Windows 10: Virtual Machine with same harddisk and OS

Discus and support Virtual Machine with same harddisk and OS in Windows 10 Virtualization to solve the problem; I need to run a macro that has to be played for 350 times and each macro takes around 4 mins to complete. The macros are fully independent that... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Virtualization' started by irshad2759, Jun 29, 2019.

  1. Virtual Machine with same harddisk and OS


    I need to run a macro that has to be played for 350 times and each macro takes around 4 mins to complete.
    The macros are fully independent that requires no supervision. So I am planning to make a virtual machine so that I can split the time in half. The macro requires Chrome, Excel and the macro recorder itself. I need your help to get a virtual machine that can use the same RAM, same hard disk (So that I don't require any installation of MS office, chrome or an OS), The thing is I just need a VM that is just independent on keyboard and mouse movements and clicks.

    :)
     
    irshad2759, Jun 29, 2019
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  2. S_and_S Win User

    Installing a Virtual Machine in Windows 10

    Step #1 is to decide which virtual machine software you wish to install.

    The three most popular choices are:

    • VirtualBox (from Oracle)
    • VMWare Workstation Player (from VMWare); and
    • Hyper-V (from Microsoft)

    Once you've made your choice you can find detailed, illustrated instructions for installing each one on the internet.

    As a personal suggestion: You might find it easier to use either VirtualBox or VMWare Workstation Player. Hyper-V is more complicated to setup.

    Between VirtualBox and VMWare, I think you'll find VirtualBox more user-friendly, and it has the advantage of allowing you to create checkpoints - backups of your virtual machine - whereas to do that in VMWare you'll need to upgrade to their (expensive!)
    paid version.
     
    S_and_S, Jun 29, 2019
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  3. OS for virtual machine

    I have Windows 10, but I have some programs that won't run on a 64bit OS, I used hyper V to set up a virtual machine, but I no longer have the code for my XP disc, what now?

    **Moved from: Windows / Windows 10 / Desktop, Start, & personalization / General**
     
    Bigjoe29BS, Jun 29, 2019
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  4. Kari Win User

    Virtual Machine with same harddisk and OS

    Clean install of W10 not possible in Virtual Machine.


    Please get a cup of coffee, lean back and think an answer for these two questions. Take your time, then check the answers below the questions:

    Questions:
    1. If you do a clean install of let's say Windows 10 Insider Build 10525 on a totally new computer which has never had an activated Windows 10 on it, does it activate?
    2. If you do a clean install of Windows 10 Insider Build on a computer where the underlying Windows 10, upgraded from a qualifying old operating system has already been activated, does it activate?

    Answers:
    1. No, of course not.
    2. Yes, of course.

    Why do you think that a virtual machine would make any difference? You have tried to install Windows 10 on a totally new machine which has never had an activated Windows 10 installed, therefore the Microsoft activation servers block the activation due invalid machine ID. In the highlighted part in below quote you admit your mistake yourself, plain and simple, yet you when doing this wrong draw conclusion that even if done correctly it would not work:

    What you have tried is essentially the same as if you took a brand new real physical PC without any operating system, which has never had any operating system, and then installed Windows 10 Insider Preview wondering why it does not activate! Virtual Machines behave exactly the same way; if you want to clean install Windows 10 Insider Preview and get it activated you must do it on an existing virtual machine, one which has already had an upgraded Windows 10 activated. This "computer", the virtual machine, its machine ID is marked on activation servers as valid and activated and it will of course activate.

    Be it a virtual machine or a physical computer, you cannot activate a clean installed Windows 10 Insider Preview on a totally new machine. How difficult can this be to understand?

    When clean installing Windows 10 Insider Preview on a computer which has already had a previous Windows 10 Insider activated, you do not use the product key! It will be asked twice, once before the installation starts and once after the last reboot to OOBE phase. In both cases you skip the product key and your Windows will be automatically activated.
     
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