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Virtual Machines: What components should I upgrade to improve running virtual machines?

at work I need to have one or sometimes two instances of a vmware virtual Windows 7 machine running on my real Windows 7 machine. The computer I'm using is Dell Precision 490 from 2009 I believe, ...
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PC to virtual machine [duplicate]

Currently I'm moving from old PC to new one. I have windows 7 installed. I'm planning throw away old PC, but before that I would like to have possibility to run old PC operating system just in case I ...
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Slow vmware vm with fast brand new laptop

I've just bought a fast core i7 laptop with 16GB of RAM running Windows 8.1. When I run a VMware VM on this computer, the VM is extremely slow. And if I look at the host HD activity during this time, ...
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How can I make the computer see a SATA DVD drive as a USB DVD drive?

So, I am using VMware View for thin PCs and a user wants to use the local DVD drive in the VM. It seems that the only way to pass any device in is by USB. I was wondering if there is a way to pass the ...
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52 views

(Windows 7) Is it possible to reserve one monitor for a single application?

I'm looking for a means of 'Locking' an application to one monitor on my multi monitor display, so that only this single specific application is permanently docked there, and has exclusive use of that ...
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110 views

Access webapp on guest virtual machine from network

I'm running a webapp via tomcat on my virtual machine (development environment). I'm trying to access this webapp on other computers (other machines on the network, and the host machine) but I am ...
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0answers
91 views

Why does my PC slow down to a crawl when VMware and ntoskrnl.exe is writing to a data drive?

My PC becomes almost unusable when writing to my data drive. The main suspect which exhibits this issue is VMware Player. The problem does not happen when I myself move files in Windows Explorer or do ...
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0answers
30 views

Failed to load Ubuntu virtual machine from vmdk

I'm trying to move my cloud Ubuntu environment to virtual machine. These are the steps I've done so far: 1) Create disk image with dd command and moved it to my Windows OS. 2) Converted it to .vmdk ...
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117 views

Can I run virtualized 64-bit Operating Systems if my CPU doesn't support VT-X?

I have installed VMWare 10.0 workstation on my Compaq CQ60-615DX laptop. The Operating System is Windows 7 Home Premium. When I tried to run Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit in a virtual machine in VMWare I get ...
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73 views

Primary monitor keeps reverting back to the laptop display

A Macbook Pro running VMware Fusion has a guest operating system of Windows 7. The user often connects an external monitor to the laptop through an HDMI cable. For the display settings "extend the ...
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1answer
83 views

How to run VMWare Player on my Windows 7 machine without VT support?

I am using VMWare Player v 6.0.2 build-1744117, I want to run Ubuntu 12 using it, but it gave. Binary translation is incompatible with long mode on this platform. Long mode will be disabled in this ...
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38 views

How important is hardware compatibility with Linux when running it on VMWare player with a Windows 7 host?

I will be getting a laptop provided to me for training which requires running Kali Linux through VMWare Player. We are primarily a Windows shop and as such I'm not sure how compatible the laptops are ...
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48 views

Corrupted text file recovery (Win7 x64)

I'm having some difficulties in recovering the contents of a .txt file. While writing to a text file, on a Win7 x64 virtual machine, the host machine crashed. After rebooting, I noticed that the ...
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0answers
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How can I force Windows to use the Internet connection of a virtual network adapter?

I am running Windows 7 on a virtual machine. I have VPN Gate installed on this machine. This VPN software creates a virtual network adapter and configures it with an interface metric value of 1. I ...
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How to access VMWare's server from host windows

I'm using VMWare to setup apache. I set Network Adapter to Host-only and I can access my ip (192.168.130.128) or localhost from browser in Ubuntu successfully. However, when I want to access it from ...
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Windows 7 on top of VMware - RabbitMQ

I`m running windows 7 on top of VMware. I installed Erlang and then RabbitMQ and from some reason the RabbitMQ starts and then stops. I tried to check the port using netstat and RabbitMQ is the only ...
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1answer
81 views

Windows 7 SP1 on VMware, fresh installation, same winsxs size after updates?

The size of my Windows 7 SP1 instance on VMware is getting huge, and a considerable part of it is the winsxs directory. If I create a fresh Windows 7 SP1 instance, and allow Windows to install the ...
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1answer
122 views

Virtual Machine faster than host computer?

It seems impossible, I am shocked. I installed Windows 7 on my PC, it took about 30-40 minutes to install, and normal boot (when there's no program installed) takes me about 30 seconds. I run a VM on ...
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Random freezing on ESXi environment across several servers

Over the past couple of weeks we've been experiencing some issues with our ESXi based VDI environment whereby Windows 7 Desktop images randomly freeze throughout the day. This can happen on any VDI ...
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58 views

Converting a real Linux OS to a virtual machine on Windows [duplicate]

I currently have Kali Linux OS installed on my machine normally (not as a virtual machine). I'll soon also install Windows 7. I'd like to know if there is a way to convert my Kali Linux OS (with all ...
0
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0answers
34 views

Pano Logic virtualization with WINDOWS 7, VMWare VIEW doesn't start (worked with XP)

Our Pano Logic virtualization with Windows 7 (using VMWare View) doesn't start. The Pano system can't seem to make a connection. However, it worked with Windows XP before. Domain: check DHCP: check ...
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3answers
498 views

VMware Workstation 10 running slow WinXP Pro SP3 32-bit

Just recently jumped onto the VMware bandwagon. Going to be using it mostly for games, especially old ones that don't run well on my host Win7 Ult.Ed 64-bit. I've setup everything and everything ...
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0answers
127 views

Installing IE 11 onto VMware fusion w/ Windows 7 64-bit

I'm a tech at my school's Help Desk and I'm running into this strange issue. I've already installed all possible Windows Updates. I can't seem to remove IE 10 from the computer. When I attempt to run ...
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0answers
278 views

How to access Windows 7 files from VMware running CentOS 6.5

I have already enabled the shared folders and attempted to mount the folder shown in the file # /usr/bin/vmware-hgfsclient Which lists C and Documents which I created. Then I run the ...
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0answers
25 views

Is it possible to do vm backups on external drive on esxi

I have Esxi on IBM x 3450. I have datastore where i have stored my VM. My requirement is backup VM on either USB drive attached to ESXI (NTFS) -- (so that i can plug USB anywhere) Network shared ...
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64 views

VMware Work station is very slow and it cause Windows to freeze

I am using VMware Work Station V9 to run Ubuntu (The latest version) and it is very very slow. I have given it 20 GB Disk Space / 4 GB RAM / but it still runs very slow. My current machine has 16 GB ...
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1k views

VMware Fusion performance degrading after few hours

I've been having an issue with VMware Fusion for some time now, where the VM (running Windows) runs fine initially, but will slow down to a grind after some time (best guess is a couple of hours). ...
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0answers
183 views

How to run OS X 10.7 on Windows 7 without virtualization technology?

How can I run OS X 10.7 Lion on Windows 7 laptop that doesn't support VT-x? When I try it with VMWare, I get the following error: Mac OS X is not supported with binary translation. To run Mac OS ...
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1answer
819 views

VMWare Workstation high CPU - vmware-vmx.exe to virtual machine mapping

I am running several virtual machines (around 7 or so) inside VMWare Workstation on a Windows host. In the Windows Task Manager, I see there is a vmware-vmx.exe process created for every virtual ...
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27 views

Which VMWare client for hosting Ubuntu in Windows?

I have not booted up a virtual machine in aeons. I am currently downloading the ruby on rails ubuntu stack from Bitnami. I went over to VMWare and was overwhelmed by the amount of software titles ...
0
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0answers
25 views

VMware command bar always interferes when trying to access webbrowsers URL bar

In VMware I have set the command bar to hid itself unless the mouse is hovered around the top of the screen. This doesn't work well because in the web browser when I try to switch between tabs, the ...
0
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0answers
169 views

I cannot share folders in VMWare Player 6 (host: win 7, guest: centos 6.4)

I have a folder on my host system (Windows 7) and I want to use it on my guest system (Centos 6.4). On this page I read that I can access the shared directory under /mnt/hgfs/<shared name>. ...
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352 views

How to get clipboard working for shared VMs on VMWare Workstation

You can connect to shared VMs running on VMWare Workstation 8 if you configured your VMWare correctly. Host and client are both Windows 7. One disadvantage of shared VMs is: The clipboard feature ...
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Unable to reset the local admin password for my VMware Workstation [duplicate]

I have the following:- VMware workstation 9.0.2 The host is windows 7 . Inside the VM I have windows server 2008 R2 datacenter. Unfortunately I forgot the admin password for the VM . so I have ...
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48 views

VmWare Workstation pauses running VM after minimizing and enter the local machine

It sucks just totally if I just jump out of the VM and go to my local machine and then the VM paused again automatically and my whole pc is totally slow the'm beastly on the bag how can I have stop ...
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Drag and drop from Windows 7 to Ubuntu which is running in a virtual machine is not working

I have installed VMware Tools, but it is still not working. While installing VMware Tools it says I have to have some packages like make, source kernel (I don't remember the exact package names) and a ...
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339 views

VMware Workstation cannot sync with disk before abort. Disk *.vmdk may be inconsistent — Part 2

I am getting the same error as Graviton. VMware Workstation cannot sync with disk before abort. Disk *.vmdk may be inconsistent "" VMware Workstation cannot sync with disk before abort. Disk ...
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1answer
1k views

How can I start a VM automatically in Exclusive mode?

How can I start up a VM automatically in Exclusive mode? Guest and host OS is Windows 7. I know I can use the command line switch -X to start a VM in fullscreen. But I need the VM in Exclusive mode ...
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how to connect vmware rhel5 box from windows 7

I tried with different ways I used this steps 1) change vmware n/w adapter setting to bridge and reboot machine 2) took Ip from Ifconfig eth0 3) put that ip on windows 7 Putty host name( or Ip) and ...
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1answer
42 views

Bridged connection for virtual machine is blocked by windows [duplicate]

I am trying to created virtual machine which in bridged mode. I already asked Bridged adapter in Virtual Box - cannot obtain IP but it only assure me that problem is with my host machine. I also tired ...
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1answer
44 views

prevent touchpad click while typing in a VM

I use a Fedora 19 VM (VMware Workstation 9) on top of a Windows 7 laptop (Dell Latitude E6530) on a regular basis. In Windows and native Linux, I can configure the touchpad to not accept clicks while ...
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Creation of Virtual Machine with VMWare vCenter Converter Standalone fails

I'm trying to convert my physical system to vm. And i'm trying to use VMware vCenter Converter. I was trying to follow the instrustions on this article: ...
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0answers
78 views

Unable to allocate big amounts of memory in several programs

Since a few weeks I'm having weird issues in several RAM Disk utilities and in VMware. Most RAMDisk tools I tried throw me cryptic errors when creating RAM disks larger than 2-3GB and VMware doesn't ...
0
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1answer
1k views

vmdk file too large but guest os is small

I'm facing a strange issue with my virtual machine. I have an rhel 6.1 guest os running on VMware workstation (9.0.2 build-1031769) hosted on Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit. The size of the vmdk file is ...
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0answers
61 views

Vmware fusion 5.0.3 increase windows 7 vm hard disk on OS X ML

I have 40gb free on my mac. I want to increase my vm HD by 20gb. It won't even let me increase the vm hd by 1gb saying 'there's not enough room on the file system to complete the operation'. I've ...
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0answers
79 views

how to config vmware interfaces inorder to ping different network?

In vmware, I installed ubuntu 12.0 and win xp also my host os is win7. I added two interface card in ubuntu and I also config the eth0 and eth1 for different network. In one of ubuntu's interface I ...
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1answer
107 views

Dual boot Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2

New to the forum, but hopefully someone here can help. My girlfriend is doing a course at university and as part of that course she needs a virtual environment set up at home so she can practice. ...
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1answer
103 views

guest OS can not connect to local site in vmware but can not connect to internet

I connect to internet via VPN connection in our university, First I connect to wireless access point after that I have an access to our university web site I mean I can connect to local web server ...
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2answers
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how to make a LAN between ubuntu in vmware and my host which it is win7

I have vmware and I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on that I want to make LAN that with my host which is windows 7. I change my Windows Ethernet card to 192.168.1.1 and subnet mask 255.255.255.0,Also in ...
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I want my existing folder on a centos6 client visible on win7 host

I want to make an existing folder on my centos6 client (VMWare Player) accessible on the Win7 host. What I did is: 1. created a shared folder syncro. Now I had a win7 shared folder visible from ...