VMware Player is a virtualization software package.

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Keyboard shortcut to extend to 2nd monitor in vmplayer?

I am using Vmware player and my host OS is Windows 8 (guest OS is Lubuntu 14.04). I removed the top bar of my VMplayer because I found it annoying. I did this by going into ...
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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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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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VMplayer - how to have full screen portrait-layout display of guest?

Is anybody using VMware player with their monitor in a portrait/vertical orientation? Is there a configuration that allows the guest OS to use all of the vertical space available? I switched the host ...
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VMWare guest does not automatically resize even with Tools installed

I'm resizing the window, but the guest does NOT automatically resize. How can I make it? Guest OS is Windows XP, Host is Debian 6, WM is i3, and I'm using Player 5.0.2.
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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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How to enable network adapter for Windows 8 in VMWare Player

Just downloaded and installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview onto a VMWare virtual machine. Despite VMWare not recognising the OS (I selected Other -> Other at setup) everything works fine. However, ...
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Making VMPlayer actually scale to full screen

I'm trying to use VMware Player 4.0 to play my existing virtual machines (previously created using VMware Workstation, to which I don't have access anymore). All works fine, but when the guest OS ...
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VMWare player and Windows 7 network problem

Sorry, but I have no idea about Windows, since I'm not really interested (I always use Linux), but at my work, I have to use it, so it's the rule. My problem is with VMware and a network issue. ...
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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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Disabling/Unbinding IPv6 on a specific network adapter without UI

My problem is similar to the one described in http://serverfault.com/questions/257118/how-to-disable-ipv6-on-a-particular-network-interface-using-server-core - just on Windows 7. The answers seemed ...
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Can not type in tilde and open curly brace in linux terminal

I cannot type a tilde ~ or an open curly brace { within Linux. But a closing curly brace } does work. I assume some special key handling is activated despite Ubuntu's Universal Access being ...
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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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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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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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Full screen not available in vmplayer 6 (on Linux)

I recently updated vmware player from 5.0.2 to 6.0.0, and now the "full screen" menu item is always grayed out. It happens with all my VMs, regardless of the guest OS. "Enter Unity" is still available ...
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Reusing pre-installed Windows8 OS after installing Ubuntu Linux alongside it

I've bought a laptop which came pre-installed with Windows8 (UEFI enabled). I've read in many places that if I install Linux alongside it, I could run my Windows8 virtualized (instead of using dual ...
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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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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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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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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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DB Paradox 3.5 and DOS on VMWare Player 4

My organization have to work with Paradox 3.5. We have 2 HD on a computer. One with Windows and one with DOS, where Paradox 3.5 is placed. So we bought a new printer, which does not work on LPT port. ...
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Keycode for dead_acute in VMWare

I installed VMWare Player on RedHat 6 and my German keyboard does not work correctly. I figured out how to solve AltGr problems with the help of this post several keyboard keys not working in vmware ...
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Using FTDI device with Ubuntu on VMware virtual machine

Now that I can connect a USB devices to Ubuntu on VMware Player on Win 7, I tried to use my Altera FPGA dev board. This board contains a FTDI bridge allowing it to connect to the PC via a USB port. ...
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LVM partition as “physical” disk for VMware Player

I would like to make a VMware Player virtual machine, where the disk would be stored on an LVM partition. I'd like to have the virtual disk contents stored on raw LVM logical volume, and not as a file ...
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How to share folders inside VMWare virtual machine to host

I am running VMWare Player inside Ubuntu. Inside VMWare Player I am running Windows. I can share folders from my Ubuntu system to my Windows system through VMWare. Can I also use VMWare to share ...
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Connect to server in VMWare player while host is not connected to a network

I have a linux server VM on my host machine using VMWare player and if I'm on a network, I can connect to the web server on the VM via a web browser. However, I tried to do the same while I was ...
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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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Installing VMWare Player on Fedora Host — Failed to build vmnet

I am trying to install the following version of VMWare Player on Fedora 21 FILE NAME VMware-Player-7.1.0-2496824.x86_64.bundle BUILD NUMBER 2496824 RELEASE DATE 2015-02-17 I ...
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Could not connect Ethernet0 to virtual network — VMnet0 is missing

VMWare Player 5.0.1 build-894247 is installed. In the virtual machine, an internet connection is not provided. Host & guest OS: Win 7 Log: VNET: MACVNetPort_Connect: Ethernet0: can't open ...
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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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Stretch window across two screens in windowed mode

This question is specific to making one guest "screen", in windowed mode, wide enough to span two physical monitors on the host. I know how to get two guest screens in Virtualbox (easy!) or in VMware ...
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Empty system folders crated on drive root daily

I have a secondary drive linked to a VMWare Player Windows 8.1 machine from a Windows 7 host. Every day a number of randomly named folders are created on the disk root, all empty. To delete them you ...
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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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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 Bridge to a Bridged Network

I have a Windows 8.1 Host machine. The Virtual Machine is Linux Ubuntu 14.01 and VMWare Player 6.0.5 I am facing a wierd issue when trying to use the Bridged: Connect directly to physical network ...
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VM image copied as bridge adapter creating IP conflict while starting new VM from copied image

I copied one centos6.0 VM image whose network was bridged connected to host. When I copied that image in another host & started on VM-Player 5. original VM is also running on VM Player 5.0 too. ...
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Disable the taskbar in fullscreen in VMWare Player(Non Commercial-Use)

I Am VERY ANNOYED about the taskbar in fullscreen in VMWare Player(Unlicensed), it always pops up when I put my my cursor over it, and I Also think I'll use it too often, I Found a couple solutions ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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vmplayer 6 crashes while starting VM

I installed vmplayer from the binary. However, it always crashes as soon as I want to start a VM. The log-file states the following errors: 2013-12-28T23:08:38.026+01:00| player| I120: CDS error: ...
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Unable to get Ubuntu to work full screen in Vmware Player

I was trying to install Ubuntu via VMware player but I am unable to get it to full screen. No matter what I do, Ubuntu only takes up like 1/4th of the screen and the rest is Black. Please help. I ...