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Windows XP Virtual Machine, Authentication Woes

Before making the leap to Windows 10, I imaged my XP laptop to a VMware instance. I had issue with "activating" it, as the hardware changed and when I called Microsoft, I was told it was end of life ...
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Error with VMware Player on Windows 7 - Virtual system won´t start

my OS is Windows 7 64bit and I have installed VMware Workstation Player 12.1.1-3770994. I never had problems with it, every time I started the virtual machine it worked without any problems. But since ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit guest OS kernel panic on start up

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit guest OS running on VMWare Workstation 12 Player on a Windows 10 host. I was running Eclipse for a while recently when it got really slow despite multiple Eclipse ...
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My vm reset each reboot

I got windows 10 and the free vmplayer. I have virtual machine of windows 7 and it works well. I just installed LinuxMint on this vmplayer as well. Each time i reboot this machine it goes back to it ...
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cannot mount vmware tools cdrom in VMware Player

Yes I know, there is another thread but I have another issue. I am using Windows 7 as host and debian 8 as client. I have configured a cdrom device in VM-Ware config and I have choosen the ...
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Access to vmware shared folder from linux guest

I am running a linux distro in my wmware and I wanted to share some file between my guest (linux zeroshell) and my host (windows 8.1). For this I saw that there is an option in wmware in Virtual ...
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nmap on metasploitable outputs all ports filtered

I wanted to get started with metaploit on kali. I have set up Kali Linux in VirtualBox and everything works fine. Then I set up Metasploitable 2 on vmwareplayer. Now when I nmap metasploitable it ...
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How to Add Network Interface in VMware Virtual Machine

I'm trying to add a 4th Network adapter to my virtual machine, see image. Interface Normally, a interface would just appear on my virtual machine, however only 3 interface appear on my machine as ...
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How to enable laptop integrated webcam in vmware using ubuntu 14.04 (as Guest), WIN 7 (as HOST)

i'm using Ubuntu 14.04 under vmware and i want to activate the integrated webcam , i'm using windows 7 64bits and the camera is working properly in The HOST Using cheese it give : No device found I ...
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Folder shared by VMPlayer from Windows 7 to Leap is write only

Short question: A folder shared by VMPlayer from Windows 7 to Leap is write only. How can I delete files? Long version: host host computer is running Windows 7 Home 64, 6.1.7601, SP1 share ...
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making VMware Player read ISO files

I am running VMware Player 6 (as far as I understand, the last version of VMware player that can run on Win32) on Windows 7 32-bits. I think I managed to successfully create a virtual machine and ...
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No Transparency in Mac Virtual Machine

I am running Windows 8.1 natively with Mac OSX El Capitan running via VMWare Player 12 and I have noticed there is no transparency. This might have something to do with the VM having only 128mb of ...
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Mouse not working correctly on OS X inside VMware Player during a Windows Remote Desktop session

At work I have a VMWare image of OS X El Capitan that I'm running in VMWare Player 12 on Windows 7. This works perfectly, but when I access this Windows computer from home using a Remote Desktop ...
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What are the limitations of Vmware Player for Personal Use vs. Pro?

I'm trying to decide between using VirtualBox or Vmware's free (for non commercial user) Workstation Player I can't find out what a "restricted virtual machine" is anywhere. I currently have Vmware ...
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How can I use my printer with Windows 10?

I have Windows 10 installed as my main OS, but my printer (Canon LBP-810) is only supported by Windows 7 32bit. Is there a way to get the Win 7 driver to work in Win 10? For example, something like ...
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VMware player 12.1.0 [duplicate]

at the official site of VMware there is no available of vmware player 12.1.0 at 32-bit, there are all 64 bit player. where I will get the 32 bit vmware player 12.1.0 ? If negative, which of the latest ...
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Ubunut 14.04.3 LTS network stopped working on VMWare

After restart, networking suddenly stopped working and I'm unable to connect to internet. ifconfig -a eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0c:29:c9:1a:f3 inet6 addr: ...
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Using VPN on host then Proxy on VMware guest?

I have been working on the for 9 hours and I cannot find a solution. I want to run my VPN on my host computer and then use a proxy on the vmware machine. If I run the vpn through my host computer I ...
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VMPlayer Ubuntu client automaximize screen resolution on boot

This is a minor annoyance but annoying all the same. I am running VMPlayer 12 on Windows 7 with Ubuntu 15.10 installed as guest. I have the guest additions installed and the resolution works just ...
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Reduce the size of VMware disk

I am running Ubuntu 14 LTS as a virtual machine with VMware player 6.07. The machine is currently using 24.7 GB but the maximum size available to the disk is 230 GB. The disk space is not ...
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How to speed up VMWare shared folders?

What is the best way to setup/optimize shared folders in VMWare for the fasted possible I/O? I'm not, the, only, one who has noticed shared folders are painfully slow. I'm using shared folders for ...
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Virtual machine GPU passthrough with Windows 7 as host

Is it possible to do that with VMware or VirtualBox? I want to have Windows 7 as a host OS and Windows 7 or Windows 10 as a guest OS. I've seen a few guides, but they all assume I use Linux as a ...
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Extra RAM memory on disk in VMWare Workstation [duplicate]

Can you add RAM momory to a virtual machine by adding a (say 4 GByte) disc to the system such that this disc is added to the existing memory. What is the procedure for doing this. Of course you have ...
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How to install Ubuntu in VMware workstation?

I want to install Ubuntu in my VMware workstation. My laptop has Windows 7 32 bit. Can I install Ubuntu 64 bit in the VMware workstation or can I install a 32 bit version only? Sometimes while ...
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No wireless connection for Kali Linux after compat-wireless install

I am running Kali Linux inside WMware Workstation 12 Player. I have installed the compat-wireless drivers, but there is still no wlan0 or wlan1 connection. No wireless networks appear, but there ...
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No internet for vm player that's installed on windows 10 since upgrading from win8.1

I had windows 8.1 and vm player that had ubuntu and win7 virtual machines on it. It was all working fine. My workplace has proxy so I had setup proxy on both guest oses and it was all okay. I ...
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How to install VMware Player 12 on 32-bit Windows 7?

Today downloaded VMware Player 12 to my Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit laptop. I am trying to install it but get the error This installation package is not support by this process type contact product ...
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VMWare NAT not populating ARP with IP/MAC from VMWare host only?

I ran into a problem while penetration testing with Netdiscover on a virtual set up using VMPlayer, free version. The attack machine is on the VMWare NAT network interface, and the target machines ...
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Black screen in guest application when VMware is windowed

When I use VMware, an application renders as a black screen when windowed, but appears correctly when maximized: The guest OS is Red Hat, running in VMware Player on Windows 7.
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Locate the process hogging my disk space

Guest OS: Windows 10 running on VMware Player. Host OS: Ubuntu 14.04 Guest OS Disk: 20 GB used of 60 available. Dynamically allocated, single file. Initial SSD available space: 160 GB. I'm running a ...
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Autofit Guest in Workstation 12 Player

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Host O/S. (the "Host") Windows XP Home 32-bit Guest O/S (Latest VMWare Tools installed) (the "Guest") I have been unable to activate Autofit Guest inside the Guest. My goal is ...
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No Network on Ubuntu VM after crashing

I have a Ubuntu VM with gnome shell running on vmplayer, At some point, my vm crashed, and when I reopened it, I didn't have access to the internet anymore. There is this sign that wasn't there ...
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What file is proper to install the vmware tools in geust os Linux mint 17.1 mate?

I want to install the vmware tools to share my folder between Windows host and Linux mint 17.1 mate guest. But my workstation can not be connected to internet due to security policy in my company. ...
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Move VM between VMPlayer and VirtualBox without triggering Windows 7 Activation

I'm trying to move a Windows 7 VM between VMPlayer and VirtualBox, but it seems this trips up Windows Activation. I'm guessing this is because the OS sees the new VM host as an entirely different ...
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Vmware client “vpxclient has stopped working”

So i closed the host using my client on my win 10 laptop, ever since i havent been able to comnect to host via the laptop but i can using my desktop. I have tried a few things after having a Google ...
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VMWare Linux Ubuntu Gnome becoming increasingly slow

Some time ago I started to have speed problems in working with Qt/Qt Creator in Windows and after and unsuccesfull attempt to improve the situation, I decided to install and use a Linux Ubuntu virtual ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.5 erroneously applies static IP to all interfaces

First, I'll start by saying this is a virtual machine in VMWare Player and I’m using Ubuntu 12.04.5 instead of the newest version of Ubuntu because it’s being used in an educational environment to ...
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Vmware usb driver error

When I try connect USB to MAC OS X 10.10 Yosemite guest on VMware player 7 it gave me this error: The connection for the USB device "name of the connected USB" was unsuccessful. Driver error. I ...
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VMWare: Access VM folder from Host

I have my hots and guest machine both on Windows 7. I know I can access folders of host machine from guest using shared folders option. But I would like to know is it possible in opposite? I have ...
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Unable to connect to internet in VMware player 7

Running Windows 8.1 as host OS and connected to WLAN via wireless USB plugged-in to my machine. Using VMware Player 7 I cannot establish a connection to the internet using either 'Bridged' or 'NAT' ...
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VMWare vmrun -T player start Ubuntu.vmx nogui fails (under Windows 7)

The VMWare player is running on Win 7 64. The following command works fine: vmrun.exe -T player start "C:\...\Ubuntu.vmx" But when I try it with the nogui option then I get an error: vmrun.exe -T ...
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Is there a way to move the VMware Player's toolbar to a different edge of the screen?

I am using VMware Player 7.1.2, and when the virtual machine is running in full-screen mode, there is a toolbar located at the top of the screen. Is there a way to move the toolbar to show up at a ...
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VMware Player “Manage > Install VMware Tools…” is Disabled

Note: I will be answering this question myself to help other people who come across this problem in the future. Feel free to submit your own answers if you want, but know that it's already answered! ...
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Ethernet-Connection ubuntu with VMware Player

I installed VMware Player 7.1.2 on my Windows 7. On my VM I installed ubuntu 14.04. Now I have problems connecting to internet. With my computer I am connected with ethernet. Ubuntu can connect with ...
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Windows 10 Unidentified Network Issue

I am running Windows 7 on my PC but I installed Windows 10 Enterprise as a virtual machine using VMWare Player. My Network Adapter setting on VMWare are set to "NAT:Used to share the host's IIP ...
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Is there a way to add some padding to Chrome or Firefox between the top of the actual window and the top of the tabs?

I'm using Chrome on a VM (I can also use FF) and there is a toolbar that has a tendency to get stuck at the top of the page (it won't retreat back into hiding like it's supposed to) and that makes ...
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Num lock keeps changing when moving the cursor between VMware and desktop

I don't know why when pointing the mouse over VMware window Num Lock goes off. Then it goes on when moving it back to the real desktop. Is there any way to stop that. It's annoying.
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How to stretch a guest OS on VMware?

I'm running several OSes on VMware. I want to stretch them so I can run them on full screen, but they appear only in the middle. Only one is working and fitting the whole screen. What is the problem? ...
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Running VMware on Windows 10 (not the other way around)

Windows 10 is currently downloading on one of my machines. That particular machine has VMware Player 6.0.7 installed on it, running several virtual machines (which are important to me). I couldn't ...
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Booting USB with LiveCD GRUB

Under VMWare Player, I cannot boot directly Ubuntu 14 from an USB drive, so I would like to start with the LiveCD and boot from GRUB, issuing a custom command. Is that possible? What should be the ...