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Installing Windows 8 as a guest operating system

At home I have Windows 7 installed on my PC and I have VMWare player installed with Linux Ubuntu as the guest operating system. I want to install Windows 8 as another guest operating system. My PC ...
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Used VMware Player Free, and now can't login to Ubuntu after reboot

Recently I installed VMware Player Free, in the form of the latest version, in my laptop running Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty. I then set up another linux OS to run as a virtual machine thereon, X'd out of it ...
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Can't install VMware tools on Linux Mint 17

I just downloaded VMWare player 6.0.3 because I had major issues with VirtualBox. I need to share a folder and for this, I need VMware tools. I tried clicking Player>Manage>Install VMware tools: the ...
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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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How to bridge network connection between host and guest OS in VMWare Player

My host OS is windows 8 and my guest OS is lubuntu. Basically, I am trying to run a Django server form my guest OS on 0.0.0.0:8000 so that I can access it from my host OS. I posted how I can access ...
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VMware Player Ubuntu display is duplicating (triplicating) the monitor

I am using VMware Player 6.0.2 and I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. When I recently upgraded my VMware Player, I now have duplicate/triplicate (and sometimes even more) displays going on at the same ...
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What's the static IP address, subnet mask, etc, for VMware Player

I'm trying to set up Arch Linux in VMware player. I set up the player so that it automatically connected the guest to the internet, and it worked (I could download the packages needed for install, ...
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I can't ping google, local ping is okay, resolv.conf is okay

I use Debian7 image under VMware player for Windows 7. All was okay. Pinging google was okay. But after resuming the Linux machine, something happened with network connection. After some playing with ...
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VM connected to network but not to internet in VMware Player 6 on Windows 8.1 host

So I am running Bitnami's MEAN stack in VMware Player 6.0.2 on Windows 8.1 and the VM connects just fine to the network: https://www.dropbox.com/s/xfdzohjuuepz52w/ifconfig.PNG However, I am having a ...
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VMware VM Generates 100% Disk Activity

I have a fast new Windows desktop computer running Windows 8.1 with 32GB of RAM. When I run a VM on this computer, the VM is extremely slow for about the first half hour or so of use. And if I look ...
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Failed to load module “unity-gtk-module” - GTK error in VMware

am using ubuntu 14.4. now when i try to install VMware-Player-6.0.1-1379776.x86_64.bundle i got error, Extracting VMware Installer...done. Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "overlay-scrollbar": ...
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how do I restart the support tool process for VMWare Player in Windows?

I'm having trouble getting copy from Windows and paste to Ubuntu (guest) working correctly or consistently. I can copy from guest to host fine, but not the other way, at least not consistently. It ...
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How to remove “Expired license” message in VMWare Player?

I'm using VMWare Player to run some virtual machines. Recently I needed to use the VMWare Virtual Disk Manager utility (to convert some dynamic disks to fixed), and since it doesn't come with Player, ...
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VMWare Player keeps ignoring boot DVD on boot

I have a restored clone Centos VM that needs to have it's initrd remade to boot properly. To do this I need to boot from the centos DVD. It has worked in the past but now will not. I have set the VM ...
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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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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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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 "C:\...-...
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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 64-...
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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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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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Unable to view VM webserver on other PC on LAN

I have apache running on Ubuntu 12.04, running on VMware Player , on a Win 7 desktop, and I'm able to view my dev site fine on the Win 7 desktop. The problem is that I can't view it on any other ...
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minimal linux install for vmware

I want to install minimal version of some distro for vmware. I only intend to use gedit, terminal, putty and chromium. Copy paste and resize should work. I had installed minimal ubuntu but on ...
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Access Windows guest via remote desktop connection through vmplayer

I have a vmplayer image of a Windows XP Pro guest and would like to be able to access it via a remote desktop client rdesktop in a Slackware Linux host. Is this possible? Or do I really need to use ...
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emacs C-/ behaves like delete instead of undo

I have installed emacs24-nox on a temporary instance of Ubuntu (on a VmWare Player virtual machine that I am not going to keep for long). I have run emacs to edit an Apache2 configuration file using:...
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VMWare - Not able to share files between guest and host OS

I am using VMPlayer. My host OS is Windows 8 and my guest OS is Lubuntu. When I go to Manage -> Virtual Machine Settings and click on the 'Options' tab and click on 'Shared Folders' it says it ...
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VMWare Player closes instance

I have recently switched from Virtual Box to VMWare Player for running several system on my home server. The issue I have is when running 3 virtual systems at once, when I return to my computer one of ...
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Telnet : Connection refused

I have Windows 8 as my OS and have Debian installed on VMware player. I would like access my debian install using telnet. (I do know telnet is insecure. It's just for learning purposes) When I ...
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Sharing files between Windows 8.1 x64 host and VMware Ubuntu (Lubuntu) 13.10 x86 guest

I have tried to install a small version of Ubuntu's latest version in a virtual machine using VMware Player, using a Lubuntu 32 bit mini.iso to keep the file size and performance requirements down. ...
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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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Can I browse a folder which resides in a virtual machine from the host machine?

I have a repository of files in a virtual machine, which is stuck at Windows XP SP2. I am forced to use a version of a program (Subversion) with these files which cannot be installed pre-SP3. My host ...
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Installing LiveCd Ubuntu Based

I just bought the ebook Hacking the art of exploitation (Link: http://www.nostarch.com/hacking2.htm#updates) and I downloaded the livecd which came along with it(Link: http://www.nostarch.com/...
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How can i get offline vmware tools for XP

I have windows 7 and i have installed winxp in vm on vmplayer However i am not able to install vmware tools because of some proxy setting on my internet Is there any way i can download vmware tools ...
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vmplayer 6 crashes while starting VM

I installed vmplayer from the binary. However, it always crashes as soon as I want to start a VM. The log-file states the following errors: 2013-12-28T23:08:38.026+01:00| player| I120: CDS error: ...
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How do I manage virtual network settings in VMWare Player?

In former times, there was a vmnetcfg.exe present with the VMWare Player distribution. Using vmnetcfg.exe, one was able to configure the VMWare network settings like setting up a port forwarding for ...
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Unable to get Ubuntu to work full screen in Vmware Player

I was trying to install Ubuntu via VMware player but I am unable to get it to full screen. No matter what I do, Ubuntu only takes up like 1/4th of the screen and the rest is Black. Please help. I ...
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VMWare Player shared folders become disabled

I have a Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit) host running VMWare Player 6.0.1, hosting a Linux Mint 13 (KDE, 32 bit) guest. It works fine, except for a problem which has recently cropped up - my shared ...
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High Disk Usage while cleaning out “modified memory” on Windows 8

I am looking at the resource monitor tool of Windows 8. After closing a VMWare-VM, the "modified memory" jumps from 16 MB to 2GB. It slowly goes back down to 16 MB. While going back down, the disk ...
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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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How do I get full screen in Mint Linux under VMware player?

I just installed VMware player and Mint Linux; however, only a small portion of the VMware window is used. I want Linux to take up the entire screen. How do I change this? In Linux I tried going to ...
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Full screen not available in vmplayer 6 (on Linux)

I recently updated vmware player from 5.0.2 to 6.0.0, and now the "full screen" menu item is always grayed out. It happens with all my VMs, regardless of the guest OS. "Enter Unity" is still available ...
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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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Is it legal to run Mac OS X version 10.6.3 Snow Leopard on windows? [closed]

Is it legal to run Mac OS X version 10.6.3 Snow Leopard on windows 7 with vmplayer?
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 on VMware Player loses network configuration

I've been having this issue for 2 weeks now with my VMware Player-hosted Ubuntu 12.04. I only use it for my LAMP stack. I've had no issues with it before until about 2 weeks ago when it almost always (...
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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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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 again.
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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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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 ...