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Point vm to OS installer when choosing install OS later in VMWare Workstation

I have installed vmware workstation. I selected "install OS later" when I ran the wizard to create a new VM. How can I now point the VM to an ISO file to run the installation for an OS? Would I have ...
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Take VMware VM State Home With Me

I work in VMs day in and day out, it's wonderful, encapsulating all the stuff I need for development in a contained unit. My question is: I want to be able to take my VM home with me, the problem is ...
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Need for explanation: NetBIOS over TCP/IP on VMware network adapter disturbs access to network shares

Some time ago nearly all workstations in our team (Windows XP SP2) exhibited intermittend but frequent delays when accessing shares on the network. Typically the first access to a share which hadn't ...
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How can I use my printer with Windows 10?

I have Windows 10 installed as my main OS, but my printer (Canon LBP-810) is only supported by Windows 7 32bit. Is there a way to get the Win 7 driver to work in Win 10? For example, something like ...
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Can't find exact match in OS type when creating new VM in VMware Workstation

When creating a new VM, I sometimes can't find an exact match for the OS I am installing, usually a Linux. For example I was installing Kali but VMware doesn't have the option so I guess it should be ...
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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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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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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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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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VMNET0 is missing from virtual network editor of vmware workstation 10

I have installed VMware-workstation-full-10.0.3-1895310 on windows 8.1. Although VMware bridge protocol is enable in my LAN adapter but still I am unable to add and switch VMNET0 to bridged mode. It ...
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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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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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Can't access to internet with my virtual machine

I created a virtual machine (Centos) on VMWare workstation. The network adapter is on bridge. My computer has the following IP address : 10.0.0.5/24 and the gateway is 10.0.0.1, so my virtual ...
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Repairing Windows Installer on Windows 7

I have the VMWare MSI '' failed issue. Unfortunately this question does not have an answer yet. I'm stuck at step 4 of the official VMWare troubleshouting website regarding this issue Basically it ...
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VMWare Setting WLAN adapter as WLAN not LAN

I try to use Backtrack inside my VMware workstation. I got one build in LAN adapter and one build in WLAN adapter on my host computer. Inside backtrack or any other operative system, i find my WLAN ...
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Suspend VMs on host shutdown?

I need to suspend running VMs when the host system (Windows 7 Pro, latest VMware Workstation: 9.0.1 build-894247) shuts down ("Keep VMs running after Workstation closes" is enabled inside VMware ...
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Why is my VMWare Workstation USB Wifi still in use?

I am using VMWare Workstation 9.0.0 build-812388, on a Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 host. I am trying to connect my USB Wi-Fi Adapter (Atheros UB91C) and connect it directly to the guest OS ...
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How can I release stuck modifier keys (alt, ctrl etc) in VMware Workstation?

I have a VMware machine which has got trapped thinking that Alt is down - so trying to type results in activating menu functions like save etc. How can I return it to reality?
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Combine SPARSE disks for VMWare

I am trying to migrate my VMWare machine to Oracle VM Box. However, looks like VM Box does not understand multiple sparse files for my VMWare machine. I think to combine all vmdk's into single one, ...
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How to uninstall VMware player in linux

When I start the installer for VMware workstation it says that I have to first uninstall VMware player. But how can I do that? It's not like I installed it with apt-get. I downloaded the .bundle file ...
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How can I make Windows 7 installs smaller for use with a virtual machine?

Are there anyways to lessen the footprint of a Windows 7 install when installing to a virtual machine? So far it seems to take around 30GB, anyway to reduce this? Thanks!
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Making VMware workstation install tools nag screen go away

A Windows XP host running VMware 7.1.4 keeps asking to install VMware tools for a Ubuntu guest and I select do not ask again but it continues to ask every-time VMware and that specific guest are ...
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Can't access vm from other computers in the network

HOST OS: windows 7 64 Guest OS windows server 2008 32 Vmware Worstation 7.1 Network Connection Type: NAT I can access my application from the guest os using the computer name or localhost but if I ...
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How can I find/modify the type of my virtual network adapter installed with VMware Workstation?

Is there a way to know he type of my virtual network adapter installed with VMware Workstation? From this VMware KB, there are several network adapters for virtual machine. But when I add a new ...
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Windows cannot determine which language to install?

I want to install Windows Server 2008 SP2 on VMware Workstation 7.0.1 build-227600. However during installation I receive the following error and Windows doesn't continue the installation procedure: ...
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Multiple Monitors in Windows Vista Guest

I am trying to use multiple monitors inside my VMware guest to test out some multi-monitor software. This works fine in Windows XP, but doesn't work at all in Windows Vista. In the "Display" settings ...
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VMWare Unity on Windows 7 RC (Host) with Ubuntu 9.04 (Guest)

I'm currently running the Windows 7 RC and trying to use VMWare Workstation's Unity feature with a Ubuntu 9.04 guest. Unity starts, and I can access the Unity "Start Menu" for Ubuntu within Windows, ...
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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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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 ...
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VMware workstation 11 host-only networking with Kali Linux (Guest) and Windows 8.1 (Host)

I've been trying to set-up a host-only network between my Virtual machine Linux (Guest) and Windows 8.1 (Host) to share Internet connection of Linux VM with Windows 8.1 host. the Linux distribution ...
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What's the difference between vmware linked clone vs snapshot

What's the difference between taking snapshot in vmware and linked clone? which one is better for performance? why do I choose one and not the other"?
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VMWare Workstation slow network performance

I'm running a Host OS of Windows 8.1 with VMWare Workstation v10 and a Guest OS of Ubuntu 13. Ubuntu has plenty of resources available to it (8GB/32GB RAM allocation and 2/4 Cores of an Intel i7) so ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to change Windows 2012 screen resolution to 800x600?

I have set up Windows Server 2012 for testing purposes in VMWare Workstation. One of our test requires changing the screen resolution to 800x600. Server 2012 offers 1024x768 as minimum screen size. ...
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Shrinking an allocated physical disk size in VMWare Workstation?

I got a VMWare image that it's hard disk was allocated when creating. Isn't there any way to shrink it? Tried using the VM Settings but got this error: You can't compact this virtual disk because it ...
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Make VMWare independent Disk dependent again

I have just converted an old VMWare image that was created in VMWare Workstation 4 to the VMWare Workation 6.5 format. The image has 3 virtual IDE disks that are set to "Independent". Since I am ...
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How do I power on my .vmx file using command line? (Windows 7)

I have a desktop shortcut with the following Target: "C:\VMWareWorkstation.exe" start "C:/dsl.vmx" This opens VMware Workstation with the file ready to be used, However it does not POWER ON the ...
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can't ping VMWare 9 workstation running Win 7 on Win 8 host (or from other machines)

The host PC is running Windows 8 with AVG. I have a new installation of VmWare Workstation 9 in which I am running a Windows 7 VM. I have configured the VM with a static IP address on the same subnet ...
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Simultaneous/shared internet access between \windows 7 and Ubuntu on vmware workstation

I am trying to set up hotspot using easyhotspot full distro (Ubuntu acts as host for easyhotspot). I am trying to do this in VMware Workstation 9 with Windows 7 as host. I am able to access internet ...
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How to access files on a guest OS from a host OS in VMWare?

It's easy to share a folder which resides on the host file system with the guest OS, but is it possible to do the reverse? i.e. is it possible to share a guest directory with the host OS, so that the ...
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ArchLinux(Guest) Installation VMWare 8 (Windows 7 Host) - Accessing Gnome3 DE using VNC, How?

I have installed ArchLinux as guest OS on VMWare running on Windows 7 host. I want to have a Gnome 3 GUI running. I want to achieve that in a way that VMWare itself does not show the GUI. Instead I ...
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CPU Utilization never crosses 50% Windows 8

I have a Windows 8 RTM Enterprise with VMWare 9 installed. I run a couple of VM's but as you can see in the image below my CPU usage never crosses ~50% with 4 VMs running. Even if I run like 8 VMs ...
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Changing global configuration in VMware Workstation 8

I'd like to suppress the "accept license" dialog (et al.) that appears when a user first launches VMware Workstation 8. I know that having a C:\Users\foo\AppData\Roaming\VMware\preferences.ini ...
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Connect Monitor to Physical Server, but have VM on server detect it

I have a built server, with multiple VMs running on it. There is one user account running on the physical server, and on that session, there are multiple VMs running. I use VMware Workstation, to run ...
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Better performance in VMware Workstation 8?

My laptop has only 4GB RAM and core-i3, so I'm trying to set up my vm to run smoothly with those specs. Currently, I have the machine using 2 processor cores and 1.5 GB of memory. However, while the ...