VMware software provides a completely virtualized set of hardware to the guest operating system.

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Is it possible to extract contents of a ThinApp container?

Is there possible to extract such packages made by somebody else. Ok, so if there is no general way of extracting such archives, which can be a huge exe file or tiny exe starter with huge packed ...
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Having Multiple network connections in windows 7

I have doubt with network connections and i want to clear it. I want to how how multiple connection work. Suppose i have 3 network adapters in my virtual machine Eth0: is the host only network with ...
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XP VM not detecting USB keyboard or mouse from Windows 7 host

I've been using a Windows XP Pro VM (32-bit, SP3) for months on my work PC (Windows 7 64-bit) with no problems, with a PS/2 keyboard and a standard optical USB mouse. Today I copied this VM onto my ...
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CentOS 7 installation issue due to unsupported virtualization by my CPU

I need to Install CentOS 7 on my computer for preparation of my RHCSA/RHCE 7 exams. I have a laptop that has a 64 bit CPU (with 64 bit Windows 7 installed on it), but the CPU does not support ...
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VMware installation MSI failed

I had tried installing VMWare Workstation, VMWare Player, anything by VMWare, and the installation always crashes; it says The MSI '.........\vmwareplayer_x64.msi' failed. I have Windows 7 Ultimate. ...
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VMware ESXi 4.1 failing to delete files from datastore browser (vSphere Client)

Receiving Error stating "Error caused by file /vmfs/volumes/[ID]/Delete/Delete1 (Names a result of attempting to rename from some advice on VMware forums.) Any input is appreciated. P.S - I have ...
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Share guest OS internet connection with host OS with VMware

I have an usb wifi board without drivers for Mac OS X ML. Sometimes I have to connect to internet using the external board and need to pass the Ubuntu internet connection running on VMware Fusion to ...
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Cannot install VMware player 7 on Windows 7 64bit Home Premium

I downloaded VMware-player-7.0.0-2305329.exe to install onto my PC running Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium. When I tried to install, I encountered the error This product can only be installed on 64 bit ...
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Can I use the same Virtual Machine in two virtualizers?

Is it possible to use the same virtual machine in VirtualBox and also in VMware without losing any data? I don't need to use them "at the same time" but rather have the choice to lauch the virtual ...
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Package MATLAB R2014a with Vmware ThinApp

How to create a portable package of MATLAB R2014a with VMWARE ThinApp? I've tried to package MATLAB R2014a with ThinApp 5 normally as I package any other program. The result of the package is ...
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VMware Fusion performance degrading after few hours

I've been having an issue with VMware Fusion for some time now, where the VM (running Windows) runs fine initially, but will slow down to a grind after some time (best guess is a couple of hours). ...
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VMware guest can access host but not vice versa

On my Windows I installed VMware with a guest Centos VM. As a LAMP stack is working on my Windows, I can access the web content from the VM via something like 192.168.11.5. Later on I run nginx on ...
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How to move from vmware ESXi 5.5 to Hyper-V 2012 R2 on same hardware?

I have Vmware ESXi 5.5 Update 1 with two disks, called RAID0 (3.6 TB) and RAID5 (10.9 TB). I am tired of having to rebuild ESXi every sixty days for home use so I am planning on moving to Hyper-V, ...
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How can I access a VMware client that's located on a remote host?

I use VMware Fusion at work to test my websites in different versions of IE by running multiple copies of Windows on my Macbook Air. At home, I use VMware Workstation to do the same thing. My desktop ...
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How do I convert a VM of vmware to a VM of virtualBox?

Environments: VMware player 7.0 + VirtualBox 4.3.20 Problem: I want convert a VM(win7-32) in vmware to virtualbox, How do it?
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Virtual machine reserved custom fields have been modified

In our company, we have made many virtual systems by using VMware soft. one of the system is win7 and on which hosts out center platform . This morning of 2014-12-19, everything is running well. But ...
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Unable to start my virtual machine [Ubuntu 12.04 LTS] on VMWare player

I am currently a user of VMWare player to run the virtual machine for Ubuntu 12.04. Everything was working till today but after a restart I can no longer access the virtual machine. It does not move ...
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OSX 10.10 Yosemite slow on VMware

I was having OSX Mavericks 10.9 in Vmware. It was working fine with VMware Tools installed and SVGA Drivers also. When Yosemite released, I updated it from App Store. I cam across many problems on ...
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Windows Virtual Machine not seen by host (Mac OS X) using VMWare Fusion

I installed Windows XP with VMware Fusion on my MacBook and while internet works, Windows can ping the Mac, etc. from the Mac or any other machine in the network we can not see the Virtual Machine. In ...
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How to activate Windows XP that is OEM version after Physical to Virtual migration?

Dell Optiplex box, used the VMWare p2v tool to migrate to VM I can't imagine that I am the first person to ever virtualize an OEM copy of windows, so there should be a solution? Got the VM to boot ...
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Strange behaviour when calling getty on Virtual Box

I am currently trying to get a shell script to run on a Debian 7, that replaces the initial getty call in /etc/inittab. The line in /etc/inittab looks like this: 1:2345:respawn:/bin/bash ...
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Booting a vmdk (or similar virtual machine disk) natively

I've got a nice VMware Fusion setup on my Mac with a few different VMs. This works really nicely, but it gets really slow when running heavy programs. So I thought, why not boot into them directly? I ...
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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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Blinking white transparent screen in VMware workstation 11

Whenever I play games in my VMware workstation 11 virtual machine, I get white transparent blinking screen, the blinking screen is covering entire virtual machine screen, and it goes in intervals of 5 ...
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VMWare workstation: “not enough physical memory available to start this VM” when installing Linux as guest OS

I installed VMWare workstation on my laptop, which has Windows 8 running on it. I got VMWare installed, after which I tried to install Red hat Linux as a guest OS. But I get an error stating "not ...
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Is it possible to run Ubuntu in a virtual machine and be able to boot to it?

Say I were to install Ubuntu Linux onto a virtual machine (or the other way around, installing it to dual boot), and keep it's files on it's own partition. Is there a way the computer could also boot ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 VM shows a black screen in VMware Player

I have a Ubuntu Server 11.04 64 bit VM running on VMware Player 3.1.4 that only shows a black screen. No matter what I try, the screen remains black. The VM has worked the first time. When I reset ...
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Convert a USB drive into a Virtual Machine HDD

I am creating a bootable USB flash drive. Before using it I would like to test it with VMware Player (or VirtualBox). I could make a raw image of the UFD and convert it with "qemu" qemu-img convert ...
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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 Windows on OSX : keyboard missing keys

Im running Windows 7 on OSX Yosemite with VMWare Fusion 7. Some keys were missing so following this answer I use a virtual keyboard manager and it works (Alt Shift L -> "|" for instance) However, I ...
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VMWare Horizon View Menu Bar Obscures Microsoft Live Meeting Menu Bar

We just virtualized our workstations using VMWare Horizon View. When I am running a Live Meeting using Microsft Live Meeting 2007, the VMWare menu bar autohides at the top of the screen, but also ...
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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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Can ESXi read CPU temperatures (and report them to Observium)? (Poweredge 1950 Gen 3)

Currently running ESXi 5.5, Poweredge 1950 Gen 3 with dual Xeon E5410's at 2.33GHz. As far as I can tell, ESXi does not report CPU temperature anywhere. Here is the health page on ESXi vSphere: So ...
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All VMware software & their installers fail to start, all of sudden, with no error messages & without getting listed in Task Manager

I have been using VMware Player on a Windows 7 machine. Today I noticed that my VMware player wasn't starting so tried to repair it using the installer but even that failed to start. After clicking ...
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Online Windows Server Virtual Hard Drive Images for Use with VMWare Server 1.0

I have a remote Server running the VMWare hypervisor. I want to create a virtual machine running Windows Server. However I can't upload mine since my internet connection is slow (would take me days to ...
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Switch off Hyper-V without disable functionality in Windows 8.1

Since I must use also VMWare I need to temporarily turn off Hyper-V In Windows 8 I used bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype off to disable hypervisor, and: bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype auto ...
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How to share a VPN connection in a VMWare Guest VM with the Host

The need - This question is relevant for all of those who want to bypass their corporate's annoying VPN, and access their work/corporate network from their private computer, especially if the ...
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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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esxi VM resource allocation for multiple users with varying requirements

I have an esxi host which several users will use as a development machine. Let's say that I have a host with 32 cores and 32 GB of RAM and 4-5 developers that will work on Ubuntu machines. The number ...
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Running VMware in Kali

How to run VMplayer in Kali Linux? I installed VMplayer but after I select Applications > System Tools > VMware Player I'm getting this problem I have already tried apt-get install ...
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CentOS on VMWare Workstation - Anyconnect VPN and connection to local network?

I'm not sure how to do what I'm hoping to be able to do, and so far I haven't been able to find anything that shows me, so I figured I'd ask. The host computer is running Windows 7. On Workstation 10 ...
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How can i get offline vmware tools for XP

I have windows 7 and i have installed winxp in vm on vmplayer However i am not able to install vmware tools because of some proxy setting on my internet Is there any way i can download vmware tools ...
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How to change the resolution of the TTY on Arch Linux

I followed the Arch beginner's wiki to install on VMWare player (host is Windows 7) Arch without x-server and I would like to know how I can change the resolution of what I think is called the TTY to ...
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How to use the jack port of a android “Kit kat v4.4 virtual machine”?

I'd like to use the jack port of a Android kit kat v4.4 virtual machine (VMware Workstation 10), but it seems that it's not working. There is no error message, but hopefully it seems that 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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vmware horizon at boot

**what i want** Ok people here what i want i have virtual desktop system ready what i want is when the end point pc thin client power up instead of windows log in ...
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If I virtualise my work laptop can I use both the virtualised and physical instances [closed]

I'm quite keen to virtualise my work laptop so that I can leave my work device in my bag when I get home and fire up my much nicer and more powerful home PC to continue my work. I know this isn't a ...
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Does Processes on Host Machine Affect Virtual Machine?

I use Windows 8.1 as host and Ubuntu 14.04 in VMWare. I am going to run computational simulations in Java. I have two questions: 1. If I run simulations on VM and do other works on host machine, ...
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VMware PC won't start after copying to new drive: “The file is too large”

Because I was lacking space on my SSD I placed the VMware image on a different drive. Everything was working fine. Now I bought a new SSD and wanted to move the image to it to take advantage of the ...