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

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VmWare: How do I mute the beep sound coming from the guest OS?

Even disabling the host beep service (Computer > Manage > Device Manager > Non-Plug and Play Drivers > Beep > Stop) does not stop the guest OS from beeping on the host when clicking ...
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How can I run my ubuntu partition in Windows? vmware?

My machine is dual-boot windows 7 and ubuntu 10 on different partitions of the hard drive. Normally, I boot into Ubuntu if I want to use Ubuntu. However, when I need to run in Windows I'd like to be ...
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How to mount a .vmdk VMWare virtual harddisk outside of the virtual machine

I've got the virtual harddisk (VMWare .vmdk file) of an old (crashed) virtual machine. How can I open this to extract files without booting from it or attaching it to a virtual machine? I know ...
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Unattended installation for windows 7 x86

Are there any pre-created Autounattend.xml files for Windows 7 unattended installation x86? I have been experimenting and creating the XML file but I am always being prompted to choose which hard disk ...
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What is Exclusive Mode in VMWare?

So what exactly is exclusive mode in VMWare? I see that when I use it it puts me in to full screen basically. But is there any other benefit than just aesthetic reasons? Does Exclusive Mode make ...
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What are the differences between VirtualBox and VMware Workstation? [closed]

I am planning to download a virtual machine and I'm confused which to download. If any one know more about virtual machines please give me a quick solution. If there is other virtual machines better ...
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Why does VMWare Player always appear “always on top” of other windows?

I use VMWare-Player at work. The virtualization is very useful, but I have one major pet peeve with VMWare. My workstation has two monitors. I usually have VMWare running full-screen on one ...
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sysprep base image in vmware vsphere for Windows OSs

What exactly does sysprep do and when should it be used? I deploy many VMs and VDIs by cloning other VMs or deploying from templates. I am working on updating the base images and have done all other ...
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Windows 8.1 Disable Gestures VMWare

I just installed Windows 8.1 Pro, and when I try to open any Metro App (e.g. the new Chrome) a "Switch Between Apps" window appears on the left instructing me to "swipe in from the left to back to the ...
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Virtual Machine with support for hardware access: USB 3 (and PCI)

I am in the process of selecting a VM-software. I have a requirement of accessing a custom USB3 device in a VM (Windows 8 64bit guest, host is Windows 7 64 bit). From what I read, VMware would be the ...
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Convert VMDK to ISO

I have a disk image that is in VMDK format, and I would like to convert this to an ISO so that I could use this outside of a virtual environment. I know that, at first impression, these formats don't ...
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Cannot connect to guest OS from host OS

I have installed OpenSUSE on VMWare player as guest OS and my host OS is Windows XP. What I want to achieve is to send message from my host (i.e XP), say on port 7000 and receive it on a specific port ...
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Simulating proxy in VMware

I'm currently testing out a new proxy system that I'd like to try out on my own computer. Because I do not have an additional PC available, I though I'd do it with VMware. Here's what I'd like to do: ...
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Ghost Image - windows asks for activation on when deployed to VM

I have several images created with Ghost Solution Suite (v11 I believe), the images have been in use for a few years now, but I am finally to the point where I have enough time to attempt to ...
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Tools to compress and store Vmware images

Is there any Vmware or 3rd party tool to compress and store large vmdk files?
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How to copy command line text to host clipboard while using Ubuntu on VmWare?

I have host machine running Windows 7 and VmWare running Ubuntu in command line mode. When I am trying to copy content of command line of client machine to host machine - it is not working. There is ...
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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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Using VMware/Virtual box to simulate a cluster of nodes, but actually using a single machine

I am developing a webapp using Cassandra database which works on a multi-nodes cluster. But I don't have multiple machines to create a cluster while development. How do I create a cluster using the ...
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Has anyone managed to virtualize Windows 7 on a physical disk?

I have Windows 7 installed on a partition and running fine, but I want to access the parition from my Ubuntu installation with VirtualBox. I have created the virtual disk file and everything, but ...
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Workstation. Taking snapshot with or without keeping machine ON

Please let me know if it makes any difference in disk space if you take snapshot with or without keeping machine ON? What is the recommended practice?
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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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Mouse button gets “stuck” down in VMWare guest OS

I'm using 64-bit Fedora 13 on 64-bit VMWare Workstation 7.1 (on Windows 7 Pro) and I'm having an issue with the mouse button. Everything works just fine unless I click and drag off the guest OS ...
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I get “Not enough storage is available to process this command” whenever I install a driver

If I try to install any driver(I tried Vmware, Virtualbox and my webcam driver) I get the error Not enough storage is available to process this command I tried increasing the IRPStackize as ...
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How to hide from a program that it is running on a virtual machine?

Some software contains tests to see if they are running on a virtual machine. It's very unpleasant to see alert messages such as "Sorry, this application cannot run under a Virtual Machine." and have ...
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Host system resets (crashes) when using VMWare or VirtualBox and 64-bit guest systems

I have been trying to install virtual systems on VMWare for a while now and encountered strange behaviour from my PC. The behaviour is as follows: On "automatic" virtualization mode it either ...
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Do VMware, Virtualbox & Virtual PC play nicely together?

Lately VirtualBox has been a bit unstable and I want to try other VMs. If I install VMware and Virtual PC on the same host as VirtualBox will it cause problems (eg. crash the host)? What if I try to ...
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vmware tools support in Ubuntu 11.04 guest OS

I have been trying to get vmware tools support successfully configured and started in my Ubuntu 11.04 guest. I am running a current version of vmware workstation on Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate with an ...
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What is the best VM for developing WPF apps from within OS X?

All of my machines are Macs (Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and Mac Mini (and Apple TV 2.0 too! :) ) but for my day-job, I develop .NET/WPF applications. Normally I just boot into Boot Camp and ...
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Installing then Running VMware or VirtualBox causes my Windows 7 PC to not boot up after shutting down?

At work I use a Windows 7 PC but I am a programmer and face problems in Windows while working on some types of development, so I want to have a virtual Ubuntu Linux machine that I can use when I ...
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VMWare Player will completely hide taskbar, and behave oddly after locking workstation

At work, I develop on a PC running Windows Server 2008 R2. Due to some application constraints, I also run a Non-Commercial version of VMWare Player using Windows 7 on top of my Windows Server. When ...
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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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Why does my F12 key turn into a tilde key sometimes?

I'm using Ubuntu, Yakuake, and VMWare Server 2. I've left Yakuake with the default F12 hotkey, and it's worked perfectly for months. I recently started using VMWare Server 2 to run a couple of Ubuntu ...
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Making VMware player fullscreen in windows?

How can I make VMware player run the VM in full screen in windows? I'm using VMware Player 4.0.2.
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Doesn't VirtualBox 4.0 support drag-drop file copy yet?

Version 4.0.0 will be new major release. The following major new features were added: -New settings/disk file layout for VM portability; see the manual for more information. -Open ...
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Build a Development and testing at home(via VM)

I need a consult in building a home development and testing environment, I'll describe what I had in mind: I'm a web developer, hence I don't need such top performance hardware, I'm planning on having ...
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What is VMWare bad at? (What should i not use it for)

Yesterday i decided to test a few programs and i decided to run a blizzard game. It ran so slowly that it was unplayable. It makes sense that accessing the GPU is slow (at least i think it may be) but ...
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VMWare Invisible Mouse Pointer

When I work remotely and remote desktop from my WinXP machine to a Win7 box everything is fine. When I launch a virtual machine from within that Win7 box and use my mouse pointer it is invisible ...
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Ubuntu 10.04 doesn't accept keyboard input when running under VMware on Windows 7

I have just installed Ubuntu for the first time using VMWare on Windows 7. Everything has been installed smoothly but after the installation, the login screen username prompt appears. When I try to ...
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shrink size of ova file in virtualbox

I've got an Ubuntu 64bit VM that I derived from a ~1GB ova file, I used it under VMware vSphere to install some more software on it and use the system against a few datasets that took some 2-3GB of ...
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Can I use android app on PC?

I use android-x86 on PC using VMware or virtualbox. I wonder how I can install android application. (Assume that the app is freely available from android market.) My PC OS is Windows 7 (32bit)
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how to visit Virtual Machine by hostname

I have been using VMWARE for quite a while. In order to visit guest machine from host machine, usually I would create a bridge interface in the guest machine and using ssh to login to the guest ...
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Going from Windows XP to WIndows 8

We have an in house custom app that was built in VB 6. The in house app is a SQL database app and was built for Windows XP. We have to replace a computer here an there, and since we are buying Windows ...
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nmap says 0 hosts up even though I can ping

I'm running Metasploit from Win 7 x64, and I've set up my Metasploitable 2 virtual machine on VMware Player. I can ping Metasploitable's IP address from the Metasploit console, however if I use nmap ...
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How do I boot VMWare guest with gParted in VMWare Infrastructure Client?

I've got ESXi on my server and have couple of Guests on it. I have increased HD size of one the guests but when I boot into that guest - Win Server 2003 - it is not reflected. I know why. I need to ...
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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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How to launch VMWare Server?

I'm feeling really dumb asking this, but VMWare Server has stumped me. I've installed VWware Server 2.02 on Windows Vista. I want to install XP in a virtual machine. All instructions start with ...
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What Virtualization Servers support Windows Clients with Direct X?

In advance I'd like to state this question is similar to its predecessors here and here but, those questions are old and I would like an up to date answer based on current technology. I want to host ...
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How can I access a shared folder from VMware workstation?

I have a Windows XP SP3 virtual machine, and I set a shared folder at the Windows 7 host which is running VMware workstation. How can I find the shared folder when I am in the VM? I have nothing in ...
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Is there a way to virtualize Mac OSX in Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to run Mac OSX within Windows Virtual PC? I have heard rumors that there is a way to run Mac OSX Server in a Virtual Machine in windows. I know this is not exactly ...
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What is the preferred way to access physical drives from VMware virtual machines?

I have several virtual machines running Windows XP using VMware (v.6) which I use to install and use applications I don't want on the main host OS (WinXP). I need to access data on the physical drives ...