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VMWare Workstation VMs Change IP Address without powering on

my home router changed and now new gateway is 192.168.1.254 and i see no way to change it to 192.168.1.1 I changed my physical machines to use 192.168.1.254 as the new gateway now I have around 200+ ...
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How to setup internet connexion for kali linux in VMWARE workstation?

I have recently installed KALI linux in my VMWARE virtual machine. But i was unable to access Internet using kali linux in vmware. The HOST contain Windows 7 64-bits with mobile broadband connection. ...
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VMware missing msi while installing

Whenever I try to install VMware Workstation on my Windows 7 machine, "The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable." message pops up, requesting a "vmware_1424719112"...
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Issue after switching from Server Core with GUI Management to Server Core on VMware workstation VM

I have Windows Server 2012 R2 VM running in latest version of VMWare Workstation. As soon as I try to switch to server Core from Server Core with GUI Management by means of the following command: ...
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Windows XP in VMWare Workstation has no Internet

Using Windows XP ISO in VMWare Workstation Player 12. No matter what I do, I cannot connect to Internet from the Virtual OS. What I have tried Disabled Windows XP Firewall Disabled and Enabled the ...
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VMWare Shared Storage not Syncing File Changes

So, I am experimenting with a couple VM's. Both are fresh Ubuntu 16.04 installs, no updates, no vmware tools. Both are able to read and write to this SharedTest.vmdk, while both are running. What I ...
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Converting .GHO to .vmx

I wanted to convert a .gho file to .vmx or any VMware player compatible one. I have used the following command to convert gho to vmdk. Ghost32 -clone,mode=restore,src=Drive_D.GHO,dst=DriveD.vmdk -...
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How to decrease the virtual maximum size of a VMware Workstation VMDK hard disk file?

I have a VMware Workstation VMDK virtual hard disk file that is X GB. I have reduced the size of all partitions within the drive to less than Y size, with the remaining X-Y space being unallocated. ...
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Vmware Workstation uses all my RAM

When I run a virtual machine in VMware workstation, after a few minutes of use, it uses all my RAM (16GB). My system performance slows down to a crawl. The problem happens with Linux guest too but its ...
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How to prevent VM from rebooting on Ctrl-R [duplicate]

I am using VMWare Workstation and Google Chrome side by side. When I mistakenly think that Chrome has the focus and hit Ctrl-R to refresh the page, the VM reboots without asking. Is there any way to ...
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VMware Workstation on linux: guest direct access on unmounted drive [/dev/sdX (hfs+)]

Running OS X 10.11 guest on VMware Workstation 12 on Kubuntu Xenial host. I need direct access to unmounted HDD [ /dev/sdX (hfs+) on host] for disk repair operations in VMware OS X 10.11 guest with ...
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VMWare Workstation enableSharedFolders error

I would like to add a shared folder in vmware-workstation, but the vmrun command line is just returning a generic error message. $ vmrun -T ws enableSharedFolders default.vmx Error: There was an ...
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Debian's screen does not fit monitor size on VMware Workstation

I have installed a Debian 8.5 on VMWare Workstation and it works fine. However I cannot have full screen size for the Debian guest in such a way that it fits with the monitor. Though I installed open-...
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vmware windows 7 network driver not installed

I´m using VMWare Workstation 12 Player to install a fresh copy of Windows 7 Professional x64 using my current key, so that I can later upgrade it to Windows 10. I´ve created a fresh VM and installed ...
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redraw troubles with blank windows in VMware, not on physical computers, one specific program

I have a problem with one program. This program runs on a few different computers, one is a virtual machine, VMWare Workstation 12.0.1. On the normal computer the program looks normal. On the VM ...
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Virtualized OSX : Hard drive not appear

Using VMWare Workstation Pro (12.1.1) I already install Mac OSX (El Captain) the same way witout any problem. But now I try to install the latest release the same way. The problem is after select the ...
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Cannot ping second IP on same NIC

So I have decided to get into running a home server running Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 5 (DHCP, DNS and AD DS) in VMWare using a bridged connection to a router without any internet access. ...
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Number of processors to assign to hyper-v guest in vmware workstation

I very confused about how vmware workstation assigns vcpus. I have a lab environment and I am running hyper-v nested inside vmware workstation. I am planning to run 2 virtual machines inside hyper-v ...
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Running ruby from host to VM

I'm running Linux on a Windows host through a VM using VMware workstation 12, however I want to use Ruby from my Windows host, and use the gems that are inside of my Windows host as the gem ...
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Why did my VMWare Workstation instance suddenly lose fullscreen support?

I have been doing web dev work on Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon 64-bit on a VMWare Workstation 12 Pro virtual machine. The default guest additions / VMware tools were installed initially. Each time I ...
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Unable to connect to internet on Vmware workstation 12

I'm having some trouble attempting to access the internet on my Ubuntu VM, with a Windows 7 host. I've done my research and have bridged the network adapters I've also gone onto my host and checked ...
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Windows Server 2012 Arp Tables Show Invalid Ip's

I recently setup a home network so I can practice network administration at home to supplement my knowledge and improve my confidence in my programming career. I have been working out the kinks for ...
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VMware player shared folders on Linux host

I haven't been able to find any shared folder settings on my VMWare Workstation 12 player (non-commercial use only). I tried searching all the documentation online, and it makes so many references to ...
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How do you set the keyboard hook timeout value for VMware Workstation for Windows?

Every time I start VMware Workstation I get a dialog asking to "update the value" of the keyboard hook timeout value. Clicking OK works for that session but checking "Do not show this message again"...
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Vmware Combine Virtual Disks

It looks like when I set-up Vmware I chose the split the Virtual Disk option. Well now I have over 30GB of vmdk files. I do not want to loose my data that I have in the VM, so I do not want to re-...
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Running VM image created by Workstation in Windows in a Linux machine

I have a Windows machine, on which I'm running a VM image using Workstation. I would like to run this VM image on a Linux machine. I know I at least need the Linux version of Workstation. But is the ...
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How would I recover a crashed ubuntu instance running in VMware workstation?

I was running VMware Workstation 11.0 VM on a Windows 10 (64bit) host with Ubuntu 14.04 as guest. Last night my windows crashed and I reset my windows but all new application/software I lost including ...
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vmware uninstall old partition

I installed Vmware Workstation on Windows 10 on a partition named X: I decided to get rid of that partition in order to increase the capacity of the C: drive but forgotten to manually uninstall ...
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can a motherboard give false hdd errors?

I have a crashed system HP dc7700p with windows XP pro, due to a failed hdd. The system could not boot up. There was only one harddisk The error displayed was 1720 Smart Drive detects imminent ...
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VMware Workstation Pro: Is there a feature matrix for Windows guests?

Is there a feature matrix available for VMware Workstation Pro guests? The situation: Have to deploy a virtual environment at a client. They have a valid Windows 7 and Windows 8 license, and they ...
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Why can't I connect to VMWare guest ubuntu via Telnet nor SSH from host?

My host system: Win7(x64) with VMware Workstation 12 VMware Ethernet Network Adapter VMnet1: IPv4: 162.168.86.1 Mask: 255.255.255.0 Gateway: VMware Ethernet Network Adapter VMnet8: ...
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VMware player 12 on Windows 7: (1) missing option (2) installed tools not recognized (3) unable to see cient icons

Installed VMware Workstation Player 12 on Windows 7 64 bit, and have 3 issues: 1) Help says there should be an option to "[] Display scaling" -- but it doesn't exist: One can see the "[]Display ...
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Moved VM Ubuntu from Windows to Mac, no longer able to access shared folder

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 VM running on VMware Workstation 11 under Window 7. I have installed Samba and mounted /var/www/ to be accessible through the network connection to access through the native ...
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Can I connect a virtual machine to an adhoc network hosted on the host machine?

I have created an adhoc network on my laptop, to this network i can connect other computers but the virtual machine won't connect to it and i don't know why, I can't ping the guest machines from the ...
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How to access VMWare guest OS file system from host?

I have a Ubuntu guest OS running on VMWare Workstation 12 on a Windows 10 host machine. Recently the guest OS became unbootable. I have a snapshot from a couple weeks ago, but I wish to recover the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit guest OS kernel panic on start up

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit guest OS running on VMWare Workstation 12 Player on a Windows 10 host. I was running Eclipse for a while recently when it got really slow despite multiple Eclipse ...
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USB-Passthrough with License-Dongle on VMWare Workstation not working

Problem: I received a USB-Dongle for licensing a software product. My goal is to use the software in my virtual machine on VMWare Workstation. (Because i need to access the API of the software in my ...
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Connect to a remote Linux (VMWare) VM using Windows 10

Well it seems like a very simple thing to do but i couldn't find anything online that simply explain how to do this: I have a Desktop PC running Windows 10 which i installed "VMWare Workstation" and ...
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Can't run vmware on windows 10

i have some unknow error when i try run vmware the fitst when i didn't use admin right open vmware will see this error vmware authorization service is not running but when i use admnin run vmware ...
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VmWare WS: Suspending a Win guest with minimal footprint

I have a lot of RAM in my box and I have a server environment under VM which I use for some work once a day, but which takes a lot of RAM while active and takes a lot of time and effort to "warm up". ...
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Troubles with specific app in Bluestacks - tried some alternatives - are there more?

I am having troubles with Bluestacks Android. One specific app is not working, although it works on my phone. Could you tell me if there are better alternatives? I tried: Bluestacks (doesnt work) ...
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VMware shows windows ( ubantu ) loading but do not open

I'm using VMware workstation to run a ubantu based software software . First it was running fine , but suddenly when I open .vmx file and power on the virtual machine , it start to starting fine . But ...
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Trouble writing in mounted Virtual Disk using VMware and Windows 10

I installed Andorid X86 on VMware workstation 12 and dedicated a 8GB virtual disk to it. I know I can't install vmware-tools on it so I was looking for a way to access the files from my host (Windows ...
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How configure Workstation to run on a notebook with 3840x2160 resolution? [duplicate]

I am trying to get Workstation running on a Dell 9550 that has a very high native resolution of 3840x2160. Workstation runs with no apparent problems. However, when I transfer over a VM that has been ...
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No internet on Virtual Windows Server 2008

i am having a problem with internet connection on windows server 2008; So basically what i am trying to do is setup a dns and web server with windows server 2008 which is virtual on vmware workstation ...
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Vmware tools installed but not working on kali linux

I've successfully installed VMwareTools-10.0.5-3228253.tar.gz on Kali Linux rolling release 2016.1 1-I extracted it on desktop in new folder 2-I opened the folder 3-I opened terminal on that folder ...
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VMware Tools Update automatically

My Setup VMWare Workstation 12 Pro Windows Virtual Machines VMware Tools Update is configured to Update Automatically Select the virtual machine and select VM > Settings. On the Options ...
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Copy file between two VMware guest OS

I want to copy a file from Vmware Guest OS (win7 32bit) to another Vmware Guest OS (win7 64bit). But I got the above error. Any solution for this? I used VMware® Workstation 12 Pro.
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Vmware Workstation - Cannot open disks xxxx or one of the snapshot disks it depends on

I'm running Centos7 using Vmware workstation on windows 7 laptop. All was well until I restarted my laptop this morning & my VM started complaining as below The parent virtual disk has been ...
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Windows 10 automatically enabling HyperV role

The subject says it all. For VMWare workstation to work, HyperV role need to be removed. After I have done that, VMWare works. Then after a restart, Windows would automatically turn HyperV on, which ...