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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 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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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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workstation 7 and host-only no connectivity

I have a WinXP 32 host (IBM T400) with VWware workstation 7 (7.0.1 build-227600) and some guest OS (Win xp, NT, etc.) I can ping from the host to guest OS and vice versa, but... every other ...
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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 a VM from PC to Mac?

I have a Windows 7 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. Can I 'move' the VPC from one platform to the other?
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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? ...
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New laptop: what would be more efficient? SSD hard-drive or 16 GB RAM? [closed]

I plan to purchase a new laptop (Dell) and my budget allows me to choose one of the following: SSD hard-drive, 128 GB, for running Windows 8 OS (instead of 500GB hard-drive 5400 RPM) (or) 16 GB RAM ...
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File sharing between a windows 8 Virtual machine and a windows 7 host machine in VMware workstation

I have files and portable applications on windows 7 Host Machine. How can I access this from windows 8 Virtual machine which is on VMware workstation.
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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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VMWare Workstation 8.0: Entering core quantity for a PC with a quad-core processor

I am at the point in installing Ubuntu 10.04 in VMWare Workstation 8.0 where the following dialog box appears: My physical PC has a AMD 970 B.E. quad-core processor. I've never installed an OS in ...
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Use VMWare Workstation or VirtualBox to emulate Windows 7 on Windows 7?

I've got a highly optimized Windows 7 for making music. Up until now I dual-booted into another copy of Windows 7. I use that for Photoshop, testing applications and regular work so the registry of ...
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How do I make my website accessible to the internet without a static ip and from a virtual machine?

I have Windows 8 host and I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 server as a virtual machine in vmware. I have installed LAMP server and I am trying to host a website from it. I have created a virtual host. my ...
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Convert a USB drive into a Virtual Machine HDD

I am creating a bootable USB flash drive to install the OS and application on several PC. I need to test UFD in virtual machine with VMware (or VirtualBox). I could make a raw image of the UFD and ...
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Windows 7 having high physical memory usage, how to reduce it?

This is a pro active question, right now I am not facing any problem, thou it may create a problem anytime which I just can't afford. I am using VMware® Workstation - version - 8.0.1 build-528992 I ...
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Installing Fedora 17 on vmware workstation 9

I am trying to install Fedora 17 on a remote machine through VMWare Workstation 9.0.0. I can start the machine in recovery mode just fine, but when the desktop loads I get a message saying: Oh no! ...
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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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Vmware workstation 7 guest can't see internet (host-only networking)

I installed Debian 6 on VMware Workstation running on a win 7 host. I set the network adapter to host-only because I want the guest VM for my personal dev machine accessible only by myself. I've set ...
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Bad VM performance on external hard disk

I am running 4 virtual machines on my external hard disk (USB 2.0, 5400 rpm, Western Digital). Yesterday I wondered with they are running to slow but i am not sure from which fact makes it slow: USB ...
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Why is erasing files in a virtual machine so slow?

I'm erasing tens of thousands of small files in a VMWare Workstation 7, and it's taking HOURS. I can't figure why this is so, as the computer is very high speced, and the VM runs on an SSD. Any ...
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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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How to copy one folder form host to a virtual machine

My machine is a windows 7. I've installed VMWare workstation 10. And on that VMware, the windows 8.1. Now when I want to copy one folder form 7 to that 8.1 (by copy/paste or drag- and-drop) it's ...
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VMware Workstation stability on Linux

I'd like to know if VMware Workstation 10 is running stable under Linux Debian or Ubuntu!? I'm planning to build a new server for visualization purposes to run different VM's like Windows Server. ...
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Shared folders in VMware workstation

In VMware workstation is there a way to share an already existing folder in a guest operating system, with the host operating system? I tried following these instructions but they seem to be written ...
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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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Convert A Ghost Image File Into A VMware Disk Image File?

I am trying to convert a Ghost image file (.gho) to a VMware disk image file (.vdmk). I am using this command: ghost32 -clone,mode=restore,src=my.gho,dst=myimage.vmdk -batch -sure I get the ...
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Virtualizing existing Linux partition on the local machine using VMWare Workstation 9.0

I am trying out VM Workstation 9.0 on Windows and I am tried to run the existing linux partition by following steps blow: Create a new VM > Advanced > Choose to install the OS later > select Debian 6 ...
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Can you boot to boot.wim (winpe) in vmware?

I have been testing my WinPe builds by committing my winpe files, copying over my build to a flash drive, and then booting to that flash drive on a different computer. I was wondering if there was a ...
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VMWare Workstation MSI Failed Install Windows 7

When attempting to install VMWare Workstation 6 (as well as when I attempted to install an evaluation version of 9), the installer fails with an error simplay stating that '~\vmware workstation.msi ...
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Is it possible to include Host OS in VMWare Workstation tab switching?

VMWare Workstation in full screen mode has a toolbar that allows for convenient switching between running VMs. However, to switch back to the host OS, it seems that VMWare needs to be minimized, ...
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Can I launch a program or web link on the host OS from within a VMware Guest VM?

I have some software which won't run on my machine (Windows Vista) so I run it in a VMware VM (Windows XP) using unity, to give me a seamless user experience.TM *8') This generally works very well, ...