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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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VMWare cycle multiple monitors not working

I have a Windows 7 Host with a RHEL 6.8 guest with VMWare tools installed on VM Workstation 10. Whenever I click in full screen cycle monitors to get a two monitor view of my VM, only displays the VM ...
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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 ...
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WMI, VMWare: Wrong ChassisTypes from Win32_SystemEnclosure

On Windows 7 installation on VMWare, following WMI query: Select ChassisTypes from Win32_SystemEnclosure is returning 1 (Other), and not expected value 3 (Desktop). It returns correct type on ...
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VMWare WS 12 - connecting to guest OS via serial port

I installed a virtual image of an appliance. The HW version of the appliance has a serial port for initial configuration, and I'm trying to do the same with the virtual. Following ...
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Can i still get a virus from a virtual machine?

I have set up a virtual machine for virus testing. Is it really safe so my Host pc can't get any virus? I have avast running on my host pc and mbam on my guest. When i download any virus, mbam ...
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Open '*-flat.vmdk' file to restore data

vmWare Worstation 10 suddenly crashed. After trying to reboot the virtual machine next error was shown: "NOT REACHED: d:/build/ob/bora-2844087/bora/lib/disklib/sparseChecker.c:1308". After some ...
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What is the difference between vmWare Workstation and vmWare vSphere?

It may be a dumb question, I already did googling but did not get a clear answer for me: What is the difference between vmWare Workstation and vmWare vSphere? Can vSphere be used instead of ...
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What are the limitations of Vmware Player for Personal Use vs. Pro?

I'm trying to decide between using VirtualBox or Vmware's free (for non commercial user) Workstation Player I can't find out what a "restricted virtual machine" is anywhere. I currently have Vmware ...
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VMware workstation - Internet connection not working on CentOS 6.5

After I configured my VM to use Bridged networking and Installed CentOS on it with a Static IP Addresses, I found my self unable to use Internet connection. I asked a question about Network ...
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How can I use my printer with Windows 10?

I have Windows 10 installed as my main OS, but my printer (Canon LBP-810) is only supported by Windows 7 32bit. Is there a way to get the Win 7 driver to work in Win 10? For example, something like ...
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Can't find exact match in OS type when creating new VM in VMware Workstation

When creating a new VM, I sometimes can't find an exact match for the OS I am installing, usually a Linux. For example I was installing Kali but VMware doesn't have the option so I guess it should be ...
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VMware Workstation 11: how to automatically shut down host computer when Guest OS is shut down?

I've Googled and Googled and tapped out my entire IT network, so here I am. Environment: Windows 7 Pro. as the host computer, Windows XP as the guest OS on VMware Workstation 11. How can I trigger ...
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Remove top taskbar of vmware when i switch to fullscreen

That taskbar in top of the screen really bothers me. i cant see the connection and internet icon for connecting to wireless. furthermore, i cant see the bluetooths icon too. i wonder if if you can ...
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Moving the mouse cursor out of VM stops keyboard input in that VM

I am having issues with input in VMware Workstation Player 12 in windowed mode or on multiple screens. When typing something in the VM and moving mouse cursor out of the VM without clicking on ...
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VMWare workstation VMRUN very slow

System setup: Windows 8.1 Pro (32Gb RAM...oodles of fast HD) running VMWare Workstation 10 Guest machines Windows 2008 R2 and also Windows 7 If I startup the host, launch VMware Workstation and fire ...
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cannot start from BIOS the installation of windows 7 on vmware

I was given an .iso with windows 7 but I cannot install it using vmware workstation player 12. The .iso seems to be correct since I passed it to a usb and started an installation on real hardware ...
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Installed vmware workstation. Now my files on host computer cannot be read

Here is what happened in order. -I installed vmware workstation 10 on my win7 computer. -I managed to install a new win7 in my virtual machine and run it. -I shutdown win7 wm to change some ...
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Does the “Hardware compatibility” setting of VMware Workstation 12 influence guest OS compatibility?

I'm trying VMware Workstation 12 for the first time and when I create a new VM I must select an Hardware compatibility setting which range from Workstation 5.x to Workstation 12.0. Does that setting ...
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X Windows System missing on VMware

I'm trying to install a CentOS-based system called GOautodial on VMware Workstation, and I have an error that shows during installation which is: "init: Id "x" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 ...
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Exclude VMWare adapters from IPConfig list?

I am using VMWare Workstation my laptop. When entering ipconfig in cmd I get all network interfaces. Is there a way to have it so that it only shows me my real network interfaces, without VMWare ...
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Bitnami edx cypress ubuntu server ip address is not browsing in local host browser

I have install vmware workstation 10 and open virtual machine bitnami_edx_cypress -4r02-ubuntu-14.02. In ubuntu typed ifconfig, nothing is come then I changed network adaption as NAT then typed ...
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Vmware workstation shared vms on different directories

I would like to have several virtual machines on vmware workstation which all start automatically with the host but with following restriction: each machine is installed on a different hard drive. ...
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“Install vmware tools” grayed out windows 8.1 guest, Linux host vmware workstation 12

The "install vmware tools" is grayed out in windows 8.1 guest, Linux host vmware workstation 12. I tried the suggestion in this link with no success I have tried starting windows with cd/dvd not ...
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VMware Workstation 12 Pro - Error updating VMware Tools on Ubuntu 14.10

Workstation 12 Pro - 12.1.0 build-3272444 Individual license Guest OS : Ubuntu 14.10 64-bit VMware Tools: 9.6.2.31837 (build-1688356) VM works fine except... Updating VMware Tools, download stage ...
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Disk space usage when shrinking disk in VMware Workstation

Does VMware Workstation require additional temporary disk space when shrinking a disk (for say a temporary shrunk VMDK file) or does it shrink the existing VMDK file in place?
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Convert VMWare VMDK disk to Hyper-V disk

Using Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter cmdlet - ConvertTo-MvmcVirtualHardDisk to convert a VMWare Workstation VM disk to Hyper-V disk. How does the cmdlet handle or how do you specify a source ...
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Getting “Watch Dog Time out” when starting VMWare Workstation

I had installed VMWare Workstation at my windows 8.1 but whenever I am starting the VMWare Workstation I am getting error "Watch Dog Timeout" could please suggest us what to do now. I have 4 GB of ...
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Can't connect to the internet on Win8 in VmWare Fusion 8.1.0

I downloaded Virtual Machine for win8 for VMware fusion from https://dev.windows.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/tools/vms/mac/ I can start the VM on my local computer, however, I can't seem to connect to ...
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How to speed up VMWare shared folders?

What is the best way to setup/optimize shared folders in VMWare for the fasted possible I/O? I'm not, the, only, one who has noticed shared folders are painfully slow. I'm using shared folders for ...
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Wake On Lan for VM

I'm trying to get Wake-On-Lan (WOL) working for my VMs so that we can do some power management at my workplace. Goal Enable direct remote access (RDP) to VM Have WOL wake up VM not via physical ...
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VMware Workstation 12 on Linux host - Transport (VMDB) error -45: Failed to connect to peer process

I installed VMware Workstation on Debian 8.2 with ./VMware-Workstation-Full-12.1.0-3272444.x86_64.bundle and vmware-modconfig --console --install-all installation without errors. I installed ...
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How to re-enable Windows XP Mode support in VMware after Windows 10 upgrade?

After upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10 I was troubled to discover that VMware Workstation Pro (12.1.0 build-3272444) will no longer boot my Windows XP Mode virtual machine. It now says: This ...
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VMware Workstation shared folder takes Fedora disk space

I have a Fedora guest hosted on Windows 8.1 using VMware Workstation 10.0.5. I need to share a large (~30 GB) network drive with the guest vm so that I can do calculations with the data available ...
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CentOS 7/VMware Hang on Boot ([sda] Assuming drive cache: write through)

I am new in Linux. i use CentOS 7 (CentOS-7-x86_64-DVD-1503-01.iso) in VMware workstation 9. Host system is windows 8. i was trying to install the update. when i restart it hang during boot. it show ...