VMware Player is a virtualization software package.

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VMPlayer in Ubuntu 12.04: BSOD in Windows XP Guest

I have Windows XP running fine in VMPlayer since last 3 years. Today, after a power failure, the guest windows just can't boot. It shows a BSOD: I did try to boot in safe mode, but with same ...
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VMware Player Vm resolution way too big

The resolution of this VM has suddenly increased a lot. Not sure how to fix this. My VM display settings: I changed the Display resolution within the VM but on restart it changes to the max ...
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Install VMware Player image as a dual boot OS?

Ok so I have Ubuntu installed on VMWare in my Win 8 PC. Now, I want to dualboot it with Ubuntu but with the exact same configs, apps and data as on my VM. How do I do that? Is there any way I could ...
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Loopback adapter ip access from vmware10 to desktop pc

I have installed Vmware10 and setup a VM in which I have installed oracle apps r12. Turns out it is run based on Microsoft loopback adapter ip address. Now I want to access that loopback adapter ip ...
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VMplayer - how to have full screen portrait-layout display of guest?

Is anybody using VMware player with their monitor in a portrait/vertical orientation? Is there a configuration that allows the guest OS to use all of the vertical space available? I switched the host ...
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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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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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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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How can I offer an XP-compatible migration to Linux Mint?

I looked at some friends' computer and winced; they're running XP, and the system is running slowly, and their SuperAntiSpyware pulled multiple malware threats (big surprise). But they are using ...
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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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Remove irritating numlock popup in vmware player

I'm running Ubuntu in a VMWare player and whenever my mouse crosses into or out of the VMWare window, a Num Lock On or Off notifier briefly appears underneath it. It's very distracting. How do I ...
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VMWare Player - Unable to share folder. (Host-Win8, Guest-Ubuntu)

VM shared folder settings: What all I have tried: Reinstalling VMware tools. Uninstall, install VMware tools. Turned Windows Firewall off. Edit out /etc/fstab to include the following: ...
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VMware vmplayer failing to launch VM on Ubuntu: “Could not open /dev/vmmon”

I get the following error when trying to launch an ova VM using VMPlayer on Ubuntu 12.04 Could not open /dev/vmmon: No such file or directory. Please make sure the kernel module 'vmmon' is loaded I ...
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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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Disable the hint popup balloons

I'm using VMware Player 5.0.2 on Windows 7 x64. I'm unable to get rid of these annoying popup balloons displaying hints. Help > Hints > Show Enabled Hints is unchecked. ...
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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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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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RTNETLINK answers: File exists… maybe because assigned a new mac adress

I got a "RTNETLINK answers: File exists Failed to bring up eth0:1" on "ifup eth0:1". I suspect it happens because i assigned a new mac adress in my VM's network adapter. Can you tell me how to fix ...
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Reusing pre-installed Windows8 OS after installing Ubuntu Linux alongside it

I've bought a laptop which came pre-installed with Windows8 (UEFI enabled). I've read in many places that if I install Linux alongside it, I could run my Windows8 virtualized (instead of using dual ...
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Vmplayer crashed but VM is still running. How to reconnect?

I was a running Windows 7 inside vmplayer when vmplayer crashed. If I re-open VM player and select my Windows 7 VM, the option to start the VM is grayed out. I can see the VM process still running in ...
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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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64-bit VM host environment for Debian similar to VMware player on Windows?

I have an Intel Core Duo i3-2100 running a flavour of Debian. I understand Virtual Box is x86-only so is there any similar open source Virtualisation environment that can host images like VMware ...
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Cannot successfully connect external hard drive to vmplayer

I'm unable to connect my external hard drive to VMPlayer/virtual machine. The external drive does appear in the list of "Removable Devices" on VMPlayer but when I attempt to connect it issues this ...
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create a new vmware virtual machine with debian 7 wheezy

I would like to create a new virtual machine in vmware player with debian 7 wheezy. In the vmware player wizard "Select a Guest Operating System" under "Linux" there is only debian 5 or debian 6 ...
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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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How to disable Alt-Tab shortcut in VMPlayer?

I want to send Alt-Tab to my windows host OS when working out of the guest OS on VM player. At the minute it gets trapped by the guest OS. Anyway to disable sending it to the guest (RedHat)?
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Can't get VMware player to isntall usb driver

I have a USB based oscilloscope that ran on XP. The driver wont install on Windows 7 64 bit, so I'm trying VMware player. Should I be able to install the driver in an XP VM? I can't get it to work. ...
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VMWARE - Why can't I find the vmware-tools ISO for linux guest?

In their website vmware claims that if we are "Unable to locate the ISO image for the VMware Tools installation" then we can just download it. I followed the link indicated and I can find ISO's for ...
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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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Vmware Player does not start (NOT_IMPLEMENTED)

Since yesterday, I cannot run vmplayer. The last time I run it, about one week ago, it was working well. I've made several updates since this time, but no update to vmware itself. I've rebuild the ...
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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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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 ...
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PuttyFatalError- networkerror:connection timed out

I am unable to connect vmware player through putty. My vmware ipadd and ipaddr from http://www.whatismyip.com/ is different. I get connection timed out error. Please can some one help me the reason ...
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VM Player Error [closed]

Error while opening the virtual machine: Taking ownership of this virtual machine failed. The virtual machine is in use by an application on your host computer. Configuration file: ...
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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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In VMWare Player on Win7 can't expand my virtual OS's disk even though I have 10GB free on my Win7 file system

I'm running VMWare Player on 64-bit Win7. I have exactly one guest OS within it: 32-bit Ubuntu 12.04. It's virtual disk space is 16GB: It's partitions take up all 16GB: 15GB primary and 1GB swap ...
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how to dd capture partitions of a VMware Player VM

I have a Linux VM that runs in VMware Player. It has /dev/sda1 mounted as /boot and /dev/sda2 mounted as /. I want to use dd to capture both partitions. I now know from the answer to this post that ...
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VMWare guest does not automatically resize even with Tools installed

I'm resizing the window, but the guest does NOT automatically resize. How can I make it? Guest OS is Windows XP, Host is Debian 6, WM is i3, and I'm using Player 5.0.2.
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Use the same VM wtih VMware player and Virtualbox

I have some problems with my VMWare player installation (possibly a bug). So, I want to try to run my VMs with VirtualBox, without converting them. So, is it safe to run my VMs with VirtualBox and ...
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vmware player/virtualbox bridged networks not working on windows 7, but nat connections work

I am trying to run ubuntu server inside a virtual machine on my windows 7 (64 bit) laptop. I am a developer so I need to run server software on the ubuntu virtual machine. Ubuntu also needs to go out ...
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How to start VMX86 (VMWare Player) in the safe mode

I have a limited RAM, and I want to run 4 ubuntu virtual machines using VMWare player. So, I have started my windows 7 in safe mode to save RAM and am trying to start VMWare Player in safe mode. But ...
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How to create drive partitions in Windows Server 2003 Enterprise (x64)

I want to create D: ,E:,and F: drives, I have Windows Server 2003 Enterprise (x64) on vm player, i've tried : Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Storage > Disk Management > and right click ...
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Win-Vista w/VMWare Player w/Ubuntu Server 12.04; IE on host can't connect to image

Created brand new image of Ubuntu Server 12.04 Installed Apache2 Applied all updates / upgrades ifconfig shows IP aaa.bbb.c.ddd Using 'Bridged' setting in VMPlayer Using IE on host, enter ...
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Using a .vmdk file in VMware player 5.0.1

I am new to VMware player. I downloaded an OS ready for VMware player, which turned up to be a .vmdk. I am using VMware player 5.0.1 for Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit. How will I open the file?
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VMWare Player mouse becomes erratic

I have been experiencing a problem with VMWare Player 3.1.6 This is on a Panasonic Toughbook CF53 the Host OS is Windows XPSP3 fully updated, The Guest os is Windows XPSP3 fully updated. It seems ...
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Can I select the adapter to bridge separate for every network adapter in VMware?

I have a host computer running Windows7 with a wired network and a wireless network. These are two separate networks with two separate dhcp servers. I created an Ubuntu virtual machine in VMware ...
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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 ...
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Setup Chrome OS (Hexxeh) in VMWare Player without network

I downloaded Chrome OS Vanilla in vmx format. When I run Chrome OS in VMWare , on chrome the startup screen the third option is for setting up the network since my virtual machine is not connected to ...
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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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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 ...