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A Windows XP host running VMware 7.1.4 keeps asking to install VMware tools for a Ubuntu guest and I select do not ask again but it continues to ask every-time VMware and that specific guest are started. I do not want to install tools for this guest. Any ideas on how to disable the annoying banner that usually pops up from the bottom of the screen?

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Do you safely shutdown the guest and the VMware on the host? Have you looked into the options of VMware? Is there a specific reason not to install the tools? – Tom Wijsman Aug 31 '11 at 17:38
+1 I know it doesn't answer your question, but in general the tools will make the VM much more responsive, is there a specific reason to not install them? – OldWolf Aug 31 '11 at 18:26
I do always shutdown the guest before closing VMware. I use the guest for analysis of software, some of which is VM aware. – Astron Sep 2 '11 at 14:11
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If the "do not ask" checkbox isn't being honored, it's a bug. Report it to VMware, either via support or their community forums.

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I'll give that a shot, figured as much. – Astron Nov 23 '11 at 5:15

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