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How do I turn off tabs in VMware Workstation?

In VMware Workstation, tabs take up a lot of vertical space which could be better dedicated to the VM. How can I trim the UI components of VMware Workstation?
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How to access Mysql installed in windows host from ubuntu guest?

I am running Ubuntu as a guest on a Windows 7 host machine. I am using VMware Workstation to run the guests. I have installed MySQL on the host. I want to access this MySQL database from my Ubuntu ...
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Installing RHEL 6 in VMware Workstation VM

Easy problem to replicate: Create new VM using VMware Workstation (v7.1) Use typical install from ISO rhel-server-6.0-x86_64-dvd_1.iso and accept all defaults Get VMware error: "Could not prepare ...
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How to copy only VM changes in VMware to another physical machine

How can I use VMware Workstation to copy only changes to a VM to another physical machine, rather than recopying the entire VM every time? Can I just copy the snapshot files, if the second physical ...
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How do I convert a Virtualbox drive to VMware drive?

I have a Virtualbox drive that I'd like to convert to a VMware drive. The problem is that my disk size is dynamic, meaning that the maximal size is 2 TB! I don't have enough disk space to convert the ...
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How to access VMWare guest OS file system from host?

I have a Ubuntu guest OS running on VMWare Workstation 12 on a Windows 10 host machine. Recently the guest OS became unbootable. I have a snapshot from a couple weeks ago, but I wish to recover the ...
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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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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 Workstation 10.0.5 MSI failed

I am upgrading to VMware Workstation 10.0.5 from 10.0.4. The upgrade process has removed 10.0.4, however when trying to install 10.0.5, I get an error: The MSI 'C:\Users\Ethan\AppData\Local\Temp\...
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VMware - Windows 7 Change System Manufacturer and System Model

For a Windows 7 VMware Virtual Machine (VMware Workstation), I'd like to change the "System Manufacturer" and "Model". I've tried modifying the registry, but the values always return to the default ...
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VMware workstation occasionaly can't use all my physically memory?

My VMware workstation occasionally gives me "not enough physical memory available to start this VM" when I have 2-3GB assigned to my VM and in my preferences I have 6GB ram for all my VMs and my ...
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How to share VPN established in VMware guest VM with host

Is there a way to share a VPN connection which is established in a VMware guest running Windows 7 with the host running Ubuntu 14.04? I tried NAT and Bridge, but I cannot seem to access VPN endpoints ...
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VMWare Workstation Stretch Guest disabled

I have Windows 8.1 Pro, in which VMWare Workstation 10.03 is installed. The guest system I use there is Ubuntu 14.04. VMWare tools are installed on the Guest System and I ofen use shared folders with ...
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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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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 click to switch VMs. I run tasks that ...
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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 VM as router for windows host

Goal - use virtual machine as router/firewall for host VM is running on. I created VMWare VM and installed pfSense. Configured two network adapters for WAN (bridged, VMNet0) and LAN (host-only, ...
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Mouse and keyboard is not working in VMware

I installed Mac OS X in VMware. With that setup, Mac's mouse as well as keyboard is not working in VMware. How do I get my mouse and keyboard working?
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tagged (802.1q) traffic and vmware workstation on linux

I am trying to bridge vmware workstation's VM NIC to tap interface on host that includes 802.1q/tagged (vlan) traffic. Somehow vmware bridging strips 802.1q header and all traffic gets to VM untagged. ...
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Can you run a virtual machine created in VMware Workstation 1.0 in the latest version (9.0)?

If you have a virtual machine which was created with the very first version of VMware Workstation back in 1999, is it still possible to run this machine in the latest release of VMware Workstation (...
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VMWare kernel module updater fails

I'm trying to launch VMWare workstation on ubuntu 12.04 LTS. When i launch it, it says "Before you can run VMware, several modules must be compiled and loaded into the running kernel", if i hit ...
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VMWare Converter FAILED: Unable to find the system volume

I'm trying to convert a physical Windows XP Professional computer into a VM using VMWare vCenter Converter Standalone 5.0.1. When the process completed, I had the following output: Conversion status:...
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Every time i run Vmware i get this error; Error While powering on: The VMware Authorization Service is not running

Error While powering on: The VMware Authorization Service is not running. To fix this error i go to: "Start / Control Panel / Administrative Tools / Services, clicked on VMware Authorization Service ...
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Can I have a VM on two networks, one host only and one NAT?

I am using VMWare Workstation 9. My host OS is Windows 7 Enterprise and my guest OS is Windows Server 2008 R2. I understand the three basic types of networking available to a guest OS: bridged, NAT, ...
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Dual monitors on vmware workstation in OSX

Anyone know or have gotten multiple monitors to work on vmware workstation running the OSX operating system? I cannot find anyone that has accomplished this and I am wondering if this will be ...
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Uninstall VM Workstation 9.0 in Ubuntu 12.10

I can't uninstall VM from my PC. I run from the command line sudo vmware-installer --uninstall-product vmware-workstation but the installer shows me this message vmware installer could not shut ...
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VMWare: Can't copy text from Ubuntu 12.04 guest to Windows7 host

I've got Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit) running as a guest under VMWare 8.0.4 build-744019. The host is Windows7 sp1 (64-bit). I can copy text from Ubuntu into Windows, but not back. VMWare tools is installed ...
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In VMWare Workstation 8, can I print from DOS guest to Windows 7 host's XPS Writer or similar soft printer?

VMWare insists on connecting virtual printer in guest to the serial port and naturally nothing works. Windows allows assigning legacy LPT1 port but it exposed only to DOS on the host and VMWare ...
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The performance overhead of VMware Workstation for scientific computing [closed]

I'm trying to understand the feasibility of running CPU-bound scientific programs in a VMware virtual machine, specifically a Linux guest in a Windows host. What sort of performance overhead should I ...
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Should I redefine the VMWare virtual NIC's as endpoint devices to bypass Windows Firewall?

I have VMWare Workstation 8 on Windows 7. I am an applications developer and I need to start developing and testing an integration between enterprise systems. I want to run two virtual machines, one ...
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How to use UUID for Physical Drives When Bypassing Host: VMWare Workstation on Win7

I have a Linux guest on a Win7 VMWare Workstation host. I route physical drives from the host directly into the VM. I've noticed in the vmdk for these disks that the mapping in the vmdk to a physical ...
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How do I configure multiple guests in a virtual network

I am using VMWare Workstation 7 and I have 2 guest OS's installed, Windows Server 2003 configured as an Active Directory Domain Controller with RAS (NAT), DNS and DHCP installed. The first guest has ...
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Getting VPN to work from Virtual PC

Setup: Host is running Windows7. Virtual PC is a Windows Server 2008 running under VMWare workstation 6.5. From the Host I have a VPN to e.g. TFS and other resources. From the VPC I need to connect ...
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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 Workstation wont let me add memory

When I attempt to edit the memory setting for my Windows XP virtual machine, The box is greyed out and I cannot make any changes. This is also true of attempting to move the slider. Any suggestions? ...
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Why is my Windows 8 virtual machine not using my NVIDIA card?

I have a Dell XPS with an NVIDIA GT540 card and it's with Optimus. The main OS is Windows 7. I have installed Windows 8 inside VMware Workstation 8, and it works very slowly. Inside NVIDIA Control ...
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VMWare Pre-Allocated vs. Growable, which is faster?

In an effort to increase speed in my Vmware setup, I was thinking about converting a Windows XP Guest 32 bit I have from growable to pre-allocated, I'm currently running VMWare Workstation 7 with ...
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Hardware virtualization with vmware

Is there a way to enable hardware virtualization for VMWare on Windows 7 if the CPU doesn't support this?
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What is the download location for Ubuntu 9.10 64bit for Intel i7 processors

When I go to the ubuntu website - it says the ISO is for AMD 64. I have intel 64-bit. I tried this page : http://www.ubuntu.com/GetUbuntu/download - and selected 64-bit - the downloaded ISO had "...
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Is it safe to replace a folder with a partition mounted to that folder n Windows 7?

I know most programs won't notice the difference, but is it true for e.g. virtualization software like VMware? I'll give you an example: Let's say my virtual machines are in C:\_VM\ My C: space ...
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What disk do virtual machines use in VMWare workstation?

I use VMWare Workstation and keep my virtual machines on a separate physical disk, not my boot drive. Does this mean that the VM's IO will be against that disk when it is running?
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thinkpad middle click in a VMWare doesn't work (guest: Ubuntu and host: windows 7)

problem: when i try to paste with middle click, the middle mouse button is ignored. in other cases middle click is also ignored. my set up: VMWare workstation 7.1.3 Host: windows 7 64-bit Guest:...
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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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Installing a non-default mouse driver in VMWare Workstation

VMWare Tools installs a generic "VMWare Pointing Device", and seems to "force" the guest to use that driver for the mouse. When I install the specialized drivers for the mouse in the guest, it can't ...
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how to import existing VM in vmware workstation 8 inventory

I like to add existing vmware (player) virtual machines to the vmware workstation 8 inventory on linux. When I create a new virtual machine, it is stored in /var/lib/vmware/Shared VMs/. But copying ...
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Virtual Machines on Separate Hard Drive

I'm trying to optimize my virtual machines, so I placed my virtual machines on a separate hard drive. My question is this: Do I also need to put the program installation (VMWare Workstation in my ...
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Commands see files, bash doesn't

This is a really odd bug I can't seem to figure it out. Basically, commands like ls can see all the files in the current directory, however when I go to execute the file it will give errors like "...
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VMware Workstation: suspend all virtual machines with vmrun

I know I can suspend a given VMware virtual machine on the command line with: vmrun suspend /path/to/virtual_machine_file.vmx Is there any way to suspend all virtual machines at once using vmrun? ...
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Why is VMWare Workstation so slow on Linux?

I'm using Fedora Core 12 quad-core Linux box. However, when I run VMWare Workstation (running a single virtual XP box, running nothing) it slows to a crawl. The load average jumps from 0.11 to 4 or ...
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VMware Workstation keyboard shortcut?

When working in full screen mode, I'd like a way to quickly switch between host and VM using a toggle key. How can I do this? Thanks.