Windows 10: Who else runs Win 10 in a VM?

Discus and support Who else runs Win 10 in a VM? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I was turned on to the idea by swarfega from my Windows 10 Decrapifier post. I find it so funny as I have been in computers for a lot of years. Not to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Lance1, Jul 5, 2019.

  1. Lance1 Win User

    Who else runs Win 10 in a VM?


    I was turned on to the idea by swarfega from my Windows 10 Decrapifier post. I find it so funny as I have been in computers for a lot of years. Not to say that I've never ran VM's I have but just for testing things not to run another permanent OS. Anyway I downloaded VMware Workstation 15 Player, "I'm going to purchase the pro version cuz I like VMware" installed and setup Win10 64bit. I gave it 4GB out of 16GB RAM and created a 120GB .vmdk file to live in. It lives on a 1TB drive with 750GB free space so lots of room for expansion. Another cool thing is is that it's so easy to backup seeing that it lives in a single folder. I just run my EaseUS Todo File backup, drop it to the taskbar and work in Win7 so I'm never stuck for an OS. Although that would never happen in my place with all the systems I have at hand. I'm not saying that running 2 OS's in this way is new! Not in a long shot. I'm just curios how many of you folks do this as the norm as I do now? I find it very convenient to instantly jump from OS to OS and work with specific applications for ether Win10 or Win7. So how about it. Are You? O! If you curios about Configuring a Virtual Network Also look at the PDF.

    :)
     
    Lance1, Jul 5, 2019
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  2. Derek12 Win User

    Running your Browser in a VM?

    • Install VMware Player or Virtualbox, VMware being faster in my experience
    • Create a VM with sufficent RAM HD and all CPU cores
    • Install Ubuntu/Linux Mint/Debian or some lightweight distro with Xcfe or LXDE
    • Install VMware/Virtualbox tools
    • Almost any distro comes with Firefox
    • Install Ublock Origin/Noscript/Ghostery
    • Disable cookies with a whitelist/use private browsing.
    In my experience, running a browser through a VM can slow down scrolling smoothness, video playback and increase ping delay
     
    Derek12, Jul 5, 2019
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  3. Physical Machine Restore Image (Win 8.1) to New VM (on Win 10)

    Hello everyone,

    I made a Windows Image Backup of Windows 8.1 Pro on 7/29/15 before doing a clean install of Windows 10 Pro. Win 10 is up and running. I got Hyper-V running. i want to now have my old working everything installed version of Windows 8.1 pro running in a VM
    on the Win 10 machine.

    I cannot seem to restore the backup image.

    I have gotten close and it has taken forever to get there.

    I tried installing a new Win 8.1 Pro VM and then restoring the image: Failed.

    I tried an empty new VM with an empty drive, boot to 8.1 pro iso and then recover: Failed.

    I get this a long error that ends with (0x80042412).

    any suggestions?

    Thanks.

    Patrick Brewer

    Edit #1: 7/31/15: No replies yet, I guess I am the only one.
     
    Patrick A. Brewer, Jul 5, 2019
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  4. Who else runs Win 10 in a VM?

    Win 10 running Winxp on VM

    I am running Win 10 pro, I have installed WinXp on a Virtual machine, everything is running fine, but i can not instal software on my Winxp VM, i have tried dvd,cd discs& usb flash, i can not find any options to allow me to do this. i have read the help
    files and it says click options and select etc but i do not have the option for options??
     
    paulDB1970, Jul 5, 2019
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