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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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Maximum disk size for a Debian 6 VMware installation?

I'm planning to install a variety of Linux distributions on VMware Player to get more experience with Linux (I've only used Fedora back in university). I'm starting with Debian 6.0.5 Squeeze, and have ...
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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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Can I use android app on PC?

I use android-x86 on PC using VMware or virtualbox. I wonder how I can install android application. (Assume that the app is freely available from android market.) My PC OS is Windows 7 (32bit)
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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 VOB/...
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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 & /usr/bin/lockify....
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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 ...
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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 (B)...
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Error installing Google Chrome on Windows XP (on VirtualBox)

I am having some problems with my freshly installed Windows XP on VirtualBox. I tried installing Google Chrome on it, and the error I get is: Google Update installation failed with error 0x80040890 ...
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Using Windows XP with VMware Player for software testing

I installed Windows XP on VMware Player for software testing. Now I need the ability to save the image of this virtual partition, so I could restore it exactly as it was (and as fast as possible) many ...
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How to access shared folder between CentOS 6 and WinXP under vmware player 4

Based on Sharing Files between CentOS 6 and Windows Systems with Samba I am able to follow until section of "Accessing Samba Shares". however, my system is WinXP and I don't see CentOS 6 icon at all. ...
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VMWare Ubuntu guest multitouch touchpad

Related: Use Synaptics Touchpad Scroll in VMware Guest I've read that it's not possible to enable multitouch in vmware guest. What confuses me, is that when I use something special (like two finger ...
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Disk driver when installing Ubuntu LTS 12.04 in VMWare

I am attempting to install Ubuntu LTS 12.04 on a VMWare instance however am prompted with the following screen. I haven't been able to locate which driver Ubuntu should be using. I have tried ...
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VMware, 2 Machines on 1 laptop IP issue

I have a laptop with 1 LAN card port, that i plug to a switch. That switch is connected also to a server. If i ping the server from my laptop, i get reply when i opened the VMs, i get weird ip ...
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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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Windows logo key not working in VMware

I've tried both Windows 7 x64 and Windows 8 x64. VMware tools are installed. The key itself does nothing, while shortcuts produce an error sound. Using the on-screen keyboard, I've verified the key ...
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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 internet....
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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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Cannot ping to VMware guest

I have a VM on my laptop that runs Windows Server 2008. Both my laptop and my VM are connected to my office domain network, and I use NAT network for my VM. From my VM, I can ping to my laptop, but ...
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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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where is the shared folder in linux inside Vmware Player?

I'm trying to write a program which will copy files from my guest OS which is linux Ubunto to my host OS which is windows 7. I have enabled the shared folders options but of course in order to copy ...
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Installing VMWare Tools on VMWare Player

Product Information: VMWare Player Version: 3.1.4 I installed Windows 7 Professional. The installation completed fine. I click on Virtual Machine and choose Install VMWare Tools. It comes back with ...
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Run VMware Player on CentOS 6

I am trying to run VMware Player on CentOS 6. I am stuck with the following issue after installing the VMware Player package. VMware Player fails to start and gives the following error message. ...
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No Internet access on guest Ubuntu

I know there are many related questions, but I wasn't able to solve my problem. Problem: No internet on guest Ubuntu Specs: Host OS: Windows XP Guest OS: Ubuntu 11.10 VM software: VMWare Player ...
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Why the Utilities button of Virtual Machine Settings/Hardware/Hard Disk(IDE) is disabled?

I am using a Ubuntu 11.04 virtual image with VMware Player 4.0.2 build-591240. I found that the folder that holds the VMware image goes to 8GB and want to shrink the size by using the utilities tool ...