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

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Share guest OS internet connection with host OS with VMware

I have an usb wifi board without drivers for Mac OS X ML. Sometimes I have to connect to internet using the external board and need to pass the Ubuntu internet connection running on VMware Fusion to ...
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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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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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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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Mac OS X Server 10.6.6 “disables” CPU in VMware Fusion

I installed Mac OS X Server 10.6.0 in VMWare Fusion the other night and it worked perfectly, until I ran Software Update. I upgraded to 10.6.6 through the combo updater, and now when I start the VM it ...
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vagrant and virtual box and the license file

I got the following problem: I own a copy of vmware fusion 5 (license key with format XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX) and want to use the vagrant fusion plugin. So, trying to get things to work ...
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Windows 8.1 VM Thinks it's on a Touchscreen

I'm running Win 8.1 on an OS X system via VMware Fusion. I frequently get the "helpful" tips to swipe from here or there to do this or that, which of course I can't do. In addition, many sites force ...
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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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Norwegian Logitech K750 keyboard for Mac, used through VMware Fusion with a Bootcamp virtual machine, incorrect keyboard layout

The title really sums it up, but here is the problem: I recently bought the Logitech K750 keyboard for Mac The keyboard has a Norwegian layout, like the lower keyboard here. On the Mac, hitting the ...
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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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Windows XP hangs when shutting down in VMWare Fusion

Here's the background: I use a Macbook from this year and run VMWare Fusion (newest update). One of my VM's is Windows XP Professional. Two times recently, I have brought up the VM window to see that ...
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vm fusion only allows 40gb drive for windows7, can I create another drive?

When installing windows 7 on my mac book pro using VMware fusion fusion, it says I can set a 40gb maximum size for the virtual machine drive image. Can I create another drive and link it to the vm, ...
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VMware Fusion disk size

I have a Windows XP x64 install in VMware Fusion. The amount of space that the VM reports as used (C:) is ~20GB. However, the amount of space the VM is taking up on my disk is 30GB. Why the ...
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Issue after resizing partition for Fedora under VMware Fusion

I am running FC9 under VMware Fusion 3.0. I wanted to resize my /dev/sda2 partition. In order to do that I did the following: Changed the size of the vmware file (under VMware settings) Rebooted ...
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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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Running Windows XP with VMWare Fusion from a Fujitsu-Siemens recovery disk

I have installed a trial version from VMWare Fusion. I had (sold now) a very old Fujitu-Siemens laptop (from around 2001) which came with two recovery disks. One recovery disk is a Windows XP ...
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How do I force VMware virtual machine to enter the BIOS setup

I am using VMware Fusion 2.0.6. I want to boot virtual machine from iso file. How do I get into bios and change boot options?
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How to use the control key in VM Ware?

When I use the control key and I click with the left mouse button, it behaves like the right mouse button. I don't want this, I want to select multiple files when I hol the control key. I've tried ...
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What is the easiest way to stop Narrator without administrative privileges?

Every once in a while, the Windows Narrator starts out of the blue on one of my Windows VMs running under VMware Fusion on a MacBook Retina. There seems no clear way to stop it as there is no visual ...
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Using multiple screens with very different DPI simultaneously in Windows 8.1?

I'm running Windows 8.1 inside VMWare Fusion 6. I have two screens: Macbook Pro Retina aka MBPr (15", 220 ppi) External HDMI monitor (24", 96 ppi) VMWare Fusion IS indeed allowing me to use the ...
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Can I convert my OS X Lion into a VMware virtual machine?

Is it possible to convert the current OS X Lion 10.7.1 install on my Mac Mini (i5, 8GB RAM) into a virtual machine via VMWare converter? I use VMware Fusion 4. Or, is my only option to set up the ...
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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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No /mnt/hgfs in Ubuntu guest under VMWare Fusion

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 inside of VMware Fusion Pro 5. I have the virtual machine configured for read-only sharing of my home directory, but there's no /mnt/hgfs directory and there's no ...
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Do virtual machines perform better on the host HDD or USB drive?

The question I'm asking is kind of general, and I'll give more specifics about my specific setup. Here's the main question though: Do virtual machines generally perform better on the host HDD or is it ...
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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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Getting an error trying to set up shared folders on an Ubuntu instance of VMWare Fusion running on OSX

Receiving the following error: Unable to update runtime folder sharing status: There was an error mounting Shared Folders file system inside the guest operating system. Running VMWare Fusion ...
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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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Does VMware warn when VM guest is out of disk space?

I'm running VMware Fushion Version 5.0.5 (1945692). I've got a Ubuntu 14.04 (x64) instance with 20 GB disk. I'm trying to compile Clang, LLVM, Compiler-RT, Extras and LLDB. It was making good progress ...
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/etc/init.d/networking start errors with “network stop:waiting”

System: I'm on a BT5r3 image atop of VMware Fusion 5 on OSX 10.7.4 I spin up the VM, login, run startx, then hop in a terminal to run service networking start. I have just one interface configured in ...
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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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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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How to convert laptop drive for use as VMware image?

I have a windows laptop that recently died (dead motherboard). It being a 7 year old laptop, I decided to give Apple a try this time around and try to use VMware to access my old data if necessary. ...
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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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How do I start programs automatically when Mac OS X boots up? Specifically VMWare Fusion's vmrun to start VMs

How do I configure programs to run automatically when (after) Mac OS X boots up? Specifically I am trying to get VMWare VMs to start automatically after an OS X reboot but running any (non-graphical) ...
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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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VMWare Fusion annoyance - fullscreen hiding dock and menu bar

I'm running a multi-monitor setup with one fusion running fullscreen to one of them and my OSX doc on another. When focused on fusion, the mac menu bar and dock disappear. This is annoying since then ...
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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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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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Unable to install Ubuntu 14.04 on VMware Fusion on OS X Mavericks with 7.15 GB of Free Space

Have a MacBook Pro, running OS X Mavericks, with 7.15 GB of free disk space. Downloaded VMware Fusion 6.03 and ubuntu-14.04-desktop-amd64.iso... Tried installing Ubuntu using the following steps: ...
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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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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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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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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. ...