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Hardware-accelerated 3d in a VM (on Windows 8.1)

Title says it all. I'm interested in playing some games in a VM because I don't want to junk up my Windows installation. What solution, if any, provides good 3d performance for me to achieve this end? ...
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Trouble with use MyPassport HDD on VMware machines on Linux

I have a Western Digital My passport 1 TB with USB 3.0 and when I need to use it on my virtual Windows 7 on VMware 10.0.2 in the Ubuntu 14.04, Windows have error with know mypassport. How can I use ...
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VMware 10 and Linux guest OS: how to change NIC driver from vmxnet3 to vmxnet

Guest OS: Ubuntu 14.04 Host OS: Windows 7 VMware Workstation 10 Problem: vmware tools automatically install vmxnet3 driver, without an option to select nic driver. In .vmx, ethernet0.virtualDev = ...
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an issue with VMWare Workstation 10 and three monitors

I'm having a bit of a problem with using three monitors with VMWare Workstation 10. When only two monitors are enabled in the system I have an option to "Cycle Multiple Monitors", available from the ...
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How to create 2 NAT network types in VMware Workstation 9?

I have a virtual domain network using the VMnet8 (NAT) adapter which simply consists of 2 VM; Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8.I have disabled the DHCP service from the VMnet8 setting due to WIndows ...
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Unable to install VMware-workstation 8.0.0-471780 on windows 8

Hi I am using windows 8(64-bit) and want to install VMware workstation 8. On starting setup file just 4 or 5 seconds later a screen appears with the message like for this setup you have to restart ...
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How to setup VLAN trunk on VMware Workstation guest?

I'm running VMWare Workstation 10 on my Windows 8 home pc. I'm doing a test setup for what later needs to be done on a real server (with ESXi instead of Workstation). The host has two physical NICs: ...
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Sharing internet from Mac to Windows in VMware

I am using Macbook pro and installed VMware with Windows 7. I want to share my internet connection from 3G dongle with Windows.I am having Network adaptor settings to NAT. But its showing ! symbol in ...
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VMWare Workstation - Shared VMs - Mutiple Save Locations

I have been playing about with VMWare Workstation 10, and would like the Host to act like a server, i.e. I would like it to start the guests on start-up and shut the guests down on host shut-down. ...
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My Ubuntu 14.04 LTS doesn't have sound

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on VMware workstation version 10.0.0 on my Windows 7 machine. After installing I figured out that it doesn't have any sound so I checked the sound settings. All items seem to ...
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VMware Host-Only without Host?

The question may seem confusing. I am setting up a malware lab, and would like to create a virtual private network basically between 3 VMs (so I can use tools like inetsim). I am using VMware ...
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VMware Workstation 10 running slow WinXP Pro SP3 32-bit

Just recently jumped onto the VMware bandwagon. Going to be using it mostly for games, especially old ones that don't run well on my host Win7 Ult.Ed 64-bit. I've setup everything and everything ...
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VMWare Workstation - Virtual Network Editor

Is there any way to add and remove Virtual Networks without using the Virtual Network Editor tool in Workstation 10? Eventually I would like to modify these network settings with a script. Is there ...
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Virtual Machine in Windows causes mouse pointer artifacts

I feel like I've seen this problem with multiple virtual machines with Win8 and Win7 on multiple physical machines using VMWare and Visual Studio Tablet Simulator. Once you start using a virtual ...
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VMWare Workstation - vmware-hostd - Anyone know why this is needed and why if I leave VMWare open it uses up 30% of my cpu consistently?

I keep having to end the process even though I may just have the app open with no OS running. I've never had the issue before so not sure what is causing it. I'm on Windows 8.1 if it helps.
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New laptop: what would be more efficient? SSD hard-drive or 16 GB RAM? [closed]

I plan to purchase a new laptop (Dell) and my budget allows me to choose one of the following: SSD hard-drive, 128 GB, for running Windows 8 OS (instead of 500GB hard-drive 5400 RPM) (or) 16 GB RAM ...
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Fix BSOD on Win XP VMWARE Image?

I have a new install of Windows XP in my VMWARE. However, it only runs for a few minutes and then I get BSOD with the following message. STOP: c000021a [Fatal System Error} The Windows SubSystem ...
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Fix blue screen of death on VMware Workstation

I just recently setup a vmware workstation for Windows XP, however it seems about twice per day I get the blue screen of death. Unfortunately I was not able to write down the error displayed in the ...
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How to connect to VMs after the VMware Workstation UI got restarted by Windows?

Every now and then, this happens (part to blame Windows, part to blame VMware): the VMware Workstation 10 UI becomes slow you are busy with something else typing in a document Windows pops-up a ...
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VMWare Workstation CPU Usage hitting 100%

Is there anything I can do to prevent my Vmware Workstation CPU usage from hitting 100%? I only have one program running on it and it's continuously hitting 100% CPU usage, yet it works outside of the ...
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Connect two Guest OS's in VMWare WorkStation 10.0

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 in VMWare WorkStation 10.0 and I want to connect and ping / ssh the another Ubuntu 12.04 which is installed in the same host OS in VMWare WorkStation 10.0 Is it ...
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Disable command bar (top toolbar) in VMWare Workstation Full Screen

Is there any way to enable fullscreen in VMWare Workstation (10.0) but disable the command bar? I know Exclusive Mode does this, but I want to keep Ctrl-Alt-Right to switch VMs. I run tasks that ...
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Resizing physical partition from Virtual Machine

I would like to use a GParted live CD to resize some partition on my laptop. Unfortunately I don't have an USB disk/CD to write the image on. Is there a way to boot gparted on a virtual machine and ...
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Seeding RNG with clock in application running on virtual machines, reliability issues?

How reliable is using the current time to seed random number generators for applications to run inside a virtual machine. The application is not related to security, and the virtual machine settings ...
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Vista hangs during installation on VMWare

I am installing Windows Vista Business x86 (no Service Pack) on VMWare Workstation 10.01, but it never completes the final step (translated it is probably the step "Completing installation..."). I ...
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Split traffic over two nics on Windows 8.1

I'm using vmware workstation 10 on a Windows 8.1 host. I have two physical nics. I want all traffic from my VM to flow over nic #1 and all the host traffic to go over nic #2. I know how to get my vm ...
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Why does VMware VM believe its disk usage is larger than it is?

In VMware Workstation 10 I can go to the VM menu, Manage, "Clean Up Disks..." and then magically, it will reclaim a ton of space. What I don't understand is how the resulting folder for my VM is now ...
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VMware Workstation stability on Linux

I'd like to know if VMware Workstation 10 is running stable under Linux Debian or Ubuntu!? I'm planning to build a new server for visualization purposes to run different VM's like Windows Server. ...
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Connecting IOS XRv to VMnets

My set up is built on Vmware Workstation 10 installed on Windows. I am trying to link my virtual IOS XR machine to the VMnets I need, which are configured on vmware ofc. When I log in the VM, i can't ...
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No internet connection in Virtual Machine on selecting NAT in VMWare workstation

I'm facing this strange problem from yesterday where if I select NAT as the network adapter in VMWare, I'm not getting any internet connection in the VM. I have a requirement where I have to have the ...
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VMware VM with CentOS latest too slow while try to access PHP sites through browser

I have a instance of VMware Workstation 10.0.1 running in my PC. My PC has this configuration: Proccessor: Core i5 3120M Memory: 3992 MB OS: Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit 6.1.7601, Service Pack 1 The ...
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Enabling a bridged NIC in WMWare fails because of pending update

I run a virtual machine under VMWare Workstation 10.0.1 build-1379776, on a Windows 7 Pro 64 bits desktop. The virtual machine having problems is an Endian firewall community edition 2.5.2, although I ...
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With VMware Workstation, how can I SSH from the host to a guest with NAT?

My host is Windows 7 with VMware Workstation 10. I am running an Ubuntu 12.04 guest that is connected to an NAT network. How can I set up the network so that I can SSH from the host to the guest? I ...
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How Do I Access 127.0.0.1 in The Host(win8.1) From VMware(win xp)?

I have windows 8.1 installed and I am running VMware worksation with XP as the guest OS. I am a web developer and I installed a webserver(wampserver/php/apache) on The win 8.1 I can reach to my ...
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Can not control the second virtual machine

I'm in a situation that have two virtual machines, the first machine use physical disk, the second is not. The problem is that the first VM require privileges to access the physical disk, I don't know ...
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Why my computer restarts when i run DOS in VMWare? [closed]

I am installed VMWare Workstation 9 in my laptop(MSI S30: with 4GB RAM) I copied a VM with MS DOS 7 operation system from another system's VMWare(with same version) to my laptop. then When I run that ...
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VMWare Workstation high CPU - vmware-vmx.exe to virtual machine mapping

I am running several virtual machines (around 7 or so) inside VMWare Workstation on a Windows host. In the Windows Task Manager, I see there is a vmware-vmx.exe process created for every virtual ...
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Vmware Workstation messed up USB 3.0

I installed VMware workstation 9 on my Windows 7 Home premium machine. For making USB ports work in guest OS (Ubuntu), I installed VMware tools. Since then my USB 3.0 stopped working in both host ...
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What is a guest OS in VMWare player and how do I enable auto-login for Ubuntu?

Problem: I want to enable autologin for my Ubuntu 13.10 that I'm running in VMWare player. But it does not allow me because the "guest OS does not support it". What is a guest OS? How can I make ...
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How do I make the Samba work after editing its configuration?

I need some help regarding Samba in Ubuntu (Where Ubuntu is installed in VMWare Workstation 8). I followed a video tutorial. Here are the things I did: First, I installed Samba using this: sudo ...
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How do I automatically transfer files from Ubuntu (in VMWare) to Windows?

I am planning to transfer files automatically (by automatically, I mean without trigger from the user) from my Ubuntu (in VMWare Workstation 8) to Windows (not the VMWare's host so I can't use sharing ...
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Unable to launch OS X Mountain Lion VM on VMWare

I have OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3 which was running fine up till yesterday. But today, when I tried to launch the same via VMWare Workstation, it is not going past the Apple Logo with activity ...
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Expand VMDK that is not in a snapshotted VM

So I had this VM that decided that it preferred the bitbucket after a BSOD due to a power outage (this is my personal workstation). Thankfully, I had a clone to work from so not all was lost, but ...
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Virtual machine freezes in VMware Workstation 10

I'm having an issue where 1 of my VM's is freezing constantly inside VMware. It's not always the same one and it doesn't seem to be related to the programs I'm running inside it. I use the VM's to ...
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Shared folders in VMware workstation

In VMware workstation is there a way to share an already existing folder in a guest operating system, with the host operating system? I tried following these instructions but they seem to be written ...
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AMD-V on MSI A75 Motherboard with AMD A8-3850 APU in BIOS

Actually I want to run VMware on my Windows 8.1 PC but it says error that only AMD-V supports virtualization. But I am Unable to See/Use AMD-V on MSI A75 Motherboard with AMD A8-3850 APU in BIOS ...
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Cannot ping guestOS(XP) from hostOS(Debian 7) in a host-only network, VMWare Workstation

I have VMWare Workstation 8 installed on a machine with Debian7 which is not connected to any network nor to internet. As I understood when reading VMWare documentation, on the Virtual Network Editor ...
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Unable to SSH to my virtual machine via Windows Power Shell ISE

I have a Linux VM guest running in my vmWare host that I want to access using Windows PowerShell ISE. I normally can SSH to my VM, but I cannot with Windows PowerShell ISE. When I try to do SSH to my ...
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Unable to SSH to my virtual machine via Windows Power Shell ISE

Well, I have a Linux virtual machine running in my vmWare. And I would actually love to use my Linux in Windows Power Shell. So I usually use it by doing an SSH to my VM. Recently I came across the ...
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Why can't I ssh or access web server on second vm running on vmware workstation 9?

I have a Windows 7 laptop with VMWare Workstation 9 installed. I use Workstation to run two RHEL6 VMs. I can ssh to my first VM from my laptop no problem, but the only way I can ssh to my second VM ...