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#1 bigball1



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Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:17 AM

Im in need of a good VM software.


I have tried to install the VM software that win7 comes with. It installed ok along with the patch that is needed. I downloaded the XP VM and tried to install it. It gets to the last part of the install and says there was a error finishing it, and could not continue. Please try to install the software again. No error codes, nothing. So im lost as to what the problem is.


So what do you guys use?

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 11:04 AM

Well at work I deal mostly with Vmware products and lots and lots of Hyper-V. At home I mostly use just Vmware Player or Virtualbox.


If you are new to virtualization Vmware player is easy to install and use. 

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 04:28 PM

VirtualBox..Hands down. 


Also has the best Hardware Acceleration support. I use it to VM windows 7 for gaming. I run Debian 24/7

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:28 PM

VirtualBox..Hands down.

Also has the best Hardware Acceleration support. I use it to VM windows 7 for gaming. I run Debian 24/7

Not to hijack but how's debian for folding ?

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:34 PM

Not to hijack but how's debian for folding ?

I would guess just as good as any other distro.


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:02 AM

+ 2 for Virtualbox

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:32 AM

I will have to look into Virualbox then boys :cheers:



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:45 AM

I'm a VMWare fan myself. Have been using Workstation since version 7. If cost is a factor then VirtualBox would be my next pick.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 10:58 AM

I can vouch for VirtualBox too, I use a Linux VM for web browsing, the VM is stable and performs well.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 05:03 AM

I got a few VM working so far. I like this VirtualBox software.


Takes a little to setup and get use to configuring it, but once you get it going, its a champ.



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Posted 05 March 2013 - 05:15 AM

Free option: Virtualbox.

Paid option: Vmware.


I use both, and I would say vmware justifies its price.


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Posted 10 March 2013 - 03:06 AM

ok would playing old PC games be any problems while using virtualbox XP on window 7 rig?

i'm looking into this virtualbox that someone mentioned 

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