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Virtualbox just died, great.

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Virtualbox is my go to application when I need to intentionally infect a computer with malware, or test drive new software for bugs. But what happens when VirtualBox itself starts buggin’ out?  That’s not supposed to happen right?  I remember

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Why is VirtualBox only showing 32 bit guest versions on my 64 bit host OS?

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I experienced an extremely nettlesome problem after swapping out my traditional hard drive for a faster Solid State Drive (SSD).  I installed Windows 8.1 from scratch using the Product Key, copied over all my software (I probably should have used

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What the heck is this Virtualbox Guru Meditation error about?

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I have a penchant for VirtualBox because it gives me a playground for experimentation. I can intentionally install viruses in the virtual machine (called the guest OS) with little fear of my real computer (the Host OS) getting infected.  I can

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How to boot Virtualbox from a physical USB drive in Windows 8.1

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Did you know that you can get Virtualbox to boot up from a USB drive instead of your normal disk image?  In other words, if you have a bootable USB stick you can plug it into the host machine and

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