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

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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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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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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 folder/...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 work/...
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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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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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OSX 10.10 Yosemite slow on VMware

I was having OSX Mavericks 10.9 in Vmware. It was working fine with VMware Tools installed and SVGA Drivers also. When Yosemite released, I updated it from App Store. I cam across many problems on ...
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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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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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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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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?
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How can I execute shared files with apache server on VMware Fusion

I shared my folder with php scripts, located on my mac with Ubuntu 14.04 deployed on virtual machine VMware Fusion 6.0.3. But when I set apache DocumentRoot to this shared folder and run it with ...
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VM file transfer to local machine

I have a VM running on my machine. I want to copy a file over to my machine that is currently running the VM. I was wondering how I can get this file on my local machine.
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Using External HDD to Host Virtual Machine Images

I use a number of different OS images with VM Fusion on my Mac. Some are for malware analysis, and some I actually use to develop software using Visual Studio. I also like to play with older, or rare ...
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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 add a VMware fusion shared folder mount to /etc/fstab?

I'm mounting a VMware Fusion shared folder (vmhgfs) called foo to /var/www using the following command: mount -t vmhgfs .host:/foo /var/www/ This works fine and creates the following /etc/mtab ...
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Make ODBC connection between Windows 8 on VMware Fusion to MySql instances on OS X host

I am trying to create an ODBC connection (64-bit) from a Windows 8 installed on VMware Fusion, to a mysql instance install on the host OS (OS X Mavericks). Connection not successful. What am I ...
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Filter only internet traffic to a VMware Fusion VM

I'm running VMware Fusion 6.0.3, the latest version. I want to allow only internet traffic to my dev VMs, completely isolate them from local servers, but still have internet access, for updates etc. ...
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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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Copy/Backup VirtualMachine when suspended - VMWare WorkStation 10

Is there any method to backup/copy Virtual Machine to another location for the cause of safety wihtout powering-off?, with suspended mode? Actually I have OpenStack(a cloud computing OS) installed ...
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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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Virtual RedHat Can't Connect to the Internet

I've installed RedHat 9(linux v2.4.20) with Vmware Fusion. The installation was successful although I can't seem to be able to connect to the internet under RedHat even though my Mac is able to ...
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Restoring VMware Fusion virtual machine from Time Machine Mac OSX

I was having problems with my keyboard and the genius bar people at the Apple store told me to make a backup of my computer and re-install the operating system. I did so and the computer is running ...
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Migrate Vm from VMware vCenter Server Version 5.1.0 to Vmware Fusion

I´ve a VM Ubuntu Server running under VMware vCenter Server Version 5.1.0. The VM has following files within the databrowser: vm-clone.vmdk vm-clone.nvram vm-clone.vmx vm-clone.vmxf vm-clone.vmsd ...
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How to disable VMFusion mouse capture?

Is it possible to disable mouse capture for some VMs? For example, I have a Ubuntu server installed and everytime I had to Control + Cmd to get the mouse back even though I only use the keyboard in ...
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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). It'...