VMware Player is a virtualization software package.

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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 ...
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VMWare Player does not save changes in guest operating system

I have installed VMWare Player in my Windows 7 Ultimate and I have added Ubuntu 12.10 in a virtual machine. The problem is that every time I power off the virtual machine everything is lost. I mean ...
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Installing VMware Player via MSI failed

This error pops up every time (both VMware Player and Workstation) and never is able to install at all. I stopped installation after the temp file is created and ran the MSI file directly. It now ...
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Not able to login to Ubuntu 12.04

I am using VMPlayer to run ubuntu 12.04 as a guest OS with host being Windows 7. When I try to login to my account it says that the password is not correct. However, if I switch to console mode by ...
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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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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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VMWare Player is not working after installing Hyper-V on windows 8 Pro

I was using BB10 simulator on windows 8 but last night I installed windows Phone 8 development environment and it also installed Hyper-V (or activated it). Now I am unable to run BB10 simulator in ...
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Running a Snow Leopard 10.6.7 Image on an AMD: The CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system

I am trying to run a Mac OS X Snow Leopard VMware image 10.6.7 on my AMD quad core computer with VMware Workstation 9.0. My latest attempt involves opening the specific configuration .vmx file (which ...
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Is it possible to change the 'hardware version' in VMWare player?

I am using the latest version of VMWare Player, and I need to create an image for a server. Is it possible to downgrade the hardware version to version 7 (equivalent to VMWare Player 3.xx), rather ...
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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 ...
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Can folders be shared between two guest OS (Ubuntu and Windows XP ) in VMPlayer

I have a machine with CentOS 6 and VMPlayer 5.x running Windows XP and Ubuntu 12.04 guests. I am trying to find a way for the Windows XP and Ubuntu guests to share folders with each other. Each guest ...
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Can't start virtual machine, need to mount VMDK to access files

So i have put myself into some serious trouble. In may this year, i used the premade virtual machines running Mac OS X Snow Leopard, and ran this on my PC (Windows 7). There was no trouble at all, ...
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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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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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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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Debugging for camera windows 8

I am using Windows 8 on VMware Player and trying to get the Web camera working. Ensured to enable the USB control and connecting device to VM instead of host. However built in "Camera" says ...
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VMWare-Player downward compatibility?

I used VMware-Player version 4.0.4 on one Pc. The other Pc has version 3.x installed. Transfering files from version 4 to version 3 fails, because there are different features used. I can not update ...
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Support for VMware Player by Windows 8

I ran into this issue as soon as I configured the en_windows_8_x64_dvd_915440.iso in VMware Player. How do I resolve this issue? VMware Player goes into a restart loop. I know VMware Workstation 8 ...
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“Your PC Needs To Restart” error on VMware Player 5 when installing Windows 8

I'm trying to install the latest Windows 8 preview on VMware Player 5, after trying build 8200 for a while. Immediately after booting, it gives me the following error: Your PC Needs To Restart. ...
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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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Changing num lock state on boot, VMWare Player

For school we have to work with different virtual machines in VMWare Player for some courses. There's CentOS6, there's Ubuntu, there's Windows 7. The passwords on these machines contain numbers and ...
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Can't uninstall VMware player 5.0 from computer with Hyper-V

I had installed VMware player on my computer. Later I installed Hyper-V on my computer. Now, when I try to uninstall VMware player, I get this message: Can anybody provide a way to remove VMware ...
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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 ...
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How to uninstall VMware Player 4? “The MSI '' failed” keeps popping up

I have been trying to uninstall VMware Player 4 for more than 5 days because I need to install the version no. 5 but I can't do it... The message: "The MSI '' failed" keeps popping up and the process ...
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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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All my vmplayer virtual machines are 'busy' after upgrade in Linux

I upgraded from Slackware64 13.37 to current (pretty close to the new version 14.0 - kernel 3.2.29) and installed vmplayer 5.0.0 build-812388. The installation of vmplayer was only possible with the ...
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Using a named pipe to simulate a serial port on a VMware virtual machine (linux host and client)

Trying to write a python program to create a simulated data stream and feed it, through a named pipe, to a VMware virtual machine. The host is running Ubuntu 11.10 and VMware player 5.0.0. The Vm is ...
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VMWare Player 5.0 Upgrade - Bridged Networking No Longer Works

I've been using VMWare Player 4 on my Windows 7 PC, running my VMs under a bridged networking configuration without any problem. I settled on bridged networking two reasons... I often use VMs to ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Triple fault vmplayer - shutdown state

I'm new to VMs and I'm messing around with getting mountain lion on my VM. I got up to 10.7.3 Lion on the VM. I then upgraded the software to Mountain Lion through the app store. Upon the software ...
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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 ...
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Use non-standard floppy disk size with vmware player?

I'm testing very old distros and some of them have to create a non-standard floppy disk size (1722Ko). It is the way the distrib is done. could you tell if we can and possibly how to use a image of ...
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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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Input focus stays with vmware guest when host gets locked

I am using a combination of xautolock and slimlock to automatiacally lock my machine if it does not receive input. ~/.xinitrc: xautolock -locker /usr/bin/lockify.sh -time 5 & ...
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Stretch VMWare Player guest OS to fullscreen

I’m using VMWare Player to play an old 16-bit Windows game. Unfortunately the game uses only 640x480 and I cannot figure out how to stretch the VM window to full-screen on the host. I set the guest OS ...
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Win7 and Ubuntu installed on hard drive used simultaneously - virtualization

I'd like to run Linux(Ubuntu) which is installed on hard disk (Ext4) inside Windows7. Use two OSes, installed on hard disk simultaneously. I've found how to do this in other way around (VirtualBox) ...
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Resizing VMDK Size

I have created a VM with a expanding VMDK set to a 500GB, however, I want to change the size of the VMDK to 40GB, is that possible? I have searched solutions but most of it are just "compacting" the ...