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Good operating system/virtualization layer combination for running dual screen with XP in a vm instance?

I have a situation where my work computer has Outlook+Lotus Notes with draconian protection. Unfortunately this means that Eclipse development (meaning zillions of small files) gets very slow. I now ...
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VNC to VM shows a black screen

I'm working under Windows 7, running VMWare (Workstation 7) and I have an Ubuntu VM. I have set up a VNC hook in the VM settings. Trouble is, when I try to connect to is via VNC, it connects just fine ...
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How to Automate/Script backup of a Virtual Machine

I've got a VMware ESX server running some VMs that do some important stuff for me. I'd like to create a Scheduled Task in Windows that will periodically make a copy of those VMs and store them ...
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How Do I Access localHost From VMware

I've created a new WinXP vitual machine on my win7 using VMware player. The VM is using NAT to share the host's Internet connection and when i put http://192.168.163.2/ in IE on VM, i can easily ...
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Building a VMWare box for development use [closed]

I'm considering building a machine for the following purposes: 1) Run development environments. 2) Run DB servers to support the dev environments. Currently I'd be running the following ...
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windows 7 slow (paging a lot) after closing VMware

I am using Windows 7 with 4GB of memory, and am running VMWare with 2GB of memory. Every time I shutdown the VM, for some stupid (or overly smart) reasons, there is a lot of paging going on, and I ...
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How do I make a VMDK format virtual hard drive from a physical partition on a disk?

I have a 320 GB HDD, which actually only has an 80 GB NTFS format partition which was being used by a Windows 7 system ... I want to create a VMDK format clone of this partition, so that I can use it ...
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Can't access the Internet in VMware Workstation

I'm using VMware 7.1.2 in Windows 7 with Ubuntu 11.04 as a guest OS. In the host OS (Windows 7), I can access the Internet without any problems but in the virtual machine I can't access the Internet. ...
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Set Windows Server 2012 default screen resolution (VM Ware)

I need to set (default) screen resolution to Win Server 2012 hosted in VMWare vcentrum 5.5.0. It is a dedicated server for running automatic GUI tests for Windows applications by Jenkins. When ...
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High DPI VMWare

My display is 4k. When I run VMWare, my linux guests look like postage stamps. Sadly, none of them support HDPI scaling (Running LXDE/XFCE mainly). I'm also interested in "Unity Mode", but ...
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Confused about different products of VMWare

I am looking to start using virtualization. I will want to run a few servers (some Linux and some Windows), and at least on Mac machine for iphone development. I am somewhat overwhelmed by the ...
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VMware ESX or ESXi to run WIndows 7 and Ubuntu?

I understand now that a Type 2 (or hosted) hypervisor is the same as using VMware or VirtualBox within an existing operating system, so I want Type 1. Using a Type 1 (or native, bare metal) ...
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Can't access the internet on my virtual machine using VMWare

On my physical laptop I have Windows 7 installed along with VMWare 7. Now I create a virtual machine and installed Linux Mint 9 on it and everything works on the virtual machine. When I try to access ...
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Where can I find linux-kernel-headers-x.x.x.x for SUSE?

I'm installing VMware Workstation on a SLED 11 SP1, and the installation is blocked by an error message "Kernel headers for version 2.6.32.27-0.2-default were not found". If you installed them in a ...
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How to properly shutdown my CentOS VM

Usually, I just do a sudo /sbin/shutdown now when in my VM and wait for it to logout into the bash shell. Then after that I just go to Power > Power Off. Is this the right way to shutdown my CentOS VM?...
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How much RAM do you need to run Windows 7 usably in a VMWare virtual machine?

I run several virtual machines with XP as the guest OS which seem to use about 1.7 GB per VM. I want to add a new VM with Windows 7 as the guest and am wondering how much RAM I need to assign to the ...
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Is it possible to install vmware on system not inside OS?

I am searching if it is possible to load vmware on system startup and choose which os to launch. like Windows, linux, debian etc.
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VMware Tools for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial

Anybody knows how to get VMware Tools working for the latest Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial? I've been using the patches from here for my Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid, which works fine. But not any more for ...
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Create disk image of C drive and run on VMware virtual machine

I run Windows XP SP3 Pro on my desktop PC and I want to create an image of its C Drive. I'd like to run this image in a virtual machine on VMware. How can I do this? Install XP in VMware first – ...
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Running Hyper-V and VMWare together

I have two virtualization software on one of my laptops which is dedicated to Windows 8 development. A VMWare for generic virtualization and the Windows 8 like Hyper-V for the WP8 SDK. ...
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How do I recover or reset VMware ESXi Server root password?

I've inherited a VMware ESX Server 3i 3.5.0 but haven't found any documentation, especially not the root password, nor have I gotten hold of the former admin. The suggestions I've found online ...
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Can't browse internet using XP SP2 on VMware, but can ping?

I've just installed a clean copy of XP SP2 using VMware workstation 6.5.2, but the system won't get online. I can ping google.com just fine from the command line, but it refuses to let me use a ...
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Virtual Machine faster than host computer?

It seems impossible, I am shocked. I installed Windows 7 on my PC, it took about 30-40 minutes to install, and normal boot (when there's no program installed) takes me about 30 seconds. I run a VM on ...
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How do I get files off a “dead” VM?

The other day my VM crashed and now I am unable to boot it into Windows. I just snagged a new one to continue working and I forgot about it. I have some work stored on there that I want to copy to my ...
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How to monitor CPU heat inside VM inside ESX?

Say you have a machine hosting ESX, which you do not necessarily have KVM hooked upto. Not a corporate environment, a single box at home. Is there a way to monitor the CPU heat on this effectively? ...
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How can I shrink my VMware image?

I created an image of a Windows Server 2008 system using the free VMware Player and set the maximum hard drive size to 100GB. I then gave those image files - 30GB at the time - to a server hosting ...
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Choosing a hypervisor for home use

i have a NAS running physically on an old PC. I want to virtualize this nas on the same hardware to be able to host another small Linux server. I have done this before but there are two issues i want ...
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How to edit BIOS information for a virtual machine in VMWare?

The manufacturer, as set in the BIOS of my VM, is "VMWare". I want to change that to other string. How to do that?
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Is there any way to run VMware Player from a flash drive without admin rights?

I was wondering if there is any way that I could install VMware Player on my flash drive, and run it from my flash drive without needing admin rights. I could use admin rights when installing it on my ...
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What features should I look for when building a Virtual Machine Host? [closed]

I'm planning on building a new PC and as I will be using it mainly for Virtual Machines. I would like information on what components should be focused on the most. I know RAM will need to be higher ...
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VMWare Player doesn't grab focus on alt-tab

(running Windows) When alt-tabbing to the VMWare window, subsequent alt-tabs are to the host. To obtain focus to VMWare, you need to click inside the window (removing your hand from the keyboard). ...
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VMware Converter FAILED: A specified parameter was not correct. info.owner

I'm trying to convert a 32-bit Windows XP system to a VMWare VM remotely from a Windows 7 Machine. When I do I get the error: A specified parameter was not correct. info.owner Source System ...
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Computer hypervisors

I wasn't sure if I should post this here or on stack overflow, but since my question is more about hardware then about software I think this is the better place. I have a question regarding the ...
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How to get a good current VMWare browser appliance?

I'd like to have a small VMWare virtual machine that runs a copy of Firefox, with Flash enabled. (Or some equivalently-capable browser.) I tried doing some Google searching with no luck finding good ...
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Shrinking VMWare images

We have a VMWare image of a server that we use for our developers, so that they can have a local sandbox, that is identical across all the developers. However our developers are spread out across a ...
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VMware Player cannot start a suspended VM from an SMB shared drive, says “Failed to lock the file”

I have a VMware Player VM located in a remote shared folder that resides on a Linux server. On the server side I have set up my file access permissions to the user ID used to open the shared folder, ...
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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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Can't play LAN games after installing VMware/VirtualBox

I've got a problem. Before installing VMware/VirtualBox I could play Civilization 5 in a local LAN, now that I installed VMware/VirtualBox, I can't find any local LAN games anymore on the desktop PC. ...
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Remote desktop won't connect to Win7 Vmware Virtual machine

I created a virtual machine using VMware. The VM is on, and I succeeded to login and work on it with the VMware console. Now I want to use the "remote desktop connection" to connect to it. I enabled ...
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List of supported guest OSes of VMware Server

Where can I find a list of the guest OSes that VMware Server supports?
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Distribute Windows (XP or 7) as virtual appliance

I'm looking at ways that may be possible to distribute a Microsoft Windows (e.g. 7) virtual appliance (such as VMWare image) pre-configured and installed with a large application of mine. Is this ...
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AutoFit Guest not working

Windows 7 x64 Enterprise host with Windows 7 Enterprise (x86 or x64) guest operating systems. VMware Workstation v7.0.0.203737 configured: AutoFit Window: No AutoFit Guest: Yes When VM boots up, the ...
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Windows 7 x64 running on VMware Workstation 6.5.2 on Windows 7 x64 crashes host on resume

I'm running Windows 7 x64 on top of Windows 7 x64 using VMware Workstation 6.5.2. If I suspend the VM and then try to resume the host BSODs. I am able to successfully resume a different VM (running ...
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Increase disk size of vmware 6.5 XP install?

Is there a simple means to increase the size of a virtual disk for an XP install using vmware workstation 6.5? We need to increase from the 20GB it is now set at since it is nearly filled.
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ESXI only 4.7GB RAM available for VMs from 8GB of RAM. why so little?

I have an ESXI 6.0 with 8GB Ram. For some reason I can only use 4.7GB for VMs. I tried using esxtop but didnt see anything using lots of RAM. Below are screenshots from vsphere. Can anyone help me to ...
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Can I load my local Windows install into a Linux virtual machine?

I have Linux and Windows both installed on dual boot. How can I load my existing Windows installation into a VMWare Workstation while I'm booted into Linux?
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Deleting Windows XP Mode

Awhile back I asked a question if I could clone my Windows XP Mode on Windows 7 so I could run it in vmware workstation 8 and I was able to do it by using the vm cloning software and adding the line ...
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Windows 98 DOS Prompt Backup.exe & Restore.exe

I have an old application that run in Windows 98 DOS Prompt and it need backup.exe and restore.exe to export and import data , but i can't find these files , i founded dos supplement kit on microsoft'...
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Keep putty from disconnecting from VMware Linux guest when I close my laptop

I have a Linux guest in VMware that I connect to from the Windows 7 host via putty, over the VM's host-only interface. When I close my laptop lid and it goes to sleep, then open it again, all my putty ...
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Make guest name visible to host

I have Ubuntu running in VMware Player. I am able to access an Apache instance on this VM by using the IP address but not by machine name. How do I make the name of the VM visible to the host? How ...