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Why I can't enable shared folders in VMWare?

I can't enable shared folders in VMWare 8. Any selections is gray!! I've tried run as Administrator but it is always GRAY.
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When running virtual machines, is VT-x support or higher clock speed better?

I'm looking at building a new desktop workstation. I will be using VMWare Workstation to run virtual machines, probably only one or two at a time. I am currently deciding on CPU and the options I am ...
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VMware Workstation Performance

awhile ago I upgraded my laptop to Windows 7 x64 from Windows XP 32-bit edition. However not before virtualizing the physical installation and I continue to run it under VMware Workstation today. ...
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Why do I get a My Disney window when installing VMware Workstation?

I'm assuming this is a virus, though my virus checker can't find it. I downloaded the latest VMware Workstation 7 installer. I'm running Windows 7 64bit. I go to install it, and the installer window ...
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Tips for running Windows 95 inside of VMWare Workstation 7?

I have a number of old games I'd like to play which seem to only run well inside of Windows 95. I therefore have endeavored to get a Windows 95 installation running inside of VMWare. However, when I ...
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Vmware: Mouse pointer stops for a sec when changing focus to guest

Host OS: Windows 7 x64 (up2date) Guest OS: Linux Mint xfce LTS (maya) (x64) Vmware Workstation 9.0.3 VMware Tools is installed and seems to work. Problem description: When my mouse pointer moves ...
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VMWARE - I installed vmware tools but cannot find vmware-toolbox

I have a windows host and a linux (ubuntu) guest. Versions: HOST - Windows 7 GUEST - Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS VMWARE TOOLS installed (output from vmware-toolbox-cmd -v): 9.2.0.15626 (build-799703) ...
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Some VMWare images take long to resume from suspension as compare to others

I am using VMWare Workstation 7.x. I have a few Windows Server 2003 images which I use regularly. They all started with the same image and were created by cloning. There is some difference on the ...
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VMware - Startup in Unity Mode

I can't figure out how to get VMware to start up in unity mode. Is this possible? I want the guess OS to startup in unity mode, with selected application(s). I am using VMware workstation on the the ...
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Transfer VM **with snapshots** to another system

I am upgrading to a new system, and I make heavy use of the Vmware Workstation snapshot feature. Every attempt I have made so far to transfer the VMs to my new system result in the loss of all my ...
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How do you disable the hot key for resetting a VMware Workstation virtual machine?

How do you disable the hot key Ctrl+R, which resets the VMware Workstation virtual machine? I'm using SQL Server Management Studio and I'm going for its Ctrl+R hot key, but occasionally I'm instead ...
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How to sandbox a VMWare image as much as possible

The situation: -A corporate environment, with a corporate managed XP desktop (locked down, patched regularly, restricted user rights, no manual install of SW, AV, etc.) The requirement: -Using ...
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Virtual machine GPU passthrough with Windows 7 as host

Is it possible to do that with VMware or VirtualBox? I want to have Windows 7 as a host OS and Windows 7 or Windows 10 as a guest OS. I've seen a few guides, but they all assume I use Linux as a host....
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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 get clipboard working for shared VMs on VMWare Workstation

You can connect to shared VMs running on VMWare Workstation 8 if you configured your VMWare correctly. Host and client are both Windows 7. One disadvantage of shared VMs is: The clipboard feature ...
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VMWare workstation installation error: The MSI '' failed

I am installing on windows 7. The vmware workstation version is 9.0.2-1031769. Installation proceeds as expected until about 70% when it fails with the following error: The MSI '' failed. I have ...
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Windows 8.1 in a VMWare Workstation 10 guest's mouse is missing, but only sometimes

I have VMWare Workstation 10 running on a Windows 7 machine, hosting a k guest OS. Before upgrading to WS 10 I was using version 9, and the Win8 guest OS ran without difficulty or error conditions. ...
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Slow vmware vm with fast brand new laptop

I've just bought a fast core i7 laptop with 16GB of RAM running Windows 8.1. When I run a VMware VM on this computer, the VM is extremely slow. And if I look at the host HD activity during this time, ...
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Does VMware Workstation 7 have a 64bit installer?

I downloaded Workstation 7.0, build 203739 from vmware.com, which says it's for 32bit or 64bit operating systems. When I installed it, it installed automatically to the Program Files(x86) folder of ...
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Trying to run Apache, but VMWare Workstation is blocking port 80

When I run Apache server it shows port 80 is busy because WMware Workstation is blocking it. How can I run Apache?
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VMware Workstation not installing network adapters on Windows 10

I have tried to "Restore Defaults" my network settings many times on VMware Workstation 10.0.3 on my Windows 10 install many times now but it always pauses at installing the adapters and waits for ...
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VM ware error Failed to lock the file, Cannot open the disk 'C:\Users\XXXX Dev.vmdk' or one of the snapshot disks it depends on

I have vmware 9.0 inside my windows 7 , but suddenly my windows 7 shut down due to an error , and it restart again. But when I start my VM I got the following error :- Failed to lock the file Cannot ...
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VMware - Not printing in order

I am using vmware workstation 7. Guest is Windows XP. The host OS is Windows 7. When I queue the printer with multiple documents, the printer doesn't print in order. It seems to print the smaller size ...
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VMWare Workstation 8, Sharing a VM without copying them to “Shared VMs location”

I have a host computer (Win7-64) with three different harddrives. It runs several VMs which are distributed among those harddrives for a better performance. Now with VMWare Workstation 8 it is ...
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What are the CURRENT advantages of the VMware Workstation over the VMware Player? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: VMWare Player vs Workstation There's a question here asking about the same, however, it's answer is outdated and incomplete. I was looking for an answer on the VMWare page, ...
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Virtual Win 7 machine irreparable on reboot (with pending Windows updates)

I have a virtual Windows 7 machine running in VMWare Workstation. Every time I reboot, Windows updates are configured and installed, the boot process fails, and finally the system attempts and fails ...
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Best way to virtualize physical Windows 7 installation in Linux?

Ever since I saw a friend running Windows 7 inside Mac OS X with VMware Fusion, I've been trying to do the same on my laptop, in order to avoid having to reboot every time I have to use a Windows ...
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vmware workstation - How can you boot from CD?

On VMware workstation, when I boot a VM I see a screen appear for booting CD but it doesn't last long. I definitely try hitting F2 when I see it, and i'm a very fast guy, still no luck. How do I do ...
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Automate VMware to switch to full screen VM after host boots

What I want to be able to do is boot up my Windows 7 laptop, have VMware Workstation automatically load and once that's loaded have it automatically boot one particular VM and have it automatically go ...
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Installing Android on VMware Workstation?

As you know , we can install different operating systems into Virtual Machines running under VMware Workstation. Is it possible to install Android(4) on VMware-Workstation 8?
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VMWare to share partition with the host

I need to share the same physical partition with host, so guest and host can use it at the same time. And this disk under guest must appear as local disk and have the same letter as under host. Is it ...
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Linux Virtual machine can't ping Google, while Host can do it

Assumptions: You have a Windows 7 Ultimate as your host. You have a Linux Kali 2 as a VMWare Workstation virtual machine on this host. Your network adapter is bridged on the VMWare(Version 10.0.3). ...
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Windows 10 unity mode

I am running vmware workstation 11 on windows 10, and it seems Unity mode doesn't work. I've tried both Debian (jessie and stretch) with gnome-fallback (metacity), kde, and xfce as well as Ubuntu 15....
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How do I make an AutoHotkey script work in a VMware virtual machine only?

I'm running VMware Workstation 9 on Windows 7 and I wonder how do I make an AutoHotkey script (which does some key remapping) work only when the input is grabbed by a VMware virtual machine?
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Vmware Workstation downloads as a txt file?

I just went to the vmware website because I want to try workstation over virtualbox. I signed up for a workstation trial and clicked download on the 64bit linux version. What downloaded is a 320 ...
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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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Upgrading VM to Windows 10, install fails with Error 0xc1900101 0x20017 Error in phase safe_os

I have a Windows 7 Guest (using VMWare Workstation 9). When I attempt to upgrade to Windows 10, it gives me 2 options - troubleshoot, or power off. After rebooting, it reverts to Windows 7, and ...
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“hard-disk not found” windows XP installation

Installing windows XP Professional 64 bit on a virtual machine using VMware Workstation V9 When installing Windows XP by using the IMG file I have of the XP Installation disk mounted as a CD disk. ...
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How to connect 2 virtual machines(VMWare Workstation 7.0) in a separate network?

There are supposed to be 2 networks: i) The first one is the one which all the virtual machines and the host share(Host-only condition). This one is easily achievable for me, as an amateurish beginner....
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VMWare Virtual Machine Network Adapter will not bridge

I copy VM's between harddrives and it never fails that the network adapter can't pick up an IP address when in Bridge mode. I always have to (ipconfig /release * /renew) to recover. No biggie. This ...
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Has VMWare Workstation become incompatible with VMWare Server?

I have a few VMs created in VMWare Workstation 6.5, which have been upgraded to version 7 compatibility. I can copy them to a PC running VMWare Server 2.0.2, and add them to the inventory of VMs with ...
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Can VMWare Workstation 7.x and Sun VirtualBox 3.1.x co-exist on the same Windows 7 64bit Host together?

Will installing Sun Virtual Box bash or interfere with my VMWare installtion? I don't need to run VMs from both Virtual-Machine software packages at the same time but I do need to run some older ...
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VMWARE - Why can't I find the vmware-tools ISO for linux guest?

In their website vmware claims that if we are "Unable to locate the ISO image for the VMware Tools installation" then we can just download it. I followed the link indicated and I can find ISO's for ...
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Is it better to install VMWare WS on Windows 7 or Windows 8 [closed]

I'd like to run both operating systems, but wondering which is better as the root host. So I could load VMWare Workstation on Windows 7 then load Windows 8 as a virtual machine, or visa versa. Not ...
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VMWare Workstation 8 Disk I/O & Hard Faults

I have VMWare Workstation 8 installed on a host machine with the following specs: Intel i5 2500k CPU 16GB DDR3 1600 ram 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black HD I have two Windows 7 virtual machines ...
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Can I show two different VMWARE VMs, on monitor 1 and 2 on my multi monitor system?

I have VMWare Workstation 7.1, and it has some support for multiple monitors. For example, it can take a single VM and have it show itself on multiple screens (use monitor 1 and 2 both for a single VM)...
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Installing VMWare Workstation on a Mac

I have a license for VMWare Workstation, and have recently switched my main computer to a Mac. VMWare Workstation says it can be installed on Windows and Linux. Is there any way to install it on a ...
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VM won't see network

I have a win7 64bit VM running on Vmware 7 workstation on a host (win7 64bit). The vm was able to see the network just fine, but now it cannot. I was running 6.5.3 and installed vmware 7 then rebuilt ...
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vmWare Workstation - unable to drag and drop or copy and paste

I've setup a CentOS 7 VM on my Windows 7 laptop. In the VM settings I have both boxes checked for "Enable drag and drop" and "Enable copy and paste" and yet I'm still not able to move over even a ...
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How do I bridge my internal wireless card to VMWare Workstation 10 guest and still isolate the host?

My current setup: VMWare Workstation 10.0.3 Host OS is Windows 8.1 x64 Guest VM is Windows 8.1 x64 Host has 1 wired ethernet and 1 internal wireless NIC No antivirus (except windows defender) is ...