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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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2answers
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Can Windows 7 be installed on Mac OS X Extended filesystem?

I want to create a VM that is encrypted using TrueCrypt. To do this I create a TrueCrypt volume. I noticed the options are FAT32 or Mac OSX extended. Since I'm planning on installing Windows 7 with ...
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How to license P2V OEM Windows 7 with a retail license with VMware Fusion? [duplicate]

A friend of mine did a P2V of his Acer physical Windows 7 Home Premium to run on his Mac using VMware Fusion. Now the VM complains it is not properly licensed. Microsoft is directing him to Acer, and ...
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78 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
654 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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322 views

Harmonize keymappings in vmware fusion on win 7 guest

I'm having OS X Mountain Lion as host and I'm running Win 7 as guest with vmware fusion. And I'm using a mac keyboard. Trying to enter special characters become really confusing and a pain if you want ...
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0answers
63 views

Connect device straight to VM (Passthrough?)

I've a Windows 7 VM on my VMWare Fusion 5.0.1 running on OSX 10.8.2. I want to connect it a tablet (Smart Pad 810c) that OSX doesn't recognize at all (it's not listed either in USB system ...
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187 views

P2V fails on Windows 7 machine with vmware vCenter Converter

Today I started to convert my physical x64 Windows 7 laptop to using the tool vmware vCenter Standalone converter for my mac book pro. The progress failed at the level of %98. The error is : ...
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43 views

virtualized windows 7 from existing disk

I have a laptop that is non functional that had windows vista installed on it. Is it possible to virtualize its harddrive onto my mac?
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1answer
2k views

Connect to the localhost of a virtualised PC (VMWare) from Mac

I've found a lot of online help re connecting to a Mac's localhost from inside a virtual PC hosted on a Mac, but not the other way around, which is what I'm after. EDIT - tried to make myself a bit ...
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1answer
2k views

Can't install Windows 7 through VMware Fusion, missing CD/DVD drivers

I'm trying to install Windows 7 32 Bit. There is no "easy install" for the VMware Fusion 4 setup as shown in this vide. http://www.vmwarefusionlearningcenter.com/intro-to-fusion.html#3 And when I ...
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1answer
234 views

Can a VMWare fusion image on windows 7 be legally used on more than one mac?

I have a legal, store-bought copy of Windows 7. I'd like to install it into a virtual machine, either VMWare or Parallels. I have VMWare Fusion on my Macbook Pro and my iMac. My question is, once ...
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1answer
782 views

How do you get to the guest filesystem from the host in VMWare Fusion?

I have a Mac host and a Windows guest. I use the Mac terminal for development. How do I access the guest's file system from the host terminal? I am using VMWare Fusion. How about from Finder? I ...
0
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2answers
473 views

How to start a Windows program from a remote system?

I have Windows 7 (x64) running in VMware Fusion on my Mac. To make debugging apps on the Windows side from the Java side easier, I'd like to be able to start the app in Windows from the Mac side. ...
3
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2answers
336 views

Visual Studio has a red overlay when running on OSX through VMWare Fusion

I am having an interesting issue that is displayed below. Essentially I have a bootcamp partition of Windows7 loaded in OSX Lion via VMWare Fusion and everything seems to work swimmingly with the ...
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3answers
694 views

Using Windows with (VMWare Fusion OR Parallels) AND Bootcamp on Mac OS X

I'm considering getting an Apple laptop, but I will continue to use Windows frequently. Dual-booting is a pain, but virtualization has its own issues, so I'd like to keep a foot in both camps if ...
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2answers
982 views

Developing .NET on a 2011 MacBook Pro via Windows 7 VMWare Fusion Virtual Machine

I can't seem to find a duplicate question, so please excuse (and redirect) me if this question has already been asked. I just recently got a 2011 MBP. I am a .NET developer, and as such, am totally ...
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3answers
729 views

Virtual Machines and SSD's

The general rule of thumb is to host the VM on a separate drive than the host. Is this necessary with an SSD drive? I'm looking to get a 120gb SSD for my mbp to run Windows 7 VM's as well as OS X. ...
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1answer
2k views

Creation of Virtual Machine fails using 'VMWare vCenter Convertor Standalone'

I am trying to convert my Bootcamped Windows 7 partition to a VM using VMWare's vCenter software. The idea being to move the VM to an external drive and reclaim the bootcamp partition. The ...
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4answers
4k views

How can I transform my Boot Camp partition into a VMDK file?

I'm looking for a clever way to upgrade to Windows 64 bits on my MacBook Pro's Boot Camp partition. This is the plan I have established (considering you can't just upgrade Win32 to Win64): Move the ...
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1answer
814 views

Windows 7 SSD Tweaks inside VMWare Fusion

There are a number of resources out there showing how you should 'Setup' Windows 7 when using a SSD (disable defrag, superfetch, etc.), but is there anything you should do if running Windows 7 inside ...
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1answer
192 views

I copied a Windows VM from Mac VMWare to Windows VMWare Player. It runs, but very slowly

I copied a Windows XP VM that I've been using on my Mac (VMWare Fusion)to a Windows 7 machine that has VMWare Player installed. I was quite pleased when it started up and appeared to work, but when I ...
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1answer
950 views

Using a MacBook Pro for .NET development [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: MacBook Pro for Windows development via virtualization. Performance? I am wondering if using a MacBook Pro 15 (2.66 Ghz i7, High Res Anti Glare, Custom SSD, 8 GB RAM) ...
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2answers
8k views

VMWare Fusion - Which runs better, Windows 7 vs XP? 32bit or 64bit?

Looking for some advise on whether I should expect better or worse performance out of VMWare Fusion when hosting Windows XP vs Windows 7. Does 32bit vs 64bit make a huge difference? I'm a developer ...
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2answers
528 views

Defrag Windows Vmware image?

I am running Windows 7 inside VMWare Fusion and I am wondering if I can defrag and run normal maintenance like I would on a stand alone Windows machine? I would like to defrag and use Iolo's System ...
0
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2answers
288 views

vmware windows7 professional changing ip addresses

is there a way to fix your windows 7 professional guest host os ipaddress so it does not change every time you startup? I am currently using NAT for networking and would like to remain using this ...
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1answer
522 views

Clean install of Windows 7 from Boot Camp to VMware Fusion

Hey guys I'm currently trying to ditch Boot Camp in favour of VMware Fusion. I've seen this answer here but what I want to do is to get rid of my Boot Camp partition and do a clean install of Windows ...
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1answer
376 views

Issue with write-access in Windows 7 VM through VMware Fusion

I've been having some problems with access rights on VMware Fusion shared directories on my Windows 7 Ultimate Virtual Machine. Basically, I am not able to enable write-access on the directories in ...
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3answers
2k views

Can I use the same Windows 7 license for a virtual machine and native (on the same computer)?

I run OS X as my usual operating system. I've purchased a copy of Windows 7 which I've installed as a guest in VMware Fusion. Everything's fine so far. Now -- I'd like to also have a native ...
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1answer
1k views

Activation of Bootcamped Windows 7 in VMWare Fusion, is it legal? [closed]

I have bought a boxed version of Windows 7 Home Premium (not OEM). I want to install this on new iMac via bootcamp but I also want to use this Bootcamped partition via VMWare Fusion. VMWare fusion ...
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1answer
445 views

Security tab missing on Windows 7 VM

I am trying to get a .NET website running. The problem I am getting can be resolved by setting the security on the folder that the site is running from, but I do not have a security tab. I am ...
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3answers
2k views

Windows 7 as VM inside VMWare Fusion - 32 or 64 bit?

I have a MacBook Pro with the 2.4 Core 2 Duo and 4 GB RAM. I want to run Windows 7 for ASP.NET development within VMWare Fusion. Since I may be doing some SharePoint 2010 work I was thinking that my ...
3
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1answer
1k views

Moving VMWare Fusion image to Boot Camp

I have Windows 7 64-bit running in VMWare Fusion on my MacBook, but am disappointed with the performance, and so I want to try Boot Camp. However, I'd like to avoid reinstalling Windows and all my ...
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1answer
578 views

How can I get 2560 * 1600 on Win 7 ? MacBook Pro 17 + Dell 30 inch 3008 WFP + Fusion 3

I run VM Ware Fusion 3 on a Mac Book Pro 17 hooked to a Dell 30 inch screen I CAN manage to get a Resolution of 2560 * 1600 on Mac OS X(MacBook Pro), but can't on Win 7 (on the exact same MacBook ...
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2answers
403 views

VMWare Fusion crashing when opening Bootcamp

I have Snow Leopard and Windows 7 Professional 64 bit (via Bootcamp) installed on a 2010 MacBook. When I try to run Windows 7 (installed on Bootcamp) on VMWare Fusion 3, VMWare Fusion window just ...
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2answers
2k views

Windows 7 Activation with Bootcamp and VMWare

I have windows 7(64) installation setup on a Boot Camp partition on my MacBook Pro 13". I also access this partition through VMware hosted by OS X (snow leopard). Every time I switch between VMware ...
3
votes
1answer
4k views

Copying VMware Fusion virtual Windows 7 machine to a bootcamp partition

Is it possible to copy my virtual disk contents to my Bootcamp partition and use bootcamp from there. I know you can use a bootcamp partition as a virtual machine, if you already have Windows on a ...
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1answer
555 views

Massive Memory Leaks?

I seem to have huge memory leaks, which are confusing me. I'm running fusion 3.1 / Windows 7 on Snow Leopard. It's a clean install with all upgrades applied. I've given fusion 8GB on a 14GB machine. ...
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3answers
32k views

Legal to install an OEM license of Windows 7 in VMWare Fusion?

I have a desktop (HP) and a laptop (MacBook Pro). HP is currently running Vista Ultimate. (It came with Vista Premium; I formatted it and installed Vista Ultimate because I had a license for that on ...
2
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2answers
3k views

How to activate Windows twice in VMware Fusion?

I have Windows 7 (professional OEM) installed in Boot Camp. Not thinking about it, I activated it running in VMware Fusion. Now in Fusion everything is fine, but when I run it directly it says it ...
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1answer
30 views

New to Fusion: Is there a need to enhance virus protection

I'm a new user to Fusion, just bought Fusion 3. I intend to install on my iMac and then run Windows 7. I've always enjoyed the freedom of not worrying much about viruses with the Mac. Now that I'm ...
7
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5answers
2k views

Visual Studio Development on Virtual Box, Boot Camp, or VMWare Fusion

I currently have a Mac, 2ghz and 2 gigs of ram, running OS X Leopard and Virtual Box with a Windows 7 Pro 32bit virtual machine. Performance on the virtual machine is fine for minor tasks but is very ...
2
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5answers
963 views

How many simultaneous VMs could I run on a MBP w/8GB of RAM and still have good performance?

I'm considering buying a new MBP w/8GB of ram (dual core 3GHz). I would like to run at least 3 VMs simultaneously (using vmware fusion 3 running W7, arch linux, other) plus snow leopard apps. What ...
12
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8answers
23k views

Visual Studio: significant performance difference on VMware Fusion vs Bootcamp?

I've just purchased a new MacBook Pro and was looking at installing Windows 7 via Bootcamp, so that i can do Visual Studio development work, but i was thinking it would make more sense to move my non ...
2
votes
4answers
1k views

Windows 7 Upgrade versus Full Version

I preordered Windows 7 from NewEgg for $99. I thought I was ordering a full version, but in fact ordered an upgrade version. My intent is to run this in VMWare Fusion on a Mac. Do I need the full ...