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

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2 VMware Fusion VMs: One hosting application, other one accessing it, host not involved

been searching around and haven't been able to find an answer for between two VMs (and what I've tried hasn't worked). Pardon the 'url' pretend it's 'http://' (can't post more than 2 links) Both VMs ...
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Apache on VM is not reachable from LAN

I have a CentOS machine installed on VMware Fusion and connected to my LAN through a bridge connection. Everything works fine, I can Surf on internet from the guest machine. Ping other network ...
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VMWare: guest machine internet working randomly

I have an issue with the internet in my VMWare guest machine working very randomly (mostly not working) and I am not sure what the issue might be. Sometimes the internet works (this also includes ...
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VMWare: guest machine internet working randomly

I have an issue with the internet in my VMWare guest machine working very randomly (mostly not working) and I am not sure what the issue might be. Sometimes the internet works (this also includes ...
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External hard drive not being recognized by Windows virtual machine on Mac

Using: VMWare Fusion 8.0.0, El Capitan 10.11.4 on MacBook Pro (Late 2013), Windows 10 x64 (trial version by the way), LaCie 1TB Porsche Design Mobile Drive (USB 3.0, NTFS) Goal: Read/write/delete/etc ...
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Windows Update no longer checks for updates in Windows 7 Ultimate

This problem began a few months ago and it this point it is becoming annoying. I run Windows 7 Ultimate in a virtual machine (VMware Fusion) on an iMac (Retina 5K 2014). The Win7 VM was built from an ...
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Keyboard stopped responding on my Windows VM's hosted by OSX

I am having an issue with all of my Windows virtual machines running on top of OSX El-Capitan version 10.11.3. Hardware is MacBook Pro 15" Mid 2015. The issue is that my keyboard input stopped ...
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Allow socket connection to Windows 7 VM on Mac Host

I have a Windows 7 Pro running as guest under VMWare Fusion OSX 10.10.5. I want to run a program on windows 7 that listens on a port. I want to connect to that port from outside of my Mac. This VM ...
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Can I use only 2 of 3 displays with VMWare Fusion? OSX host, Win8.1 guest

I am using VMWare Fusion 7.1.3, OSX 10.10.5, and Windows 8.1 on my MacBook pro 13" (early 2015) with 2 external displays. I want to have Windows full screen on the two external displays, leaving the ...
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vmfusion windows 8 on an imac - black screen

Hello i'm a naturopath not a computer wiz but i'm desperate please help me... I usually have the internet connection to VM fusion turned off but i needed to update the program that i run on it and a ...
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Get Windows 10 to install in an OSX VM

I have a macbook pro with El Capitan and VMWare Fusion. I want to install a legal copy of Windows 10 (the cheapest available) that would work for sure in a VM. So what is that minimal/safe version ...
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Parallels VMWare Fusion git repo on host machine slow performance

I started evaluating Parallels and VMWare Fusion to be able to use Visual Studio from my mac. I discovered, however, that both use network shares as a way to share files between Host and Guest OS. I ...
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How to backup VMware fusion?

This might sound weird but I deleted (with a third party tool: Omnisweeper) my VMware hd disk, while it was still running. Although it is still running but I guess with next restart, it will never ...
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Trick VMWare Fusion into “Boot Camp”ing Linux

I have the following scheme on my harddrive: Ingwie@Ingwies-Macbook-Pro.local ~ $ diskutil list /dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE ...
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Can't connect to the internet on Win8 in VmWare Fusion 8.1.0

I downloaded Virtual Machine for win8 for VMware fusion from https://dev.windows.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/tools/vms/mac/ I can start the VM on my local computer, however, I can't seem to connect to ...
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Why am I suddenly unable to install any variety of Windows on Macbook Pro?

I've got a MBP8,1 running El Capitan (10.11.2). Until recently, I had a perfectly serviceable Win7 installation via Bootcamp. A few days ago, I decided to clean-install Win10 to replace Win7. Since ...
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New VM Does Not Autoconnect To The Internet, Which Setting Do I Need in VMWare Fusion?

I'm using VMWare Fusion 7.1 on Mac OS X. All the VM's that I've downloaded connect to the internet automatically when I fire them up. I downloaded a new VM from VulnHub, specifically BrainPan2. (Here ...
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Error mounting USB on RHEL 7.2 within vmware fusion

I am running two instances of the same RHEL 7.2 version on vmware fusion, one with GNOME gui and one without. I have inserted a USB stick, when I do, on the GUI instance everything works fine, my USB ...
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What is the difference between “Shared Folders” in vmWare vs a mapped network drive?

How do "Shared folders" work in vmWare Fusion? Are they just mapped network drives under the covers or are they using a different technology?
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Heavy CPU load VmWare Fusion (8) process with Windows 10 Enterprise and Visual Studio Pro 2015

I've started to notice when running my VM (unity mode) the Activity Manager shows a rather big CPU load for the VmWare process. Let's say I would be using 20% of my CPU but the process itself would ...
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What's causing my VM's OS to hang on “Switched to clocksource refined-jiffies”?

I have generated an OS using the Yocto Project, with Linux kernel version 3.14. I have tried several methods to boot this OS from VMware Fusion, all with seemingly-identical results, where the process ...
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How to get VMware Fusion Ubuntu VM to use host's DNS?

I have VMware Fusion Pro 8 running on my OSX El Capitano. I created Ubuntu 14.04 VM and configured network adapter to use Wi-fi bridged networking so my VM gets its own IP. My company is using local ...
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Direct all host traffic through VMWare VM in Fusion

I am looking to do something similar to here and here with OS X Yosemite and VMWare Fusion. WiFi | Directly connected to Windows 7 x64 VM (second network adapter) | VM acting as a bridge/router ...
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VMWare 8 Fusion Installs Trovi to IE on Windows 8.1 Professional

I am facing this very very bizarre situation, which I have never encountered before. I have installed VMWare Fusion 8 (trial - downloaded from official VMWare website) on my Mac OSX machine (fresh ...
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Using VMware virtual machine disk as local on OS X with VMWare Fusion

I am looking for solution to use disk from my virtual machine similarly to using local disk. Currently I am mounting disk over SSHFS, however, this solution is quite unreliable and unstable ...
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Missing cursor when using dual display

Setup: Mac OS X 10.10.05 , VMWare Fusion 7.1.2 , Windows 7, dual external displays. Requirement: I need to use specific drivers for a ThinkPad keyboard with TrackPoint and TrackPad so I have added ...
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Cant connect to local MySQL “only” when connected to VPN on VM?

Setup: MySQL installed on my Mac using Xammp Virtual Machine installed using VMware Fusion running Windows XP. I am able to connect to the MySQL database (192.168.0.11) through my VM normally. ...
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Problems installing Windows 10 under VMware Fusion on El Capitan Mac

When I try to install Windows 10 under VMware Fusion, it gives an error titled "Load driver" with the message "No device drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct ...
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Can I build a Virtual Machine in VMWare Fusion 7.1 with a lower CPU than the physical host?

I am a Software Tester, I want to test one of our applications in a specific environment. I am using a MacBook Pro with an i7 processor + I've created a Win7 VM with 1024MB RAM and 2 processor cores. ...
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Storing a VMware vmdk (or Virtualbox, etc.) file on Dropbox?

I have a VM (VMware Fusion in this case) which I use in various places. I was thinking of putting the vmdk on Dropbox. Then depending on which system I'm on, I could fire up the VM locally and use ...
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disk encryption - physical, virtual host, or guest

I have a Mac Mini that currently has FV2 on the primary disk and no encryption on the second internal disk. I recently installed VMware Fusion and want to install Windows 10 Pro and OS X El Capitan ...
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How to fix Bootcamp Fusion VM after OSX El Capitan update?

Ugh... I just upgraded to El Capitan, rebooted and tried to fire up my Fusion 7 VMs to make sure everything was ok. I can see the Bootcamp partition from Finder, but when I try to start it in Fusion I ...
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MacBook Pro (2014), SD Card for VMWare 7 virtual machine

I've been having drive space issues on my MacBook Pro. It's the mid 2014 Retina 13" edition w/120 GB flash drive. I run VMWare 7 Fusion (for a virtual Windows 8 machine) and my idea is that I buy a ...
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How to dual boot ubuntu and OS X using a virtual image?

Is it possible using bootcamp or some other way to install ubuntu using an virtual image made in VmWare, so that it can be dual booted and run on my physical hdd. if so how?
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vmware fusion cannot connect to network

If I don't believe wrongly. I think VMware fusion use Cisco Any connect to connect to internet right? However, now the Cisco in my windows virtual machine reports: VPN service not available The VPN ...
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How to enable Windows 10 search on VMware mirrored folders?

I have a Windows 10 Pro installed on VMware Fusion in my Mac, and I have my Mac's desktop, documents, and downloads folders mirrored on Windows (\vmware-host mapping to drive letter Z:\ that has HGFS ...
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How to ssh in to BSD vm as root

I'm using vmware fusion pro 7 on OS X 10.10. I'm having trouble ssh-ing in to my vm as root. The process is simple ifconfig pull ip. Open terminal window ssh root@ip. However I can't seem to gain root ...
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Preparing a MBR in a file

I am working with VMWare Fusion 7 on Windows 10 and I would like to edit the MBR of a virtual disc. That is, I would like to be able to edit the MBR in a more favorable way. For this instance, I want ...
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VMWare Fusion unmounting more drives than it should

As it is known, VMWare Fusion is able to launch a Boot Camp drive as a VM - which is really handy in many situations. But since my system is a tripple-booting one, I decided to shift and reshape my ...
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Aftereffects and Photoshops ui do not work in vmwere 7 in a maverick VM

so first off i will explane I set up a VM of mavericks in VMwere fusion because some of my software will not work in Yosemite and I want to upgrade so I created a legacy VM in VMwere fusion 7. ...
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Windows 10 upgrade report - vmware svga 3d not supported

I have an Windows 8.1 vm, running under fusion. The Windows 10 upgrade tool says that the SVGA 3D driver is not supported. I check all settings for the display and don't nothing i can change or a way ...
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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, ...