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I am looking to use a program called Macro Recorder (A Macro Recorder: keyboard and mouse recorder, player, powerful macro script editor - the best automation software for Windows. Macro Recorder records your actions, edits the resulting scripts, converts scripts to EXE files etc.)

I want it do run itself in a VM of windows without affecting anything outside it.

What this Macro Recorder does it take control of your mouse and keyboard and does whatever you tell it to do, but the problem with it is that it takes complete control of your keyboard and mouse and you arnt able to do anything while its running. So I was thinking is it able to run this ins a VM environment so it does not affect outside.

Is this possible?
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You didn't mention which VM software you're going to be using or which "host" OS you'll be on (Windows probably?).

For popular VM software there's VMWare, VirtualBox and MS VirtualPC. Personally I have the most experience with VirtualBox: until the special guest software is installed on the guest the keyboard/mouse input will actually be stuck inside the VirtualBox guest OS window which is one way to ensure the macro input isn't going to affect the host OS.

Depending on what you record it wouldn't really be an issue anyway. I don't think I've used that macro software in particular but it usually will send keyboard input to the window in focus and/or go by a window's title or some other sort of condition. What sorts of things are you trying to automate inside the VM if I can ask?
 
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