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My Boot-to-VHD experiment: found some tips, like it, but still haven’t found VM nirvana

Summary Windows 7’s Boot to VHD works as advertised – native speed, virtual machine flexibility. I came up with some tips and tricks which you might find useful Having to reboot without hibernate to switch to the VHD machine means it’s a lot less useful...

Running the Mono VMWare image in VirtualPC

A lot of people love VMWare, but it bugs me. I think the main reason is that it installs with a bunch of Windows services that run automatically, every second my computer is running, whether or not I use VMWare. Since I don't use virtual machines every...
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We should be virtualizing Applications, not Machines

One of the benefits of my new job at Vertigo Software is that I have more frequent opportunities to talk with my co-worker, Jeff Atwood . If everything goes right, we argue... because if we agree, neither of us is going to learn anything. Recently, we...

Can Operating Systems tell if they're running in a Virtual Machine?

Or, do androids know they're dreaming of electric sheep... There was some recent news on Windows Vista EULA restrictions relating to Virtual Machines . Vista Home Editions aren't allowed to be run inside a Virtual Machine, and Vista Ultimate in...

Installing Windows Vista October CTP (Build 5231) on VPC with VM Additions

I installed the Windows Vista October CTP (Build 5231) on Virtual PC yesterday. There were a few gotchas that I thought I'd share in case it saves anyone else some time. Virtual PC can't capture an ISO image greater than 2.2 GB, so you need to use something...
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MSDN Subscriptions - Visual Studio 2005 Team System Beta 2 VPC

Scott told us it was coming, and here it is - a VS 2005 Virtual PC image with Team System installed. It's on MSDN Subscriber Downloads (at subscription levels that will get VSTS when released, I think) under: - Developer Tools - Visual Studio 2005 - Visual...
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Your system has no paging file...

My computer crashed hard a week ago. I repaired the Windows install, but since then I've been getting the following message when any of the three interactive users logs on: Limited Virtual Memory Your system has no paging file, or the paging file is too...

[VPC] Compressing VHD files

As mentioned some time ago , we're shuttling VHD files around the office to share preconfigured developer environments. Even precompacted , VHD files are still pretty huge - 5 to 10 GB. They can compress down quite a bit, though - as much as 70% or so...
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[VPC] Using Virtual PC for developer portability

I've been using VPC quite a bit lately. At work, we've got a few applications which can take days to get set up for development - one app is ASP.NET mixed with VB DCOM on DB2, another is even more confusing. Both take a few days to configure, and that...
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