additionally, after migrating to VM my boot.wim loads and boots but does not run the start of my task sequence. This happens intermittently, sometimes a reboot or two fixes the issue and the task sequence runs without any issues.
I have attempted to change my max TFTP block sizes to 16784 but this had no effect. I am only running these deployments in unicast with a max of three or four machines pulling images. Today, for instance I have two machines on my bench. One imaged fine,
the other wont contact the Deployment server. It does not even register with the MDT monitoring server. Not sure what else can be done. I have not done any packet caps but given that nothing in my network changed I am not sure that would yield any results. 

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I just bought an external USB HD with 120 GB. How would I go about put the virtual machine hard disks on my external drive so I could run Vista off of it to see if I like it? Is this even possible?

thx
 

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Hi,

I am looking to set up some a few virtual machines. I haven't worked with this before, so this is new but I shouldn't need much more than a shove in the right direction.
I have two things I eventually want to do.

First off, what I want to do now, is set up a XP virtual machine inside a 64-bit Vista install on my desktop.

Eventually I want to set up a XP virtual machine inside ubuntu on my laptop, but I don't need to bother with that now.

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On my desktop I have 4 GB of DDR2 ram and am running a core 2 duo E6750 @3.5 Ghz so there won't be any issues of resources.
How do I go about setting up the XP virtual machine in Vista?

Does anyone have any suggestions as to which free software to use? I had planned on using vmware but that is only because it is the only free one I know of.
Thanks!
 

A:Virtual Machines

Give Virtual Box a try http://http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/VirtualBox I'm using it in Vista to run
Ubunto 7.10 Gutsy.
 

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I want to use a virtual machine on my laptop.(windows8.1, amd a8 1.8, 6GB, 500GB) Is there a version of Virtual PC to use or should I use Virtual Box, or VMware. Wanting to be more proficient with some tech skills on some different OS's.
Thanks
Lmattr30

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Hi

I would like to run ubuntu as virtual machine on my win 8 desktop pc. I installed vmware player and then separatley downloaded an ubuntu iso- couple of problems:-
There seems no option on vmware player to create a VMVMware player doesn't seem to recognise iso files - its looking for a vmx file - which I don't appear to have....
This is my first venture into vm's - got the feeling I have missed something pretty big.....

A:Virtual Machines in win 8

Hi there,

I don't think you can get any help here for the usage of VMWARE player. You should try the VMWARE player forum for that.

But besides that. Why don't you use Microsoft Hyper-V instead? I use it for all my VM installations and it works really good!

Here is a tutorial on how to install the Hyper-V.

Hyper-V Manager - Add to Control Panel in Windows 8
Good luck with it.

Rover

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I was faffing about with Virtual box yesterday then when i turned my computer on today i got this screen.



Is this normal? i'm a bit worried.


Cheers

A:Virtual Machines

What was the result of chkdsk?

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Hi I'm considering getting a virtual machine program. My physical machine runs windows 7 home premium and the virtual machine would have windows XP pro as the operating system.

I'm considering VMware for the virtual machine software.

On my physical machine I am running McAffee suite provided as part of my dsl service.

My questions regarding the virtual machine are...

1) do you need an additional antivirus program running on the virtual machine, or would the antivirus/firewall on my physical machine protect the virtual machine.

2) If the answer is you need antivirus on both the physical and virtual machine, will there be any conflicts running the same antivirus program on both machines?
Thanks for any thoughts and suggestions - Carl

A:security on virtual machines

Welcome Harleynut97 to the windows 7 forums.

Re your virtual machines, They are as vulnerable as your physical machines. They are just like your physical machines and do require their own AV product to be installed.
What program are you using to create and run the Virtual os'S??

Rich

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Hello, I just wanted to know that I need a Laptop for Virtual Machines, with The Memory 2GB and Up! The HDD Over 200GB or 250GB and Up! 4:3 Native Screen Resoultion 1024x768 and The OS Windows XP, I just wanted to know The Price is $50.00 or lower, because My Family is Poor Usually, So can you give the link to Laptop with these Specs? The reason why I'm saying this, It's because That my Primary Laptop which is My Dell Latitude D600 has 640MB of Memory and 37GB of HDD, My Laptop doesn't have enough Memory to run Muitiple VM's. So I was Thinking about a Laptop that can Run Muitiple Virtual Machines with the Lowest Price.

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Before installing it for real, I wanna test it out first on a virtual machine, such as Virtual PC or VirtualBox.

Will Vista (Ultimate) run on them?
 

A:Does Vista run on virtual machines?

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Okay this may be an odd question but I can honesty say I can not find the answer for it, possibly because I am the only tool who does it..... so here goes.

I have a VMware windows 7 installation on my computer, that works 100% fine. Now what I do with this machine is try to get viruses on it, then remove them. Ironically it proves to be harder to get them then remove them, but back to the subject at hand. I know there are rootkit viruses that can effect the boot sector of your HDD. So what I want to know is if running a VM, can I get such a virus and have it effect my actual OS? I am assuming NO as the OS is virtualized, along with the hardware. Now that I think about it, its not to hard to remove a virus on a boot sector so I guess this is more of a curiosity then anything else....
 

A:Question about virtual machines

Some malware are able to recognize virtual environments and keep themselves quiet when they are in a virtual environment, they wait until they are not in a virtual environment anymore.

Example :
You install a malicious screensaver in a VM, but you don't know it's malicious.
Because the screensaver knows it is in a VM, it acts like a normal screensaver.
The user thinks his screensaver is safe and installs it in his real OS.
Once the screensaver is installed and executed, it will do its evil job, like deleting your folder "My Documents".
If the screensaver has a boot-virus and/or rootkit, you are infected.
You can scan the screensaver with an AV-scanner, but AV-scanners aren't foolproof either, especially when it is a NEW malware.

Nothing is safe and malware-writers are also brilliant, at least some of them. The majority of malware-writers are stupid, they are responsible for the large quantity of malware on internet, not the "quality" of malware. I know quality is a bad word, but some malware(-writers) are smarter than others.
Stupid malware-writers copy existing malware and modify this copy a little.
 

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I didn't call this a dumb question in spite of my feelings about it. Have seen postings saying there is no such thing as a dumb question. This one is a close call.

I would like to have a virtual machine set up but when I see the size allocated (small), I assume that they cannot contain many programs or much data.

Is there a good explanation of virtual machines and their capabilities somewhere? Also, maybe something about how they run at all with such limited disk space.

Thanks
 

A:How do virtual machines work

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I?m in the market for a new laptop and came across the 920. It looks like I?ll pick one up when it?s released. Does anyone know if it?s capable of running virtual machines? This is my biggest requirement. I?m not really well versed on 2-in-1s. Are they running full versions of windows or some watered down nonsense? 

A:Yoga 920 and virtual machines

Yes, I can confirm you can install Hyper-V and run VMs successfully and well.

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I use mainly Winamp for audio and VLC for video.

I have music that I've played on my XP machine transferred onto my Win7 Machine, and it won't play on the Win7 machine. To my knowledge Winamp and VLC both should have flac playback.

Kinda curious as to what's going on.

A:Same programs on Xp and Win7 machines, no Flac on win7?

You would have to install a codec to use it. There are several free codec packs available that would add support for flac. One is the K Lite codec pack. There is another that one of the Win 7 forum members has that is also reported as working well but I don't remember what that is.

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Hello,
I need some help connecting multiple Virtual Machines to the internet. I have my main computer which is Windows Server 2008R2 that connects to the home router via the wireless network. My home router's DHCP gives off 192.168.1.XXX IP addresses. My Server has 192.168.1.200 as the static IP address.

I am trying to setup a lab for studying purposes and want to have different subnets for each other server I setup within Hyper-V. I have 4 virtual machines that I want to configure 192.168.0, 192.168.2, 192.168.4, 192.168.6 subnets. When I change the subnets I loose internet.

When I was studying for my 2003 certifications I remember that there was a way to setup the main computer as a RRAS server so it can act as a router to all the virtual machines. 2008 server is a bit different as far goes the UI and I have completely forgot how to do this since it has been years since I have done this.

Can anyone help me get this setup to work? I Want each virtual machine to have it's own subnet and to allow it to access the internet and internal VMs so I can replicate DNS and AD.

Thanks,
Synt4x
 

A:Solved: Virtual Machines and Different Subnets

I will solve my own question it seems.

1) I created four internal network adapters within Hyper-V.
2) I gave each network adapter the IP address on the subnet I wanted.
- 192.168.0.254
- 192.168.2.254
- 192.168.4.254
- 192.168.6.254
3) I installed the Network Policy and Access Services role within Server Manager
4) I Configured and Enabled Routing and Remote Access
- I chose custom settings and just checked off LAN Routing
5) I expanded the views of the role and the options below, right clicked on General under IPv4 and selected 'New Routing Protocol" and chose NAT.
5) Within the NAT section I right clicked and chose 'New Interface', I then started adding my Network Adapters.
- In my case I have to add 5 things under NAT
- 1) Private Interface connected to Private Network - Network Adapter Chosen 192.168.0.0
- 1) Private Interface connected to Private Network - Network Adapter Chosen 192.168.2.0
- 1) Private Interface connected to Private Network - Network Adapter Chosen 192.168.4.0
- 1) Private Interface connected to Private Network - Network Adapter Chosen 192.168.6.0
- 1) Public Interface connected to the Internet - Make sure you select 'Enable NAT on this Interface' - Also, this is where the Network Adapter I use for the internet on the main server where hyper-V is installed.
6) I assigned each Hyper-V Virtual Machine a NIC card by going to each of their settings and under Network Adapters giving the correct option.
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I have MBSA installed on a Win 7 virtual machine. After running MBSA on a virtual machine, the security report pops up. Clicking on any link in the security report doesn't pull up the associated information. How can I fix this, so I can get reports from
associated links?

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I enabled virtual mode in the bios to experiment with windows xp mode in win 7 pro. in the bios it recommended that the setting be disabled. if i leave it enabled will it slow down my pc? or should i disable it when im not using it?

A:enableing virtual machines in bios

will having win xp mode installed, obviously it will be taking up cpu and memory when im using it, but will having it installed slow down my pc ( other then taking HDD space) will it slow it down?

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Hello, 2 months ago I built a new machine with a Gigabyte Z97X Gaming 7 motherboard and Intel Core i7 4790K. It is running Windows 8.1.

I have virtualization enabled in BIOS and Hyper-V disabled but, in some machines on VirtualBox or VMWare, i can't set it to use 8 cores instead the 4 physical ones. In other, it allows me to use it. At this time I could only set it to use 8 cores in a Windows 7 VM in VMWare.

I checked CPU capabilities with coreinfo and it says Hypervisor is disabled and the other two options are OK.

Did I forget to change some setting or something? I can't understand why sometimes work and sometimes not.

A:Can't set virtual machines to use hyper threading

Hi there

VMware Workstation 11 in the VMware settings for the VM you cans et the nr of processors - I think 32 is the max. !!! You don't need to set it in the Virtual (or HOST) Bios. Use the settings in the VM.

Cheers
jimbo

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I am thinking about buying a VMware Workstation or microsoft's Virtual PC .

If anybody knows how it work; do the virtual OS run like they are separate computers without slowing each other down? Also, do you have to have a separate OS (ex: Win. XP) CD for each virtual pc or can you just use one CD?

Thanks.
 

A:Quick Virtual Machines Question

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'Ello,

I am running Vista Ultimate 64bit and I was wondering what virtualisation software is there that will run on this so I can install other OSes to get some applications to work that will not run on Vista. These applications are only some very old games I like all I really need installed is Windows 98SE and Windows XP but I may use it to try out other operating systems as well.

I know of Virtual PC but it doesn't allow 64bit guest operating systems which at the moment isn't a problem but I may want to install one in the future, I don't really like the interface of VMWare and I tried Parallels but it gave an error that it won't install on a 64bit operating system. I was just wondering what others are there that people know of?

Thank you in advance, El Barto.

A:Virtual Machines for Ultimate 64bit

I think VMWare is the only intel based software that supports 64-but guests at the moment. Microsoft has been fighting hard in this space recently so I wouldn't be surprised to see the next iteration of Virtual PC support 64-bit guests.

I also think the adoption of Vista x64 will speed the process along. Memory prices are rediculously low and enthusiasts are loading up their machines with 4+ gigs of RAM only to see Vista 32 not recognize it all. I really think the move to 64-bit computing will pick up steam in 2008.

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Hello everyone. I'm not totally certain this topic should go in this thread so if it should be elsewhere, mod's, of course feel free to move it. Thanks.

Okay, I have a basic network setup at home. I have a Netopia wireless DSL router and connected to that I have a small network switch. In this room I have 6 personal PC's connected, all wired directly into either the Netopia or the switch. All of the PC's are running Windows XP Professional except for one, which is running Windows Server 2008.

On 2 of the personal PC's I have Microsoft Virtual PC installed and have a Windows Server 2008 virtual machine on each of them. So that makes a total of 3 instances of Windows Server 2008 on my network - one installed directly on a PC and the other two being virtual machines. They each have hard coded IP address information and can ping the gateway (the Netopia) and devices on the Internet (I can ping yahoo.com, for instance).

Here's some background on why I'm asking for help. My problem arises when I try to go through some exercises where I'm trying to get these 3 2008 servers to communicate with each other. The firewall's on them are off (I did this as a step to resolve the issue but it didn't make a difference) and they cannot ping one another. I tried to go through some Active Directory Domain Services and DNS exercises but couldn't get through half of them because the servers aren't communicating, or aren't able to ... Read more

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Hi!

I'm using 4 vitual machine programs and really want to post questions or add posts to any forum.
I found over web many forums and some were for VMWare, some for VirtualBox etc.

Exist any complete for these virtual machines programs:
VirtualBox
VMWare
Hyper-V
VirtualPC
and maybe QEMU or PCE ?

Thank you all for each suggestion.

Miro

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Does anyone have any experience running a couple of VMs on the X1c with a i7-7600u?  I'm starting college this September and one of the requirements is to have a laptop capable of running two VMs, one Windows Server with AD services and a Windows client.  I realize the laptop is only dual core with HT so I don't expect any miracles, I just want to make sure it won't crawl to a stop as soon as I power on a couple of VMs.   

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Okay, so I know that the Windows 8.1 child monitoring system allows you to see what apps are used and what webpages are accessed through a child account, but can it see through Virtual Machine systems such as VirtualBox? Please try to answer these questions in particular:

-Can I see a webpage accessed through a VM?
-Can I see an app (from the Windows store or otherwise) executed through a VM?
-Can I see a webpage/program accessed/run through use of a shared folder in a VM?

I know I can just look to see if my child has used VirtualBox but he has legitimate reasons to be using it so I want more detailed info.

Thanks ahead of time.

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I am requiring Virtual Machines but it seems like all my vm's are not receiving internet access. Any ideas on how to correct this?

A:Lenovo Yoga 720 and virtual Machines

Understand that the virtual machine is separate from your computer, or tries to be. When you're on the virtual machine, try connecting to the internet from inside the virtual machine. If that's not working, the VM software or VM image itself doesn't support it.

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ACCORDING TO A STUDY BY SYMANTEC, only 18% of 200,000 malware samples were stopped by when running on a Virtual Machine.
 
Have a great day!

A:Malware is less concerned about virtual machines

ACCORDING TO A STUDY BY SYMANTEC, only 18% of 200,000 malware samples were stopped by when running on a Virtual Machine.

A bit more info would be appreciated next time thanks.http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9250342/Malware_no_longer_avoids_virtual_machineshttp://www.symantec.com/content/en/us/enterprise/media/security_response/whitepapers/threats_to_virtual_environments.pdf

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Question on Running Virtual Machines: Sorry is this is in wrong section

If i run a Virtual Machine is windows 7, which is running Windows XP, and it connected to the internet, without any security updates or AV

Therefore that XP, becomes infected, Does the Malware/Virus affect my original Windows 7 - Can it come out of Virtual Machine and attack the Main OS?

Thank You

A:Question on Running Virtual Machines

No, Since a virtual machine is in a control environment any malware will not affect the host pc. I Know this since I got infected with malware in virtual machine and didn't affect my host PC.

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Rolled out our first Win7 image to test the water. Sure enough some of our third party stuff does not work and play well with Win7. Sooo we can wait for them to get up to speed or we can go virtual. My question is IF we decide on the latter what have you all found to be a good stable sw package from the tech support point of view and what is the easiest to use from the users POV. I mean EASY here... half my people can't find our networked printers and are still sorting out this whole local drive / network drive thing.

I tried XP Mode but am having some trouble with user permissions after I create and test my image. That and the image size goes up about 6G.
 

A:Virtual Machines - 2 Points of View

So what is your question? Whether end users can start up a VM or what?
 

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i need to connect my virtual box virtual machines and need to get internet also in both the machines i have a broadband connection to my system via wifi can anyone help me
 

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Today, we have updated the Microsoft Edge Dev site with major fixes and new features, including Windows 10 virtual machines with Microsoft Edge and a faster, clearer platform roadmap. With these features, we are excited to remove the ?Beta? tag from Microsoft Edge Dev, and will be redirecting modern.ie to our new home.

Test your site in Microsoft Edge with free Windows 10 virtual machines

Windows 10 virtual machines are now available with the latest updates to Microsoft Edge and the underlying web platform. With this release, we have automated the process we use to create the virtual machines, so future updates will be available more quickly as the platform is updated. By popular demand, we?ll also be supporting new formats for VMs, starting with Vagrant boxes (with VirtualBox) and QEMU. You can expect to see these starting in the coming weeks.

We have also updated RemoteIE to use the latest Microsoft EdgeHTML rendering engine inside Internet Explorer, which gives a very similar rendering experience to testing inside Microsoft Edge. RemoteIE continues to leverage Azure RemoteApp to enable cloud-based testing across platforms without the need to download virtual machines. We are also continuing to work on making Microsoft Edge available via Azure RemoteApp and will provide further updates as we make progress.

Bug fixes and improvements

This release includes substantial improvements to accessibility, including improved markup to make the site and tools work better with ass... Read more

A:Windows 10 virtual machines now available on Microsoft Edge Dev

Originally Posted by Brink


Source: Windows 10 virtual machines now available on Microsoft Edge Dev | Microsoft Edge Dev Blog


Download: Virtual Machine (VM), Windows Virtual PC Browserstack : Microsoft Edge Dev



Hi there

Great stuff -- I'll see if I can convert one to VMWARE format. I used QEMU years ago -- thought it had "Died the death" -- when VMPLAYER couldn't CREATE VM's but only PLAY them QEMU was a great free tool in being able to create new VM's for VMPLAYER to work with.

Edit -- VMWARE format IS available in the download. !!!!




Anyway I'll post results of messing around with this piece of software if I can get it to work.

And -- Ms have images as well as for Windows - but MAC and LINUX TOO !!!! So Ms does believe that there is life outside Windows.




Cheers
jimbo

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I was just fairly curious as to find out if Ubuntu 10.10 (32bit) can be loaded onto a "virtual machine"? For recently I have entered the world of virtual machines and drives. I downloaded Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 and have been using that to install several versions of older Windows Operating Systems, without one single problem.

Now I would like to start dabbling in the world of Linux and Ubuntu and the like. So can I just go ahead and set up a virtual machine as I would do to install an older Windows O.S.? Just making sure the hard drive size is set to a size that Ubuntu likes. For I've seen some information around here that Ubuntu can be loaded onto a CD and ran from there. Also that Ubuntu can be loaded onto a USB flash drive and run from there as well. So why not loading Ubuntu onto a virtual drive on a virtual machine, I would suspect that this can be done, but just want to play it safe first by asking the question.

Thank you to anyone who might offer up an answer or advise here!
 

A:Ubuntu Desktop Edition 10.10 & virtual machines

I run it virtually all the time without issues at all, but I use Virtualbox for my guest OS requirements.

I'm not sure if MS Virtual PC 2007 will cover Linux installs, but assuming it does it should be fine. Just download the latest ISO and mount it within the virtual console to use the disk.

The Ubuntu setup guide in my signature was produced using Virtualbox to run Ubuntu as a guest OS.
 

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Run Win 7 Prof, have Virt Mach installed, but confusing thing is there are TWO showing up, when I look at description (hovering over the folder/file name) the description is very similar
Virtual Machine Shell Information
Machine Status: Running (VM One) Hibernated (VM Two)
Primary Disk: c:\users\heinz\app data\local\microsoft\windows virtual pc\virtual machines\ THEN THE LAST BIT DIFFERS
VM One Temple.vhd
VM Two Windows xp mode.vhd
Now question is - does it matter if both are on system, I use VM two when I start using the VM (works well, though any Spreadsheet I save takes quite a bit of time to save/close, a 5-10 seconds, compared to nearly instant in normal usage on old xp pc)

If I try to delete the VM One (emple.vhd) I get no further, to program selection etc but a screen asks me to reboot etc
Happy to leave both on the system, but maybe this slows down the system unnecessarily, any suggestions are greatly appreciated!
Carlos

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Hi!!!

I have Windows Vista Enterpriser 64 bits Edition with 4 GB RAM. I Have
installed Visrtual Server R2 64 bits edition and then I?ve installed the
virtual machines of MOC 6451A- Planning, Deploying and Managing Microsoft
System Center Configuration Manager 2007. When Im trying to start a virtual
machine, i received the error "Not enough memory to start virtual machine".
That?s not true, because I?ve got 2,5 GB free. Anybody can help me?

I can?t specify the memory, because virtual server, for Microsoft Learning
Machines is only the engine. When I?ve finished the installing of the microsoft
virtual machines under C:\Program Files\Microsoft Learning\6451\Drives I can
see the *vmc and *vhd files and I have an executable file with name
"LauncherApplication.exe" inside of C:\Program Files\Microsoft
Learning\6451\Data that launch a Window of Microsoft Learning with a little
windows where I can see the name of the diferent machines with two buttons to
click in "Launch" or click on "Reset". I can reset the machines bacause the
machines are only for academic purposes. This is a characteristic of this
virtual machines and this work under my notebook with Windows XP SP3 or SP2
and 2 GB RAM, but not work under my other notebook with Windows Vista and 4
GB RAM. Under Windows XP when I click the "Launch" button to launch one
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https://modern.ie/ used to supple several virtual machine downloads to cater for previous Internet Explorer versions, 7-10. They seem to have all been removed and no longer available as the only option is for a single
IE11 and Edge VM.
Here is a GitHub repo https://github.com/magnetikonline/linux-microsoft-ie-virtual-machines which has all the previous download URLs and there is an open issue https://github.com/magnetikonline/linux-microsoft-ie-virtual-machines/issues/14 indicating
that the VMs are non-existent anymore.
I need to download these VMs to test work for clients. I know it's old tech but it's essential for me.
Any idea where to get them from, or where an old archive download may be?

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Hey all,

I was wondering about something I made few attempts, but they all failed.

I work in an 70+ user organization and in order to install new computers I use WDS to push images through the network. Now, obviously it's possible to get a computer and set up images on it all the time, but I wouldn't have the option to have such a PC only for myself, thus I would have to go through hoops to update the image (like, get another PC, install the image, update the image and then push it back into the WDS).

In the past, I attempted to use Virtual PC in order to create an image, however, it failed to run on an actual PC. This time I've got VirtualBox, but the question remains: can I use a virtual machine as an image-creating one? Are there some limitations or steps needed to be done in order to make it work?

TIA.
 

A:Using virtual machines to create production images

I think its only unidirectional; you can convert a real image into a virtual install but not a real image from virtual because there would be no way to anticipate the hardware abstraction layer requirement.

The only way I know is the option you weren't thrilled about, a clone of the computers you push the image to. Otherwise pushing just the updates through the network to each system wtihout reimaging a master might be possible?
 

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Microsoft Releases New Windows 10 Virtual Machines

Microsoft has released new Windows 10 virtual machines on the Developer Center, providing us with an updated arsenal of tools to code without the need for a license.

Specifically, the new virtual machines, which are available in Hyper-V, Parallels, VirtualBox and VMWare versions, come with an evaluation license for Windows 10 Enterprise Anniversary Update that will expire on May 21 this year,.

The new evaluation pack includes the aforementioned Windows 10 image, as well as Visual Studio 2015 Community Update 3 (Build 14.0.25425.01), Windows developer SDK and tools (Build 14393), Microsoft Azure SDK for .NET (Build 2.9.6), Windows UWP samples (Feb 2017 Update), and Bash on Ubuntu on Windows.

The company is also offering a non-evaluation version of the Windows 10 image, but this requires a license for the operating system, so additional costs would be involved. The pack has approximately 20 GB in size, and completing the download takes some time, and so does installation.

The UWP effort
Microsoft?s pack of virtual machines and developer tools are specifically aimed at those who want to join the universal app platform effort and create apps that can run on all Windows 10 devices. This is actually part of Microsoft?s push to bring more developers to Windows 10, as it wants universal apps to address the lack of apps in the Windows Store and thus tackle more than just PCs at the same time.

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Can you please help to share the solid reason on why we need to change the OS from WinXP to Win7 ? Security ?
Thanks very much.

A:Reason of migrating the OS to Win7

Not only security but also stability .

Moreover, XP is much older and out of date. In its time it was a great OS, but Windows 7 is better than it in almost all respects.

That's the technological advancement.

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Hi all!
 
Currently running Vista on a drive that still works, but I'm told by Vista is faulty. I've tried fixing the drive using various resources to no avail, and so I'm looking to swap out this drive for a new one and, in the process, upgrade to 7.
 
Important files are backed up (only back up, not mirrored or cloned - I'd like to start from scratch with Win7), and I just installed the new drive - it's currently being formatted and assigned a drive letter using the Vista's Computer Management tool.
 
I have a Windows 7 DVD ready to go. Do you think the best course of action is to install it on the new HD, and then change the boot priority in DOS to the new HD before removing the old HD? Is it more complicated than that? Is there a better way? A couple things to note that may or may not be applicable is that the PC does not have an internal DVD-ROM drive, but I've connected an external one via USB. And both HD's are SATA so I don't have to fuss around with jumpers.

A:Swapping HD's and Migrating to Win7

Hi rushbikes Personally, I would swap the old hard drive with the new one, then boot from the Windows 7 installation media (CD/DVD or USB) and install Windows 7 that way. It's the easiest way if you ask me. All the drivers will be installed and you can easily download the missing ones after. If you're missing your Ethernet or Network Controller drivers, you can download them from another computer and transfer them after using a USB flash drive, CD/DVD or open a phone.

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Forgive me. I normally work with Macs, so this is a rather new experience for me. Here's the issue:

1. Old P4 computer with WinXP died (CPU and PSU died). It is completely non-functional.
2. Made a new PC with all new components and new HDD with fresh Win 7 installation.
3. Plugged in old PC HDD into new PC as a secondary drive.

How on earth do I transfer the account and applications from the old PC's HDD to the new one at this stage? I'm at a complete loss. The Windows Easy Transfer requires the old PC to be functional and concurrently running in one way or the other. All I have is the old HDD it self and the new computer.

On OS X, I'd simply run Migration Assistant, select the other HDD, and migrate. Ezpz. I had hoped it'd be this simple for Windows.

A:Migrating XP Account From One HD to Win7 on Another HD

What most will tell you here is that basically, you can't -- transfer applications, that is. The Windows Easy Transfer only migrates files and settings, not applications.

Also, while LapLink DOES make a product that claims to be able to migrate applications from XP to Win7, like the other products, it requires the source PC to be up and running.

Microsoft, in contrast, does NOT provide an upgrade path from XP to Win7. So, even if the old PC was working, you couldn't upgrade the XP install to Windows 7.

Sorry, but apart from the files and settings, you'll have to install the applications all from scratch.

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Hi,

after reading the thread on the ssd defrag I decided to ask for your opinion.

Cloned my old system partition (HDD), ghosted it onto my new ssd .. and suddenly realized - by cloning I have also kept my old settings (for hdd, used to perform defrags manually rather than via scheduler).

As I (now) know critical defrags still happen monthly on ssd drives. But, did I disable this somehow (honestly can't remember). Take a look at the defrag analysis report and tell me what you think ;)

Thanks ;)

A:win7 defrag AFTER migrating to ssd

switch off defragging completley and disk indexing.

If you have your SSD set up correctly then TRIM should be enabled which takes care of all that. Defragging an SSD can damage it.

Make Sure TRIM Is Enabled for Your Solid State Drive in Windows 7 for Better Performance

10 Tips for SSD Optimization SSD in Windows 7 - Part 1

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Download ready-to-use Linux virtual machines from OSBoxes
http://www.osboxes.org/

A:Download ready-to-use Linux virtual machines from OSBoxes

For VirtualBox free appliances (virtual machine images): https://virtualboximages.com/

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Hello, Friends! I'm getting a new laptop soon with Win7/64 preloaded and likely Office 10 too. Now, I've got this old desktop I built in 2005. Opsys is Win7/64. Currently using it, runs fine. BUT, I'll need to migrate my MS Outlook files, Word docs and Firefox favorites to the new laptop. The LAST thing I want to have to do is manually reconfigure all these things.
 
Could someone give me an idea how I go about this?
 
Thanks very much,
 
Sandy Gerli

A:Migrating programs/files to Win7

Is it WIN 7 or 8 or two different laptops?? as per your post here
 
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/489440/migrating-programsfiles-to-win8/

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

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I wanted to know if malware can leak from within following

1. Sandbox
2. Virtual machines
3. Non executable archives (.zip .Rar .7z etc)
 

A:Can malware leak through sandbox, virtual machines and non executable archives?

It depends on the situation and malware in question. There are certain crypters which are developed to bypass programs such as Sandboxie and VMware/VirtualBox. Most of these are obsolete or extremely rare though. Non-Executable archives won't 'leak' malware. Although, file name extensions being spoofed is certainly a possibility.
 

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Microsoft Releases December 2016 Windows Virtual Machines

Microsoft has just released new Windows 10 virtual machines that are available right now on the Windows Dev Center either with an evaluation license or as licensed products.
The evaluation version of these virtual machines can be used until April 8, 2017, and include Windows 10 Enterprise version 1607, Visual Studio 2015 Community Update 3, Windows developer SDK and tools, Microsoft Azure SD for .Net, Windows Bridge for iOS and samples, as well as Bash on Ubuntu on Windows.

On the other hand, the licensed virtual machines come with Windows 10 Pro version 1607 (Anniversary Update), but you obviously need a license to use them. For everyone else, the evaluation version is just fine because it comes with the same tools without the need for a license. Nevertheless, they expire after a while.

The virtual machines are available in Hyper-V, Parallels, VirtualBox and VMWare versions, and are obviously shipped in very large packages since they contain all of the above. The VMWare enterprise evaluation version, for example, has 21.7 GB in size.

?Start coding sooner with a virtual machine prepped for Windows 10 development. It has the latest versions of Windows, the developer tools, SDKs, and samples ready to go,? Microsoft explains on the Dev Center.

The purpose here is to empower developers with the necessary tools to build Universal Windows Platform apps easily, so hopefully more of them would download these virtual... Read more

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Hi everyone, I keep getting the above error whenever I want to use a Java application such as the online secunia software inspector or a java based chat room. I checked in the Add/Remove Program part of the Control Panel and found the following relating to Java:

Java(TM) 6 Update 5
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment 6 Update 1

Does the error I am seeing equate to there being two entries when there should be one?

All help and advice appreciated. Oh and jokes will help to cheer me up
 

A:Several java virtual machines running in the same process caused an error

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