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Old 7th March 2021, 02:49 PM
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Default New (old) laptop for car diagnostics - VM question.

One for the Microsoft heavyweights this, beyond my pay grade these days.

I've been given an "old" Dell laptop that a friend was about to take to the tip, on examination it looks ideal for Audi S8 support once I've fixed the broken stuff.
At "just" 10 years old it's much newer than the S8.
(The main problems were actually just a "dead" CMOS battery and a damaged/loose power socket that wasn't recognising the external PSU correctly until I secured it)

It a business-grade Dell, small and fairly ruggedized too with waterproof keyboard, drop sensors, tough case etc. a Latitude E6320 if anyone is interested. So a decent for it's day 1366*768 resolution 13" screen but not physically huge, 8GB ram, 500GB disk and an i7 processor that runs at 2.8GHz boosting up to about 3.3GHz.
Originally W7 Pro which I've upgraded to Windows 10 Professional, which includes VM support (Hyper-V these days I think) - question alert!

The main things I'll put on it immediately will be VCDS, Elsawin and my Bentley manual. The latter 2 I currently run on Windows XP inside an Oracle VM Virtualbox. Or rather I used to, there seems to be a compatibility issue between that and the latest Windows 10 updates!

So, what's the best way to implement on the Dell with Windows 10 Professional? VCDS obviously will just run, it's the other two I'm thinking about.
Do I just install an updated (hopefully compatible) version of VirtualBox and copy the VM's across from the old system, or is it better to implement again using the VM capability of Windows 10? If so, is there a relatively simple way to transfer an Oracle VirtualBox VM of Windows XP into a Windows 10 Hyper-V VM?
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2016 Volvo V40 T5 Cross Country (4WD) with ALL the toys including adaptive cruise etc. etc. Osmium Grey with Blonde/Charcoal leather interior. Polestar performance "optimisation". (A much rarer model than a D2 S8 by the way!)
Finally: gone, but not forgotten.....
1998 D2 PF S8. AgateGrey/Platinum. Every option (I think) except electric rear seats, tiptronic steering wheel, ski hatch, towbar & dimming door mirrors.
e.g. Cruise control, NavPlus/TV, Bose, GSM, Xenons, Solar roof, Parking sensors, Alcantara/leather everywhere of course. (internal dimming mirror added later)
1998 (very early) Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec; ABS/TCS, Heated screen/mirrors, Aircon, Auto-dim mirror, Leather, Trip computer, Cruise control, OEM Ford SatNav with CD changer.

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Old 7th March 2021, 04:18 PM
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Oracle VM VirtualBox should work fine - it's what I use on my 10 year old Win 10 Pro desktop and it's very reliable. I gave up using the Windows VM software when they ended support in Win7
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Old 7th March 2021, 04:31 PM
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I run VCDS, Elsawin and ETKA all on Win 10 pro with no issues
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Old 7th March 2021, 04:37 PM
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Which version of Elsawin have you got running on W10? I'm still running it in a W7 Hyper-V vm.
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Old 7th March 2021, 05:01 PM
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Elsawin ...............…. running it in a W7 Hyper-V vm.
MJ can I ask why? E.g. is Hyper-V something you work with regularly or are there other advantages?
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2003 D2 FL S8. Irish Green Pearl/Beige. Solar sunroof, auto-dim mirrors, electric rear seat functions, ski hatch retrofit; extended leather. Aftermarket DVB-T, reversing camera and full XCarlink (Bluetooth etc.).
2016 Volvo V40 T5 Cross Country (4WD) with ALL the toys including adaptive cruise etc. etc. Osmium Grey with Blonde/Charcoal leather interior. Polestar performance "optimisation". (A much rarer model than a D2 S8 by the way!)
Finally: gone, but not forgotten.....
1998 D2 PF S8. AgateGrey/Platinum. Every option (I think) except electric rear seats, tiptronic steering wheel, ski hatch, towbar & dimming door mirrors.
e.g. Cruise control, NavPlus/TV, Bose, GSM, Xenons, Solar roof, Parking sensors, Alcantara/leather everywhere of course. (internal dimming mirror added later)
1998 (very early) Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec; ABS/TCS, Heated screen/mirrors, Aircon, Auto-dim mirror, Leather, Trip computer, Cruise control, OEM Ford SatNav with CD changer.
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Built in to Windows and just works. I use it all the time. Plus, its nothing to do with Oracle which is always a bonus.
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Which version of Elsawin have you got running on W10? I'm still running it in a W7 Hyper-V vm.
Elsawin 6.0, only had Audi installed.
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