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How To Perform Windows P2V using Disk2Vhd for VirtualBox

As with a previous article on creating a P2v for use by VirtualBox using VMware’s vCenter Converter for Windows, we will continue and describe how to complete the task using  Microsoft’s Disk2Vhd (SysInternal Suite). What is Disk2Vhd? Disk2vhd is a utility that creates VHD (Virtual Hard Disk – Microsoft’s Virtual Machine disk format) versions of physical disks for use in Microsoft... read more

How To Install VirtualBox 5 on Fedora 21

The latest VirtualBox has been released and available for use! Now it is time to get VirtualBox 5.0 installed on Fedora 21. In this post we will cover installing dependencies needed on Fedora, creating a VirtualBox repository and installing VirtualBox 5. Preparation First there are several packages that need to be installed on Fedora 21. You will need dkms, kernel-headers, kernel-devel, gcc.  When you... read more

How To Run IE 8 Alongside IE 10 on Windows 7 in VirtualBox

Sometimes you have to have an older version of Internet Explorer for testing or for an application that only works with a specific version.  Microsoft offers this with images for specific Virtualization programs including Virtual PC, VMWare and VirtualBox at https://www.modern.ie/en-us/virtualization-tools#downloads. Download the following packages using the following URL’s. You can use wget to do... read more

How to Fix General Protection Fault in module WIN87EM.DLL while running Windows 7 in VMWare

Recently ran into an issue with a Windows 7 32-bit VM running in VMware Fusion on Mac OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) when running a Point of Sale application would receive a Application has caused a general protection fault in module WIN87EM.DLL. Starting doing some digging and found this thread discussing the issue at... read more

How to Windows P2V Using VMware vCenter Converter for Virtualbox

Download and install VMware vCenter Converter for Windows and install it on the physical Windows XP or higher machine to be converted. Run the VMware Converter on the physical host. It will take sometime to run and possibly may create multiple vmdk files. Transfer the converted virtual machine files to the destination host from the external drive. The Windows   7 physical machine is no longer needed. The... read more

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