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Same keyboard settings for OSX VM & Windows 8 host

I have OS X Mavericks Virtual Machine installed(using Vmware workstation) in my Windows 8. How can we change keyboard settings in OSX so that a windows user will be able to use same(or almost same) ...
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How to connect to VMs after the VMware Workstation UI got restarted by Windows?

Every now and then, this happens (part to blame Windows, part to blame VMware): the VMware Workstation 10 UI becomes slow you are busy with something else typing in a document Windows pops-up a ...
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Sharing folders between vmware and windows?

I have a following scenario. 1.I have windows 8 on my machine. 2.I have installed vmware and am running ubuntu on it. Now I want some folders on my windows that I want to access from my vmware ...
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Hyper-V running within VMPlayer 6

I am trying to develop a windows phone app within VMware player. I cannot for the life of me get Hyper-V to work within the VM. I have scoured the internet and done the following 1) Enabled ...
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VMWare - Not able to share files between guest and host OS

I am using VMPlayer. My host OS is Windows 8 and my guest OS is Lubuntu. When I go to Manage -> Virtual Machine Settings and click on the 'Options' tab and click on 'Shared Folders' it says it ...
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387 views

Windows 8 keyboard in Mac VMWare types incorrect symbols

I am running Windows 8 inside VMWare Fusion (Professional Version 5.0.4 (1435862)) in a Mac. When I type a symbol, I get a different one. The keyboard used in Windows 8 is UK English. Shift + 2, I ...
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5k views

Switch off Hyper-V without disable functionality in Windows 8.1

Since I must use also VMWare I need to temporarily turn off Hyper-V In Windows 8 I used bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype off to disable hypervisor, and: bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype on to ...
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2answers
280 views

High Disk Usage while cleaning out “modified memory” on Windows 8

I am looking at the resource monitor tool of Windows 8. After closing a VMWare-VM, the "modified memory" jumps from 16 MB to 2GB. It slowly goes back down to 16 MB. While going back down, the disk ...
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VMWare failing to boot Ubuntu guest after upgrade of host from Windows 8.0 to 8.1

I upgraded from Windows 8.0 to 8.1 today, which seems to have gone fine. I jokingly suggested that it might bugger up my virtual machine and it seems to have done so. When trying to power on my ...
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VMware fusion - can you increase the video ram size past 128MB?

I'm trying out VMWare Fusion 6 on my Mac (Mavericks) and I'm running Windows 8 x64 inside Fusion. The problem is that I cannot find a way to increase the video ram past 128MB. I tried editing the ...
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VMWare (and other VMs) conflicting with host's physical network connectivity

A colleague and myself are encountering a conflict between our physical network and our virtual machine software. I am using VMWare (Win8-64) and my colleague is using Hypervisor (Win8-64) but when ...
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VT-x is Enabled, but is not operational ? Winows 8 unable to run 64-bit virtual machine

Vt-x is Enabled in Bios and it shows working in Intel Processor identification utility. but I'm not able to run 64-bit Guest OS on both VirtualBox & VMware Workstation. Virtual Box says ...
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1k views

Hyper-v on windows 8 core/basic

I am looking for a way to install Hyper-v on windows 8 core. It should be possible if pro that supports hyper-v built on core. There should be some upgrade package or hack that enables it? Or if i ...
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720 views

VMWare Player - Unable to share folder. (Host-Win8, Guest-Ubuntu)

VM shared folder settings: What all I have tried: Reinstalling VMware tools. Uninstall, install VMware tools. Turned Windows Firewall off. Edit out /etc/fstab to include the following: ...
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259 views

Going from Windows XP to WIndows 8

We have an in house custom app that was built in VB 6. The in house app is a SQL database app and was built for Windows XP. We have to replace a computer here an there, and since we are buying Windows ...
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Is there a benefit to getting Windows 8 PRO vs. HOME when using VMWARE virtualization?

I'm getting a new PC (16GB RAM, i5 processor) and wondering if I need Windows 8 PRO or if HOME is sufficient. The only feature I'd use (I think) is maybe the Windows 8 Virtualization. I read a bit ...
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can't ping VMWare 9 workstation running Win 7 on Win 8 host (or from other machines)

The host PC is running Windows 8 with AVG. I have a new installation of VmWare Workstation 9 in which I am running a Windows 7 VM. I have configured the VM with a static IP address on the same subnet ...
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Removing hyper-v and then installing again

I have Windows 8 machine with Hyper-V enabled. I have a few VMs with SharePoint installed. I want to install VMWare but it won't allow me to since Hyper-V is enabled on this machine. So I want to ...
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2k views

New Inspiron laptop won't open disc tray

My new Inspiron 17R laptop from Dell pre-installed with Windows 8 won't open it's disk tray. This only happens after using VMWare Player and an OS install disk. For example, just now, I booted a VM in ...
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VMWare Player is not working after installing Hyper-V on windows 8 Pro

I was using BB10 simulator on windows 8 but last night I installed windows Phone 8 development environment and it also installed Hyper-V (or activated it). Now I am unable to run BB10 simulator in ...
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Running Hyper-V and VMWare together

I have two virtualization software on one of my laptops which is dedicated to Windows 8 development. A VMWare for generic virtualization and the Windows 8 like Hyper-V for the WP8 SDK. ...
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2answers
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Using Windows 8 via Virtualisation Software on a 64 bit Windows 7 Desktop PC?

I have no intention to currently upgrade my Windows 7 64 bit Desktop PC to Windows 8. However Windows 8 intrigues me, with all it new features including the brand new tile start screen. Is it ...
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638 views

How to prevent email refresh while viewing email in Windows 8?

I am running Windows 8 Enterprise in VMware 8.0.3 and the VM has 5GB of RAM. When I am reading Gmail in the WinRT Mail app, the list of emails and the preview/view pane will frequently disappear ...
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1answer
358 views

Windows 8 ran in VMware doesn't know it's being run on a laptop

I'm running Windows 8 inside VMware Fusion on OS X; everything works fine, except as you can see below, I get no icon for the battery, i.e. Windows 8 doesn't know it's running on a laptop. That has ...
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2k views

VMware very slow

I got VMware on my laptop, I installed Ubuntu and Windows 8 unto it, but it runs really slowly. I increased the RAM for both OS but still no improvements. How can I make it start-up faster and run ...
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Virtual Machine with support for hardware access: USB 3 (and PCI)

I am in the process of selecting a VM-software. I have a requirement of accessing a custom USB3 device in a VM (Windows 8 64bit guest, host is Windows 7 64 bit). From what I read, VMware would be the ...