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Run virtual machines without a host

I know that I can have virtualization software (Virtual Box, Virtual PC) running on Ubuntu or Windows and run guest operating systems in it. Is it possible to run virtual machines without a host OS? ...
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Virtual PC (XPMode) - Setting up Loopback Adapter for guest to talk to host

I have Windows XP running inside Windows 7 via Virtual PC (XPMode). Now I want the IE6 browser inside the virtual XP guest instance to be able to talk to the IIS webserver running in the host OS ...
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Windows XP Mode confusing WSUS

I have a need to use Windows XP Mode in Windows 7 to run a legacy application, so I downloaded, installed and configured it on my machine as a test without any issues. The problem I am now having is I ...
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Mount VHD of Windows Vista backup to Virtual PC?

I'm trying to set up a Virtual PC of vhd backup of an old Windows Vista install in Windows 7, using the optional "Windows Virtual PC" update (now in RC). Unfortunately, I attempt to set up a virtual ...
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Best way to keep a MS DOS application alive? (Virtual MS DOS)

I have a good old DOS application which is still required to run. Unfortunately the PC is dying and needs to be replaced. The PC was running Windows 98 and the software was executed in a MS Dos ...
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Windows Licensing for Virtual Machine (VirtualPC) Usage [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? We're looking to implement a continuous integration/build machine process that will build our product and deploy ...
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Convert my Vista installation into a virtual machine

I am a bit of a newb with virtual machines, so go easy on me. I am currently dual-booting Windows 7 and Windows Vista. I want to convert the Vista installation into a virtual machine, and then remove ...
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How to make MS Virtual PC 2007 start automaticaly?

I tried to find the option in MS Virtual PC 2007 to start everytime I boot windows, but did not found such function. Should I write some type of script for that, or would be a better way to make this ...
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Possible to add an SBS server to an existing domain?

I've got a box with Windows Server 2008 Std installed, and I've created a virtual PC with Windows 2003 Server SBS on it, and am running it through Virtual Server 2005. I've set the new 2003 server up ...
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Problem booting virtual machine after converting VMDK to VHD

I used the VMWare VCenter Converter Standalone Client to convert a physical drive on my old PC to a virtual drive. The conversion worked fine and I ended up with a valid VMDK file. Next, I wanted to ...
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Change Virtual PC RAM after creation

I have created a Virtual PC machine and it is running fine. When I created the virtual machine I gave it 1GB of RAM. I now want to up that to 2GB but cannot find a way to do this for an existing ...
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Virtual PC - Display Issue with Ubuntu Server

I just did a clean install of Ubuntu Server 9.04 in Virtual PC on the Windows 7 RC, and it seems to be having a bit of an issue with the virtual machine's display adapter. I've tried setting a VGA ...
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Virtual PC duplication process

This is the process I use for duplicating a Virtual PC (on Windows 7): 1 - Create a new VPC. 2 - Install Windows 7 on the new VPC. 3 - Configure the new Windows 7 installation (install Windows ...
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Setting up domain controller and Active Directory on a Virtual PC [closed]

Excuse my broad question, but I'm a developer that seldom deals with these issues. I would like to set up an environment where I have a domain controller and AD on a VPC, and then authenticate to ...
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How to install and use Sharepoint one Virtual PC from Actual PC instance

Is it possible to install Sharepoint Server on Virtual PC and consume that server from the actual pc instance i.e. connect to the Sharepoint server on the virtual pc instance? How would I do this, ...
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Migrate HyperV virtual images back to VirtualPC

Is it possible to migrate from existing HyperV virtual machines "back" to Virtual PC. And if so what is the procedure doing it?
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How can I create a Virtual Harddrive off an existing installation?

I have a working Windows Server 2003 (Small Business Edition) and I'd like to create a virtual machine of this installation. I'm planning to use MS Virtual Server. How can I get this done?
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Floppy Images for use with VirtualPCs

I am trying to create a Virtual PC (using Microsoft's Virtual PC app) that will run MS DOS 6.22. Yeah, I know, what a waste of time but I do have a use for it. I have created the Virtual PC in the ...
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Create Virtual Machine templates using Virtual PC

Is there a way to create a Virtual Machine Template from which I can then create virtual machines? What I would like to achieve is: Create a virtual machine using Virtual PC Install all programs ...
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How to convert (p2v) a mounted physical drive with or for VMWare Workstation or vCenter Converter?

Several posts (like this one) seem to indicate that if you have a physical hard drive, you can "just" connect it with VMWare and it will be converted in a VMWare virtual machine. I have a physical ...
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What good is a VHD backup if you can't boot the Machine in Virtual PC?

I've read that you cannot boot from the VHD backups that Vista Ultimate / Server 2008 creates. However you can mount them with vhdmount. So if you can't boot it then what good is the VHD backup over ...
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Enabling HAV in Guest OS of VMware Workstation

I'm using VMware Workstation and my Host OS is Windows 7 Home Premium. I've installed Win 7 Ultimate as a guest os, it's working perfectly. Both are 64 bit. I need to convert my old XP into a ...
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Windows XP mode: externally configure NIC

We're internally running a lot of stuff on windows xp mode (While upgrading fully to Windows 7), and it is very often required for the people running the xp mode to change their NIC settings to access ...
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Virtual PC and network sharing on Windows 7

I am running the Windows 7 RC which prevents me from running my companys VPN software (Juniper Network Connect). So I thought I could use the Virtual PC capability in Windows 7 to do it for me. I ...
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Reserve a USB port in XP Mode

We are running a Windows 7 Professional x64 environment and have some legacy applications that are only suported under Windows XP x86. Most of these run fine, however one of them uses ActiveSync to ...
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Multple Virtual PCs on a Laptop

I have two Virtual PC images on my desktop. I need the VMs to be able to communicate with each other because I intend to use them to try out SQL Server Replication. I have configured both VMs to have ...
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Sleep/hibernate host machine without bothering about virtual machines?

I have a couple of workstations (Windows Vista, 7) used to host virtual machines using Virtual Server 2005, Virtual PC 2007, or Virtual PC for Windows 7. If i want to sleep or hibernate the physical ...
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Can a virtual PC find out the identity of its host?

There's a Microsoft Virtual PC instance on my network that runs build scripts and reports problems by sending me an e-mail. I don't what machine it's running on! I can access the machine by Remote ...
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Supporting 1680 x 1050 resolution under Microsoft Virtual PC 2007

We're running Windows Vista Enterprise as a guest OS under Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 SP1 (6.0.192.0) (running on Windows XP Professional host). Our development workstations have multiple monitors, ...
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Easiest way to evaluate Varnish using virtualized linux guest on Windows XP host?

I have seen a lot of interesting references to Varnish and would like to play with it. However, I run Windows XP and don't have an extra machine available to run linux, nor do I have much linux ...
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Virtual PC - parent appears to have been modified

I have been trying to install a training pack for Microsoft BizTalk course 2934a. I have downloaded multiple VHDs and followed the instructions (I think!) for installation. However, on attempting to ...
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Convert Windows 7 Virtual PC to Windows 8 Hyper-V

My business develops software, and as such I have setup Virtual PC servers on my Windows 7 work station. I've now upgraded to Windows 8, and didn't realize VPC was replaced with Hyper-V. Is there a ...
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Not able to ping or tracert when using NAT on Virtual PC 2007

I finally figured out how to get internet access on a Windows 7 guest running on Virtual PC 2007, as described here. But one I don't get. I am not able to ping or tracert anything. Google.com for ...
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Accessing SQL Server on Host from Windows XP Virtual PC

I have SQL Server 2005 Express Edition installed on my Windows 7 host machine, and I would like to be able to access that from a Windows XP Virtual PC. This way, I can develop using Delphi 7 on XP ...
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Using COM ports with Virtual Server

I have a couple of servers that I'd like to duplicate as guest instances in virtualserver. One of the applications that runs on them uses the COM ports to communicate between the two servers, and ...
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Problems running MS Virtual Server/PC on virtualized Server 2003 (on VMWare ESX 3.5)

We have the following setup: A physical server running VMWare ESX 3.5 There are two virtual machines on ESX: both running Windows Server 2003 SP2 (each have 3Gb of RAM and a physical CPU core) I ...
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Cannot connect to SQL2008 in Virtual PC from host Windows7

I have SQL2008 installed on Server2008 in a Virtual Machine (using Microsoft Virtual PC). My host OS is Win7 X64. I've installed SQL Enterprise Manager on the host, but although it sees my SQL server ...
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VirtualPC Trac appliance

Does anybody know a Trac appliance for VirtualPC? I have seen many in vmware, but i prefer virtualpc.
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Can the built-in XP-mode virtual PC in Windows 7 be converted to VMWare using the vCenter convertor?

We're using XP mode on Windows 7 for software development on Visual Studio 6.0. Got it all installed and it's working fine but now we've realized that MS Virtual PC has no support for USB HID devices ...
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How can I trick VirtualBox and VirtualPC into playing together nicely?

I'm developing a website inside a Ubuntu Karmic VirtualBox machine. I've got some of the front-end design done, and I wanted to test it in some other browsers, so I downloaded Microsoft's Internet ...
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Windows 7 virtual machine additions for Linux

https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=bf12642f-77dc-4d45-ae4e-e1b05e0a2674 Is the link above, "Virtual Machine Additions for Linux", compatible with Windows 7? There is no ...
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Networking 2 Virtual PC with one VPC as DHCP server

My host OS is Win XP Professional. The host has a real network connection via DSL and I created a second network connection using Microsoft Loopback Adapter. Internet connection sharing is enabled. ...
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Can VHD from Virtual PC 2007 be mounted under Virtual Server 2005 R2?

I have a virtual hard disk file (VHD) created using Microsoft Virtual PC 2007. Can this file be copied to a host running Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 and be used as the basis for creating a new ...
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Virtual PC, XP mode. Bidirectional parallel port physical LPT1 not available in VPC XP mode?

I need my LPT1 port to be available in XP mode. In the "guest" window, it shows up in system hardware, but it is not available to the application. If I look into Tools, settings there are no ...
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XP Virtual Mode in Windows 7, network access for installed apps?

I have the joy of having to manage a Microsoft Access form that was designed in Access 2003. The MDB is converted to an MDE for security reasons. However, I'm running Windows 7 with Office 2007 ...
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Is it possible to use a VHD for dual boot and VPC?

Using Windows 7 Virtual PC to create a virtual machine, I know you can sysprep the VHD and then you are able to use it to dual boot using the Win7 boot from VHD mode. However can you take that VHD ...
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Setting up networking on a virtual server with virtual PC 2007

I've created a virtual PC and installed Server 2003 R2 on it. I have added the application server role. I can get to the default site using http://localhost on the VPC. The VPC can access the ...
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Virtual PC “The page cannot be displayed” error connecting to iis7.5 site on Win7 host

I setup virtual pc with the Windows XP IE6 VHD to test a site on Windows 7 host. I created a loopback adapter connection on the host. I have several sites on IIS 7.5, I'm able to connect to all of ...
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Windows XP Mode won't login without changing network settings

I have a Windows 7 x64 Enterprise system. I've installed Windows XP Mode, Windows Virtual PC, and the update. Everything was running fine for a time, nice integration and all that. I don't run the ...
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VM on Windows 7 Virtual PC cannot access host’s DVD Drive

I have a brand new clean machine with Windows 7 Professional 64bit and I've installed the patch that adds Windows Virtual PC (Windows6.1-KB958559-x64). I then go to Windows Virtual PC, create a new ...