Enable virtualization on Gigabyte Z77X-UDH3 motherboard BIOS

To enable virtualization on a machine with a Z77X-UDH3 motherboard run the BIOS by hitting Del while booting the computer. Once inside click on the BIOS Features tab and look for the Intel Virtualization Technology entry. If it's set on Disabled, set it on Enabled. Afterwards save the changes made to your settings and quit the ... Read more

Virtualbox: VT-X is not available

In some cases when you try to get a virtual machine running with Virtualbox or similar virtualization software you will get an error stating that 'VT-X is not available'. This relates to BIOS settings which, depending on your processor, determine whether your computer is able to virtualize stuff. These settings are not set automatically however, ... Read more

How to remove statusbar and menubar from VirtualBox windows (Linux)

VirtualBox machines usually have two bars in their window to make working with them easier. These however are a great disturbance if you want to take screenshots of your machines - even if you select to leave the window border, the menu bars will still be on them. To remove the bars, it only needs ... Read more

Uninstall VirtualBox Guest Additions on Ubuntu and Windows 7

Ubuntu: To uninstall VirtualBox Guest Additions on Ubuntu and similar operating systems, mount the virtual disk again that you used to install them - to do that, click on the Devices menu on the virtual machines top menu bar and select Install Guest Additions. If you get a pop-up about auto-start procedures just cancel it. ... Read more

Make windows of a VirtualBox guest system native to the host system with Seamless mode

VirtualBox offers a feature that let's you treat windows opened in the running guest system almost as is they were native to the host system - you can drag them around on the host system, copy and paste texts between the system and only see the host's desktop while doing so: (Windows 8 Release Preview ... Read more

Establish shared folders between VirtualBox and host system

Virtualbox, as most other virtualisation technologies, provides a service to establish shared folders between the host system and the virtualbox guest OS. For that, you need to install the Virtualbox guest additions. To do so on virtual desktops, just open the Devices menu and select Install guest additions.... Mount the CD and proceed like you ... Read more

Enable USB Support In Virtualbox (Ubuntu)

Enabling USB Support in Virtualbox means to be able to access USB drives plugged into your physical machine on your virtual machines. To accomplish this, you first need to download the newest version of Virtualbox (4.1.8 at the time of this writing), which is not available in the Ubuntu repositories but on the Virtualbox homepage: ... Read more