VMware Player is a virtualization software package.

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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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How to change or disable hotkey for VMware Player?

I'm running VMware for some older design apps that can run only on Windows XP.  One of those apps uses Ctrl+Alt and Ctrl+Alt+Shift shortcuts to perform various tasks. The issue is that VMware player ...
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VMWare Server vs. VMWare Player

I have a lot of experience with VMWare Player but when I tried VMWare server I couldn't get anywhere with it. I want to try it again on Ubuntu 10.04. How is it different from Player? If I want to use ...
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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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Running a Snow Leopard 10.6.7 Image on an AMD: The CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system [on hold]

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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Does VMWare let you upgrade host system while guest stays up?

My college uses VMware. To what extent I am not sure. The issue is that they have the main student access website down every night from 12am to 6am for upgrades. To my understanding using VMware ...
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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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Connect to VMware host from VMware guest 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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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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Ubunut 14.04.3 LTS network stopped working on VMWare

After restart, networking suddenly stopped working and I'm unable to connect to internet. ifconfig -a eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0c:29:c9:1a:f3 inet6 addr: ...
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How do I reach the host loopback 127.0.0.1 from a VMplayer

I am using VM Player 4.0.2 running Ubuntu 11.10 guest OS on WinXP host, with NAT network connection configuration. I have an application running on Win XP that communicates with a device manager ...
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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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How to create new Virtual Machine (VMWare) on OSX?

Is there any free product that I can use to create new VMWare Windows virtual machine on OSX 10.6.2? Is seems to me that there is no OSX version for VMWare Player.
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Installing vmware-player on Damn Small Linux [closed]

I want to install the player only, not the the vmdk or vmx creator on a Damn Small Linux distro. Is this possible? Or is there a DSL.iso with vmplayer pre-installed?
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VMWare server vs. VMWare player Speed Difference

I was under the impression that VMWare server was better/faster than VMWare Player. I finally got it installed and found that it's slower than VMWare player on my system. I tried connecting to the VM ...
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How do I convert a VM of vmware to a VM of virtualBox?

Environments: VMware player 7.0 + VirtualBox 4.3.20 Problem: I want convert a VM(win7-32) in vmware to virtualbox, How do it?
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Unable to start my virtual machine [Ubuntu 12.04 LTS] on VMWare player

I am currently a user of VMWare player to run the virtual machine for Ubuntu 12.04. Everything was working till today but after a restart I can no longer access the virtual machine. It does not move ...
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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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Why the computer lags in response for about 6-10 minutes after VMware-player is closed?

Environment: My computer is a PC with Intel i7 CPU @3.4G, 8G memory, The OS is win8.1(64bit), VMware Player is V6.04(the latest version), the virtual machine OS is win7(32bit) which I assigned 4G ...
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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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Current time in vmware

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 inside Vmware Player. However, Ubuntu doesn't seem to check for the current time. The time is usually off when I restart the virtual machine. How can I fix this so it will ...
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VMware tools: vsock and vmhgfs does not work

I'm trying to install the recent VMware tools in an LFS system (kernel 3.16.2). First, I compiled the kernel with all vmware stuff enabled, which left only vmhgfs to be managed by VMware tools. The ...
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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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Cannot install VMware player 7 on Windows 7 64bit Home Premium

I downloaded VMware-player-7.0.0-2305329.exe to install onto my PC running Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium. When I tried to install, I encountered the error This product can only be installed on 64 bit ...
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Unable to upgrade Win10 tech preview on VMWare player

I have had Win10 tech preview running perfectly well on a VMWare Player virtual machine with 60GB HD, 2 processors and 2GB of RAM. Now I get a prompt "Install a new build of Windows now". I am ...
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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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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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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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Why can't my virtual machine reach the host?

After creating the appropriate rule in Windows firewall, I can ping my host machine from the VM: demo@ubuntu:~/aenea/server/linux_x11$ ping 192.168.85.1 PING 192.168.85.1 (192.168.85.1) 56(84) bytes ...
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VMWare Player and multiple monitors in fullscreen

I'm using VMWare Player 4 Windows 8 Dev Preview as guest OS Windows 7 as host OS On my host OS, I have 3 physical monitors. I've set up the guest to have 2 monitors. When I boot into the guest ...
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VMware Tools install fails on SLES 10 SP4 x64

I installed SLES 10 SP4 64 bit in VMWare Player 7.1.0 and tried to install the VMWare tools. From the CD I extracted VMwareTools-9.9.2-2496486.tar.gz (as running run_upgrader.sh fails...) and started ...
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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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VMware Player does not display USB stick and can not connect to network

I am running a Windows 7 guest OS on VMware Player from Windows 7. However, when I insert a USB jump drive the guest OS can not access it. VMware Player tells me the stick is connected, but it ...
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VMWare access client through hostname

I am using VMware Player 7.1 on a Windows 7 machine that connects to my router via WiFi and DHCP. I have set up Ubuntu using VMWare Player. I have kept the Network adapter as Bridge. I am able to ...
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Using SSH from inside VMWare

I have to use use svn+ssh protocol to commit files to a remote repository using internet. However, with a Xubuntu (14.10) in VMware Player, I am not able to do so. However, there is no problem in ...
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Vmware Player 7.2.1 unable to find update server

I installed a copy of VMware player 7.2.1. Installation went fine, no errors. Creating a VM also proceeds with no errors, however when I attempt to install VMWare tools I get a message: Could not ...
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Making VMware player fullscreen in windows?

How can I make VMware player run the VM in full screen in windows? I'm using VMware Player 4.0.2.
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How do I get the VM Menu in VMWare Player?

Here is VMware Player, it happens to be 'playing' a Ubuntu VM. I'd like to take a snapshot but I see no VM Menu. How do I make the VM Menu appear? Added I now see how to make a snapshot.. one ...
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VMware player: How to change position of menu bar in full screen?

I'm running Ubuntu in VMware Player in fullscreen mode. When an application window is expanded, its menu is shown at very top of the screen. When I move mouse cusror to select something in the ...
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How do I access the host's hard drive in VMware?

I have a Windows 7 host machine. My VMware player is running Ubuntu 10.10. I want to access my main C:\ in Ubuntu to be able to access all my files. I have tried: "Edit virtual machine settings" > ...
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Have VMWare put all files on external hard drive?

I installed VMware to my external hard drive, but when setting up Ubuntu 64 bit it puts files on my C drive causing me to lose space, how do I force all of the files to go on my external hard drive?
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amazingly slow installation of windows 7 with vmware player on top of ubuntu 14.10

I need to install windows 7 to do a .NET project. I have only Ubuntu 14.10 installed as my OS. I tried to install windows 7 with vmware player on top of ubuntu, but the installation process is ...
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Is there a way to move the VMware Player's toolbar to a different edge of the screen?

I am using VMware Player 7.1.2, and when the virtual machine is running in full-screen mode, there is a toolbar located at the top of the screen. Is there a way to move the toolbar to show up at a ...
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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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How do I use dual monitors with VMware Player on Windows and an Ubuntu Guest?

I have my VMware Player (v 3.1.4 build-385536) all up and running Ubuntu (11.04) from my Windows (XP SP2) machine, but now I'm getting greedy and want to run Ubuntu on both monitors. I've tried ...
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Ethernet-Connection ubuntu with VMware Player

I installed VMware Player 7.1.2 on my Windows 7. On my VM I installed ubuntu 14.04. Now I have problems connecting to internet. With my computer I am connected with ethernet. Ubuntu can connect with ...
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Connect USB 3.0 to Linux Guest in VMWare Player

I need to connect a USB 3.0 external hard drive to my Ubuntu 14.0.4 guest. USB 2.0 devices work as expected, but USB 3.0 devices do not appear. I have enabled USB 3.0 in the virtual machine settings, ...
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How to stretch a guest OS on VMware?

I'm running several OSes on VMware. I want to stretch them so I can run them on full screen, but they appear only in the middle. Only one is working and fitting the whole screen. What is the problem? ...
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Num lock keeps changing when moving the cursor between VMware and desktop

I don't know why when pointing the mouse over VMware window Num Lock goes off. Then it goes on when moving it back to the real desktop. Is there any way to stop that. It's annoying.
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Vmware usb driver error

When I try connect USB to MAC OS X 10.10 Yosemite guest on VMware player 7 it gave me this error: The connection for the USB device "name of the connected USB" was unsuccessful. Driver error. I ...