A desktop virtualization solution offered by VMware, for Windows and Linux hosts.

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How do I stop VMware Workstation 6.5 from giving up input focus for no reason on Ubuntu 10.4?

After patching some kernel modules, I got VMware Workstation 6.5.4 running on my Ubuntu 10.4 x86_64 machine. However, now my Windows XP SP3 guest instance cannot keep mouse input captured for any ...
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Multiple Monitors in Windows Vista Guest

I am trying to use multiple monitors inside my VMware guest to test out some multi-monitor software. This works fine in Windows XP, but doesn't work at all in Windows Vista. In the "Display" settings ...
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Why is VMWare Workstation so slow on Linux?

I'm using Fedora Core 12 quad-core Linux box. However, when I run VMWare Workstation (running a single virtual XP box, running nothing) it slows to a crawl. The load average jumps from 0.11 to 4 or ...
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How do I convert a Virtualbox drive to VMware drive?

I have a Virtualbox drive that I'd like to convert to a VMware drive. The problem is that my disk size is dynamic, meaning that the maximal size is 2 TB! I don't have enough disk space to convert the ...
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How to copy only VM changes in VMware to another physical machine

How can I use VMware Workstation to copy only changes to a VM to another physical machine, rather than recopying the entire VM every time? Can I just copy the snapshot files, if the second physical ...
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VM's, virtual networks and my home network

I want to create a small lab of VM's to test out networking with. I have two PC's running VMWare and I need the VM's on these two PC's to be connected to their own LAN. I am planning on bridging the ...
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VMWare Pre-Allocated vs. Growable, which is faster?

In an effort to increase speed in my Vmware setup, I was thinking about converting a Windows XP Guest 32 bit I have from growable to pre-allocated, I'm currently running VMWare Workstation 7 with ...
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Virtual Machines on Separate Hard Drive

I'm trying to optimize my virtual machines, so I placed my virtual machines on a separate hard drive. My question is this: Do I also need to put the program installation (VMWare Workstation in my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What is the Microsoft equivalent of VMWare Workstation?

What is the Microsoft equivalent of VMWare Workstation? I.e. what is their workstation/desktop tool to run virtual machines? I use VMWare workstation extensively, but have a lot of .VHD file images, ...
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VMWare Workstation on Windows 7

I'm running Windows 7 Guest on a Windows 7 Host. How can I enable Unity? The guest OS is Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit The host OS is Windows 7 64-bit I get the following error message "The virtual ...
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VMWare Virtual Machine Network Adapter will not bridge

I copy VM's between harddrives and it never fails that the network adapter can't pick up an IP address when in Bridge mode. I always have to (ipconfig /release * /renew) to recover. No biggie. This ...
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Can't access a virtual machine which runs as a service

I'm trying to start a virtual machine (I'm using VMware Workstation 7) as a service on my Windows 7 system, so that it starts automatically with my (physical) host. I used instsrv and srvany.exe from ...
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Automatic resume of suspended machine

Is it possible to configure machine in VMware Workstation to automatically resume from sleep? Either to respect whatever timeout was set from within the machine (using some tool perhaps?) or on the ...
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How to access the VMware filesystem

I run VMware workstation with Ubuntu on it on my Windows XP box. Is there a way to access the Linux filesystem inside the Virtual machine from Windows?
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High performance desktop virtulization / multithreading on the guest with linux 64 bit host

For over 3 years I have been trying to get similar guest performance in 64 bit windows as I have on my i7 870 at work in the tasks I do at work. My requirements are pretty taxing. I need fast CPU, ...
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Mouse back/forward buttons in FreeBSD under VMWare Workstation

VMWare Workstation 7.1.4 Host: Windows 7 (laptop with touchpad). Guest: FreeBSD 8.2-STABLE (yesterday's) vmmouse driver: 12.6.9_1 (from ports) The problem: xev doesn't see mouse back/forward ...
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Linux guest under VMWare - Literally HUGE fonts in some applications and situations

So I have installed a Linux guest (Ubuntu 12.04 alternate with expert install), for development. (Easier than keeping around cygwin and stuff.) But it happens, that some windows come up with huge ...
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Access VMware based webserver from any computer via internet

I have created a web server(ubuntu server OS), on my web-development machine, using VMware Workstation. Now I want that I could point my website's nameservers to this virtual machine servers & ...
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VMWare performance difference between using physical disk and virtual disk (VMFS)

Under Windows 7 with VMWare workstation 8, I want to run a Linux-VM with Ext3/4 as guest filesystem. I want the VM to have maximum read/write performance. So I'm thinking about the best hard drive ...
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VMWare on Intel i7-2600[S/K]: VM processor configuration for maximum performance

I have an Intel i7-2600K-processor, which has 4 cores but runs 8 thread because of Hyperthreading. I want to run a Ubuntu-VM with maximum performance under VMWare 8 (host system is Windows 7, and is ...
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VMWare Workstation 8 - is there a performance hit on host?

The main question: How much impact does having VMWare Workstation installed? What I mean by that, is VMWare Workstation comes with a bunch of services, a load of network devices, and so on. By ...
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VM8 can not change the install directory

Here is a screenshot of my problem: I downloaded the VM8 yesterday, but when I tried to install it, I found that all drivers are missing. I want to install it in different folder under C:, but ...
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How do I connect to the server installed on the host machine from a VMware guest machine?

How do I connect to the server installed on the host (physical) machine from a VMware guest (virtual) machine? Things like typing "localhost" in the address bar of a browser in a guest machine don't ...
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How to use UUID for Physical Drives When Bypassing Host: VMWare Workstation on Win7

I have a Linux guest on a Win7 VMWare Workstation host. I route physical drives from the host directly into the VM. I've noticed in the vmdk for these disks that the mapping in the vmdk to a physical ...
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Use VMWare Workstation or VirtualBox to emulate Windows 7 on Windows 7?

I've got a highly optimized Windows 7 for making music. Up until now I dual-booted into another copy of Windows 7. I use that for Photoshop, testing applications and regular work so the registry of ...
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VM won't see network

I have a win7 64bit VM running on Vmware 7 workstation on a host (win7 64bit). The vm was able to see the network just fine, but now it cannot. I was running 6.5.3 and installed vmware 7 then rebuilt ...
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How can I: Convert Physical to VM, the machine it's running on

I have virtualized laptops before, when someone gets a new one and doesn't want to quite let go of their old laptop for fear of losing something. This was using VMWare Workstation 7.X. In 8.0 when I ...
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Resizing VMDK Size

I have created a VM with a expanding VMDK set to a 500GB, however, I want to change the size of the VMDK to 40GB, is that possible? I have searched solutions but most of it are just "compacting" the ...
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In VMWare Workstation 8, can I print from DOS guest to Windows 7 host's XPS Writer or similar soft printer?

VMWare insists on connecting virtual printer in guest to the serial port and naturally nothing works. Windows allows assigning legacy LPT1 port but it exposed only to DOS on the host and VMWare ...
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How do you disable the hot key for resetting a VMware Workstation virtual machine [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Change or Disable Hot-Key for VMWare Player? How do you disable the hot key CTRL+R which resets the Vmware Workstation virtual machine? I'm using SQL Server ...
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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 Workstation downloads as a txt file?

I just went to the vmware website because I want to try workstation over virtualbox. I signed up for a workstation trial and clicked download on the 64bit linux version. What downloaded is a 320 ...
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installation doesn't proceed : when starting the setup of VMware 8

When i start the setup of VMware 8 , an incomplete window of installation opens up and installation doesn't start/end . This type of window appears: I have a 32 bit processor with win7 installed . ...
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How to uninstall VMware player in linux

When I start the installer for VMware workstation it says that I have to first uninstall VMware player. But how can I do that? It's not like I installed it with apt-get. I downloaded the .bundle file ...
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What information about a vmware host is available to the guest?

In vmware Workstation, what information about the host software and hardware is made available to the guest OS. For the purposes of my application, I'm concerned about a process on the guest OS ...
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Running a Snow Leopard 10.6.7 Image on an AMD: The CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system

I am trying to run a Mac OS X Snow Leopard VMware image 10.6.7 on my AMD quad core computer with VMware Workstation 9.0. My latest attempt involves opening the specific configuration .vmx file (which ...
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Can you boot to boot.wim (winpe) in vmware?

I have been testing my WinPe builds by committing my winpe files, copying over my build to a flash drive, and then booting to that flash drive on a different computer. I was wondering if there was a ...
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How to connect 2 virtual machines(VMWare Workstation 7.0) in a separate network?

There are supposed to be 2 networks: i) The first one is the one which all the virtual machines and the host share(Host-only condition). This one is easily achievable for me, as an amateurish ...
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How to access files on a guest OS from a host OS in VMWare?

It's easy to share a folder which resides on the host file system with the guest OS, but is it possible to do the reverse? i.e. is it possible to share a guest directory with the host OS, so that the ...
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How does VmWare Workstation perform with SSD drives?

I have read a lot of information on using SSD drives in virtualization environment and the possible problems with not supported TRIM command. I fully understand what the TRIM is, what the problems ...
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vmware workstation shared vm remote connection

I'm running vmware workstation 9 on a dedicated server so I can connect to my virtual machines from a remote connection using workstation 9 as well. I've gone ahead and shared the VM, but I've ...
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VMWare Virtual Network Editor - Bridged Network not working since switch

I want to connect my virtual Debain server to the LAN via a bridged network. The virtual bridged network is configured in the VMWare Virtual Network Editor (VmNet0 - Bridged), the right NIC has been ...
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How do I make an AutoHotkey script work in a VMware virtual machine only?

I'm running VMware Workstation 9 on Windows 7 and I wonder how do I make an AutoHotkey script (which does some key remapping) work only when the input is grabbed by a VMware virtual machine?