VM Tuning

If Windows is booting to a black screen complaining about an non-digitally signed driver; press enter, then on the next screen F8, and select to "disable device driver checking", this will boot the OS but only for this one session. Once in, run a command prompt as an Administrator and run the following command:

bcdedit -set TESTSIGNING ON
This will permanently disable device driver signing checking.

Disable DEP;

bcdedit.exe /set  {current}  nx AlwaysOff
Enable with ;

bcdedit.exe /set  {current}  nx AlwaysOn

Disable write-back caching;

Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Storage > Disk Management > Right click "C:" > Properties > Hardware Tab > Properties > Policies