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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 dedicate more display graphics in Mac OSX Mountain Lion (Vmware)?

I am running Mac OSX Mountain Lion in VMware Workstation 9 and I want to increase the display graphics from 128 mb to maybe about 512mb is there a way to do this? This is my current laptop setup. ...
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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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How can I: Convert Physical to VM, the machine it's running on

I have virtualized laptops before, when someone gets a new one and doesn't want to quite let go of their old laptop for fear of losing something. This was using VMWare Workstation 7.X. In 8.0 when I ...
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How to open existing virtual machine with multiple .vmdk files

I created a new Virtual Machine. On the Virtual Hard Disk screen I am selecting Use existing hard disk. I copied the VM files from another machine. It has multiple .vmdk files and when I select one ...
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VMware Workstation 7&8&9 does not generate /etc/vmware/network upon installation

When I install VMware Workstation on Arch linux Virtual ethernet is not working. $ sudo tail /var/log/vnetlib Aug 28 22:20:33 VNLFileExists - Cannot check for file or directory: ...
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vmware workstation version 8 impacts win7 host's internet performance

I am seeing strange behavior on 4 different people's desktop machines. All the machines are the same hardware and the problem is the same on all of the machines. When VMware Workstation 8 is running ...
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Importing Windows XP Mode into VMWare Workstation

I've been using Windows XP Mode on Windows 7 Pro (64) for all of my work I've been doing with this client. It's just differencing off of the parent. I was considering importing it into VMWare ...
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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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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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Uninstall VMware Workstation v8.04 completely from Windows 7

I wanted to uninstall VMware Workstation v8.04 from my Windows 7 64-bit machine. I could not do that from Control Panel. I received "The MSI failed" error like this: ...
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What is the step for detect pendrive in Vmware Mac OsX Guest OS in Windows Host

I have install mac on Windows-7 with the help of Vmware.But I had faced problem to show pendrive on virtually installed Mac..And also facing problem how to move files from windows to Virtually ...
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Error while installing ESXi 5

Just wanted to install ESXi 5 under VMware Workstation 8 and I get the following error:
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Resizing VMDK Size

I have created a VM with a expanding VMDK set to a 500GB, however, I want to change the size of the VMDK to 40GB, is that possible? I have searched solutions but most of it are just "compacting" the ...
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Mount laptop built-in SD Card reader to VMware Workstation (Ubuntu)

Can anyone point me to the right instruction to mount a laptop built-in SD Card reader to Ubuntu via VMware Workstation 8? Although I am able to mount a drive to the vmware client via shared folder, ...
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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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Why I can't enable shared folders in VMWare?

I can't enable shared folders in VMWare 8. Any selections is gray!! I've tried run as Administrator but it is always GRAY.
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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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Memory Dump from VMWare Workstation 8

My goal is to get a memory dump from a Windows XP guest running inside VMWare Workstation 8. When I tried to to use the Right Ctrl+Scroll Lock+Scroll Lock combo there was no reaction on the screen, ...
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what is kernel headers 3.3.2-6.fc16.i686.PAE : Unable to start the VMWare

I installed VMWare workstation 6.5.0 for linux (fedora). But when i run it this screen pops up : and i am unable to start vmware. I googled it and couldn't find much except for this : yum install ...
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Can I minimize VMWare Workstation from exclusive mode?

I am running a VM on two monitors, in fullscreen exclusive mode. I would like to be able to minimize the VM and mess around in the Host, then go back to the VM. I can do this by pressing CTRL+ALT to ...
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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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How to find the IP Address of a vm running on VMware (or other methods of using VM)

I am running VMware Workstation on a Linux box. When I power on a centOS (Linux) virtual machine I cannot get mouse or keyboard control of the machine. I suspect that it has something to do with ...
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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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VMWare Workstation and Virtual Box wont install Windows 2008R2, same error: CD Driver missing

I am trying to install Windows 2008 R2 with SP1 in a virtualized host on Windows 7. I have tried VMWare 7 and Virtual Box, but both give me the same error: Any tips what I can do? I've ...
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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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How do you disable the hot key for resetting a VMware Workstation virtual machine [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Change or Disable Hot-Key for VMWare Player? How do you disable the hot key CTRL+R which resets the Vmware Workstation virtual machine? I'm using SQL Server ...
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USB storage devices no longer recognized after installing VMware tools

I installed the VMware tools within Mac. Since then any USB external storage drive that was once recognized is now not recognized. In Driver Manager I receive this message unknown device. I been ...
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Network connection between two operation systems in a virtual machine

I have a Windows 7 machine with VMware installed on it. I created two separate Windows 2003 Server virtual machines. I want to establish a network connection between the two virtual machines (Both ...
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Releasing files locked by Shared Folders feature

I make a lot of use from VMWare Workstation's Shared Folders feature: You set a folder on host machine as shared for guest OS, and you can access it on guest, in similar way as a SMB share (read-only ...
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VMWare: MacOS full screen

I use MacOS image ( pre-install vmware image on internet). It works for me. But, the problem I have met is: my LCD is 1366x768 (wide sreen ratio), but when I start MacOS. Here is how it appear: ...
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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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How does VmWare Workstation perform with SSD drives?

I have read a lot of information on using SSD drives in virtualization environment and the possible problems with not supported TRIM command. I fully understand what the TRIM is, what the problems ...
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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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Trying to run Apache, but VMWare Workstation is blocking port 80

When I run Apache server it shows port 80 is busy because WMware Workstation is blocking it. How can I run Apache?
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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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Mac Virtualization on Windows 7

I've been a Mac developer in the past but because of a job switch I had to move to PC/Windows since the last year. I already have all my OS X dvds, I have VirtualBox, I have a VMWare Workstation ...
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Vmware Workstation downloads as a txt file?

I just went to the vmware website because I want to try workstation over virtualbox. I signed up for a workstation trial and clicked download on the 64bit linux version. What downloaded is a 320 ...
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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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Growing the size of a VM's disk in VMware

I have a VM that I originally gave 10 GB to (using VMware workstation, and Ubuntu 11.10 is the guest OS). I now wish to add to that. I have seen the option to expand the disk size, but all that does ...
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Why do virtual machine files on a ramdisk not run faster than on a physical disk?

I installed a total of 36 GB of memory (4x8 GB + 2x2 GB) onn the host (Windows 7) and I used ImDisk to create a 32 GB ramdisk and formatted it with an NTFS file system. Then I copied the virtual ...
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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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Start specific virtual machine in VMware in Unity mode on host startup

When I boot up the host computer I'd like the VM to boot up too and enter unity mode. Both OS's are Windows 7. How can I do this?
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Upgrade from VMWare player to workstation

I am a regular used of VMWare Player. I've got Windows XP and linux installed on it. Now I want to install Windows 8. It is not compatible with VMWare player, anyhow. So I googled for solutions. I ...
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VMWare Workstation 8, Sharing a VM without copying them to “Shared VMs location”

I have a host computer (Win7-64) with three different harddrives. It runs several VMs which are distributed among those harddrives for a better performance. Now with VMWare Workstation 8 it is ...
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VMWare Workstation 8 - is there a performance hit on host?

The main question: How much impact does having VMWare Workstation installed? What I mean by that, is VMWare Workstation comes with a bunch of services, a load of network devices, and so on. By ...
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Keep VMWare from auto-closing my virtual machine

I have a VMWare VM running off of a external hard drive. Works great and I have no problems with the set up. What keeps annoying me is that after about 20 minutes of inactivity the VM automatically ...
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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 ...