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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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Keep VMWare from auto-closing my virtual machine

I have a VMWare VM running off of a external hard drive. Works great and I have no problems with the set up. What keeps annoying me is that after about 20 minutes of inactivity the VM automatically ...
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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Possible Duplicate: VMWare Player vs Workstation There's a question here asking about the same, however, it's answer is outdated and incomplete.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 ...
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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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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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How to reinstall the host-only network adapter in VMware 7

I've this problem when I want to use "Host only" network adapter in VM-Ware 7.0 this is the error message: The host-only adapter driver does not seem to be running. If you have not rebooted ...
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Connect virtual machine to host via IEEE1394, USB or Serial Port?

I have a host machine (Laptop, Win 7 Home Premium x64) running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on VMWare Workstation 9. I've got this system set up for UMDF driver development, because I need a target machine ...
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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 ...
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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 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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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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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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How do you disable the hot key for resetting a VMware Workstation virtual machine [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Change or Disable Hot-Key for VMWare Player? How do you disable the hot key CTRL+R which resets the Vmware Workstation virtual machine? I'm using SQL Server ...
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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 ...
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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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How many virtual processors or cores should I assign to my Guest OS?

I've just received an upgraded Host machine, and am looking to push some of those advances to my workstations Guest OS(s). In particular, I used to have a single processor, with 2 cores, so my Guest ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Force Exclusive Mode in VMware Workstation9?

Is there any way to force exclusive mode in vmware workstation 9? I hate always having to choose it in the toolbar.
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Windows 8 does not recognize VMware Usb Device

I installed windows 8 a few hours ago. Then I installed vmware 9 workstation. Windows 8 gives a warning 'usb device not recognized or is defective'. There is yellow exclamation on vmware usb device ...
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Show CPU and memory usage of multiple VMs with VMWare workstation

I'm using VMWare Workstation 7.1.2 on Windows7 with an Intel dualcore E8400. I'm currently running three hosts, all windows XP, and my host's CPU usage is very high; often hitting 100% for a few ...
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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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Virtual Machines - VMWare user switching to Microsoft

I am used to using VMWare Workstation - and have been very happy with it. I have been using it for sandboxing programming environments and testing. I am now in an environment where we must use ...
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Multiple web servers behind one public IP

Long time reader first time poster (he he). So here's my dilemma. I'm hosting 3 sites at home for some friends, nothing big, all just wordpress sites. Running them in VMWare Workstation. Got a ton 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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Why can a VM only have three virtual IDE disks at most in VMware Workstation?

I found I can only add three virtual disks to a guest in a VMware Workstation VM. When I tried to add the fourth disk, the IDE option is disabled automatically. Does anyone know why?
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Do I really need to reboot my host machine to restore net' connectivity to my VMware machines?

I'm running VMware Workstation 6.54 on a Windows 7 host (64-bit). Whenever the host loses network connectivity the VMs never get their connection back until I reboot the machine (which I have to do ...
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Visual Studio 2012 unresponsive in Windows 8

After installation of Visual Studio 2012 in Windows 8 VM via VMware Workstation 8, I am getting this message while launching, VS 2012 have become unresponsive although I am able work it after some ...
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What is the Microsoft equivalent of VMWare Workstation?

What is the Microsoft equivalent of VMWare Workstation? I.e. what is their workstation/desktop tool to run virtual machines? I use VMWare workstation extensively, but have a lot of .VHD file images, ...
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VMWare Workstation can't read CD/DVD drive

A fresh install of VMWare Workstation 7 (7.1.1 build 282343) on Windows 7 64 bit. When I try to read a CD/DVD from a guest (either to install a fresh guest or to read a CD within an existing VM I get ...
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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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VMWare Workstation: How to access the virtual disk from the host system?

I would like to access the disk of a VM from host or even better from LAN. The VM runs a Windows XP. The easiest way would be an access to the c$ share. Peace, Ice Update: Upon the several answers ...
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Hot Copy a vmware virtual machine

I'm running workstation 7.1.3 and I was wondering if there was any way to copy a virtual machine while it's running. Can you just copy the files on the file system while it's running or are there ...
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Performance Gains with Compacting Virtual Disks in VMware Workstation

I'm using VMware Workstation 7. Are there any performance gains or losses to be had by compacting a virtual disk, or is it strictly a file size gain? If there are any differences with performances, ...
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VMware guest eats 100% cpu

I have a Windows 7 x64 guest that acts very strange - the VM is very slow and taskmgr will consume 50% (with 2 cores) or up to 99% (single) of the CPU when everything else is idle. Host is Windows 7 ...
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Can I get VM windows outside the VMWare workstation window?

I have an XP VM in VMWare Workstation 6.5. I think read somewhere that its possible to drag windows that belong to programs running on the VM outside the VMWare window, so they act like normal ...
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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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Uninstall VMware Workstation v8.04 completely from Windows 7

I wanted to uninstall VMware Workstation v8.04 from my Windows 7 64-bit machine. I could not do that from Control Panel. I received "The MSI failed" error like this: ...
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How to increase VMware Workstation 8 performance?

I want to add temporary files to /dev/shm with my VMware but I found this hack to improve the perfomance of the vm: mount -t tmpfs -o size=5G,nr_inodes=5k,mode=700 tmpfs /disk2/tmpfs But I don't ...
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Installing USB device on VMware Workstation Machine

I need to install a USB device (Web Camera and a Flatbed Scanner) on my virtual machine (Windows XP SP3) running in VMware Workstation. These devices are already installed on my host machine (also ...
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VM's, virtual networks and my home network

I want to create a small lab of VM's to test out networking with. I have two PC's running VMWare and I need the VM's on these two PC's to be connected to their own LAN. I am planning on bridging the ...