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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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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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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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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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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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vmware workstation - cannot change network to bridged

i'm using vmware workstation 11. I can not bridge my network adapter. When i view Virtual network editor, there is not any bridged vmnet. I have NAT vmnet8 and host-only vmnet1. I added vmnet0 and ...
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Cannot disable logging for VMWare Workstation 11

I can’t prevent VMWare from creating *.log files in virtual machine folder. In previous Workstation 10 I used to change either *.vmx or config.ini file by adding a line: logging = "FALSE" But now, ...
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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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Bridged VMware cannot detect any physical network adapter

I have installed VMware Workstation 10.0. My PC has 3 network adapters (Bluetooth, Ethernet and Wireless). And i have already installed drivers for it. . But these adapters haven't detected in ...
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Cannot install VMWare tools

I have a Macbook Pro running VMWare Fusion 2 which I use to run Windows XP Pro. For several weeks, the small VMWare Tools icon in the tasktray of the VM had a yellow exclamation point and in the menu, ...
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Strange network behavior CENTOS 7 and Vmware workstation

I have fresh install of CENTOS in Vmware workstation 11 on my Laptop running Windows 8.1. I installed samba and everything worked fine. When I disconnected from my home network strange things started ...
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USB Flash Drive on vmware workstation 10 doesn't appear in removable devices list

As stated in the question, when I connect my USB flash storage devices, the removable devices list won't even show the device in the list. While it does show other USB devices like the USB internet ...
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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. ...
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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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Hard disk size increased from Vmware manage dialogue but guest fedora says no storage left

I created earlier a guest with 20 GB HDD size and installed fedora on it. Later as it said ran out of storage, I increased the disk size from vmware dialogue to 40 GB. And then increased the ...
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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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VMware Workstation - Linux/gnome screen saver locking of guest and host

I've got some RHEL6 machines that run VMware Workstation 11 on them. The host and the guest are required to have a screensaver enable after 15min of inactivity that goes to a lock screen. My users ...
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VMware Workstation Bridged Network Host UnReachable

VMware Workstation 7 on Win7-64 (Home Premium). I have confirmed this on any guest running on this machine (from winxp to debian). I am using a bridged network connection for my guests (Automatic on ...
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VMware Workstation 10.0.5 MSI failed

I am upgrading to VMware Workstation 10.0.5 from 10.0.4. The upgrade process has removed 10.0.4, however when trying to install 10.0.5, I get an error: The MSI ...
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VMware SVGA driver on Windows 95 fails to install

So one day I decided to try out Windows 95 in VMware Workstation (I'm using 11.1.0). I install VMware Tools, however there is an error: This program has performed an illegal operation and will be ...
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Pinch zoom not working in win8 guest os

I have a win 8 os in vmware. pinch zoom not gettting detected. Mine is hp system so installed symantec touchpad driver but still pinch zoom not working. Is there any solution to this.
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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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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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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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VMWare Workstation split vs monolithic disk

After some reading of what's available on the internet it seems that all sources state that monolithic disks are faster, and the only advantage of split disk is portability/compatibility with file ...
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airodump-ng mon0 detects ips but doesnt show root@kali:~# so i can proceed [closed]

CH 5 ][ Elapsed: 50 mins ][ 2015-03-29 19:17 BSSID PWR Beacons #Data, #/s CH MB ENC CIPHER AUTH ESSID -47 1579 924 0 1 54e WPA2 CCMP PSK default ...
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How to find out a VMs IP address by using VMWare Workstation? Not ipconfig on VM

I am running a VM on VMWare Workstation. Host is Win8.1 VM is debian. How do I find out the IP address of the VM without using the VM? Means: not entering password into debian and executing ifconfig. ...
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Virtualbox, Warpdrivepercentage: Is the same possible with VMWare?

Virtualbox has a function to slow down a VM. Called "WarpDrivePercentage". Question: Is the same pssible with VMWare Workstation?
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XenServer Private/External Network in VMWare Workstation

I am learning XenServer and have created a little project for myself that I am having trouble completing. I have a VM AD server in bridged. This has a static ip that is part of my physical network. ...
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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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Stop guest VM powering off when switching machines?

I have two machines, both windows. I'm using VM Workstation 11 in one. If I have the VM running on one machine, and I switch to the other one for ~5 minutes, it appears as though the VM powers off. ...
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Unable to get vmware shared folders working in Ubuntu 14.10 Guest

i Installed Ubuntu 14.10 64Bit in VMWare Workstation 10.0.5 within windows 8.1 Enterprise. I installed vmware tools by running the vmware-install.pl script in terminal.But I am Getting an error ...
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vmWare Workstation - unable to drag and drop or copy and paste

I've setup a CentOS 7 VM on my Windows 7 laptop. In the VM settings I have both boxes checked for "Enable drag and drop" and "Enable copy and paste" and yet I'm still not able to move over even a ...
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VMware player disk clean up

I am currently running the free version of VMware player which corresponds to workstation 10. I am trying to figure out how to run the disk clean up utility to free up space on the virtual drive. I am ...
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Files randomly become inaccessible when using HGFS (VMWare Shared Folders)

I'm using VMWare Workstation for building some software (due to idiosyncratic requirements of the build process). Source code resides on the host and accessed by the guest via HGFS (VMWare Shared ...
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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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Windows shutdown taking forever after running few virtual machines

I'm often using two or three virtual machines running on a host Windows 7 x64 SP1. After suspending all of them I'm experiencing very long shutdown of a host workstation (ca. 20 mins.). Normally when ...
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Vmware 9 bridged wireless adapter with WAP2?

I've been trying to figure out how to setup my guests so they can bridge with my wireless card and use WPA2. I currently have it setup so that Vnet0 is set to use just the wireless card and Vnet1 ...
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Networking is broken in my VMware 10.0 VMs after upgrading to Windows 8.1

I have a VMware Workstation 10.0 installation with several virtual networks including the default host-only and NAT networks. After upgrading to Windows 8.1, the NAT network was not working. I booted ...
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vmdk file too large but guest os is small

I'm facing a strange issue with my virtual machine. I have an rhel 6.1 guest os running on VMware workstation (9.0.2 build-1031769) hosted on Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit. The size of the vmdk file is ...
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Linux Mint Cinnamon only runs in software rendering mode in VMware Workstation 11

The Linux Mint (LMDE 201403) virtual machine has VMware Tools installed, and "Displays > Accelerate 3D graphics" in VMware Workstation is checked. VMware Workstation 10 did not show this behaviour. ...
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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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Possible to have multiple virtual monitors for a VMware guest in windowed mode?

Using VMware Workstation 10 on Windows, I've read "Use Multiple Monitors for One Virtual Machine" and managed to make it work as described when running the machine in Full Screen mode. What I would ...
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The smallest Linux that can support VMWare Workstation and networking [closed]

Setting aside the hardware, this is what I need to do: install the smallest possible Linux, but it can support this three features: Connect to a network using Ethernet Firewall Support VMWare ...
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Why VMware Virtual Ethernet Adapter for VMnet1 not shown in Network Connection?

VMware Virtual Ethernet Adapter for VMnet1, VMnet8 and Bluetooth do not show up in Network Connection's. Only the Wireless Network Adapter is shown! What could be the reason for this? Thank you for ...
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VMware workstation 11 host-only networking with Kali Linux (Guest) and Windows 8.1 (Host)

I've been trying to set-up a host-only network between my Virtual machine Linux (Guest) and Windows 8.1 (Host) to share Internet connection of Linux VM with Windows 8.1 host. the Linux distribution ...
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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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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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This virtual machine is configured for 64-bit guest operating systems. However, 64-bit operation is not possible

I have windows 7 64x professional Laptop , then i download a new VM on it , but when i try to mount an ISO imag for windows server 2008 i got the following error :_ **This virtual machine is ...
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Mount laptop built-in SD Card reader to VMware Workstation (Ubuntu)

Can anyone point me to the right instruction to mount a laptop built-in SD Card reader to Ubuntu via VMware Workstation 8? Although I am able to mount a drive to the vmware client via shared folder, ...