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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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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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How can I stop BSOD? Windows 7 x64 with Anti-Virus BSOD on VMWare 11.1 [on hold]

I have been trying to solve this mystery for a few months. Not sure if anyone has had a similar issue but I can always count on a random BSOD at any moment. This always results from any Anti-virus ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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, ...
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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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Easy way to save and restore Virtual Network Editor settings in VMware Workstation

I am using VMware Workstation 10 and have set up my Virtual Network Editor to use multiple NICs. Due to some reason (automatic updates I guess) the VNE loses those settings every now and then. Is ...
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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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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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Wireless network not working in Ubuntu 14.04 in Vmware Player?

Ubuntu 14.04 image of Non functioning of Wireless Driver] I have installed ubuntu in vmware .But i want to edit kernel of linux.But do to unable to connect to my college wifi iam stuck here.So please ...
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VM Workstation Networking

I setup a virtual lab on my windows 7 laptop my windows 7 laptop is getting ip address from my wireless connection. ie. 192.168.1.100 My virtual lab My Virtual DC I use 192.168.2.1 My Virtual ...
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How to fix network Connectivity of guest VM moved from one machine to another?

Upgrading my PC, I am moving everything I had in the old one to the new one, including my VMWare Workstation VMs. In my older PC, I had VMWare Workstation 6.5 installed. In my new PC, I have VMWare ...
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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 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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Changing global configuration in VMware Workstation 8

I'd like to suppress the "accept license" dialog (et al.) that appears when a user first launches VMware Workstation 8. I know that having a C:\Users\foo\AppData\Roaming\VMware\preferences.ini ...
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Boot physical partition as a VM

I have a physical Ubuntu partition on my HDD that it would occasionally like to boot inside Windows as a VM for file transfer between Windows and Ubuntu and non-intensive tasks inside Ubuntu. How can ...
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Is it possible to access Storage Spaces from Windows 8.1 instance running under VMware Workstation?

I have a single Storage Space (2-way mirror) under Windows 8.1. The disks are in an external eSATA enclosure. It's mounted as a single drive. I'd like to access the data on the Storage Space from ...
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Copy & paste from linux guest to windows host fails

I am running linux (Gentoo 3.15.5-hardened-r2) as a guest under VMware workstation 9.0.2, the host is Windows 7 Enterprise. My desktop environment in the linux guest ist KDE 4.12.5. I use the ...
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How do I make my website accessible to the internet without a static ip and from a virtual machine?

I have Windows 8 host and I have installed Ubuntu 14.10 server as a virtual machine in vmware. I have installed LAMP server and I am trying to host a website from it. I have created a virtual host. my ...
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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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Does VMware 11 provide real GPU up to 2GB memory allocation or just facilitates allocating the same VRAM that comes from the allocated RAM?

Their advertisement is pretty confusing: Graphics-intensive applications can now be given an additional boost by allocating up to 2 GB of video memory per virtual machine. I just want to confirm if ...
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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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Deleting VMWare virtual disk?

Alright, so I think I may have made a mistake. I made a couple virtual machines, allocated them 60 gigs each, and then when I messed up I just went to the Virtual Machines folder and deleted them. ...
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Virtual Win 7 machine irreparable on reboot (with pending Windows updates)

I have a virtual Windows 7 machine running in VMWare Workstation. Every time I reboot, Windows updates are configured and installed, the boot process fails, and finally the system attempts and fails ...
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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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Rename vm (files) on vmware workstation

When I rename a virtual machine in vmware workstation, the old file names (e.g.: the hard drive file name) remains. How do I manually rename these without messing up the virtual machine? I'm not ...
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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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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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VMware Workstation 11 console fonts

I have installed VMwware Workstation 11 on Windows 8.1. I have created a virtual machine and I am trying to install CentOS 6.5 into it. The issue is that the VM window is being shrunk to a small size ...
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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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Ubuntu 4.10 installation stuck during loading cdrom driver

I'm installing Ubuntu 4.10 with the official Intel x86 iso on VMware workstation 10. But the installation stuck during loading cdrom driver, saying No Common CD-ROM Drive was detected I tried to ...
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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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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 ...