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CentOS 7 Guest in VMWare Workstation and sound

I remember that there was a tweak that made the combination "CentOS 6 + VMWare WS 10 + audio" working. Alas, I can't quite recall it. I am now working with CentOS 7 + VMWare WS 10 and out of the box, ...
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Having trouble trying to connect to internet in VMWare

I need some help regarding connecting to internet from VMWare. To start with here's the procedures that i've done Installed VMWare Workstation 10.0.2 on my machine that uses Windows 7 64b. Copied ...
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CentOS 7 hangs after update on Workstation 10 after “[sda] Assume drive cache: write through” line

I recently updated my CentOS 7 VM and it won't pass the following line: [sda] Assume drive cache: write through I tried changing the run level to 3 and run xfs_repair but it still doesn't boot. ...
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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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Synergy and WMware WorkStation

I am using VMware Workstation version 10.0.3 build 18955310, this is used for personnel development. When using synergy both mouse and keyboard inputs are not available within the virtual machine. ...
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Can I install Mac OS in windows through VMware workstation?

Can I install Mac OS in windows through VMware workstation ? I have VMware workstation software. I want to install Mac OS in Windows 7. Can I?
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How to disable keyboard shortcuts info dialog in ubuntu when super key is pressed?

How to disable it please? It behaves buggy when using vmware workstation virtual machines. Randomly appearing on the screen or when minimizing vmware... It would be great if I could disable that ...
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vmware player and hyper-v are not compatible

I have a xenserver virtualized lab and I'm trying to run some vmware esxi.vmx simulations on windows 7 vm and I am getting the error given below while trying to install vm workstation. vmware ...
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How to copy one folder form host to a virtual machine

My machine is a windows 7. I've installed VMWare workstation 10. And on that VMware, the windows 8.1. Now when I want to copy one folder form 7 to that 8.1 (by copy/paste or drag- and-drop) it's ...
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Do I need to shut down before powering off a VM?

Sometimes I'm starting a VM to do a quick test. I start up the VM, do the test and then power off. However, doing this I get the warning Check that you have shut down your guest operating system ...
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Guest VMs unable to ping each other within a custom host-only network in vmware workstation

I have created a custom host only network VMNet2(without dhcp) in VMware workstation and connected my three VMs with this network. But the problem is I cannot ping any VM from any other VM, However I ...
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port forwarding in windows 7 to vmware

I have a windows 7 in a network with ip 10.1.1.74 and I have vmware with centos which it's ip is 192.168.160.129 and has configured as NAT with my local windows 7. I have set up a apache httpd server ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 [duplicate]

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 ...