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Windows 7 VM not showing all cores on VMPlayer

I moved a physical Win7 Pro from a Pentium 4 (Hyper-threading) to VM Player running on a Core i7 (8 Logical cores). The problem is that even if I configure VM Player to use 4 cores, I still see only ...
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Disabling annoying VMware Player tool tip “To release input, press Ctrl+Alt”

[Same as Hide annoying VMware hint "To release input, press Ctrl+Alt" but for VMware Player, because that answer was for VMware Workstation] When starting the VMWare Player, at the top it ...
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1answer
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All VMware (Player) Machines are “corrupt”

I have been using VMware to run a virtual machine for testing my apps, but suddenly, when I start up my VM Instance, it runs for a short while, then starts showing: The operation on file ...
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1answer
34 views

Permission problems with a mounted NTFS VM volume

I’m trying to migrate a VMPlayer system to VirtualBox, but the migration isn’t working (I’ve already spent hours trying the small handful of solutions people have suggest and eventually given up). As ...
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0answers
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Hyper-V running within VMPlayer 6

I am trying to develop a windows phone app within VMware player. I cannot for the life of me get Hyper-V to work within the VM. I have scoured the internet and done the following 1) Enabled ...
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0answers
86 views

Join Domain from VM

I have two VMs running on VMWare Player. I use NAT adapter settings. The host machine for VMs is running on corporate network. First VM has Domain controller running and I can log in on that machine ...
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1answer
25 views

Ubuntu virtual machine on windows 7

I've got ubuntu install on virtual machine with vmware player. I'm deploying a web app on this virtual machine and it's unreachable from outside my computer. When I check IP with ifconfig eth0 on ...
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2answers
97 views

Disabling prompt to download VMware tools via the virtual machine's configuration file

The problem On the VMware Knowledge Base it reads: When I start a virtual machine, I see a message box warning that says I do not have VMware Tools installed or I do not have the latest version ...
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2answers
252 views

How to boot an existing OS/disk from a virtual machine?

I have a dual boot with Windows 7/Linux and I want to be able to boot the Windows 7 from a virtual machine (VMware Player) without converting the real machine to a virtual machine. How to boot an ...
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1answer
763 views

shortcut to switch between virtual machine and host operating system?

okay so I have windows 8 and am running Lubuntu as a VM using vmplayer. I have my laptop hooked up to an external monitor so I have the VM full screen on my laptop and windows 8 on the monitor. What I ...
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2answers
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Windows 8: Problems installing VMWare Player

I'm really going nuts trying to figure out why I can't install VMWare Player on my PC. I'm running Win8 x64 At first I ran the installer which completes with errors. The error is this: I bypassed ...
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0answers
53 views

Send “Power Button” To VMware Player Guest

How can I send a "power button" signal to my Windows 8 guest? (If similar, how can I send other signals, specifically Lid Close and Sleep.) Host OS: Gentoo Linux x86_64 (3.8.13-gentoo) Player: ...
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0answers
97 views

VMware Player - FTP limited but other traffic unencumbered?

I've got VMware Player on a laptop setting up a development snapshot of a website (because I'm not comfortable updating the live website!) and while there's no direct issue there, something else is ...
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1answer
5k views

Can I use VHD file to boot VMWare?

I am using VMWare and my OS image is in the form of a VHD (virtual hard drive). I've done some searching but I don't see anything on this. So my question is: Is it possible to load my OS onto my ...
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1answer
1k views

How to recover VMware Player Virtual Machine OS password? (Windows XP Professional SP3) [duplicate]

Well, i think title is clear. :) I've tried all of my password combinations and none of them worked. If you can tell me a pratical way to do it, i'll be appreciated. :)
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0answers
663 views

Debian Wheezy - VMWare Player and Gnome3

I have installed Debian Wheezy in VMWare Player 5.0.2 build-1031769 and all is fine. Except the "Failed to load Gome3" messages keep on coming. This is what I did so far: Installed VMWare Tools ...
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1answer
182 views

Caps Lock key not working in VMware Player

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 as a guest on VMware Player on Win 7. Recently I noticed that the Caps Lock key has no effect in the VM. SHIFT key works fine in capitalizing the typed keys. How can I make ...
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0answers
96 views

Web browser in virtual machine spawns error on host machine

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 in VmWare Player, and my host machine is running Windows 7 x64. I was browsing the Web from within the virtual machine, and somehow the site I was visiting tried to infect my ...
0
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1answer
236 views

VMWare Player disable screen timeout

I want to setup VMWare Player such that the screen of my virtual machine will never go black from inactivity again. Can I achieve that? Note: my virtual machine is a text-interface Ubuntu.
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2answers
378 views

Is it possible to increase hard disk space on virtual machine?

I have Ubuntu which runs as virtual machine under VMware Player . When I installed Ubuntu I allocated 5 GB for its Hard Disk . Is it possible to increase this space retroactively without ...
0
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1answer
325 views

Slow PHP over ubuntu server | VirtualMachine

I have an Ubuntu-server 12.04LT-64x installed on VMware Player (I found VMWare works better than Virtualbox after few installations over vb). My host computer is an Intel i3 with 6GB-RAM and ...
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0answers
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Configuring bridged network card on VMWare VM - Host : Windows 7 - Guest : Ubuntu Server 12.04

My question is about giving Internet connection to a VM with a STATIC IP address, by connecting to the WiFi I have at home. I gave my VM, running Ubuntu Server 12.04 on VMWare Player, one network ...
2
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1answer
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Installing 64-bit Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS, on a VM with VMWare Player, on a 64-bit Windows 7 PC

I'm trying to create a VM, using VMWare Player, with an ISO image of Ubuntu Server 12.04 (LTS). The machine I'm doing the installation on has an Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU, and runs 64-bit Windows 7 I ...
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2answers
433 views

Is it possible to limit how much CPU a virtual machine can use with VMWare Player?

Is it possible to limit how much CPU a virtual machine can use with VMWare Player? I use VMWare to run a Windows XP virtual machine. I want to keep it on in the background all the time. The real ...
3
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2answers
3k views

vmWare Player - virtual machine configured for 2 CPUs but I only have 1 CPU

I copied a virtual machine that I downloaded but can't play it in vmWare player. When I start to play it, it says: This virtual machine is configured to run with 2 CPUs, but the host has only 1 ...
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2answers
635 views

Run VMware Player image as service Windows 7

I have an image that I would like to run as service (running with VMware Player) in Windows 7. The reason I want it as service so image will start running when server is going up, without forcing ...
0
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1answer
1k views

Is there any way to customize vmware's “Easy Install” of ubuntu?

VMWare has a feature when creating new VMs called Easy Install, that will show you a small wizard asking you the minimum things needed and then will install the entire OS without you needing to do ...
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2answers
727 views

Accessing VMware Player across the network

My network: 192.168.2.2 (computer) 255.255.255.0 (mask) 192.168.2.254 (gateway) The VMplayer is: 192.168.233.129 (ip) 255.255.255.0 (mask) 192.168.233.255(bcast) It's obvious the player can't be ...
0
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1answer
282 views

Will a PPPoE connection work from an Ubuntu VM?

I'm trying to explore how to set up a PPPoE connection on Ubuntu, for my housemate. The only Ubuntu machine I have access to now is a VM Player VM, and the connection doesn't seem to work. Normal ...
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1answer
308 views

Accessing clearcase view drive from virtual machine is slow

I have a windows XP virtual machine running under a Windows XP host. On the host : On the host clearcase 7.1.1.2 is installed. I have a dynamic view mapped onto some drive. The view has certain ...
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4answers
3k views

Where do my files go in Virtual Machine?

I have VMWare player, because I believe it's the only free tool that VMware offers. I have a linux install working flawlessly, but aside from know how to full screen Linux, I have one problem. I save ...
0
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2answers
444 views

Creating a Windows 7 (x86) VM with VM Player - Hard Disk Contents Multiple Files Vs Single File

I have just created a VM with Windows 7 which I hope to use as my Developer machine. While creating the VM with VM Player, I picked the option where the contents of Hard Disk will be stored as ...
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1answer
1k views

Is there a tool to browse files on a VMware virtual disk w/o starting a virtual machine?

I am looking for a way to browse through a VMware virtual disk in order to extract/copy files that are located on an Ubuntu EXT4 partition that is allocated on that disk, without the need to actually ...
2
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0answers
189 views

Scrolling makes VMware Player leave fullscreen

I am using the VMware Player which comes with Workstation 8 to run Mac OS X Lion for which I don't have trackpad drivers. Therefore, scrolling doesn't work, which is a pity but not my issue here (I do ...
3
votes
1answer
186 views

VM using IP address from old host

I have a little issue which is rather odd. I have a VM passed to me by a colleague which I host on my laptop (lets call the laptop, machine A). I have since copied this VM to another host machine ...
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1answer
1k views

How can I emulate more virtual CPU processor cores than physically available on Windows?

Is there a way that I could emulate the number of logical/physical processors for Windows like virtualization (VM) ? I need to simulate processors of about more than 64 and see some minor ...
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1answer
2k views

VMWare Player slows down computer after exit

After exiting VMWare player, my main OS (Windows 7) lags and slows down tremendously. The HDD is seeking excessively. I see that the issue is that it's swapping tons of pages rapidly. This lasts ...
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2answers
1k views

Portable Virtual Machine

I'd like to make myself a portable virtual machine for bringing my own sandboxes for development and staging on-the-go. I'd mainly run Arch Linux and Windows Server 2008 on those. I was thinking of ...
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2answers
838 views

how do I 'hard refresh' a shared directory?

VMWare player 4.0.1 build-528992 I added a file to a shared directory in Windows 7. When I ls -l that directory in Ubuntu 11 it looks like: (2nd line) ls: cannot access item_spec.rb: No such file ...
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1answer
466 views

Vm ware Lost Password Windows XP Virtual Machine [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset the admin password of a Windows XP VM running in VMWare? I have Win Xp as virtual machine, but I lost the admin password. Is it possible somehow to reset ...
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2answers
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How do I use dual monitors with VMware Player on Windows and an Ubuntu Guest?

I have my VMware Player (v 3.1.4 build-385536) all up and running Ubuntu (11.04) from my Windows (XP SP2) machine, but now I'm getting greedy and want to run Ubuntu on both monitors. I've tried ...
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votes
1answer
1k views

Best way to set static IP for a guest vm on a laptop, although the laptop is often on different networks

A Win 2008 Server runs (guest) in VMWare Player, on Win 7 laptop (host) The guest has installed software, Oracle, that demands the same IP address each time I start the guest. At home it works fine ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

Is it possible to split VirtualBox Hard Drive to multiple volumes?

VirtualBox hard drive usually has one or a few files when you create a drive. I think it is good because you manage only a few files. However, I have out of space of my drive. Is it possible to span ...
3
votes
1answer
174 views

Migrate Guest OS to Host OS

Is it possible to take a Guest OS running inside VMWare Player and create an ISO or some sort of installation utility that will allow me to install the Guest OS as the Host OS (replacing the current ...
2
votes
3answers
3k views

Extensive use of HDD after VmWare Player virtual machine is closed

Each time I close virtual machine in VmWare Player I see extensive use of HDD in my system. Basically, whole system becomes unresponsive for about 5-7 minutes. Host system is Windows 7 Utimate x64 ...
3
votes
2answers
25k views

How do you copy a file from Windows to a VMware virtual hard disk (Ubuntu)?

I have VMware Player, and I run Ubuntu with it on my Windows 7 system. Now I want to copy some files from my Windows folders into the VMware virtual hard disk, so that I can view these files on ...
3
votes
1answer
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How to edit BIOS information for a virtual machine in VMWare?

The manufacturer, as set in the BIOS of my VM, is "VMWare". I want to change that to other string. How to do that?
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5answers
5k views

Linux kernel yield() functionality

When I start VMWare Player it gives me this message: How can I setup my system so that this yield() functionality is automatically enabled?
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1k views

How to share folders inside VMWare virtual machine to host

I am running VMWare Player inside Ubuntu. Inside VMWare Player I am running Windows. I can share folders from my Ubuntu system to my Windows system through VMWare. Can I also use VMWare to share ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

VMware says virtual disk is fragmented

In Linux I'm running Windows inside VMware Player. When I shut down Windows, VMware Player says the following: How can the disk be fragmented if the host system is Linux? If I defragment the drive ...