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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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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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Booting into a Virtual Machine from a physical installation

In Mac OSX, you can create a Boot Camp partition, install Windows on it, and then later by using Parallels you can boot into that OS virtually in OS X! Its awesome, I've been using it on my macbook. ...
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Getting a VMnet0 error in VMWare workstation after updating host computer from Windows 8 to 8.1

Yesterday, I updated my computer from Windows 8 to 8.1. I have VMWare Workstation 10 running Windows XP on this computer and prior to the update I had no issues connecting to my network. However, ...
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How can I USB boot a VM in VMWare Workstation 9?

How can I boot a VM off USB in VMWare Workstation 9? I don't see the USB I have attached in the bios boot order. It's clearly attaching before boot, as this shows up before the VM even starts ...
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VMware Workstation: how to reduce .vmdk maximum size

I have a 150 GB disk file (.vmdk, non pre-allocated) where my virtual machine is stored. The file is currently 20 GB, but it is growing everyday, even though I'm not storing anything new in the guest ...
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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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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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How to emulate an inline host in the middle of 2 other hosts in VMware Workstation?

I want to setup a lab to try Suricate, an IPS system. The thing is that I need to set it up like this: Atacker VM ----- Inline IPS VM ----- Victim VM How can I accomplish this? I don't see a way to ...
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How can I connect to a web server running in a VM when the VM is in NAT mode?

I've got a development webserver on an Ubuntu box inside of VMWare Workstation 7.1.3. I'd like to run a web browser on a Windows machine (the host OS) for actually testing a web page I'm working on -- ...
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Viable to virtualize my laptop?

I have a laptop that I'd like to run multiple operating systems on, at the same time. Specifically, I'd like to be able to boot up a Windows 7, if needed, a Windows XP, if needed, and a Ubuntu ...
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VMware Server vs. VMware Workstation for software development

I've been using VMware Server to run some development virtual machines on my PC for the past year or so. The idea was that I get tired of having to reinstall all my development tools and other ...
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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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Windows 7 kills VMWare performance by disk caching?

We're running Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit SP1 on Dell Precision T3500's (Xeon E5630 @ 2.53GHz, 4GB of RAM). On top of this is VMWare Workstation 7.1.4, up to date. Running in a VM is Windows XP ...
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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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“Host USB device connections disabled” in VMware?

I installed Linux, Windows XP and Chrome OS in VMware Workstation 7 and in every OS the USB host doesn't work. When I start some of the Operating Systems this message shows up: Host USB device ...
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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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Releasing files locked by Shared Folders feature

I make a lot of use from VMWare Workstation's Shared Folders feature: You set a folder on host machine as shared for guest OS, and you can access it on guest, in similar way as a SMB share (read-only ...
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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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How to import VMware Workstation 7 VM into Sun VirtualBox (latest version)?

I am planning on installing the latest version of VirtualBox on my Windows 7 machine. I made about 6 VMs using Workstation 7.0 and want to import these into VBox. What is the best way to go about ...
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Thinkpad trackpoint scrolling with VMWare

ThinkPads have a middle mouse button for scrolling, sort of like a mousewheel. The trouble is, when I'm using VMWare, the scroll messages don't seem to get through to the guest operating system and ...
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New SSD: OS and VMware Workstation crash (stability SSD / Asus M4A78 Pro)

A machine is running Windows 7 x64 with several other systems running on VMware Workstation. I built the machine myself, using only quality parts and ran memtest86+ several times without error. ...
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USB storage devices no longer recognized after installing VMware tools

I installed the VMware tools within Mac. Since then any USB external storage drive that was once recognized is now not recognized. In Driver Manager I receive this message unknown device. I been ...
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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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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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When running virtual machines, is VT-x support or higher clock speed better?

I'm looking at building a new desktop workstation. I will be using VMWare Workstation to run virtual machines, probably only one or two at a time. I am currently deciding on CPU and the options I am ...
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How to find the IP Address of a vm running on VMware (or other methods of using VM)

I am running VMware Workstation on a Linux box. When I power on a centOS (Linux) virtual machine I cannot get mouse or keyboard control of the machine. I suspect that it has something to do with ...
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RHEL6 - eth0 not getting dhcp address with VMware Workstation using bridged adapter

I am working with RHEL6 inside VMware Workstation. I have already looked here and here, but am still running into a very annoying wall. I want to have the network adapter on my VM get a DHCP address ...
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Why do I get a My Disney window when installing VMware Workstation?

I'm assuming this is a virus, though my virus checker can't find it. I downloaded the latest VMware Workstation 7 installer. I'm running Windows 7 64bit. I go to install it, and the installer window ...
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Tips for running Windows 95 inside of VMWare Workstation 7?

I have a number of old games I'd like to play which seem to only run well inside of Windows 95. I therefore have endeavored to get a Windows 95 installation running inside of VMWare. However, when I ...
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VMware: How to get rid of “Moved it” and “Copied it” prompt?

I have a few VMs that I am moving between two hosts every so often. Every single time VMware will prompt me whether I moved or whether I copied it (not affecting or affecting the MAC address ...
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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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Vmware: Mouse pointer stops for a sec when changing focus to guest

Host OS: Windows 7 x64 (up2date) Guest OS: Linux Mint xfce LTS (maya) (x64) Vmware Workstation 9.0.3 VMware Tools is installed and seems to work. Problem description: When my mouse pointer moves ...
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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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Some VMWare images take long to resume from suspension as compare to others

I am using VMWare Workstation 7.x. I have a few Windows Server 2003 images which I use regularly. They all started with the same image and were created by cloning. There is some difference on 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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Difference between 'Custom' and 'LAN Segments' networking options in VMWare 8?

For communicating between VMs, what is the difference between the 'Custom' and 'LAN Segments' networking options in VMWare 8? The documentation is not clear. Does one of them have any advantage ...
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vmware takes too much time to shut down

Each time I shuting down my virtual machine - it takes like 30 minutes for VM Ware to complete the process. The shut down is done, but it shows a black screen and doesn't respond to any command. I ...
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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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How to sandbox a VMWare image as much as possible

The situation: -A corporate environment, with a corporate managed XP desktop (locked down, patched regularly, restricted user rights, no manual install of SW, AV, etc.) The requirement: -Using ...
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VMware Workstation “Recording/Replaying VM activity” feature

I have seen some documentation about a "Record/Replay VM activity" feature in VMware workstation 6 and 7 here : http://cto.vmware.com/the-amazing-vm-recordreplay-feature-in-vmware-workstation-6/ ...
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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 OSX 10.8 inside the VM. Whenever I try to connect my USB drive to the Mac OSX guest, it just doesn't gets recognized, i've already tried ...
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Why I can't enable shared folders in VMWare?

I can't enable shared folders in VMWare 8. Any selections is gray!! I've tried run as Administrator but it is always GRAY.
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VMware Workstation Performance

awhile ago I upgraded my laptop to Windows 7 x64 from Windows XP 32-bit edition. However not before virtualizing the physical installation and I continue to run it under VMware Workstation today. ...
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VMware - Not printing in order

I am using vmware workstation 7. Guest is Windows XP. The host OS is Windows 7. When I queue the printer with multiple documents, the printer doesn't print in order. It seems to print the smaller size ...
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VMWare Workstation 8, Sharing a VM without copying them to “Shared VMs location”

I have a host computer (Win7-64) with three different harddrives. It runs several VMs which are distributed among those harddrives for a better performance. Now with VMWare Workstation 8 it is ...
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What are the CURRENT advantages of the VMware Workstation over the VMware Player? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: VMWare Player vs Workstation There's a question here asking about the same, however, it's answer is outdated and incomplete. I was looking for an answer on the VMWare ...
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Best way to virtualize physical Windows 7 installation in Linux?

Ever since I saw a friend running Windows 7 inside Mac OS X with VMware Fusion, I've been trying to do the same on my laptop, in order to avoid having to reboot every time I have to use a Windows ...
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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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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 ...