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VMware - Windows 7 Change System Manufacturer and System Model

For a Windows 7 VMware Virtual Machine (VMware Workstation), I'd like to change the "System Manufacturer" and "Model". I've tried modifying the registry, but the values always return to the default ...
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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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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 connect iPod from Ubuntu host to Windows 7 guest?

I am running a vmware workstation 10.0.4 build-2249910 Windows 7 guest on a Ubuntu 14.04 host (kernel 3.13.0-43-generic). I know that in the past I have successfully connected my iPod to the guest, ...
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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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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 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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VMWare Workstation 10.0.3: Unable to open kernel device “\\.\Global\vmx86: The system cannot find the file specified.”

VMWare Workstation keeps displaying me the error "\.\Global\vmx86: The system cannot find the file specified." when I try to start a VM. I am using Workstation on a computer with multiple users. ...
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What settings are required for VMware Workstation shared VMs to be accessible with ZoneAlarm Free Firewall installed?

I have Workstation 11 installed on a Win 8.1 Pro system. I just installed ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 2015 and now can no longer access my locally shared VMs, either from the machine they are installed on ...
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Can VMWare Workstation 7.x and Sun VirtualBox 3.1.x co-exist on the same Windows 7 64bit Host together?

Will installing Sun Virtual Box bash or interfere with my VMWare installtion? I don't need to run VMs from both Virtual-Machine software packages at the same time but I do need to run some older ...
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VMware workstation Unable to open .vmx file not found

I created multiple VMs using VMware Workstation 10 on a Windows 8.1 host. Then I booted my host into Ubuntu 14.04 and openend the .VMX in VMware Workstation 10 as well. Everything worked fine. After ...
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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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What's the difference between vmware linked clone vs snapshot

What's the difference between taking snapshot in vmware and linked clone? which one is better for performance? why do I choose one and not the other"?
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Can't access SerialPort on virtual machine

I'm using VMware Workstation 10.0.4 with a Windows 8.1 64bit as OS on the virtual machine (and the host system). Now I am facing the problem that though the serial port is mapped into the virtual ...
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Instruct VMWare to Ignore certain keys

I am wondering if it is possible to have my guest OS in VMWare ignore certain key codes/key strokes. I have certain keys and keystrokes used to change the volume control and switch desktops in the ...
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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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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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VMNET0 is missing from virtual network editor of vmware workstation 10

I have installed VMware-workstation-full-10.0.3-1895310 on windows 8.1. Although VMware bridge protocol is enable in my LAN adapter but still I am unable to add and switch VMNET0 to bridged mode. It ...
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Control vmware workstation network “bandwidth” settings from command line

Is there a way I can use the command line to adjust the network bandwidth settings of a running VMware Workstation instance?
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VMware freezing the computer when exiting

No matter what OS I've installed, whenever I suspend / shutdown the virtual machine. the computer freezes. noting I can do, sometimes it give some weird sound in a loop .. I'm running the Windows 10 ...
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Can't resolve my name when under VMware workstation

I have a VMware workstation on main host running 'CentOS' and 'Windows Server 2008.' The Main host is behind enterprise network environment with Cisco/Juniper routers and switches. I have an AT&T ...
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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 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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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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Why no internet connection on vm using another vm as router vmware?

I'm trying to connect to the internet using virtual machine as router but I'm getting unknown host when pinging google or any other website. Here are my settings I am using vmware workstation 9 and ...
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How can I start a VM automatically in Exclusive mode?

How can I start up a VM automatically in Exclusive mode? Guest and host OS is Windows 7. I know I can use the command line switch -X to start a VM in fullscreen. But I need the VM in Exclusive mode ...
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PuTTY to guest in VMWare workstation: Connection refused

I have the SSH server listening on my IP address in the guest machine (debian2) edarabos@debian2:~$ telnet 172.16.100.128 22 Trying 172.16.100.128... Connected to 172.16.100.128. Escape character is ...
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Importing Windows XP Mode into VMWare Workstation

I've been using Windows XP Mode on Windows 7 Pro (64) for all of my work I've been doing with this client. It's just differencing off of the parent. I was considering importing it into VMWare ...
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No internet connection in Virtual Machine on selecting NAT in VMWare workstation

I'm facing this strange problem from yesterday where if I select NAT as the network adapter in VMWare, I'm not getting any internet connection in the VM. I have a requirement where I have to have the ...
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VMware workstation occasionaly can't use all my physically memory?

My VMware workstation occasionally gives me "not enough physical memory available to start this VM" when I have 2-3GB assigned to my VM and in my preferences I have 6GB ram for all my VMs and my ...
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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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VMWare Workstation guests cannot access the network with ethernet switch inline

Solved this, see my comment following this main post. ================== I have a pair of Windows 7 hosts running VMWare Workstation 10 and Ubuntu guests. I recently introduced a Netgear ethernet ...
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Can't install any OS updates in Windows 8.1 run inside VMware Workstation 10.0.4

I have a fresh, clean installation of Windows 8.1 Pro (x64) inside Workstation 10.0.4 on a host that is a Windows 8.1 Pro (x64) as well. Host runs on a i7-4771 processor and all virtualization ...
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How to share VPN established in VMware guest VM with host

Is there a way to share a VPN connection which is established in a VMware guest running Windows 7 with the host running Ubuntu 14.04? I tried NAT and Bridge, but I cannot seem to access VPN endpoints ...
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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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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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how to connect laptop SD card reader to vmware workstation 10 [duplicate]

I'm running vmware ws 10 on win7, and running fedora 17 under vmware. I'd like to access my laptop's sd card device from Linux, by connecting vmware to the sd card reader. This works fine with other ...
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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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Slow vmware vm with fast brand new laptop

I've just bought a fast core i7 laptop with 16GB of RAM running Windows 8.1. When I run a VMware VM on this computer, the VM is extremely slow. And if I look at the host HD activity during this time, ...
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Clipboard operations (copy/paste) often stop working on VMWare Workstation

I have a dual-screen set-up with a Windows host and a Linux virtual machine. Windows Host: Windows 7 x64, VMware Workstation (8.0.5, most recent) Linux VM: CentOS 6.4 x64 (most recent) + VMware Tools ...
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How to disable keyboard shortcuts info dialog in ubuntu when super key is pressed?

How to disable it please? It behaves buggy when using vmware workstation virtual machines. Randomly appearing on the screen or when minimizing vmware... It would be great if I could disable that ...
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Installing a non-default mouse driver in VMWare Workstation

VMWare Tools installs a generic "VMWare Pointing Device", and seems to "force" the guest to use that driver for the mouse. When I install the specialized drivers for the mouse in the guest, it can't ...
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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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Install Citrix Netscaler vpx 10 in VMWare

I am trying to install Citrix NetScaler vpx 10 for VMware. So i downloaded the Citrix NetScaler trial version from official website. It contained 3 files 1> .VMDK file 2> .OVF file 3> readme file I ...
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Linux Mint shows black screen on VM ware

I installed Linux mint in my VM Ware workstation . I have installed Hadoop , Hbase and Hive in the Linux. My system shutdown unknowingly and after that whenever I start the VM Ware and power on linux ...
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VM ware error Failed to lock the file, Cannot open the disk 'C:\Users\XXXX Dev.vmdk' or one of the snapshot disks it depends on

I have vmware 9.0 inside my windows 7 , but suddenly my windows 7 shut down due to an error , and it restart again. But when I start my VM I got the following error :- Failed to lock the file Cannot ...
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VMWare workstation & dirty hard drives of VM Ubuntu 14.04

I have a VMWare virtual machine with Ubuntu 14.04. Host OS - Windows 8.1 On Ubuntu installed program that heavily utilizes hard drives, very often rewrites some files. Size of the all Ubuntu files ...
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Use Synaptics Touchpad Scroll in VMware Guest

I would like to use Synaptics "Two-Finger Scrolling" inside a VMware guest. It works as expected on the host but VMware does not seem to support it. The mouse cursor changes to indicate that ...
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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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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 ...