How to have a portable virtual machine without admin priviliges?

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  1. omareg94

    omareg94 MDL Novice

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    #1 omareg94, Oct 3, 2014
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    Nowadays I use a lot of PCs that are blocking Admin privileges for all the users.

    How could I have a portable virtual machine to be installed on my Flash Disk Drive that doesn't require any admin privileges?
    I hope to find a solution with speed performance however!

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Well, if you can not install on host PC virtualization software (as admin priv are required to do so) then you are almost out of luck.
    You could try Qemu, but I always found it too slow. Give it a go anyway

    sebus
     
  3. omareg94

    omareg94 MDL Novice

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    Actually I've tried Qemu before, but it was very slow. What I'm trying to do now is to go over options and bootload my custom virtual disk, however, I don't have the BIOS password or any admin privileges. Do you have any idea about that?
     
  4. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Not without hacking. But if your admin locked it, there is a reason for it. Hacking might only land you in a very deep water. Definitely not recommended!

    better is to speak to your admin (IT people, some are very reasonable... I know, I am...)

    sebus
     
  5. Mustafa Can

    Mustafa Can MDL Member

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    What about installing your os on a flash drive and booting computer with it?
     
  6. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Locked machine will NOT boot from USB, that is the point t of locking it!
     
  7. drclean

    drclean MDL Novice

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    you could try to thinapp vmware or virtual box