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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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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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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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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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VMWare Workstation VM Windows with static IP has no Internet Access

I've looked for answers first because it is probably basic e.g. http://serverfault.com/questions/220539/cannot-using-internet-in-vmware problem: on my vmware client machine (windows server 2008R2) I ...
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I wanted to uninstall VMware Workstation v7.1.0.12398 from my Windows 7 64-bit machine [closed]

I wanted to uninstall VMware Workstation v7.1.0.12398 from my Windows 7 64-bit machine. I could not do that from Control Panel. I received "Bad Arguments for : C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware ...
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Recovering vmware snapshot missing in snapshot mgr

On my SharePoint development VM I have a snapshot missing in snapshot manager but the files are still in the folder. Is there a way to get that snapshot back? Even at the cost of losing the other two ...
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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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VMware Installation Error

I recently installed Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate. I wanted to install VMware Workstation 10.0.1 and it won't install. After clicking install it pop's up a dialog box of error, seen below.
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Running an XP install on a physical disk on vmware

I have a solution I need to solve using XP, I have VMWare Workstation on my Win7 laptop - can I use an external hard disk that has an XP install on it, rather than having to install XP on a vmx ? I ...
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Multiple Server 2012 guest OS in VMWare Workstation 10 with Bridged Networking

I cant seem to be able to find out any details on this specifically. Am I able to create multiple guest OS in wmare workstation 10 and connect them all directly to the host network via bridged ...
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Why can't I change the subnet IP address in the Virtual Network Editor in VMware Workstation?

In the Virtual Network Editor in VMware Workstation (version 9.0.0 build-812388), I want to change the subnet IP address or one of my host-only virtual networks from 192.168.203.0 to 192.168.124.0 ...
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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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could not find component on update server. contact vmware support or your system administrator mac os

I am getting this while mac os is loading and it will be loading itself could not find component on update server. contact vmware support or your system administrator mac os VMware details: VMware ...
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Mac OS 10.8.3 Lion vmware virtual machine doesn't detects darwin.iso file to install VmTools?

I just installed MacOS 10.8.3 Lion in a vmware virtual machine, and I want to install Xcode but when I get to the CD/DVD IDE settings and select the darwin.iso file to install vmTools and click ...
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Virtual Machine can't connect to internet

The VM is running server 2008 and is set up with Active Directory, DNS, Certificate Services and IIS. I am using Bridged networking for the VM so it should be connecting to my network and gaining ...
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vmware+vnc host keyboard problems

When users access the vmware hosts on my server through vnc, the keyboard is not working correctly. In all other applications, e.g. terminal and openoffice, the keyboard works as expected: the keymap ...
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VMWare Virtual Network Editor - Bridged Network not working since switch

I want to connect my virtual Debain server to the LAN via a bridged network. The virtual bridged network is configured in the VMWare Virtual Network Editor (VmNet0 - Bridged), the right NIC has been ...
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Deployment from OVA format

I am deploying a VM using a OVA format. The size of OVA format is 57 GB. Currently free space on my datastore is 388 GB. At the time of selecting Disk Format type if shows me in red that the disk ...
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Fedora 17 guest in Vmware WS 8 on WIndows 7 - Slow graphics

I have installed Fedora 17 as a guest in Vmware workstation 8 (8.0.5 build-893925) on a Windows 7 64 bit host. I have installed vmware tools and rebooted. However the display is painfully slow. Have I ...
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Where is my VMware-ws FreeNAS CIFS(ZFS) bottle-neck?

Background: I'm building a quiet HTPC + NAS that is also supposed to be used for general computer usage. I'm so far generally happy with things, it was just that I was expecting a little better IO ...
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VMware - Read hosts clipboard without CTRL+v? Security issue?

When you have a file or some text on the hosts clipboard and you press Ctrl+v on a guest VM with VMware Tools installed, then the files will be copied or the text pasted in that guest VM. Does the ...
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Get list of all installed software in each Virtual Machine

To manage my all virtual machines, I have purchased VMWare infrastructure but one thing I need eagerly is having: status of machine, a list of installed software and disk usage for each virtual ...
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VMware Authorization service not running

Today when I tried to start a VM in VMware Workstation 9.0, an error popped up (image attached below) saying "Vmware Authorization service is not running". I tried opening services.msc and tried to ...
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Any way to stop VMWare workstation from dropping SSH connections?

I have VMWare workstation 8 with a few Linux guests. I have had problems maintaining an active SSH connection to my VMs when they are in bridged mode. I first read that the onboard realtek network ...
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How can I mount a USB license dongle on a shared VM in VMware Workstation 9 for Linux?

I currently have VMware Workstation 9 for Linux installed on a 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop machine. I'm using a Windows XP VM to run some software that requires a USB-based license dongle to run. When ...
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Pitfalls/Problems when migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 8 [closed]

I'd like to migrate my system to Windows 8 as soon as it comes to me via MSDN in the next days. I plan to do a fresh install (already bought a bigger SSD :)). When I migrated from Vista to WIN7, ...
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Resume interrupted multiple-file disk images created with dd?

This is the effort to recover a failed hard drive containing several important research works. To sum up: with the method I tried (described below) I could not resume failed multiple images created ...
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Setting up a virtual, bridged, NIC in Windows

When you install VMware Workstation on Windows, it creates several virtual NICs, one of which is directly bridged to a NIC that's connected to the network (somehow, it appears to always be bridged to ...
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Linux guest under VMWare - Literally HUGE fonts in some applications and situations

So I have installed a Linux guest (Ubuntu 12.04 alternate with expert install), for development. (Easier than keeping around cygwin and stuff.) But it happens, that some windows come up with huge ...
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Running an executable in virtual machine through base machine

I want to launch an executable in my virtual machine(Windows Server 2003 OS and is installed using VMWARE Workstation) from my base machine I tried the following command "C:\Program ...
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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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VM8 can not change the install directory

Here is a screenshot of my problem: I downloaded the VM8 yesterday, but when I tried to install it, I found that all drivers are missing. I want to install it in different folder under C:, but ...
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installation doesn't proceed : when starting the setup of VMware 8

When i start the setup of VMware 8 , an incomplete window of installation opens up and installation doesn't start/end . This type of window appears: I have a 32 bit processor with win7 installed . ...
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VMware workstation. Windows host, Ubuntu guest. Guest VM stops responding

I have a frustrating problem with VMware and Ubuntu. I have a desktop running Windows XP 64 and VMware workstation 6.5.4. I really don't do anything directly on the host except run VMware. I have ...
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Mouse back/forward buttons in FreeBSD under VMWare Workstation

VMWare Workstation 7.1.4 Host: Windows 7 (laptop with touchpad). Guest: FreeBSD 8.2-STABLE (yesterday's) vmmouse driver: 12.6.9_1 (from ports) The problem: xev doesn't see mouse back/forward ...
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VMware Workstation “Power off” and “Suspend” buttons are disabled. What is going on?

I've been using an XP image for a few months now with no problems. Recently the power off and resume buttons were disabled and I'm not sure what happened to cause that. In addition, the menu items ...
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RealVNC connection to VMware Workstation causes mouse to drift

I am using RealVNC Viewer v4.4 to connect to a linux virtual machine in VMWare Workstation 6.5 installed on another computer. The VMWare Workstation is configured to allow remote connections. I am ...
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gedit in VMware always says file has been modified since opening when I save

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 in VMware Workstation 7.1.0, and using gedit to edit text files that are in a folder shared between Ubuntu and Windows 7 x64. Whever I try to save a file in gedit, it gives ...
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Which will give me better performance? Raid 0 with two 7200 RPM HDD's or one WD Velociraptor 10,000 RPM?

I will be using one of these configurations for my VMWare Workstation Development VM's (with the RAID setup I can probably get my games on there too). I will mostly be running a Win 7 VM with Visual ...
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Chrome doesn't display VMware Workstation online help

VMware Workstation implements West Wind HTML Help Builder for it's help menus and my default browser is Chrome. When I click on Help > Help Topics Chrome only displays two blank frames with no ...
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Access errors using VMWare Shared folders

I maintain a Windows application with strong I/O: It holds open a number of files (typically 10 - 30) where it repositions and reads frequently. When running our application using VMWare Workstation ...
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Getting “error loading operating system” when I start a VM. Worked fine prior opening with VirtualBox

I'm using VMware Workstation 7.x on Windows and I'm getting this error when I start my VM: error loading operating system That started to happen when I tried to load the VMDK file into the ...
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Unable to access internet from Ubuntu 9.10 VMware guest

I have a Ubuntu 9.10 VMware guest. I am using the NAT mode. My machine has a valid IP address and I am able to ping the host and the host is also able to ping the guest. I am also able to ping the ...
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Can i get multiple VMs on the same monitor without changing the resolution of the VM displays?

Was wondering if anyone knew how to get 3-4 virtual machines to share the same monitor (i.e. so that I could potentially get all 4 displays on one screen, each screen environment would need to ...
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Moving VM from PC to Mac

I have a Windows7 box on which I, using VMWare Workstation 6.5 am running a VPC with Windows Server 2008. I also have a Mac with Fusion 3. Question: Can I 'move' the VPC from one platform to the ...
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VMware Workstation 8 does not recognize USB devices any more: where to start?

I don't use host USB devices in my guests very often. They used to work in the past, but not any more. I've read and checked Host USB device fails to function in a VMware Workstation or Player ...
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Windows 7 host; Ubuntu 11.04 VM machine, no copy/paste

Basically, as the titles says I've got a Windows 7 host, with VMWare installed. I'm using VMware 7.1.3 and everything works fine apart from one thing. Recently (literally today) for no obvious ...
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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? ...