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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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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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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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Why VMWare Player 3.1.1 missing the vmnetcfg.exe utility and where to get it?

vmnetcfg.exe is required when you want to configure multiple network interfaces (e.g. one local and one wireless) in the same machine. But where is it?
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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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The installer encountered an error copying files to the hard disk ,while installing ubuntu as a virtual machine

this error poped up while installing ubuntu as a virtual machine using vmware player , this is a snapshot of it http://pbrd.co/1x2xkZR
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All VMware software & their installers fail to start, all of sudden, with no error messages & without getting listed in Task Manager

I have been using VMware Player on a Windows 7 machine. Today I noticed that my VMware player wasn't starting so tried to repair it using the installer but even that failed to start. After clicking ...
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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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Black Screen On XP Guest

Full size image I'm running Windows XP as guest on VMware Player 6.0.1, but I'm getting a black screen. The VM starts up, I see the XP logo screen as it loads, but then the welcome screen never ...
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How to setup turnkey-mediawiki on remote linux host inside vmplayer without highjacking ssh?

I have been trying to solve this problem but have found only partial information like "use bridged mode" or "turn off the windows firewall" (for windows hosts), so I wanted to ask for specific advice ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Internet connectivity problem with VMware Player

I've just installed Ubuntu 9.10 on VMware Player 3.00; the host OS is Windows 7. I can't get Ubuntu in the VMware Player to connect to the Internet. My Internet connection is wired and the ...
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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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Windows Server DHCP role not working correctly in VMware Player

I've got a Windows Server 2008 running in VMWare player with the following roles: Active Directory Domain Services DHCP DNS The server is using the following credentials: The IP of the (DNS) ...
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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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Ubuntu OS Desktop Screen Zoomed In Too Far

I'm running Ubuntu Linux on a Virtual Machine using VMWare Player. When I first installed Ubuntu everything was smaller than I prefered and was hard to read so I messed around with a lot of settings ...
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I'm using VMWare Player to run Ubuntu 14.04 on a Windows 8 Host and the 3d acceleration checkbox for the VM is disabled

Ubuntu 14.04 is usable, but noticeably slower in the Unity interface, apparently due to lack of hardware 3d acceleration, and I see in the VM settings that there is a checkbox to enable hardware 3d ...
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Slow performance running VM Player image (virtual machine) on USB3.0 external drive

I have a virtual image I'm trying to run over USB3.0 on an external drive using VM Player. The performance is very slow and I cant seem to find the culprit. I've ran some benchmarking tools and my UP ...
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Construct a Lan in VMware Player

This is probably a frequently asking question, but I googled and tried for so long and still not success. I have installed 2 guest(Windows Server 2012 R2) in my host(Win 7), and I want my guests ...
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Converting a VMware player image from non-persistant to persistant

I'm pondering setting up a virtual machine to generate app-v (since i got mdop from school) or thinapp application virtualisation packages. Ideally with either of these, i should work off a fresh ...
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How to copy and paste in the command line Interface of Ubuntu Minimal?

I've installed the 64bit edition of Ubuntu Minimal 14.04 in a VMware Player virtual machine. Ubuntu Minimal only has a CLI (Command Line Interface), which I like, but I can't figure out how to ...
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Slow vmware vm with fast brand new laptop

I've just bought a fast core i7 laptop with 16GB of RAM running Windows 8.1. When I run a VMware VM on this computer, the VM is extremely slow. And if I look at the host HD activity during this time, ...
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Get Rid Of App Switcher Tip Prompt In Virtual Machine

Running Windows 8.1 in a VMware Player virtual machine, and after launching a metro app I got this irritating tip: Swipe in from the edge to go back to the last app you were using. Since I'm ...
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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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How to access one VM from another VM?

I have two VMs running on my machine, using VmWare Player (Linux). The network configuration used is NAT for each VM. Here is the link to vmware player's network configuration i have used. VM1: ...
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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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vmware player - vm has no network connection, static host ip

Host: Windows 7 x64, static IP. VM: VMWare Player Windows XP/IE8 from http://modern.ie. A bridged connection doesn't work, and, as far as I understand, it is a no-go anyway, because it tries to get a ...
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How do I stop VMware player from resizing?

I just downloaded VMware player (I used to use Virtual Box, but I needed Windows Aero, and vbox doesn't support that yet) But it will automatically resize the guest when I resize the window, and I do ...
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resizing vmware partition

I have a ubuntu 9.04 vmware image but the harddrive size is too small. I want to resize the vm disk partition which requires using vmware-vdiskmanager.exe The problem is that vmware-vdiskmanager.exe ...
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VMware Player “Bridged” networking no longer works - host=win8.1 guest=Mint 17 Linux

Basic background tech info: Host: Windows 8.1 Guest: Linux Mint 17 VMWare Player version: 6.0.3 build-1895310 Host hardware: ASUS Laptop with broadcomm wifi chipset In the past (earlier versions ...
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Cannot run X in Archlinux installed in VMPlayer

I have installed archlinux in VMPlayer (host OS is windows). But I cannot get X run after install all the packages and drivers according to manual. All I get is vmware(0): Failed to detect device ...
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Get The VMware Tools SVGA Driver On ReactOS?

I'm setting up a ReactOS 0.3.15 X86-32 virtual machine in VMware Player 6.0.1. VMware player doesn't officially support ReactOS so as suggested in the ReactOS installation guide ...
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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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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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How to extend the primary partition for Ubuntu Server running in VMWare Player

I ran out of space on a VM I use at home. It runs Ubuntu server and the existing space was 20G. I decided to increase it to 100G to ensure I have plenty of breathing room. So I followed the ...
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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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VM Ware Player/Host Separation

I'm new to VMWare Player. I have a work laptop and a lot of the programs that I use don't play nicely with Windows 7 so our IT department installed XP running in VMWare to bypass issues but also to ...
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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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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 - How to bridge network connection between host and guest OS

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 - 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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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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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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Vmware Player refuses to show up

I have installed Vmware Player and everything was working fine until I restarted my computer. Vmware Player refuses to start (nothing shows up). I did a check in task manager and I remark that both ...
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VMWare Player windows 7 screensaver issue

In the research department we run machines with CentOS 6 with VMWare player 5 on top with a Windows 7 virtual. Because of security settings, we set out linux and windows desktops to lock the screen ...