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vmware player and hyper-v are not compatible

I have a xenserver virtualized lab and I'm trying to run some vmware esxi.vmx simulations on windows 7 vm and I am getting the error given below while trying to install vm workstation. vmware ...
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VMWare Player windows 7 screensaver issue

In the research department we run machines with CentOS 6 with VMWare player 5 on top with a Windows 7 virtual. Because of security settings, we set out linux and windows desktops to lock the screen ...
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Releasing disk space on guest, reduces free space on host

I am using vmplayer on Windows 7 with guest os = Ubuntu 12.04 I have faced this situation before, so this time I carefully noticed. Below is what happened: I empty the trash in Ubuntu. The free ...
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171 views

Why is my webcam not working on VMplayer 6.0.1?

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 laptop with the following configuration: Model: i5-3575 3.7 GiB of RAM Intel Core i5 4200 CPU @1.60 GHz X4 Intel Haswell Mobile Graphics 350 GB hard drive Ubuntu 13.10 ...
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Windows 7 on vm with host Ubuntu shows “removable disk e:/” grayed out

When I go to the devices and printers inside control panel, and right click the USB 2.0 icon, and go to browse files. The "removable disk e:/" is grayed out. At the bottom, the VM does show the ...
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1answer
970 views

Virtualbox VS VMWare for Linux Guest

I've got a desktop that I use for gaming, I really love Linux but I love my games too much to abandon them for Linux. I'm very hopeful that in the not-so-distant future VGA-Passthrough technology will ...
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694 views

Sound not working in VMware player

Guest operating system is Windows 7 and I have VMware player 6.0.1 installed. On it latest version of Mint Linux is run. The problem is Linux never gets sound. How do I fix this? The message "the ...
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228 views

VMWare Player freezes when computer wakes from sleep

VMWare Player runs Ubuntu 13.04 perfectly, as long as my computer doesn't go to sleep. As soon as the computer's woken from sleep, I am greeted with a frozen screen of my VM, and my HD light shines ...
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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
303 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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406 views

Connect to VMware host from VMware gust with Juniper VPN

My company provide remote access to its private network using Juniper Connect. They have restricted to the Windows Juniper Connect client, but I need to work into a GNU/Linux distribution. Before ...
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1answer
2k views

Insufficient permission to access file

I receive an error while powering on a VM: Unable to open file "D:\Virtual Machines\Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6\Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.vmdk": Insufficient permission to access file. ...
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222 views

Symbolic link to host-shared folder from vmPlayer guest results in permissions errors

I have my Sublime packages located at C:/Storage/Dropbox/settings/sublime-text-2/ on my Windows 7 host. In my Ubuntu 13.04 guest, I have mounted the Storage folder at /mnt/hgfs/. Ergo, the location ...
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6k 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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170 views

Host-only openSUSE VMWare Player guest not pingable from Windows 7 host

I'm running VMWare Player 5.0.1 build-894247 on my Windows 7 computer. I need to have the openSUSE virtual machine run with a static IP but only be accessible by the host (i.e. not be on the ...
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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 ...
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2answers
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Can't Login to Windows XP VM using VMware Player

I am using VMware Player (4.0.4 build-744019) hosted in Windows 7 Pro, 64-bit to open a Windows XP Pro virtual machine. Lately, when I try to log on to Windows XP, I get the following Logon Message: ...
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2answers
707 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 ...
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211 views

Running Mac OS Snow Leopard on HP 4530s

I was trying to run Mac OS X Snow Leopard on my system (HP ProBook 4530s) above Windows 7 host, but it stucks on the initial screen i.e. the gray screen with apple logo. Can anybody provide me with a ...
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2answers
500 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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199 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 ...
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1answer
271 views

NAT works for Windows guests but not for Linux guests

I have just updated to VMPlayer 4.0.3 (from 4.0.1) on a Windows 7 host. All the various guests are configured for NAT networking and DHCP, and before the upgrade every OS could reach out the ...
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3answers
7k views

Installling VMware Player 4.0.3 fails

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit and I'm trying install VMware Player 4.0.3. I get an error: The MSI 'C:\users.....\Local\Temp\vmware_1338456060\vmwarevmcisockets64.msi' failed. I had installed ...
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1answer
3k 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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167 views

Accessing local USB port from a VM Player guest which is running on a remote computer

I am connecting to a multi core Windows XP 64 bit machine from my single core 32 bit Windows XP machine in order to access Visual Studio to build our solution. Then we test the product on several VMs ...
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1answer
762 views

Ubuntu doesn't turn off the VM in VMWare player

Details: The host OS is Windows 7 home premium x64, the guest OS is either ubuntu x86 or x64 (checked both, the same behaviour). When I turn off the virtual machine with halt - it doesn't turn off ...
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All VMware software & their installers fail to start, all of sudden, with no error messages & without getting listed in Task Manager

I have been using VMware Player on a Windows 7 machine. Today I noticed that my VMware player wasn't starting so tried to repair it using the installer but even that failed to start. After clicking ...
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2answers
629 views

VMware Player Installing Windows 7 in Chinese?

When I install Windows 7 x64 Professional using VMware player, the initial Windows installation guide is in English. When the install completes and it restarts the vm to boot into Windows, it changes ...
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3answers
1k views

VMPlayer, Windows 7 and mouse scrolling

I'm using VMPlayer 4.0 and Windows 7 image in it. My biggest problem is, that I can't use mouse vertical scrolling. Did anybody of you have the same problem and know solution? Thank you in advance, ...
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VMware Player flooding my event log with information events about “I120: Service being interrogated…”

Every few seconds a few entries of Information Event 1000 shows up in my event log saying vmauthd was the source. Here is the xml log of the event. all the others are identical other than a ...
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1answer
2k views

How to share a Windows 7 folder with vmplayer guest?

The docs say this : Check permission settings. Permission settings on the host computer determine access to files in the shared folder. For example, if you are running VMware Player as a user ...
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447 views

Using FTDI device with Ubuntu on VMware virtual machine

Now that I can connect a USB devices to Ubuntu on VMware Player on Win 7, I tried to use my Altera FPGA dev board. This board contains a FTDI bridge allowing it to connect to the PC via a USB port. ...
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15k views

Why VMware Player does not recognize USB devices?

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS as a guest OS via VMware Player 3.1.4 build-385536 over Windows 7 Home Premium host OS. This runs on a HP Pavilion g7-1173dx laptop. At the Virtual Machine... menu > VM ...
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1answer
124 views

Unique network for each user?

I want to use a guest OS via VMware Player. In that OS I run a Cisco VPN client. My resources are located in two different networks. I need access to them at the same time - but not necessarily in ...
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0answers
3k views

VMWare player and Windows 7 network problem

Sorry, but I have no idea about Windows, since I'm not really interested (I always use Linux), but at my work, I have to use it, so it's the rule. My problem is with VMware and a network issue. ...
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1answer
408 views

Automatically update ip-address in hosts file?

My development environment is Ubuntu guest OS inside VMWare Player with Windows 7 as the host OS. I edit the hosts file in windows to point http://dev.mydomain.com to the ip-address of my VM so that ...
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3answers
5k views

Connect to CentOS httpd server running on VMware Player?

I have a virtual LAMP machine set up with 32-bit CentOS 5.5 running on VMWare Player. It's being hosted on a Win 7 64-bit machine running a bridged network connection. Everything seems OK on the guest ...
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119 views

I ran ubuntu in vmplayer on windows 7: Working in ubuntu and access the DVD freezes ubuntu

Using ubuntu 10.04 the freeze happens during the spin-up of the dvd, after the dvd sends data the freeze goes away. During the freeze no mouse-actions, no keyboard strokes are accepted. What could ...
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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
21k views

How do I manually install VMware Tools?

I installed Ubuntu with VMware Player on my Windows 7 system. For some reason VMware Player cannot get the Vmware Tools files from the Internet, possibly a connection problem due to firewall ...
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3answers
28k 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 ...
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2answers
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Why VMWare Player 3.1.1 missing the vmnetcfg.exe utility and where to get it?

vmnetcfg.exe is required when you want to configure multiple network interfaces (e.g. one local and one wireless) in the same machine. But where is it?
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674 views

Internet Connectivity Issue in VMWare on Windows 7

My laptop (as a host) has Windows 7 Home (Premium?). The guest is Windows 2003 Server. The problem is this - Internet works fine from the host, but not from the guest. Now, if I move the guest VM to ...
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2answers
220 views

Which Windows is best for two concurrent users? [closed]

I'm running Windows 7 in VMPlayer under Linux. I made some changes to Windows 7 to allow it to have two people logged in at the same time. However when I do this the sound lags behind on the host ...
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1answer
31 views

Moved VM doesnt work correctly on my Ubuntu machine

I have a Windows 7 VM that I have moved onto my Ubuntu 64bit host machine that is running VMware player 3.1.0. I think the VM was created on a Windows host. The problem I have is that when I login to ...
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1answer
800 views

Why can't my FreeBSD 6.1 (vmware player client under Win7) do DNS in Bridged mode

I have a 64-bit FreeBSD 6.1 client, running under Windows 7 (64-bit) via VMWare player 3.0, with networking set to bridge mode. DHCP goes fine on boot... I get correct adress/gateway/nameserver ...
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7answers
6k views

VMware Player loses internet connectivity

Periodically, the internet simply stops working in my virtual machine, and the only way I can get it working again is to restart the host computer. Since I use the virtual machine specifically for ...