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How to allocate unallocated disk space for Vmware VM

In virtual machine Windows sees disk space is 40Gb but on host VM files are actually 23Gb. Is there a way I can allocate this unallocated space after creating VM obviously? Host and Guest are ...
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Use 2 NICs to separate host from guest VM traffic in vmware

I am using VMware Workstation 12 on a Windows 10 host with two wired nics connected to the same switch. I want my guest VMs to use NAT through nic1 and the host to use nic2. No network traffic from ...
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What is the difference between a Java virtual machine and a VMWare VM?

I know that they are both called 'virtual machines', but what is the exact difference?
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VMware services not triggered on by starting the application

I have VMware Station 10 installed on Windows 10 64 bit. I am setting all the VMware services to Manual as I want to speed up my system bootup. I was expecting when I start VMware itself, the services ...
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Accessing VMware Virtual Machine through SSH

I want to connect to my VMware Kali Linux VM through SSH. Open-SSH server and client is already installed and here are my current VM settings: I am running VMware Workstation. Here is what is ...
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In VMware Workstation on Linux, how can I quickly switch between fullscreened VMs?

On OS-X users seem to be able to swipe the touchpad to switch between fullscreen VMs. Is there a keyboard shortcut for Linux or anything similar? The closest I can get is using the tab bar that drops ...
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How to transfer file from Windows95 in VMWare to Host OS?

How can I transfer files from Virtual Windows 95 to Host (Windows 10) ? I tried many things: Enable copy and paste in Guest Isolation Enable shared folders option but it isn't supported in Windows ...
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Get VMWare session on local pc to use same ip range?

Trying to get vm instance of sql server 2008 in vm workstation to use the same ip range as the host. My PC is using 192.168.1.6 and my virtual machine is using 192.168.199.128 so it doest show up in ...
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Why do I see a tiny number in the corner of VMware Workstation?

In the corner of VMware Workstation, I see a tiny, inexplicable, unclickable, un-Googlable number. It appears on top of everything. I think it used to be a 1, now it's a 2. What's up with this number?...
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Error Code-0x8007025D :For Windows server 2008 R2 Installation in VMWARE

I am installing Windows server 2008 r2 using ISO file in VMware and came across this error code : 0x8007025D Can any one help me in solving this issue
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Cannot Install Centos 7 on Lenovo g510, i3 4th generation

I've been trying to install Centos 7 x64 guest on host Win 7(x64) on VMware Workstation pro 12. 8 Gb total physical memory. I get two errors randomly while different attempts of installing the Centos: ...
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Unable to setup Network on VMware/ VirtualBox

Host system is windows 8.1. So i install Redhat Linux 5.11 on VMware and VirtualBox. And assign bridged network connection but it is not able to ping the gateway. So in VMware 11.0 Virtual Network ...
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Could not detect the operating system in disc image of kali linux

I am trying to create a virtual machine using VMware Workstation 12. When i am choosing iso image during installation it do not detect the operating system.
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Autofit Guest in Workstation 12 Player

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit Host O/S. (the "Host") Windows XP Home 32-bit Guest O/S (Latest VMWare Tools installed) (the "Guest") I have been unable to activate Autofit Guest inside the Guest. My goal is ...
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VMware: How to Reset a Hung Guest

Say, something goes wrong with a guest. It hangs, or you lose power, basically it just is not working any longer. The workstation does not even allow you to start this guest any longer. How would one ...
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I can't find flash memory in Disk Utility

I installed VMWare Workstaion 12 on Windows 8.1 ,I created Mac OS X 10.8 on the VMWare ,now I pluging a USB flash drive and vmware can recognize that but I can't find that in Disk Utility on Mac OSX.I ...
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VMware Workstation Server 12 shared virtual machines not working

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 and VMware Workstation Server 12, in Workstation Server 11, shared VMs worked fine out of the box but in this new version it just doesn't work, I can login to the ...
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Connectin host and virtual machine in VMware

I have host Win 8 that runs WinXP VMWare machine. I would like to have easy copy files from one machine to another using network. I have default networking params in my WinXP machine. Unfortunately ...
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VRAM in workstation 11 only 64MB

I have a host computer which is Windows 8.1 and contains a 3GB nVidia graphics card. Inside of VMware I am running Windows 7. I have installed VMware tools, but the dedicated video memory is showing ...
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Take snapshot when powering off

I am using my banking software in a VM and it's critical that I take a snapshot when shutting down the virtual PC. This worked fine in VMWare 10, but in VMWare 12 I get the warning Value "...
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Pass through secondary gpu

I have 2 graphics cards (and integrated graphics, total 3 gpu's) installed and want to pass through one graphics card (GT220). My host system is Win10 PRO and guest is Xubuntu 14.04.3. I have both ...
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VMWARE Network Configuration

and thank your help in advance. I am trying to setup a virtual environment in which i need to create 5 virtual machines running ubuntu and i need them to be able to see each other in the network as ...
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Why don't I have permission to my own VMs in vmware workstation?

Starting today, as soon as I tried to open any of my VMs, I get this error: VMware Workstation cannot connect to the virtual machine. Make sure you have rights to run the program, access all ...
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Can I install OS X in VMware Workstation 12 from a dmg image?

I'd like to know if it's possible to mount OS X (10.10.x or 10.11) on a Virtual Machine under VMWare Workstation 12 Pro from the original dmg image? If it is possible: What is the process for ...
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vmware screen is too small for install

I am using vmware 9.0.4 and I have a strange problem. I am trying to install CentOS7.1 as a guest OS. When I come to the screen manual partitioning the lower part of the screen is unavailable because ...
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Virtual web server on VMWare no longer works on Windows 10

I have VMWare Workstation set up with an Ubuntu LAMP server. I set up my hosts file so that I can connect to it with a special url. I set it up so I could use it as a virtual web server and test out ...
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Wallpaper isn't full screen on Ubuntu in VMware

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 in VMware Workstation on Windows 8.1. Each time I log on, the wallpaper only covers the top left of the screen (please see the screenshot). To resolve the issue, I swap the ...
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VMWare - why can my Virtual Machine access the internet even though it's connected to its own VMNet?

I have two virtual machines, one windows XP and another Ubuntu both connected to the virtual network VMnet2. I want them only to be able to communicate with one another and not any external network ...
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accessing VMs from a remote machine

SET UP: I have a Windows desktop. ip (1x.1x.1x.1x). On that windows PC I have couple of Ubuntu servers (2x.2x.2x.2x,3x.3x.3x.3x,4x.4x.4x.4x) deployed and running on VMWare (workstation). For the ...
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Connect to host port 22 connection refused from Ubuntu to Kali via SSH in VMware

I have a PC running Kali Linux and a laptop running Ubuntu on VMWare. They are both on the same network. When I am trying to connect from Ubuntu to Kali via SSH I get the error port 22 connection ...
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Kali Linux 2 and VMware workstation 12

I'm having problem Installing and running Kali Linux 2 on VMware workstation 12. when I first try to boot the ISO file in order to install it on a VM it doesn't do anything and just shows a black ...
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Not able to ping Ubuntu VM from host deployed using NAT

I have Windows 7 as a host operating system and have created a Ubuntu VM using NAT Network configuration. IP Address of VM is 192.168.182.134. However when I am trying to ping it using command from ...
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Windows VM: No permissions when accessing a shared drive through symlink

I have shared a folder on my host machine (Windows 8) with the permissions set to Read-only. In VMWare Workstation 8, I've enabled shared folders and pointed my shared folder to a network drive on my ...
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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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VMware Workstation's “Edit/Paste” uses the wrong keyboard layout

I'm using VMware workstation on Windows 8.1 to run a Debian machine. Since I have an French keyboard, I've changed the layout in the guest to azerty: sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration &...
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how do I connect windows xp and windows 7 virtual machines to wifi

I managed to get windows 7 and windows xp up and running on a virtual machine. I want to link them to my alfa adapter, like kali linux. I don't think I have the drivers installed on either vm. Is ...
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How do I supress the vmware tools reboot when doing an unattended installation?

I'm setting up a VMware machine factory using packer for my own development. I'm trying to install the VMware guest tools in the middle of this, but every time I try, the system reboots. The factory ...
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VMWare workstation 11 on Windows 10 with Radeon 290 dual screen bad performance

I discovered a strange behavior in VMWare workstation since upgrading to Windows 10. My Radeon 290 goes to 2D clocks (300 MHz) and remains there. If I set a guest to full screen the desktop experience ...
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Migrating VMs in VMware Player to VMware Workstation

Is there a way to migrate the VMs created in VMware Player to VMware Workstation ? My PC had VMware Player previously on my personal laptop, and I have 3 VMs created. I recently installed VMware ...
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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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Internet not working in Virtual machine (Ubuntu 14.10 ) running on windows 10 host

I was using windows 8.1 and had installed VMWare Workstation 11.0 on it. I installed Ubuntu 11.10 in it. Internet was working fine then. I am connected on my host m/c via Wifi. I then updated to ...
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unable to install vmware tools on kali

When I try to install VMWare Tools on VMWare workstation, my kali guest freezes up. It never finishes installing. When I try these links it freezes midway through the steps on each of these links: ...
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Upgrading Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 inside a VMware guest

Now I know one can tell Windows to check for the upgrade eligibility and all. That's not my problem. Yet, I'd like to move to Windows 10 with a (VMware 10 virtual hardware level) guest (running on ...
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Does VMWare workstation 10 support VT-X passthrough and if so, how can I enable it? [closed]

I want to run Cuckoo inside a VMWare Workstation virtual machine together with Virtual Box (also running within a virtual machine). Is there a way to enable VT-X passthrough so Virtual Box can also ...
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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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Access files in virtual machine from virtual disk files?

I was using vmware workstation, but I don't have a valid key anymore. I have files and data in there that I need and would prefer not to pay $250 to get a new license. Is there a way to access my vm ...
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I want to know the date when i installed hyper-v

because i want to restore my pc as i can't remove hyper-v in windows 8.1 pro i have tried by disabling from windows features ---did not work using dism from cmd as admin ...
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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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Configuring VMWare DHCP Server to provide static IP

I am on Windows 8.1, VMware Workstation. I read many articles about assigning static IPs to guest OSs, which ask to modify the vmnetdhcp.conf file. However I have some doubts. (I have guest OSs ...
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Getting best performance out of a virtual machine

Host Machine: Windows 8.1 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4700HQ CPU @ 2.40GHz 2.40 GHz RAM: 24GB System Type: 64 bit OS, x84 processor What I've been running as a virtual machine Windows 7 12GB Memory 2 ...