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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 ...
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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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VMWare copy/paste not working, running Windows 8.1 in Ubuntu 14.04

I can't get copy/paste to work in VMWare between my guest and host boxes. My host is Ubuntu 14.04 and VMWare is running Windows 8.1. I'm using VMWare Player version 7.1.2 build-2780323. I've already ...
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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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Mounting VMWare shared folder to second disk [closed]

I was able to mount manually but after restart it disappears. I've tried a few things in /etc/fstab without success. Was not able to mount the folder of the original share at /mnt/hgfs/Downloads nor ...
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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 ...
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ipv6 routing between 2 subnets not working

I'm trying to configure ipv6 routing between machines in the different subnets. Between the machines already configured and works ipv4. I have 2 ipv4 subnets with addresses: 10.0.1.xxx 10.0.2.xxx ...
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What does changing VMware Workstation's BIOS's system time do?

When a vm in VMware Workstation starts booting, you can hit F2 to enter a virtual BIOS. By default, I think the system time is synchronized with the host clock. If you change the system time, what ...
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VMware Workstation Server's service won't start

VMWare workstation has a feature to share VMs. To use this feature VMware Workstation Server should be running, and it should be running by a default installation configuration. However in my case ...
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Consistently high disk usage slowing down computer

I am getting extremely high disk usage on my computer when running my virtual machine which is causing the vm to slow to a crawl. The native OS is Windows 8.1. The vm is Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit running in ...
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How do I use VMWare Player inside an Azure Windows 7 VM?

I'm geting this message from VMWare: "VMware Player and Hyper-V are not compatible. Remove the Hyper-V role from the system before running VMware Player." I'm running a Windows 7 VM on Azure, and I ...
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No internet on VM (server 2008) hosted by a machine with internet access

Not a network expert - I have VM with VM Workstation 8. The host machine has internet but I can't get internet on the VM. Any hints? Put the network setting of the machine on "Bridged" \ "replicate ...
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Synology NAS iSCSI + VMware

I don't know much about this "world", but my intent would be to have my VM storage on the NAS so that I could run those VMs in any computer on the network. Is that possible? I know how to create an ...
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Why does the EPEL Repo fail on a Centos 7 VM on VMWare Workstation 11?

I created a Centos 7 VM on VMware Workstation 11 on a windows 7 host. I am trying to reach the EPEL repo using sudo yum update -y and I get the following error: [root@localhost vagrant]# sudo ...
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VT-x enabled in BIOS, but disabled in Windows 7

I've been running VMWare Workstation 11, with 32 & 64-bit guests just fine but I haven't run in in a few months. I tried starting it up again and I get: Blockquote Binary translation is ...
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VMWare - Windows Update restarts host, guests lose data. Solutions?

They didn't like my question on Server Fault, so I'm asking here. I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate as both the host and the guest under VMWare workstation 11. I try to keep both host and guest running ...
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Add new partition to CentOS file system

I use a CentOS virtual machine on VMWare Workstation. I recently tried to increase the system hard disk memory for CentOS by tweaking the VM settings on VMWare Workstation. After that, I tried to ...
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“The file Specified is not a virtual disk” Vmware Workstation error when PowerOn

I am using vmware workstation 10.0. When I tried to power on one of my virtual machines I got the error "The file specified is not a virtual disk." I had all my files in that virtual machine only, no ...
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separate internet connection for Guest OS

I have 2 internet connections Wifi and Usb Threaded Mobile Internet Connetion host is connected with wifi and GuestOS on VMWare also uses WiFi through NAT. I want to use Mobile internet connection on ...
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How to turn on promiscous mode in vmware?

I was told that in order to turn on promiscous mode in vmware, I need to do this: chmod a+rw /dev/vmnet* However, I am confused that there is an option in the vmfusion preference: Do I need to ...
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Cannot disable logging for VMWare Workstation 11

I can’t prevent VMWare from creating *.log files in virtual machine folder. In previous Workstation 10 I used to change either *.vmx or config.ini file by adding a line: logging = "FALSE" But now, ...
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Bridged VMware cannot detect any physical network adapter

I have installed VMware Workstation 10.0. My PC has 3 network adapters (Bluetooth, Ethernet and Wireless). And i have already installed drivers for it. . But these adapters haven't detected in ...
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Cannot install VMWare tools

I have a Macbook Pro running VMWare Fusion 2 which I use to run Windows XP Pro. For several weeks, the small VMWare Tools icon in the tasktray of the VM had a yellow exclamation point and in the menu, ...
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USB Flash Drive on vmware workstation 10 doesn't appear in removable devices list

As stated in the question, when I connect my USB flash storage devices, the removable devices list won't even show the device in the list. While it does show other USB devices like the USB internet ...
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Hard disk size increased from Vmware manage dialogue but guest fedora says no storage left

I created earlier a guest with 20 GB HDD size and installed fedora on it. Later as it said ran out of storage, I increased the disk size from vmware dialogue to 40 GB. And then increased the ...
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VMware Workstation - Linux/gnome screen saver locking of guest and host

I've got some RHEL6 machines that run VMware Workstation 11 on them. The host and the guest are required to have a screensaver enable after 15min of inactivity that goes to a lock screen. My users ...
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VMware SVGA driver on Windows 95 fails to install

So one day I decided to try out Windows 95 in VMware Workstation (I'm using 11.1.0). I install VMware Tools, however there is an error: This program has performed an illegal operation and will be ...
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Pinch zoom not working in win8 guest os

I have a win 8 os in vmware. pinch zoom not gettting detected. Mine is hp system so installed symantec touchpad driver but still pinch zoom not working. Is there any solution to this.
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airodump-ng mon0 detects ips but doesnt show root@kali:~# so i can proceed [closed]

CH 5 ][ Elapsed: 50 mins ][ 2015-03-29 19:17 BSSID PWR Beacons #Data, #/s CH MB ENC CIPHER AUTH ESSID -47 1579 924 0 1 54e WPA2 CCMP PSK default ...
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How to find out a VMs IP address by using VMWare Workstation? Not ipconfig on VM

I am running a VM on VMWare Workstation. Host is Win8.1 VM is debian. How do I find out the IP address of the VM without using the VM? Means: not entering password into debian and executing ifconfig. ...
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Stop guest VM powering off when switching machines?

I have two machines, both windows. I'm using VM Workstation 11 in one. If I have the VM running on one machine, and I switch to the other one for ~5 minutes, it appears as though the VM powers off. ...
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Unable to get VMware shared folders working in Ubuntu 14.10 guest

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 64-bit in VMWare Workstation 10.0.5 running in Windows 8.1 Enterprise. I installed VMware tools by running the vmware-install.pl script in the terminal, but I am getting an ...
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Cloning VM causes one of the VM drives to write-protect itself

I am creating a "sandbox" development VM for a locked-down work environment. I am working on a baseline VM, enabled as a "template", and then am testing clones to see if they work after deployment. ...
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VMware player disk clean up

I am currently running the free version of VMware player which corresponds to workstation 10. I am trying to figure out how to run the disk clean up utility to free up space on the virtual drive. I am ...
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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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Windows shutdown taking forever after running few virtual machines

I'm often using two or three virtual machines running on a host Windows 7 x64 SP1. After suspending all of them I'm experiencing very long shutdown of a host workstation (ca. 20 mins.). Normally when ...
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The smallest Linux that can support VMWare Workstation and networking [closed]

Setting aside the hardware, this is what I need to do: install the smallest possible Linux, but it can support this three features: Connect to a network using Ethernet Firewall Support VMWare ...