No Sound or Audio in VMWare Fusion Windows 7/XP Machine?

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I’ve been messing around with Windows 7 in a virtual machine for quite a while now and I recently installed a new copy, but ran into one problem. For some reason, there was no sound output from my Windows 7 virtual machine. The other one worked fine, so it was really strange. If you’re not […]

VMWare Fusion BIOS Setup Loads Too Fast?

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I have Windows 7 installed on my Mac using VMWare Fusion and today I needed to get into the BIOS in order to change the boot order for my VM. I went ahead and restarted the VM thinking it should be pretty straightforward getting into the BIOS. Not really. I ran into a few issues. […]

Install VirtualBox (with full USB Support) in Ubuntu Linux

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One of the more popular virtualization options for Linux users is VirtualBox, from Oracle.  VirtualBox makes it possible to run other operating systems inside Linux.  You can install Windows, other Linux distributions, and even Mac OS X (if your hardware supports it), among others.  Prior to VirtualBox 4, there were two editions available. The open […]

Change the Host Key in VirtualBox

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If you want to use any of the shortcut keystrokes in VirtualBox, you must use the Host key in combination with another key. By default, the Host key is the Right Ctrl key on the keyboard. There may be some keyboards, like laptop keyboards, that do not have a Right Ctrl key. If you are […]

Hide the Menu Bar and Status Bar in VirtualBox

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When you run a virtual machine in VirtualBox, there is always a frame around the virtual machine’s desktop with a menu bar at the top and a status bar at the bottom. The menu bar and status bar prevent you from running at the maximum resolution (unless you use seamless mode). If you are using […]

Share Folders between Host and Guest OS in VirtualBox

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VirtualBox is a great virtualization software from Sun Microsystems. I’ve previously written many articles on how to create a virtual machine in VirtualBox and how to install Windows 7 using VirtualBox. If you’ve had any experience with virtualization software, you’ve probably also heard of VMWare and Virtual PC. I’ve previously used Virtual PC from Microsoft […]

How to Install Windows 7 on a PC with VirtualBox

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In this post, I will go through the steps to install Windows 7 as a guest OS in VirtualBox. Previously, I wrote about how to install Ubuntu in VirtualBox, so check that out if you’re a Linux person. What I like about VirtualBox is that they already support Windows 7! You have to download the […]

How to Convert a Physical Server to a Citrix Xen Virtual Server (P2V)

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The Citrix Xen Server is a free enterprise-class server virtualization solution that is a direct competitor to VMware ESXi. Both are free and it’s actually quite hard to tell which one is better. Some people swear by VMware because of longer experience with virtualization technology while others say that Citrix has a better product. I’m […]

VMware Server Web Access Default Username and Password

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Yesterday I wrote a post on how to setup a testing network using VMware server. We started by installing VMware server, and as I told you VMware uses the credentials from your windows machine to login to the console. But if you are using other account rather than the built in administrator account you will […]