What are virtual machines?How can I install one on windows computer?

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I need someone to help me understand the concept of virtual machines or virtual drives. Are these two terms the same? How can I create a virtual machine or drive on my windows computer? What is the purpose of having a virtual machine and how does it work? What kind of virtual machine is suitable for installing on a computer running window OS?

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What are virtual machines?How can I install one on windows computer?

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Virtual machine is a technique that runs another OS on the native OS. Through this technique, precise HDD space and RAM memory is allocated for the virtual OS and it runs as it’s running under another machine.

There are many virtualization software that will allow you have the feature of virtual PC. You can get Linux, Windows, Mac, FreeBSD and other types of OS running at the same time on your PC.

You must have enough RAM space, at least 4GB and HDD space at least 25GB to run one virtual OS at the same time.

VirtualBox is the best software for this purpose. Download VirtualBox. Download both the installer and the extension pack as well. It supports running Linux, Mac, FreeBSD, Windows OSs in virtualization method.

All you need is to install the software and get the installer of any OS, say, Ubuntu or Windows 7. Create the options for the virtual OS, and run the OS from the ISO and install it.

Here’s in details on VirtualBox and its user manual.

There are also other software like VMware Player, Parallels etc. You can choose the best one for you but VirtualBox is the best, in my opinion and highly recommended.

Answered By 0 points N/A #189706

What are virtual machines?How can I install one on windows computer?

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Virtual machines are created using a special software on a physical computer. The hardware resources of a physical computer can be shared for different types of Operating System (OS). These virtual machines gets the name from the word virtual which means it creates something like an illusion of OS but the user can not see the other side of the hardware. Virtual machine technology is getting more and more popular.  Many companies are providing virtual machines over the internet for the public. The advantage of Virtual Machine (VM) is that,  cheaper price, accessibility over the internet, data protected, choose of operating system, temporary or long term usage. Now a days, instead of keeping a SERVER in an office, which need huge investment, the companies are looking for VM for data storage.

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What are virtual machines?How can I install one on windows computer?

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How are you? A virtual machine is basically a program or operating system that does not exist physically, but is created within another environment. In this perspective, a virtual machine is called a guest and the environment in which this virtual machine runs is called host. To install VM you should maintain the following procedures:

Step 1 : To install click here.

Step 2 : Click on download tab and download latest version of virtual box for hosts X86 or AMD64.

Step 3 : Click on “Save as” Option.

Step 4 : After the completion of download procedure, run the .exe.

Step 5 : Click on “continue” tab and finally click on “Finish” Tab. That is exactly it. Learn More. Moreen Jamnelly.

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What are virtual machines?How can I install one on windows computer?

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Virtual Machines are not new now. It's been a nice long time that these machines came into existence. Virtual Machines offers the advantage of running any program without interaction. The name Virtual represents it's function and meaning. Java like programs is an example on which Virtual Machine runs. 

Steps to Download & Install Virtual PC:

1. Visit Microsoft website and select the operating system you are using. You can select it from the menu –> Windows 7, select your OS and then select install Virtual PC settings with an Windows update and restart your PC.

2. Open the program and select to create a new Virtual PC and name it. Then select the path/location you want it to save. 

3. Next other steps are same as you would do with a normal PC first time installation completion like selecting RAM memory, creation of hard disk etc.,

Thus these were the steps to create a virtual PC on Windows 7.

 

 

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