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Why does my VirtualBox VM say “Powered Off” when it’s running as a Service with AlwaysUp?

We’re big fans of Oracle’s VirtualBox software. It’s powerful and free, and it enables our small company to efficiently test and validate our software on various versions of Windows without having to invest in costly, dedicated hardware. However, we noticed … Continue reading

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Dropbox Windows Service spiking your CPU? Check your Antivirus Settings!

Customer Theodore Bogucki recently reported strange behavior when running Dropbox as a windows service with AlwaysUp: If I run Dropbox as a normal application, the CPU will run at about 10%. Following the directions to set up Dropbox in AlwaysUp … Continue reading

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