Use a virtual machine -- it's free!

By Phantasm66
May 3, 2007
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  1. pathik

    pathik Newcomer, in training

    I am using 3 OS's on VMware (XP,Win 8, and fedora) . Can anyone guide me through the process of backing up and restoring VMs on another machine(Using VMware) ?
    I have 2 laptops and want to transfer a VM from 1 laptop to another.
  2. c3h899

    c3h899 Newcomer, in training Posts: 39

    VirtualBox (Oracle, formerly SUN Microsystems {Think Java})
    https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

    The OS doesn't have to be Windows, as a VIRTUAL machine it is intended to support any OS you can install onto you real computer. Windows xx, Linux xx, FreeBSD xx, etc.

    I haven't tried VMWare, but try browsing to your Virtual Machines Folder (Windows Explorer) and backing up that. You basically need the Virtual Hard Drives. I recommend using something like 7-Zip to compress the files as compression will dramatically cut file size if those drives have "free-space".
  3. pathik

    pathik Newcomer, in training

    oh yes may be I should try that way . thank you
  4. Neil010

    Neil010 Newcomer, in training Posts: 57

    Can I download OS X on the virtual machine?
  5. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,199   +229

    Not legally... and please, no further answers to this particular question. I don't feel like cleaning up today.


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