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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 ...
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What is the Xen/Citrix equivalent of VMware workstation?

Does Xen/Citrix have a workstation/desktop tool to run virtual machines on top of an existing OS? My host machine is Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate.
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network of two Host-only VMware

I try to connect two VMware (with WinXP) on/inside on host computer(with windows 7). The configurations are: VM1: network adapter - host-only with ip address: 192.168.10.50 VM2: network adapter - ...
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Can't access a virtual machine which runs as a service

I'm trying to start a virtual machine (I'm using VMware Workstation 7) as a service on my Windows 7 system, so that it starts automatically with my (physical) host. I used instsrv and srvany.exe from ...
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Word for Mac 2011 refuses to write to VMware Shared Folder

My main OS is Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit. I'm using VMware Workstation 7.1.4 to run Mac OS X 10.6.8 which is working well. I'd like to use VMware shared folders to exchange data between the ...
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Direct3D acceleration in VMware workstation

I would like to virtualize Blizzard's Direct3D game - SC2. Is it ok to do it on a Linux host or do I have to change it to Windows 7? Are there some significant performance differences in Direct3D ...
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Virtual Machine running out of disk space when there is still space left

I am currently running Fedora inside a VM on a Windows box using VMware Workstation. I allocated about 6GB for the Fedora VM. Under VM settings, I see: Current size 3.6 GB Maximum size 6 GB System ...
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Internet Connection Sharing and VMware with Ubuntu

I have Windows 7 host, Ubuntu Guest and VMware workstation and only have a 3G Dialup connection. How would I got about setting up internet connection sharing on Windows 7, then configuring VMware ...
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Takes a long time to delete large folders in VMWARE and Windows 7 guest

I am using Windows 7 in VMWARE Workstation 7.1 When I try to delete a large folder of over 400 MB in size it takes more than half an hour. But when I do the same thing outside of VMWARE on my Host (...
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Windows 7 - Virtual PC or Workstation 7.1 - Not working 4 me

I have a Windows 7 Ultimate - 64 bit Operating System When I'm trying to create virtual machine Windows Server 2008 64 bit I'm getting the same error neither with Virtual PC or Workstation 7.1 Error: ...
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How do I config a host-only network in VMware?

PC 1 is the host computer and PC2 is the virtual computer. My understanding about "host-only": I use VMware 7, Vmnet1 is the host-only adapter for host and it's IP is 192.168.209.1. I'm really ...
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Start VMWare VM upon remote connection

I am hosting a VM of winXP from my brother, who has a slower computer and wants to use my power xD. The issue is I hate having to have my VM running the entire time when he just uses it about 1 hour ...
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Running Windows Vista Image on Windows Server 2003

I am planning to run a Windows Vista image on Windows Server 2003. From what I know, the VmWorstation on Windows Server 2003 doesn't support Windows Vista. Any idea on this?
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Vmware Combine Virtual Disks

It looks like when I set-up Vmware I chose the split the Virtual Disk option. Well now I have over 30GB of vmdk files. I do not want to loose my data that I have in the VM, so I do not want to re-...
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VMware Workstation Pro: Is there a feature matrix for Windows guests?

Is there a feature matrix available for VMware Workstation Pro guests? The situation: Have to deploy a virtual environment at a client. They have a valid Windows 7 and Windows 8 license, and they ...
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Can I connect a virtual machine to an adhoc network hosted on the host machine?

I have created an adhoc network on my laptop, to this network i can connect other computers but the virtual machine won't connect to it and i don't know why, I can't ping the guest machines from the ...
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USB-Passthrough with License-Dongle on VMWare Workstation not working

Problem: I received a USB-Dongle for licensing a software product. My goal is to use the software in my virtual machine on VMWare Workstation. (Because i need to access the API of the software in my ...
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Vmware Workstation - Cannot open disks xxxx or one of the snapshot disks it depends on

I'm running Centos7 using Vmware workstation on windows 7 laptop. All was well until I restarted my laptop this morning & my VM started complaining as below The parent virtual disk has been ...
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WMI, VMWare: Wrong ChassisTypes from Win32_SystemEnclosure

On Windows 7 installation on VMWare, following WMI query: Select ChassisTypes from Win32_SystemEnclosure is returning 1 (Other), and not expected value 3 (Desktop). It returns correct type on ...
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Exclude VMWare adapters from IPConfig list?

I am using VMWare Workstation my laptop. When entering ipconfig in cmd I get all network interfaces. Is there a way to have it so that it only shows me my real network interfaces, without VMWare ...
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How to speed up VMWare shared folders?

What is the best way to setup/optimize shared folders in VMWare for the fasted possible I/O? I'm not, the, only, one who has noticed shared folders are painfully slow. I'm using shared folders for ...
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VMWARE Network Configuration

and thank your help in advance. I am trying to setup a virtual environment in which i need to create 5 virtual machines running ubuntu and i need them to be able to see each other in the network as ...
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Why don't I have permission to my own VMs in vmware workstation?

Starting today, as soon as I tried to open any of my VMs, I get this error: VMware Workstation cannot connect to the virtual machine. Make sure you have rights to run the program, access all ...
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Wallpaper isn't full screen on Ubuntu in VMware

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 in VMware Workstation on Windows 8.1. Each time I log on, the wallpaper only covers the top left of the screen (please see the screenshot). To resolve the issue, I swap the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to access Storage Spaces from Windows 8.1 instance running under VMware Workstation?

I have a single Storage Space (2-way mirror) under Windows 8.1. The disks are in an external eSATA enclosure. It's mounted as a single drive. I'd like to access the data on the Storage Space from ...
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Does VMware 11 provide real GPU up to 2GB memory allocation or just facilitates allocating the same VRAM that comes from the allocated RAM?

Their advertisement is pretty confusing: Graphics-intensive applications can now be given an additional boost by allocating up to 2 GB of video memory per virtual machine. I just want to confirm if ...
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Instruct VMWare to Ignore certain keys

I am wondering if it is possible to have my guest OS in VMWare ignore certain key codes/key strokes. I have certain keys and keystrokes used to change the volume control and switch desktops in the ...
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Can't access SerialPort on virtual machine

I'm using VMware Workstation 10.0.4 with a Windows 8.1 64bit as OS on the virtual machine (and the host system). Now I am facing the problem that though the serial port is mapped into the virtual ...
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VMware workstation 10.0.3 bridge network not working

I have an issue on vmware workstation bridge netwoking, for the first install it work just perfectly, but when i restart VMware it cut up. I have start the repair but it not working. When i do a full ...
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CentOS 7 hangs after update on Workstation 10 after “[sda] Assume drive cache: write through” line

I recently updated my CentOS 7 VM and it won't pass the following line: [sda] Assume drive cache: write through I tried changing the run level to 3 and run xfs_repair but it still doesn't boot. ...
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Guest VMs unable to ping each other within a custom host-only network in vmware workstation

I have created a custom host only network VMNet2(without dhcp) in VMware workstation and connected my three VMs with this network. But the problem is I cannot ping any VM from any other VM, However I ...
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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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Enabling a bridged NIC in WMWare fails because of pending update

I run a virtual machine under VMWare Workstation 10.0.1 build-1379776, on a Windows 7 Pro 64 bits desktop. The virtual machine having problems is an Endian firewall community edition 2.5.2, although I ...
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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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VMware Workstation isolating guest to a separate internet

I have N1 and N2 network. The host has two ethernet adapters E1 and E2. The host is connected to N1 through E1, but I want to connect a guest to N2, and I do not want N2 to affect the host by any ...
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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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Use Synaptics Touchpad Scroll in Mac OS X 10.9 VMware Guest

I have a multi touchpad it is working perfect in windows 8.1 and I have Mac OS X 10.9 in vmware but the Mac gestures don't work I installed the latest vmware tool and they are not working. Is there ...
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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 Workstation\...
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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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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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Sharing Windows 7 host os Internet connection with linux centos 6.5 guest os in vmware

I am trying to share the Host OS Internet connection with the guest operating system installed in VMWare workstation 9.0. The guest operating system is centos 6.5 linux installed with "expert text" ...
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Can't get internet access on Mac OS X 10.6 virtual machine

I am currently trying to get internet access on my Mac OS X 10.6 virtual machine. I am running Windows 8 as the host OS and using VmWare Workstation 10. I have created the VM using an ISO image of Mac ...
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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 ...