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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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Hot Copy a vmware virtual machine

I'm running workstation 7.1.3 and I was wondering if there was any way to copy a virtual machine while it's running. Can you just copy the files on the file system while it's running or are there ...
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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 ...
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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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Windows 7 machine un-ping'able

Is there some way to track down why a machine is unreachable ? I have got various machines ... some real, some virtual Just created a new virtual Server 2008 R2, running in VMware Workstation, and ...
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Commands see files, bash doesn't

This is a really odd bug I can't seem to figure it out. Basically, commands like ls can see all the files in the current directory, however when I go to execute the file it will give errors like ...
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VMWare Workstation can't read CD/DVD drive

A fresh install of VMWare Workstation 7 (7.1.1 build 282343) on Windows 7 64 bit. When I try to read a CD/DVD from a guest (either to install a fresh guest or to read a CD within an existing VM I get ...
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USB not working on VMWare workstation 7 host

After I have installed VMWare Workstation 7 on my Win 7 all USB devices are not working / showing up on my host machine ??
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Put VM on WD MyBook

I put a few guest OSes on mybook. So, when I need to do my work, I would power on the mybook and use the VMware workstation to start the visualization. Since I would have to access mybook for a long ...
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VMWare server console in Linux

I'm trying to access the VMWare console from firefox using the VMWare plugin. The problem is that it doesn't work on Firefox version 3.6.8. So how can I access the console?
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VMWare Server vs. VMWare Player

I have a lot of experience with VMWare Player but when I tried VMWare server I couldn't get anywhere with it. I want to try it again on Ubuntu 10.04. How is it different from Player? If I want to use ...
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How to reinstall the host-only network adapter in VMware 7

I've this problem when I want to use "Host only" network adapter in VM-Ware 7.0 this is the error message: The host-only adapter driver does not seem to be running. If you have not rebooted ...
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Problem with AutoPlay

I am using Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 2. In my Control Panel (Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> AutoPlay) "Use AutoPlay for all media devices" is turned on. But still AutoPlay is not ...