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Virtual machines and desktops - help?

Not sure if this is the right place for this.

I was hoping to bring some life into my old laptops by creating a virtual machine on my current desktop and logging into a dedicated "profile" with my laptop to the virtual machine desktop.

 

Anyone can help point me to the right direction on this one? Is it possible?

Also, having each desktop created completed isolated in the event of virus, malware, etc.?

 

Thanks everyone!

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6 minutes ago, R1700 said:

Not sure if this is the right place for this.

I was hoping to bring some life into my old laptops by creating a virtual machine on my current desktop and logging into a dedicated "profile" with my laptop to the virtual machine desktop.

 

Anyone can help point me to the right direction on this one? Is it possible?

Also, having each desktop created completed isolated in the event of virus, malware, etc.?

 

Thanks everyone!

VMWare Workstation Player is free.

Bear in mind gaming under a VM is...tricky...unless you spend money, or really know your shit, but with generic use, this will do what you want (if I am understanding your question right)

So rise up, all ye lost ones, as one, we'll claw the clouds

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14 hours ago, Radium_Angel said:

VMWare Workstation Player is free.

Bear in mind gaming under a VM is...tricky...unless you spend money, or really know your shit, but with generic use, this will do what you want (if I am understanding your question right)

would windows 10 pro be able to do this without the additional software?

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Just now, R1700 said:

would windows 10 pro be able to do this without the additional software?

I don't use Win10 so I can't comment, but I don't think so not natively anyway

So rise up, all ye lost ones, as one, we'll claw the clouds

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14 hours ago, R1700 said:

would windows 10 pro be able to do this without the additional software?

Windows 10 Pro comes with Hyper-V. It is a Ring 1 VM. In other words, it is a very low level VM, giving you the best performance.

However, it doesn't support GPU acceleration. Why not? Well if it did, you won't get far in any case, 'cause AMD and Nvidia doesn't have support for it, and aren't interested in adding support. VirtualBox has a limited translator to get some things going for you, but no gaming, nor CUDA, and such.

 

Hyper-V It isn't enabled by default. There is a small performance impact when having Hyper-V enabled, even though it is set to not run. This is just the nature of any Ring1 VM.

The good thing with Hyper-V beside performance, is also it is OS aware, and self manages. So, if you restart your system, it will save the current state, and when your system is back again, it will resume the session. One issue, because of the way it works, which is really remote desktop to the VM, it is easy to fall into a situation where you close it, and forget that it is still running on the back, and you have to either shut it down before, or open the management panel of Hyper-V and close it there, or remote desktop back to it, and shut it down.

 

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