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Windows 7 kills VMWare performance by disk caching?

We're running Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit SP1 on Dell Precision T3500's (Xeon E5630 @ 2.53GHz, 4GB of RAM). On top of this is VMWare Workstation 7.1.4, up to date. Running in a VM is Windows XP ...
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What is the Microsoft equivalent of VMWare Workstation?

What is the Microsoft equivalent of VMWare Workstation? I.e. what is their workstation/desktop tool to run virtual machines? I use VMWare workstation extensively, but have a lot of .VHD file images, ...
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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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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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VMWare Workstation on Windows 7

I'm running Windows 7 Guest on a Windows 7 Host. How can I enable Unity? The guest OS is Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit The host OS is Windows 7 64-bit I get the following error message "The virtual ...
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VMWare Virtual Machine Network Adapter will not bridge

I copy VM's between harddrives and it never fails that the network adapter can't pick up an IP address when in Bridge mode. I always have to (ipconfig /release * /renew) to recover. No biggie. This ...
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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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VMware Workstation - Installing Red hat Linux 5.4

I installed Red hat linux 5.4 on my VMware workstation and it worked finem but the filesize of linux was not as per my requirements. VMware only gave 3GB to my root (/) which is very small. How can ...
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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, ...
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Virtual Machines on Separate Hard Drive

I'm trying to optimize my virtual machines, so I placed my virtual machines on a separate hard drive. My question is this: Do I also need to put the program installation (VMWare Workstation in my ...
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Can I show two different VMWARE VMs, on monitor 1 and 2 on my multi monitor system?

I have VMWare Workstation 7.1, and it has some support for multiple monitors. For example, it can take a single VM and have it show itself on multiple screens (use monitor 1 and 2 both for a single ...
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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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How to make a Windows Server 2008 Virtual machine available to a Vista Virtual machine

I am running Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista on VMWare Workstation 6.5 for the purpose of learning Server 2008 R2. What I desire is a way to network the two virtual machines so the Vista virtual ...
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Show CPU and memory usage of multiple VMs with VMWare workstation

I'm using VMWare Workstation 7.1.2 on Windows7 with an Intel dualcore E8400. I'm currently running three hosts, all windows XP, and my host's CPU usage is very high; often hitting 100% for a few ...
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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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Best way to virtualize physical Windows 7 installation in Linux?

Ever since I saw a friend running Windows 7 inside Mac OS X with VMware Fusion, I've been trying to do the same on my laptop, in order to avoid having to reboot every time I have to use a Windows ...
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New SSD: OS and VMware Workstation crash (stability SSD / Asus M4A78 Pro)

A machine is running Windows 7 x64 with several other systems running on VMware Workstation. I built the machine myself, using only quality parts and ran memtest86+ several times without error. ...
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Setup a VM router in vmware workstation

I have vmware workstation installed on a windows 7 host. I have two guests setup, both of them are Ubuntu Server 10.04.1 64 bit. One guest is connected to my host via the bridged network option. ...
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Installing USB device on VMware Workstation Machine

I need to install a USB device (Web Camera and a Flatbed Scanner) on my virtual machine (Windows XP SP3) running in VMware Workstation. These devices are already installed on my host machine (also ...
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Installing VMWare Workstation on a Mac

I have a license for VMWare Workstation, and have recently switched my main computer to a Mac. VMWare Workstation says it can be installed on Windows and Linux. Is there any way to install it on a ...
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Installing RHEL 6 in VMware Workstation VM

Easy problem to replicate: Create new VM using VMware Workstation (v7.1) Use typical install from ISO rhel-server-6.0-x86_64-dvd_1.iso and accept all defaults Get VMware error: "Could not prepare ...
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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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How do I configure multiple guests in a virtual network

I am using VMWare Workstation 7 and I have 2 guest OS's installed, Windows Server 2003 configured as an Active Directory Domain Controller with RAS (NAT), DNS and DHCP installed. The first guest has ...
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RHEL6 - eth0 not getting dhcp address with VMware Workstation using bridged adapter

I am working with RHEL6 inside VMware Workstation. I have already looked here and here, but am still running into a very annoying wall. I want to have the network adapter on my VM get a DHCP address ...
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How to sandbox a VMWare image as much as possible

The situation: -A corporate environment, with a corporate managed XP desktop (locked down, patched regularly, restricted user rights, no manual install of SW, AV, etc.) The requirement: -Using ...
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VMware Workstation 7 + Backtrack 3 - USB Problem

need help. im trying to crack WEP keys here the problems, why my USB wireless adapter stop working when i connect it to VMware+Backtrack 3? when i disconnect it from VMware+Backtrack 3 (connect to ...
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is it possible to automaticaly release the mouse to get off a guest in Linux VMware workstation 7.1?

VMware workstation is the version 7.1.1 on a Archlinux host. Guest is a windows XP 32bit with VMware tools installed. I wonder if it's even possible to easylly switch between guest and host without ...
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Can I completely hide toolbar in VMware Workstation?

I have been experimenting with VMware workstation. When I autohide the toolbar at the top, it leaves a 1 pixel sliver. While this is functional, my OCD is bugging me. Is there a way to totally hide ...
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How many virtual processors or cores should I assign to my Guest OS?

I've just received an upgraded Host machine, and am looking to push some of those advances to my workstations Guest OS(s). In particular, I used to have a single processor, with 2 cores, so my Guest ...
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How can I connect to a web server running in a VM when the VM is in NAT mode?

I've got a development webserver on an Ubuntu box inside of VMWare Workstation 7.1.3. I'd like to run a web browser on a Windows machine (the host OS) for actually testing a web page I'm working on -- ...
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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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VMWare to share partition with the host

I need to share the same physical partition with host, so guest and host can use it at the same time. And this disk under guest must appear as local disk and have the same letter as under host. Is it ...
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installation of Ubuntu with VMware on Windows

I have installed VMware Workstation on my PC. Now I am getting 3 options: VMware player, VMware Workstation, VMware Network Editor. What option I should use to install Ubuntu? I have Windows on my PC ...
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thinkpad middle click in a VMWare doesn't work (guest: Ubuntu and host: windows 7)

problem: when i try to paste with middle click, the middle mouse button is ignored. in other cases middle click is also ignored. my set up: VMWare workstation 7.1.3 Host: windows 7 64-bit ...
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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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Tips for running Windows 95 inside of VMWare Workstation 7?

I have a number of old games I'd like to play which seem to only run well inside of Windows 95. I therefore have endeavored to get a Windows 95 installation running inside of VMWare. However, when I ...
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How do I replace an ISO while installing Linux as a VMWare guest?

Here is a situation I am in an environment where torrents are blocked. I have to create a Cent OS VM 64 bit version of Cent OS. Which comes on 7 CD ISO images ...
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Has VMWare Workstation become incompatible with VMWare Server?

I have a few VMs created in VMWare Workstation 6.5, which have been upgraded to version 7 compatibility. I can copy them to a PC running VMWare Server 2.0.2, and add them to the inventory of VMs with ...
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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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exception in vmware

Hi: I am using VMWare 7.1.3 in WIndows 7,and I have built two vitual machines,one is ubuntu,and the other is xp. However I found some exceptions when I run them: In the virtual machine,no matter in ...
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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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the trust relationship between this workstation and the primary domain failed

I'm facing this issue on VMWare workstation 7.1. I installed windows 2008 enterprise edition with active directory user normally login, once I turned on the windows from VMware work station. Once I ...
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How to connect to internet from Ubuntu which is installed in a virtual machine using VMWare Workstation?

I have installed Ubuntu 9.04 on a virtual machine using VMWare Workstation. I have Windows 7 as my host OS. I want to connect to internet from Ubuntu. Can anyone please gives steps for connecting to ...
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Cannot install VMware Workstation 7.0.0 on Dell inspiron 506S

I want to install VMware Workstation on Windows 7, but there is no response after clicking the .exe file. Is there a configuration I need to change before installing VMware on Windows 7? Dell ...
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Can I get VMWare Workstation to work with files on an encrypted external hard drive?

I have the following situation: I needed to test some stuff with VMWare VM's. My work desktop machine has a paltry 100GB hard drive which is already mostly full with other software (Office, Visual ...
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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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Hardware virtualization with vmware

Is there a way to enable hardware virtualization for VMWare on Windows 7 if the CPU doesn't support this?
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Can't make VM off Windows XP

I've got a copy of WinXP off of MSDNAA, with a key. I've mounted it to my CD-drive, and now I'm trying to make it in to a VM. The problem is, it seems that the thing is constantly trying to connect ...