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  1. Posts : 1,333
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    Virtual machine


    I have an Asus z390 board with an SSD and use Windows 10 Pro. I only have 8 GB of RAM and if that is insufficient please tell me up front.
    I am an average user and have a images of my OS with Macrium. I have watched VM's on YouTube and Oracle Virtual Box seems to be the easiest. I was wondering if an average user is biting off more than one should given the settings once the VM is made and the guest is installed.
    If it seems feasible for me to build one to try new programs, I wanted to know if questions abut it can be answered here.
    I tried Windows sandbox but read about the vulnerability regarding networks goes.
    So, I thought I would like to try to build a real VM of my own.
    I don't know if I should down load the kit that comes with This VM for example as I would like to save some work to a host folder etc
    I can enable virtualization in my BIOS/UEFI but don't know if there is anything else to do to begin.
    Please let me know about the support or if there is a better way.
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  2. Posts : 6,979
    windows 10
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    8 gig of ram is plenty I create Youtube videos with it. Free Virtual box is dead simple you create what you want set disk size rame how many cores and then install as if it was a real pc. Most o/s only need 2 gigs for VM some a lot less. One big thing is it just creates 1 file on the hard drive which because all the hardware is virtual you can copy the file and o/s to any other pc as the drivers are the same
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  3. Posts : 1,333
    10 Pro retail 1909
    Thread Starter
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    VM


    Glad to hear eight gigs of RAM is sufficient would it be wise to copy instructions from a video on YouTube asked to settings to begin with ?
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  4. Posts : 25,093
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
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    maranna said:
    I have an Asus z390 board with an SSD and use Windows 10 Pro. I only have 8 GB of RAM and if that is insufficient please tell me up front.

    I can confirm what Samuria says, 8GB is plenty, I can run several VMs at once on a machine with 8GB. And with an SSD you'll find the VM will feel as fast as a normal machine.


    ... images of my OS with Macrium...
    Did you know that as you have Pro you could use Macrium viBoot to run a Macrium image as a Hyper-V VM?

    Macrium viBoot - Create Virtual Machine using Macrium Image
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  5. Posts : 6,979
    windows 10
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    Its a very simple setup but a video is here YouTube
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  6. Posts : 1,333
    10 Pro retail 1909
    Thread Starter
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    VM


    I have 6 cores along with 8 GB RAM. I noticed the video emphasized 16 to 24 GB RAM but I will take your word that 8 is enough.
    Also, I read, a long time ago, that you cannot run virtualization and hyper v both enabled at the same time and that was mentioned in one of the threads. So I must enable one or the other - correct?
    I tried hyper v once and found it very, very difficult. But, I am interested in Macrium's VM if I think I can understand it.
    If it is like hyper v it is over my head even with the tutorial which I admit is very clear.

    I guess I have to choose h macrium or Oracle then set it accordingly.

    I think the easiest is Oracle's VM(virtualization enabled with hyper v disabled) with Ubuntu as the guest. Do you agree?
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  7. Posts : 13,700
    Windows10
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    maranna said:
    I have an Asus z390 board with an SSD and use Windows 10 Pro. I only have 8 GB of RAM and if that is insufficient please tell me up front.
    I am an average user and have a images of my OS with Macrium. I have watched VM's on YouTube and Oracle Virtual Box seems to be the easiest. I was wondering if an average user is biting off more than one should given the settings once the VM is made and the guest is installed.
    If it seems feasible for me to build one to try new programs, I wanted to know if questions abut it can be answered here.
    I tried Windows sandbox but read about the vulnerability regarding networks goes.
    So, I thought I would like to try to build a real VM of my own.
    I don't know if I should down load the kit that comes with This VM for example as I would like to save some work to a host folder etc
    I can enable virtualization in my BIOS/UEFI but don't know if there is anything else to do to begin.
    Please let me know about the support or if there is a better way.
    As you have PRO, you can use Hyper-V which is great for Windows vms (look in tutorial section for excellent guides).

    HyperV is not so good for Linux as it cannot handle sound. VMWARE Player Free is probably best. @jimbo is a resident expert here and may be about to advise.
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  8. Posts : 1,333
    10 Pro retail 1909
    Thread Starter
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    I will wait for jimbo to advise. I thought Virtual machine was easier than Vmware but don't really know. TY
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  9. Posts : 25,093
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
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    maranna said:
    II guess I have to choose h macrium or Oracle then set it accordingly.

    You can use both, just not at the same time.


    Run Hyper-V, VirtualBox and VMware on same Computer
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  10. Posts : 1,333
    10 Pro retail 1909
    Thread Starter
       #10

    VM


    Thank you for the explanation it is quite difficult for the average person to grasp in any case virtualization must be enabled in UEF I correct ?
    I think I will copy a tutorial with virtual machine and Ubuntu

    - - - Updated - - -

    Sorry to pester but I had a second thoughts about the VM.
    In my first post of this thread I expressed a concern about the Windows sandbox getting infected via a network.
    Is the same thing true with a VM say Virtual Box or VM Ware so that they too can be infected by malware through a network or any way?
    Is Virtual machine any safer than Window's sandbox?.
    I have watched tutorials where a person tests viruses on the VM than closes it and the PC is not infected. I don't understand how they can be not affected. I would like to test programs but not at the risk of getting infected.
    So is a VM immune or not?
    TY
    Last edited by maranna; 10 Sep 2019 at 09:07. Reason: Info
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