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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 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 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 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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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 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 ...
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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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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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How do I manually install VMware Tools?

I installed Ubuntu with VMware Player on my Windows 7 system. For some reason VMware Player cannot get the Vmware Tools files from the Internet, possibly a connection problem due to firewall ...
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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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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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How do you copy a file from Windows to a VMware virtual hard disk (Ubuntu)?

I have VMware Player, and I run Ubuntu with it on my Windows 7 system. Now I want to copy some files from my Windows folders into the VMware virtual hard disk, so that I can view these files on ...
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Ubuntu: Screen resolution doesn't fit size of monitor (Vmware)

I have just installed ubunto in Vmware Player and it works great, but all of the resolutions it gives me there isn't one to fill the entire screen. I was scouting around the net and found this, - ...
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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 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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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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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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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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How to edit BIOS information for a virtual machine in VMWare?

The manufacturer, as set in the BIOS of my VM, is "VMWare". I want to change that to other string. How to do that?
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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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How do I convert a VirtualBox VDI file to a VMware vdmk?

I'm using VirtualBox 2.1.4 and want to convert a VDI file to load it in VMware Player (3.0.0 build-197124 on Vista Home Premium). I think I can change the VDI format to vmdk with a tool provided by ...
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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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Windows 7 VM not showing all cores on VMPlayer

I moved a physical Win7 Pro from a Pentium 4 (Hyper-threading) to VM Player running on a Core i7 (8 Logical cores). The problem is that even if I configure VM Player to use 4 cores, I still see only ...
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Can I set the default Windows browser to a Vmware unity browser?

I have Ubuntu running in Vmplayer Unity with a Win 7 host, but I cannot figure out how to get hyperlinks to open in my Ubuntu browsers. I've tried using desktop shortcuts, but they need arguments to ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Windows 7 on vm with host Ubuntu shows “removable disk e:/” grayed out

When I go to the devices and printers inside control panel, and right click the USB 2.0 icon, and go to browse files. The "removable disk e:/" is grayed out. At the bottom, the VM does show the ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Suspend VMWare Player in detached X session

I've got a VMWare Player instance running in an X session that I initiated via remote desktop. I need to suspend this instance so I can run it in a separate session. I can see two solutions, but I ...
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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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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 ...