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The act of emulating an OS environment to allow the running of additional Operating System instances without dedicated hardware.

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Computer should be restarted to connect internet (Mountain Lion on VMware 8)

I have Mountain Lion 10.8 on VMware 8. I am using auto-bridging (vmnet0) for internet service. The internet works find until I pause or turn off the virtual machine. When I resume or restart it, the ...
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Enabling Intel VT on Macbook Pro 9,2 (Mid 2012)

I want to enable (if it's not) Intel VT-x to speed up the Android emulator. How can I see if it's enabled and if not how to do it ?
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How can I install Mac OS X Lion in VirtualBox, or any other type of virtual machine?

I purchased bought a license of Lion and heard that it supports virtual machine install. I want to install Lion into my VirtualBoxVM on Lion on an iMac. How can I do this?
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Run a Windows Virtual Machine on Mac OS X 10.8 with a real Hard Drive partition

I have dual-boot setup on my MacBook using bootcamp. I have 2 partitions: 1 is Windows 7 and the other is Mac OS X 10.8. I have all of my stuff personal stuff setup for the Mac side. I have ...
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Update/backup iPod via iTunes on virtual Windows XP?

All the programs I use on my Mac these days are either in a Linux VM (in Virtualbox), or open-source apps which are also available on Linux. With one exception: iTunes, which I only use to feed my ...
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How do I run Mac OS X partition on Windows 7 through a virtual machine?

On my Mac Pro I'm running Mountain Lion. With OS X I can run my Windows 7 partition using VMWare. Is it possible to run my Mac OS X partition in Windows 7 running VMWare or any other virtual machine ...
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What have more performance, a virtualized Boot Camp partion or a virtual hard drive?

I need to virtualize some Windows applications (I will use Parallels Desktop or VMWare Fusion). I have to options: To install Windows in a partition using Boot Camp and virtualize this partition from ...
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Error when trying to install Snow Leopard Server in Parallels

In a previous question, it was asked if Snow Leopard Server is supported in Parallels 8, and from Parallels documentation, it would appear that it is. I am trying to stand up a Snow Leopard Server VM ...
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What are some reasons to run Windows on a Mac? [closed]

I'm interested in knowing why one would run Windows on a Mac. I may be required by my school to do so, and I'm curious about potential reasons. So, what are some of the reasons to run Windows on your ...
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Snow Leopard Server as a Parallels VM

Basic question. I have a licensed copy of Snow Leopard Server, and I want to run it in Parallels 8 as a guest OS. Can this be done?
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Can Parallels and VMware Fusion use the same boot camp volume?

I'm planning on installing the trial versions of both Parallels and VMware Fusion to try them both out. I have a Boot Camp partition which I want to use instead of installing another OS. My question ...
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Remove applications in virtual machine (via VMWare Fusion) from Open With options on Mac OS X

I am running Windows 7 in a virtual machine. Now all of its applications are available via the Open With (or even as the default for some) on the Mac. I don't want them there. I've remapped the ones ...
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Attribute appropriate amount of resource to run Mac OS + Windows + Ubuntu simultaneously

I have a MacBook Pro where VMWare Fusion is installed to enable Windows 7 and Ubuntu. One year ago, my system was well configured so that I could run Mac OS, Windows and Ubuntu at the same time. Later,...
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USB 3 via ExpressCard/34 on a thunderbolt with parallels desktop

Can I use an extenal windows formatted USB3 harddisk on my mac connected via thunderbolt on the future Sonnet Echo-Expresscard/34-Thunderbolt-Adapter? It's clear I can use UBS3 HDs for Mac, but how ...
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Mac OS Virtual Box performances [closed]

If you run Mac OS 10.8 with Virtual Box (on Linux), on a computer that supports hardware virtualization, how good will be the performances? With a powerful computer (i7, 8gb of ram, ssd hd), would ...
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Is it possible to a full system Copy and run it in Parallels?

i have Mac Server and i want to have a full copy of the System. So i can play around and test new Software and Upgrades before i apply it to the real System. I am using Parallels and want to create a ...
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VirtualBox or Parallels: Great Visualization

I decide to choose two virtual machines. VirtualBox and Parallels. Issue: Which of them good enough for visualization tasks? (GPU, games) I want to install on my Macbook Pro 2011 more RAM: 4gb -> ...
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Is there a virtualization program that will let me run a Linux vm and use a whole disk in a supported way?

I'd like to run a linux VM that let's me treat a disk exactly the same way a real Linux installation would - i.e.: I want to use it to prep disks that will then be transferred to and used on Linux ...
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OS X 10.8 in a VM on a Mac running Windows

I would like to get Mac OS 10.8 to run out of a VM on a retina MacBook Pro under Windows 8 host. Do I need to buy an OS X Server license or can I use the one shipped with the laptop? Where do I get ...
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Is it better to use MacPorts or just use an Ubuntu VM for local tools/services when developing on a Mac?

As a developer (primarily JVM-based web apps), I need to use a lot of different tools and services, such as Redis, RabbitMQ, MySQL, git, mercurial, etc. Having worked in a Linux environment where such ...
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Can Mountain Lion OS X run on HP G62 series using VMWare virtualization?

My laptop specifications are: Intel Core i3 M350 2.27 GHZ 4G RAM DDR2 MS Windows 64 bit is installed I am trying to install OS X Mountain Lion 10.8. The setups are: VMware Workstation 8 is ...
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Specify the resource a virtual machine has

I am using a Mac having this: I have installed VMware Fusion, in one virtual machine Ubuntu has been installed with this ressource: And here is what is displayed in System Monitor of Ubuntu: I ...
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Outlook in VM not responding - want to bring window to front

All, Every once in awhile, when I click on a window in MS' Outlook 2010 to bring it to the front, it doesn't respond. Sometimes, I see the outline of the window I want to bring to the front, but it ...
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OS X Serial Number in VM

I was wondering after installation of Mountain Lion on VMWare or other virtualization softwares (on a mac) will it show the same "serial number" in "About This Mac"? And is it possible to customize ...
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How well does VirtualBox perform when compared to VMWare Fusion for Linux guests?

I'm looking to do some Linux development, which includes some live testing of my application. I need pretty decent performance, but maybe not pedal to the metal performance, at least not for testing. ...
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Should I enable Trim for SSD drives in Windows / VirtualBox?

I understand that Trim exists for OSX Mountain Lion, but is there anything I should do for Windows on Virtualbox in this regard?
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OSX Server guest within VirtualBox … where do I get the ISO

I'm trying to do things legit and purchased a copy of OSX Server to go along with my OSX install. I am running a MacBook Pro with Mountain Lion... so I'm OK from a hardware perspective. Now I'm ...
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2560x1440 resolution in linux vm with virtualbox or vmware

I've got a macbook air (10.8.2) and want to use an external monitor with 2560x1440 resolution with a Linux (Debian) virtual machine. I want to use the vm in fullscreen mode, with 2560x1440 resolution. ...
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Hardware virtualization is not supported on MacBookPro 2010

I have a MacBook Pro 2010 where I've installed Windows8 using Bootcamp. When I install Visual Studio 2012 with WindowsPhone8 SDK, it says me that my hardware does not support hardware virtualization, ...
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Virtualization of OSX: Read-only main VM, delta stored separately?

I would like to have a (Mountain) Lion VM that I configure in a specific way, and store that in a particular place on the the system hard drive. This is simple enough. However, I would also like ...
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VM software that can boot to Windows partition created by Boot Camp

Does anybody know if any VM software can boot Windows from the other partitions on the internal HDD? Here is what mine looks like: HDD OS X partition Windows Boot Camp partition Objective: Running ...
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Is it possible to run Mountain Lion on older hardware by using a virtualization solution?

I'm wondering if anyone has gotten Mountain Lion to run on any hardware in virtualization (VMware Fusion, Parallels, VirtualBox or other...). If so, it would be interesting to know how well (if at all)...
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Browse website developed in BootCamp via OS X/Safari

If I develop a website in BootCamp under something like http://localhost:3458 can I browse that web site from within OS X? I was thinking maybe using Parallels/Virtual Box to point to the BootCamp ...
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Is there a free hypervisor that runs on a Mac Mini?

I need to run 4 instances of Mac OS X desktop (10.4 to 10.7) for our continuous integration setup (so they need to be on all the time). I've used PC hypervisors in the past (XenServer, ESXi, etc) but ...
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Should I run Parallels off of my SSD or my internal HD?

I have an internal SSD running Mountain Lion and my apps and an internal 5400 rpm drive with most of my other data (pictures, movies, music). I've put my Parallels (using version 7) virtual machine ...
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How to disable any and all eye-candy features on Mac OS X 10.6.8?

I'm going to install Linux Mint virtual machine and work primarily through there. I want to shut off any and all eye candy on Mac to squeeze out every last bit of performance I can. Akin to "Set for ...
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What is the difference between various VM solutions?

I'm new to the Mac platform and need to figure out which virtualization platform is best for me. Is there a comparison list of features (and missing features) for each of the major virtualization ...
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What drivers should I install to use the trackpad “two finger swipe” on Windows 7 running under VirtualBox?

I'm using Oracle VirtualBox to run several VMs on my MacBook and am unable to use the trackpad to "two finger swipe" to the previous webpage under Win 7. I'm guessing this is a driver issue. Since ...
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How can I install Mountain Lion in a VMware Fusion VM?

I've read that the EULA now allows to install Mac OS X in a virtual machine, and I'd be interested in doing it. However, since I forgot to back up the Mountain Lion installation program before using ...
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Installing a Lion Vm within Mountain Lion

I have a few issues with Mountain Lion that mean I need to have occasional access to a Lion installation. I have bootable clones of my old Lion install before I upgraded, but sometimes I only need to ...
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Can XNA & Visual Studio be run in VMware Fusion on Mac OS X?

Is it possible to run XNA & Visual Studio from a machine under VMware Fusion running on Mac OS X?
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Can Mountain Lion be used as a guest OS under 10.7 Lion?

I'm installing Mountain Lion on one of my Macs and I'd like to test it (under virtualization) on another. This other (for a variety of reasons) will continue to run Lion. Can I use VMware Fusion to ...
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Parallels - Can I have a keyboard shortcut for the context-menu key found on Wintel hardware?

On a lot of Windows keyboards there's a key to the right of the spacebar that brings up the context-menu (right-click menu) in applications (I'm running Win7). I can't seem to find a way to map this ...
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Can I create a Windows VirtualBox image on a Linux computer and then use it on my OS X Mac?

I want to try Windows 7 under VirtualBox on my Macbook Air, but I have no optical drive. Rather than going out and buying one, can bypass the optical drive installation by making a Windows 7 ...
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Running Ubuntu under VirtualBox vs natively

Does anyone have any recommendations on how to use Ubuntu on a Mac machine alongside OS X? It's OK if I switch between them by booting, if that is best. The two options I'm considering: Run Ubuntu ...
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Battlefield 2 via CrossOver: Graphic Bug With High Terrain

I'm trying to play Battlefield 2 with CrossOver on 10.7.4 but it produces a graphic glitch: I've already checked the software updates for new graphic-divers but can't find any anything. Is there ...
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Does Parallels Desktop support hardware virtualization for the client VM?

I have a new MacBook pro (I just switched from PC), and an older scanner (a Mustek A3 USB). The scanner comes with drivers for OS 9 (I assume that's a non-starter on OS X), and Windows XP. I have ...
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How to get Mac OS X to run in a VM on Windows

I want to be able to run RubyMotion on Windows 7 computers. But RubyMotion only runs on Mac OS X Lion. So it seems like the only option is to run a virtual machine on the Windows 7 computers which ...
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Showing the taskbar in Parallels Coherence mode

I just installed Parallels 6 and upon launching it for the first time, it started up in coherence mode and I saw the taskbar overlayed the Mac OS X UI. After a few seconds, though, it disappeared. I ...
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Dual boot versus VM storage use?

Which requires the least total storage to run Windows 7, configuring an MBA for dual-boot with Bootcamp, or using a VM (Parallels, VMWare, VirtualBox)? For the smallest solution, how many free GB ...