A desktop virtualization solution offered by VMware, for Windows and Linux hosts.

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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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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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Difference between 'Custom' and 'LAN Segments' networking options in VMWare 8?

For communicating between VMs, what is the difference between the 'Custom' and 'LAN Segments' networking options in VMWare 8? The documentation is not clear. Does one of them have any advantage ...
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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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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 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 ...
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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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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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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 - 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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VMware workstation windows host shared folders issue

My laptop is a Linux mint powered host and a windows 8 guest via VMware Workstation. Yesterday, I get the bad and stupid idea to upgrade my windows 8 to windows 8.1 final release, using the Installer ...
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Attach network interface to vmware nat (bridge is not working perfectly)

I have a developer computer with two physical network interfaces (NIC A and NIC B). I have VMWare workstation and several virtual machines in VMNet8 (NAT). I would like to connect my notebook to my ...
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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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vmware workstation version 8 impacts win7 host's internet performance

I am seeing strange behavior on 4 different people's desktop machines. All the machines are the same hardware and the problem is the same on all of the machines. When VMware Workstation 8 is running ...
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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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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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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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Copy & paste from linux guest to windows host fails

I am running linux (Gentoo 3.15.5-hardened-r2) as a guest under VMware workstation 9.0.2, the host is Windows 7 Enterprise. My desktop environment in the linux guest ist KDE 4.12.5. I use the ...
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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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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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How do I replace an ISO while installing Linux as a VMWare guest?

Here is a situation I am in an environment where torrents are blocked. I have to create a Cent OS VM 64 bit version of Cent OS. Which comes on 7 CD ISO images ...