A commercial virtualization product offered by VMware for the Mac OS X operating system.

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how to set environment variables in VM Fusion Windows 7

I have installed windows 7 just fine via VM Fusion, but am having trouble setting environment variables, as i cannot edit files on the C: drive. A specific example is the trouble i'm having with R ...
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Unable to install grub for Archlinux on vmware fusion

I am trying to install Archlinux on vmware fusion. Everything went well until I had to install grub. The problem is when I try to run: grub-install --no-floppy --recheck /dev/sda I get the following ...
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How to give direct partition access to virtual machines in vmware fusion 6.0?

Here I have an osx 10.7.5 (newer can't be installed on my laptop), with vmware fusion 6.0 (newer can't be installed on osx 10.7.5). I want to construct virtual machines which have direct partition ...
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When using VMWare Fusion: DNS lookup on Windows 7 guest appends localdomain

Here's what I type: C:\Users>nslookup Default Server: UnKnown Address: 172.16.128.2 > google.com Server: UnKnown Address: 172.16.128.2 Name: google.com.localdomain Addresses: ...
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In VMware Fusion, how can I make “Bridged Networking” with “Autodetect” the default when creating new virtual machines?

When initially creating a new virtual machine in VMware Fusion, the default networking adapter configuration is "Share with my Mac." Is there a defaults write, or some other preferences file editing ...
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How can I “reflow” an MAPI call to a MAILTO call?

I am using Windows 7 in VMware Fusion. The VMware "host application" provides itself as a handler for a variety of protocols and file extensions, so that links and files opened in windows can be ...
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SSD wear for rMBP mid 2015 15" with running VMware Fusion

I have the rMBP mid 2015 15" with a 512GB SSD. I will be running VMware Fusion for my Windows 8.1, Windows 10 and Redhat virtual machines. Most of the time I will be using my Windows 8.1 virtual ...
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OS X (host) on battery power with fullscreen VMware Fusion

I am running a Linux guest in VMware Fusion (6.0.6) on an OS X host (Macbook Pro). With AC power everything runs smoothly. When on battery and in windowed mode there are no problems either. However, ...
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Unable to update guest OS hard drive size

I am running VMWare Fusion 6.0.4 on OS X 10.10.3. I have Windows 7 as the guest OS. Originally I had the hard drive set to 60GB. It was running out of space so I increased it to 100GB. However, ...
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Network problems, can't ping my mac

I run VMware Fusion 7.1.1 and an Ubuntu server 14.04 on my imac 10.10.3 for web development. I have a thunderbolt Promise connected to the mac and mounted this on my ubuntu using smb, everything ...
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Best way to share guest folder with host computer

I am running a Ubuntu VM on my MacOS X (host) using VMWare Fusion. I have found a lot of information about sharing the host partition with the guest VM but not much on sharing the guest ...
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How to share var/www from VMWare Fusion to Mac OSX Host

Using VMware I've created a Virtual Machine running Debian. I have this set up as a web server. It all works fine. But, I need to share the var/www directory from within the VM with my host so I can ...
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Changing display resolution for Yosemite guest OS in VMware Fusion

I have Yosemite as the guest OS (and host OS) version 10.10.3 and VMware Fusion 7.1.1. When I start Yosemite in VMware Fusion as a guest its display resolution is 1024x768 and I cannot change it! I ...
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Windows 10 Preview as Fusion Guest VM

I tried to install Windows 10 Insider Preview (x64) - Build 10074 in a VMware Fusion 7.1.1 VM but it always hangs at Please wait a moment (with the spinning thing). Is there a way to get around this? ...
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Not able to read 2 USB webcams at the same time in a Ubuntu VM in VMWare Fusion

I am trying to read 2 video streams from 2 USB webcams at the same time. This is needed for my project with OpenCV on Stereo Vision in Ubuntu. While I could read both the streams at the same time w/o ...
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Is there a way to open a folder in Mac with Windows Explorer in the virtual machine under VMware Fusion?

I have installed Windows 7 in my Mac with VMware Fusion. When I want to open a folder in Mac that is shared with the virtual machine in Windows Explorer, I usually launch Windows Explorer in the ...
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Import existing VMware machines into VMware Fusion

I'm trying to load some existing VMware disk stored in an external USB3 HD into VMware Fusion for Mac OS X but no matter how i do it but Mac OS X always copy the imported vmware machine into the local ...
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Stop VMware Fusion from NAT'ing my VMs using my internal Wi-Fi adapter

I have two VMs that are NAT'd using the thunderbolt adapter connected to my Mac. However, when I connect to Wi-Fi on my Mac, my VMs' network settings reset to NAT using my Wi-Fi connection. How can I ...
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Trouble using X primary selection on Mint inside a VM inside MacOSX

OSX Yosemite. VMWare Fusion 7.1.1 Linux Mint 17.1, cinnamon desktop. A MacBook Pro built-in magic trackpad. I can't figure out how to use the X primary selection to copy and paste with the mouse ...
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How do I reset the login password on a Mac OS X guest OS running in VMware Fusion?

I installed an OS X instance inside of VMware Fusion since I needed a clean system to test some stuff on, but I've forgotten whatever login password I set for that guest OS's user account and now I ...
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How can I troubleshoot hanging VMWare Fusion issues? [closed]

I have a Windows VM that runs inside of a macbook. On a somewhat regular basis (2 or 3 times per month), the vm hangs. When that happens, my macbook is fine; other applications continue to function. ...
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issue: bootcamp - windows 8 - fusion drive 1TB

I have an iMac 3.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with 1TB Fusion drive since early January this year. I have added 2 extra 4Gb of memory bringing it to 4x4. I installed Windows 8 without any issue back ...
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VMWare Fusion ungrab mouse and keyboard command triggers android home

I've got an x86 android image loaded into VMWare fusion. When I select the keys for ungrabbing the mouse and keyboard, the command key triggers the home button and whatever app I'm in gets pushed to ...
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VMWare Fusion 7: show windows system tray when not in unity

Hi is there a way in vmware fusion 7 to show the windows system tray in the Mac menu even if unity mode is disabled? thanks
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Performance Penalty for using VMWare Fusion shared folders

I have a OSX MacBook Pro running 10.10.2 (Yosemite) and VMWare Fusion 7. The guest operating system is Windows 7. I do development (Using Eclipse) on the Windows 7 box and want to put my workspace ...
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Undoing desktop integration in VMware Fusion and Windows 7 Guest

I originally configured my Windows 7 VM to share "My Documents" and "Desktop" between my Mac (Yosemite) and the Windows 7 VM. After undoing this integration in the VM settings, however, I constantly ...
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USB Drive will not mount in OSX Guest in VMWare Fusion

I have a Yosemite (10.10.2) host with a Mavericks (10.9.5) guest in VMWare 7. I have a seagate 3TB drive mounted on Yosemite. I connect the seagate to the guest using the icon on the toolbar. The ...
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How to convert a Physical OS X machine to Virtual Machine

I would like to migrate an existing OSX 10.9.5 machine to a 10.9.5 Guest VM running on a 10.10.1 host. My situation is: I own a 10.9.5 MBP that I use everyday. I have development tools on the ...
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Bridged Networking not work in Kali (Debian 7)

I installed VMWare Fusion 7 on MacOsX and make a Virtual Machine Linux Kali. I set Bridged Networking for my VM Kali and it doesn't work (can't connect). (By the way NAT work correctly) I've ...
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Hotspot on OSX that enables Mobile device to access a VMWare Fusion machine

I would like to demo software offline. I have a MacbookPro with OSX Yosemite, running VMware Fusion 7. I have an Android device with an app that requires services from the VMware image, and I need ...
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AntiVirus for OSX running parallels

I'm using OS X 10.10.1 on my Mac. I use Parallels Desktop 10 and VMware Fusion 7.1. I do use windows a lot on Parallels and Fusion (Several Virtual machines). Windows 8.1,7 and XP. I've installed ...
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What are the best settings for a Windows 8.1 VM in VMWare Fusion 7.1?

I have a MacBook Pro, medio 2012 with 2.3GHz Intel Core i7 and 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3. VMware Fusion 7.1 is installed on this MacBook to run a Windows 8.1 VM. This VM is my working machine. I do not ...
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OSX Yosemite and VMware Fusion 7 Keeps Prompting when Opening Win applications

the title of this question seems odd but it's actually a complicated thing. I use my mac with VMware Fusion 7 on the office to be able to run windows 7. I always run the vmware fusion in Unity mode ...
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Accessing site running inside the Guest VM (Ubuntu LAMP) webserver running over Max

I'm running Vmware Fusion on a Mac (host) inside which I am running VM (Ubuntu + LAMP) hosting sites like say example.com (and few other sites). When I try to access example.com from inside the ...
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Is there a way to automatically set OSX /etc/hosts file with VMWare Fusion?

I use VMWare Fusion all the time for development, and one of the most common things I need to do is set my /etc/hosts file to have a special hostname resolve to it. It'd be great if there were a way ...
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Cisco AnyConnect VPN - Internet Access in Parallels VM, but not in VMWare VM?

I run OS X Yosemite and have the latest versions of Parallels and VMWare Fusion. I had been running a Win7x64 Parallels VM happily for a while, until it started to lose stability. I created a new ...
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Windows 8.1 VM: full resolution on iMac Retina 5K (5120 x 2880) and VMware Fusion 7

I am able to run a Windows 7 VM at full native resolution on a iMac with a Retina 5K display (HiDPI / Retina, at 5120 x 2880) using VMware Fusion 7. Windows 8.1, though, does not list any resolution ...
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Windows 7 guest on Mac 10.10 host VMwareFusion USB Drivers not installing

I have a MacBook Pro 13" mid 2012 model running OSX 10.10 yosemite which has two USB 3.0 ports on it. I have VMwareFusion installed, and have windows 7 as a guest operating system. The driver for the ...
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Should I install 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 7 on VMware Fusion? [closed]

My MacBook Pro 13" has been extremely sluggish ever since I started working my new job earlier this year, to the point it significantly affects my productivity. I have finally decided to do something ...
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How to configure dnsmasq to work with vmware fusion?

I am trying to set a local development environment in which every .loc domain will default to my ubuntu vm running with vmware fusion. Currently I have to add every domain in my /etc/host like ...
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VMWare + Windows 8, wrong keyboard mappings

I've been running Mac OS X + VMWare Fusion for a long time, with no problems what so ever. But earlier today I upgraded to Mac OS X Yosemite, and after that VMWare didn't want to start my virtual ...
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How to share VMFusion's vm?

I have the VM in an external drive. Some times I develop in iMac, sometimes with MBP. Every time I load it in a different machine, it asks if I'd moved or copied it. I choose copied, is that the ...
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Setting access rights when using shared folders with vmware fusion

I have CentOS 6.5 minimal guest, and OSX Mavericks 10.9 host. The player is VMWare Fusion. I want to edit files on host and run them on guest. I am trying to use shared folders to achieve this. A ...
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Sending a non-maskable interrupt to a virtual machine with VMware Fusion

I'm using a virtual machine to do kernel debugging on Mac OS X because it's cheaper and more convenient than another computer. Unfortunately, contrary to the Windows equivalent, it's not possible to ...
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Unable to mount iso as dvd drive in VMware Fusion 6

I have a newer iMac without an optical drive and some DVDs that I needed to run software off of. This software will have you juggle discs to read data off of them, and the data can't simply be copied ...
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Bootcamp partition in Vmware fusion

I've installed windows on my macbook pro using bootcamp. Is there a way to run the same partition in a virtual mode in OSX. When I try to import the bootcamp partition through vmware fusion, it works ...
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VMware Fusion 6.0.4 can't connect from host to guest via ssh

I can't connect from host OS X 10.9.4 to any guest in VMware Fusion, I can't ping guest, nothing. But connection to Internet is working on guest (can ping google.com from it). And funny part: ...
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Can I install Mac OS in windows through VMware workstation?

Can I install Mac OS in windows through VMware workstation ? I have VMware workstation software. I want to install Mac OS in Windows 7. Can I?
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Disable VMWare Fusion “Unity” button

Is there any way to disable the "Unity" button (or indeed the whole bar) in single window mode for VMWare Fusion? I find myself constantly accidentally hitting this button when using my Windows VM ...
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Is there a way to test Postgresql connection from VMware Fusion on a Mac?

I have some reasons to believe that VMware Fusion is not connecting to my postgresql database hosted on my Mac OS. Is there a way to test this connection from my Windows portion through VMware?