A desktop virtualization solution offered by VMware, for Windows and Linux hosts.

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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 ...
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How do I connect to the server installed on the host machine from a VMware guest machine?

How do I connect to the server installed on the host (physical) machine from a VMware guest (virtual) machine? Things like typing "localhost" in the address bar of a browser in a guest machine don't ...
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Use Mac OS X on VMWare that runs on Windows [closed]

Is it possible to have Mac OS X on Windows 7 using a virtual machine, preferably VMware?
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Access VMware based webserver from any computer via internet

I have created a web server(ubuntu server OS), on my web-development machine, using VMware Workstation. Now I want that I could point my website's nameservers to this virtual machine servers & ...
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How to use UUID for Physical Drives When Bypassing Host: VMWare Workstation on Win7

I have a Linux guest on a Win7 VMWare Workstation host. I route physical drives from the host directly into the VM. I've noticed in the vmdk for these disks that the mapping in the vmdk to a physical ...
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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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Hide annoying VMware hint “To release input, press Ctrl+Alt”

I'm running VMWare Workstation 7 on Windows 7 x64. In the guest OS (also Windows 7 x64) I have VMWare Tools installed, but the VMWare Tools service is disabled. I run the VM in full screen mode and ...
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Legalities of installing OSX on VMware Workstation? [closed]

I have recently installed OSX Snow Leopard on VMware Workstation. Although I have legally purchased a copy of Snow Leopard, I needed to use a downloaded set of files including a darwin file to ...
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How to increase VMware Workstation 8 performance?

I want to add temporary files to /dev/shm with my VMware but I found this hack to improve the perfomance of the vm: mount -t tmpfs -o size=5G,nr_inodes=5k,mode=700 tmpfs /disk2/tmpfs But I don't ...
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VmWare: How do I mute the beep sound coming from the guest OS?

Even disabling the host beep service (Computer > Manage > Device Manager > Non-Plug and Play Drivers > Beep > Stop) does not stop the guest OS from beeping on the host when clicking ...
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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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Can I clone my laptop os and host it with VMware Workstation 8?

Does it make a difference in speed when I use a shared vm instead of a native os? I'm using Linux for web development with a laptop. My server isn't the fastest but it's nice to have this new feature ...
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VMware guest pauses when the host is idle - how do I keep it running?

I'm running VMWare Worstation 7 with Windows 7 x64 as guest, Windows XP x64 as host. Inside the guest I run a long-running console application, which prints out progress messages with timestamps on ...
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When running virtual machines, is VT-x support or higher clock speed better?

I'm looking at building a new desktop workstation. I will be using VMWare Workstation to run virtual machines, probably only one or two at a time. I am currently deciding on CPU and the options I am ...
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VMWare performance difference between using physical disk and virtual disk (VMFS)

Under Windows 7 with VMWare workstation 8, I want to run a Linux-VM with Ext3/4 as guest filesystem. I want the VM to have maximum read/write performance. So I'm thinking about the best hard drive ...
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VMWare on Intel i7-2600[S/K]: VM processor configuration for maximum performance

I have an Intel i7-2600K-processor, which has 4 cores but runs 8 thread because of Hyperthreading. I want to run a Ubuntu-VM with maximum performance under VMWare 8 (host system is Windows 7, and is ...
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Linux Tiling window manager that works well within VMware (resolution, monitor changes)

I tried to use awesome within VMware, but I'd like to use the ability to change the resolution by resizing the window, and cycling through different multi-monitor modes. Gnome deals with this fine, ...
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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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How do I turn off tabs in VMware Workstation?

In VMware Workstation, tabs take up a lot of vertical space which could be better dedicated to the VM. How can I trim the UI components of VMware Workstation?
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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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Linux framebuffer in VirtualBox compared to VMware

I'm experimenting with virtualization tools, and there is an issue I would like at least to understand or even solve with your help. In short, here is my configuration: Windows XP SP2 32-bit as ...
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virtual machine internet connection

i am using vmware workstation ace edition. i have rhl 9 as my guest os and windows xp as my host os. i have a wifi connection at home that i use to connect to the internet, using my host os. i would ...
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Why can a VM only have three virtual IDE disks at most in VMware Workstation?

I found I can only add three virtual disks to a guest in a VMware Workstation VM. When I tried to add the fourth disk, the IDE option is disabled automatically. Does anyone know why?
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Installing Android on VMware Workstation?

As you know , we can install different operating systems into Virtual Machines running under VMware Workstation. Is it possible to install Android(4) on VMware-Workstation 8?