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VMware player 12 on Windows 7: (1) missing option (2) installed tools not recognized (3) unable to see cient icons

Installed VMware Workstation Player 12 on Windows 7 64 bit, and have 3 issues: 1) Help says there should be an option to "[] Display scaling" -- but it doesn't exist: One can see the "[]Display ...
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how can I dedicate more display graphics in Mac OSX Mountain Lion (Vmware)?

I am running Mac OSX Mountain Lion in VMware Workstation 9 and I want to increase the display graphics from 128 mb to maybe about 512mb is there a way to do this? This is my current laptop setup. ...
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High CPU usage by dwm.exe when nothing is happening

Setup: Windows 7 Ultimate, running in a VMware box inside Windows 8, VMware Tools installed; VMware Workstation is the only application launched in win8). Aero is on. Starting a few months ago, on ...
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VMware Authorization service not running

Today when I tried to start a VM in VMware Workstation 9.0, an error popped up (image attached below) saying "Vmware Authorization service is not running". I tried opening services.msc and tried to ...
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VMWare cycle multiple monitors not working

I have a Windows 7 Host with a RHEL 6.8 guest with VMWare tools installed on VM Workstation 10. Whenever I click in full screen cycle monitors to get a two monitor view of my VM, only displays the VM ...
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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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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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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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VMware guest eats 100% cpu

I have a Windows 7 x64 guest that acts very strange - the VM is very slow and taskmgr will consume 50% (with 2 cores) or up to 99% (single) of the CPU when everything else is idle. Host is Windows 7 ...
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How to access VMWare guest OS file system from host?

I have a Ubuntu guest OS running on VMWare Workstation 12 on a Windows 10 host machine. Recently the guest OS became unbootable. I have a snapshot from a couple weeks ago, but I wish to recover the ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit guest OS kernel panic on start up

I have a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit guest OS running on VMWare Workstation 12 Player on a Windows 10 host. I was running Eclipse for a while recently when it got really slow despite multiple Eclipse ...
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How do I bridge my internal wireless card to VMWare Workstation 10 guest and still isolate the host?

My current setup: VMWare Workstation 10.0.3 Host OS is Windows 8.1 x64 Guest VM is Windows 8.1 x64 Host has 1 wired ethernet and 1 internal wireless NIC No antivirus (except windows defender) is ...
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Can't ping from vmware to another pc (request time out)

I have 2 Computers (pc1 , pc2) pc1 is running under windows 7. (IP: 192.168.1.100) pc2 is running under winXP under vmware workstation9 (IP: 192.168.1.50) I created a network between them ...
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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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an issue with VMWare Workstation 10 and three monitors

I'm having a bit of a problem with using three monitors with VMWare Workstation 10. When only two monitors are enabled in the system I have an option to "Cycle Multiple Monitors", available from the ...
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VMware workstation windows host shared folders issue

My laptop is a Linux mint powered host and a windows 8 guest via VMware Workstation. Yesterday, I get the bad and stupid idea to upgrade my windows 8 to windows 8.1 final release, using the Installer ...
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Can't take control of USB drive on VMware

I’m running VMWare Workstation on Windows 7 x86-64, and a Mac OS X 10.8 install inside the VM. Whenever I try to connect my USB drive to the Mac OS X 10.8 guest, it just doesn't gets recognized. The ...
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Can't run vmware on windows 10

i have some unknow error when i try run vmware the fitst when i didn't use admin right open vmware will see this error vmware authorization service is not running but when i use admnin run vmware ...
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Connect to a remote Linux (VMWare) VM using Windows 10

Well it seems like a very simple thing to do but i couldn't find anything online that simply explain how to do this: I have a Desktop PC running Windows 10 which i installed "VMWare Workstation" and ...
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VmWare WS: Suspending a Win guest with minimal footprint

I have a lot of RAM in my box and I have a server environment under VM which I use for some work once a day, but which takes a lot of RAM while active and takes a lot of time and effort to "warm up". ...
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How to get clipboard working for shared VMs on VMWare Workstation

You can connect to shared VMs running on VMWare Workstation 8 if you configured your VMWare correctly. Host and client are both Windows 7. One disadvantage of shared VMs is: The clipboard feature ...
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Cannot connecto to remote vmware workstation

Hello I have shared VM on my home wokstation. I want to use that VM-s from my work. So I decided to use vmware workstation connect to remote server function. I entered my ip, my windows user name and ...
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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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Troubles with specific app in Bluestacks - tried some alternatives - are there more?

I am having troubles with Bluestacks Android. One specific app is not working, although it works on my phone. Could you tell me if there are better alternatives? I tried: Bluestacks (doesnt work) ...
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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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VMware shows windows ( ubantu ) loading but do not open

I'm using VMware workstation to run a ubantu based software software . First it was running fine , but suddenly when I open .vmx file and power on the virtual machine , it start to starting fine . But ...
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How can I connect via SSH (Putty) to my VMWare machine (Ubuntu)?

I'm trying to connect to my VMWare (Workstation 7.1.3) machine (Ubuntu Lucid) via SSH. I've read through some other posts, but I can't figure this out. I ran ifconfig, and got a inet addr: and Bcast ...
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VMware Player / VMware Workstation installation in KALI

I have been trying to get VMWare Player/ VMWare workstation installed in KALI Linux for almost ages now. I might look a little exaggerating but I would like to quote it that way to bring about the ...
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Trouble writing in mounted Virtual Disk using VMware and Windows 10

I installed Andorid X86 on VMware workstation 12 and dedicated a 8GB virtual disk to it. I know I can't install vmware-tools on it so I was looking for a way to access the files from my host (Windows ...
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Disabling prompt to download VMware tools via the virtual machine's configuration file

The problem On the VMware Knowledge Base it reads: When I start a virtual machine, I see a message box warning that says I do not have VMware Tools installed or I do not have the latest version ...
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VMware Workstation Server's service won't start

VMWare workstation has a feature to share VMs. To use this feature VMware Workstation Server should be running, and it should be running by a default installation configuration. However in my case ...
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How configure Workstation to run on a notebook with 3840x2160 resolution? [duplicate]

I am trying to get Workstation running on a Dell 9550 that has a very high native resolution of 3840x2160. Workstation runs with no apparent problems. However, when I transfer over a VM that has been ...
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No internet on Virtual Windows Server 2008

i am having a problem with internet connection on windows server 2008; So basically what i am trying to do is setup a dns and web server with windows server 2008 which is virtual on vmware workstation ...
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Vmware tools installed but not working on kali linux

I've successfully installed VMwareTools-10.0.5-3228253.tar.gz on Kali Linux rolling release 2016.1 1-I extracted it on desktop in new folder 2-I opened the folder 3-I opened terminal on that folder ...
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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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VMware Tools Update automatically

My Setup VMWare Workstation 12 Pro Windows Virtual Machines VMware Tools Update is configured to Update Automatically Select the virtual machine and select VM > Settings. On the Options ...
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Port Forwarding to a VMware Workstation Virtual Machine

I am running VMware Workstation 8 (build 471480). I want to setup a small content server, mainly for images and such for my website, on my desktop in a virtual server (just for the heck of it)... I ...
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What are the limitations of Vmware Player for Personal Use vs. Pro?

I'm trying to decide between using VirtualBox or Vmware's free (for non commercial user) Workstation Player I can't find out what a "restricted virtual machine" is anywhere. I currently have Vmware ...
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Copy file between two VMware guest OS

I want to copy a file from Vmware Guest OS (win7 32bit) to another Vmware Guest OS (win7 64bit). But I got the above error. Any solution for this? I used VMware® Workstation 12 Pro.
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Windows 10 automatically enabling HyperV role

The subject says it all. For VMWare workstation to work, HyperV role need to be removed. After I have done that, VMWare works. Then after a restart, Windows would automatically turn HyperV on, which ...
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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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VMWare WS 12 - connecting to guest OS via serial port

I installed a virtual image of an appliance. The HW version of the appliance has a serial port for initial configuration, and I'm trying to do the same with the virtual. Following ...
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VMWare - Windows Update restarts host, guests lose data. Solutions?

They didn't like my question on Server Fault, so I'm asking here. I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate as both the host and the guest under VMWare workstation 11. I try to keep both host and guest running ...
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Why is my Windows 8 virtual machine not using my NVIDIA card?

I have a Dell XPS with an NVIDIA GT540 card and it's with Optimus. The main OS is Windows 7. I have installed Windows 8 inside VMware Workstation 8, and it works very slowly. Inside NVIDIA Control ...
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Can i still get a virus from a virtual machine?

I have set up a virtual machine for virus testing. Is it really safe so my Host pc can't get any virus? I have avast running on my host pc and mbam on my guest. When i download any virus, mbam ...
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Open '*-flat.vmdk' file to restore data

vmWare Worstation 10 suddenly crashed. After trying to reboot the virtual machine next error was shown: "NOT REACHED: d:/build/ob/bora-2844087/bora/lib/disklib/sparseChecker.c:1308". After some ...
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What is the difference between vmWare Workstation and vmWare vSphere?

It may be a dumb question, I already did googling but did not get a clear answer for me: What is the difference between vmWare Workstation and vmWare vSphere? Can vSphere be used instead of ...
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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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Cloning VM causes one of the VM drives to write-protect itself

I am creating a "sandbox" development VM for a locked-down work environment. I am working on a baseline VM, enabled as a "template", and then am testing clones to see if they work after deployment. ...