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Windows 10 task manager shows 0% cpu under vmware

I am running Windows 10 under VMWare Workstation Player 12.0.1 (Windows 10 is the guest, Ubuntu 15.10 is the host). When I run task-manager, it always shows that the cpu utilization is 0%, regardless ...
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VMware Tools skipping X drivers

[re-posting from the "Not Answered" thread, https://communities.vmware.com/thread/416544] When trying to build VMware Tools, I get the following message: Detected X server version 1.11.4 ...
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Best way to share guest folder with host computer

I am running a Ubuntu VM on my MacOS X (host) using VMWare Fusion. I have found a lot of information about sharing the host partition with the guest VM but not much on sharing the guest ...
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Virtual machine freezes in VMware Workstation 10

I'm having an issue where 1 of my VM's is freezing constantly inside VMware. It's not always the same one and it doesn't seem to be related to the programs I'm running inside it. I use the VM's to ...
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How to fix file system errors in VMware

My VMware server behaves strangely recently. It turned out to be a file system error. I ran the following command: voma -m vmfs -f check -d /vmfs/devices/disks/naa.600508e00000000075b722086590fd04 ...
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Use 2 NICs to separate host from guest VM traffic in vmware

I am using VMware Workstation 12 on a Windows 10 host with two wired nics connected to the same switch. I want my guest VMs to use NAT through nic1 and the host to use nic2. No network traffic from ...
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VMDK linux physical partition + windows

so since i just found out you can point a vmdk to a physical partition and virtualize, I want to try experimenting. The Plan: Windows 10 OS on own drive linux (likely ubuntu or mint) partition on ...
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How to share VPN established in VMware guest VM with host

Is there a way to share a VPN connection which is established in a VMware guest running Windows 7 with the host running Ubuntu 14.04? I tried NAT and Bridge, but I cannot seem to access VPN endpoints ...
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Ubuntu VM Hangs on Boot

I'm trying to boot to a Linux virtual machine in VMWare Workstation 10 for some web development work. I had some problems with the VM I was using. I tried reinstalling Ubuntu in a new VM, and after ...
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How to share Internet connection of VMWare guest with host in VMWare Player 10?

I am running a kali Linux using VMware Player 10 on a Windows 8.1 host AND i want to share my guest kali linux wireless internet with host Windows 8.1 How to do this?
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VMWare Workstation Stretch Guest disabled

I have Windows 8.1 Pro, in which VMWare Workstation 10.03 is installed. The guest system I use there is Ubuntu 14.04. VMWare tools are installed on the Guest System and I ofen use shared folders with ...
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Sending a non-maskable interrupt to a virtual machine with VMware Fusion

I'm using a virtual machine to do kernel debugging on Mac OS X because it's cheaper and more convenient than another computer. Unfortunately, contrary to the Windows equivalent, it's not possible to ...
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Bridging my VM with an OpenVPN adapter

Beginner user here,I start to slowly learn about networks, virtual machines and so. Here is my set up. I have a host system, running Windows 8.1. On my host system is installed OpenVPN, with a ...
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how do I restart the support tool process for VMWare Player in Windows?

I'm having trouble getting copy from Windows and paste to Ubuntu (guest) working correctly or consistently. I can copy from guest to host fine, but not the other way, at least not consistently. It ...
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Disable command bar (top toolbar) in VMWare Workstation Full Screen

Is there any way to enable fullscreen in VMWare Workstation (10.0) but disable the command bar? I know Exclusive Mode does this, but I want to keep Ctrl+Alt right click to switch VMs. I run tasks that ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 is very slow under VMware / VirtualBox running in a Windows 8.1 host

I am the recent owner of a new Levono Yoga 2. The specs of this are: 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4500U Processor (1.80GHz 1600MHz 4MB) Intel® HD Graphics 4400 8.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3L SDRAM 1600 MHz ...
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VM bridged to Hamachi network interface. No internet access

I got Windows 7.I am using 3G USB to connect internet.I set up a WinXP virtual machine in VMWare, Hamachi on real PC (it works). With WinXP virtual machine, i set Network Adapter to Bridged and ...
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VMWare guest does not automatically resize even with Tools installed

I'm resizing the window, but the guest does NOT automatically resize. How can I make it? Guest OS is Windows XP, Host is Debian 6, WM is i3, and I'm using Player 5.0.2.
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When I install win xp in a virtual machine in vmware it stops at “Windows XP setup - please wait” screen with 100% CPU use

When I install win xp in a virtual machine in vmware it stops at "Windows XP setup - please wait" screen with 100% CPU use. I've waited for more than 1 hour and nothing changes, what might be the ...
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Getting event 57:The system failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may occur

I have a weird issue with my Windows7 desktop. There are two separate disks, C: (system) and D:. Both are encrypted with TrueCrypt. Every once in awhile I am getting following issue: all writes to ...
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VMware Workstation upgrade

I'd like to upgrade VMware Workstation 7 to the latest version to run Windows 8 (test flight). However, I'd like to use Easy Install. Should I simply run the installer over the old version or shall I ...
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Uninstall VM Workstation 9.0 in Ubuntu 12.10

I can't uninstall VM from my PC. I run from the command line sudo vmware-installer --uninstall-product vmware-workstation but the installer shows me this message vmware installer could not shut ...
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When I click Shutdown in Ubuntu inside of VMware Player, nothing happens

I don't even get an error message, nor does anything freeze. All I can do is press Escape to get out of the Shutdown dialog and use VMware Player to forcably shut down Ubuntu. When I use sudo ...
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Is there a way to see a separate taskbar for the VM in VMWare Unity?

The question's in the title - I'd like to have a separate taskbar for my VM, preferably one that I can dock to a different part of the screen (but at all would be nice). Third-party utilities are ...
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Can't use copy&paste while using VMWare unity

I'd like to use vmware unity function, which all screens in same place,so I don't need to switch between vmware and windows. But when using unity, I can't copy text from the original windows window to ...
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Deleting Snapshots from LinkedClone Corrupts other LinkedClones

I am currently having a problem in which I have 3 LinkedClones created from the same parent snapshot. The tasks I do consists of creating a lot of snapshots per virtual machine, therefore having 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 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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Vmware Player keyboard shortcuts

I'm wondering whether there is any possibility to configure keyboard shortcuts in Vmware Player. I'm mostly interested in: Cycle multiple monitors and cycling through running virtual machines.
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VMware Workstation is not grabbing input on click

I'm running VMware Workstation and I'm finding that the program is not grabbing mouse inputs on click or on Ctrl+G input, both options are set to on in preferences. If I manually connect either the ...
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Win2k8R2 + Hyper-V + MacPro = Virtualized OSX Allowed?

I have an older (2007 or 2008 i think) Mac Pro. Its a Dual Dual Xeon 2.6 with 12Gb RAM, and i installed Windows 2008 R2 Server on it with HyperV. Apple have something in their license that specifies ...
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Windows within OSX VMWare Fusion not able to access mac partitions

when I run my bootcamp Windows 7 natively, I installed macdrive and it can see all of the HFS+ partitions as windows drive letters. Read/Write performance is great. When I run my bootcamp Windows 7 ...
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disable IPV6 on specific interface with redhat on vmware

I tried to disable IPv6 on specific interface using IPV6INIT=no on the interface script. its working great on all server accept ones that run on Vmware. any idea? im using redhat 5.2, on vmware ESX
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Error while VMware Converter for creating virtual machine for Vmplayer

I'm using VMware vCenter Converter Standalone version=4.0.1, build=build-161434 to hot clone the linux partition on my laptop. It has a partition with Windows Xp pro and another with Opensuse 11.0. ...
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How come I cannot use a VMDK disk on with a Windows 7 guest on another machine

I am a bit baffled about what I just tried to do. I have a machine running Windows 8.1. I have VirtualBox installed. Let's call this MACHINE-A. On MACHINE-A I have a VirtualBox Guest that runs off ...
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VMware Tools does not resize the display on latest VMware Player

I am running Ubuntu 15.04 on VMware Workstation 12 Player. For some type of unknown reason, when I installed VMware Tools, it asked me if I wanted to install "this legacy version". Has VMware stopped ...
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VM to VirtualBox converted image - Could not find a storage controller named 'SCSI Controller' error

I converted a VMDK to an ovf image using ovftool. The VMDK had a SCSI disk. Now post conversion Virtual Box isn't able to import it - it gets the error Could not find a storage controller named ...
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Linux windowed GPU passthrough

I've read that GPU passthrough on linux (ubuntu/mint) is possible with the correct types of hardware. I'm looking for a specific use case of passthrough and I'm wondering whether technology has ...
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Install ESXi locally

I'd like to be able to boot a PC from an ESXi install CD, instead of installing ESXi on a host PC and then configuring each PC from there, I'd like to configure the PC locally and install the OS ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 kernel panic — not syncing attempted to kill the idle task

I just purchased a Lenovo W540 workstation with the following specifications: CPU i7-4810MQ (quad core) 32 GB RAM 2 TB SSD storage capacity Nvidia Quadro K1100M 2GB graphics card. Windows 7 Pro OS I ...
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Open Host applications from VMWare guest

I have a Windows 7 host and a Linux (CentOS) guest VMWare installation. I often use gnome-open in the guest to open a URL in the default browser. Is there a way to open the host’s browser instead? ...
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CentOS 7 as guest in VMWare: can't drag and drop, can't copy and paste

I have installed CentOS 7 as a guest under VMWare Workstation 7 on a Windows 7 host, and the problem is that I can't drag and drop files, nor copy and paste. VMWare's documentation has the following: ...
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How do I script the creation of Disposable Virtual Machines with vmware workstation?

I am Making a disposable (use for one task/website then delete) Virtual Machine (VM) it's a slow process to do it in VMware workstation. I want to automate it so it is like the quick ~5 second DispVM ...
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VMWare vCenter Solutions and Applications Icon Missing - Update Manager

I just recently installed vCenter server and the update manager and in the docs it says that I need to go to the 'Solutions and Applications' icon on the homepage. But it is not there. I have checked ...
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Unable to Boot Ubuntu OS of Cloned VM

Using VMware version 5.5.0, I cloned a virtual machine running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.13.0-24-generic x86_64). Prior to powering on the cloned machine, I disconnected it from network adapters. ...
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VMWare fills the host disk and it needs reboot of the host system

I am using VMWare to run 2 virtual machines. However, after some time, the available space on the hard disk (~200G) has been filled by VMWare. After a reboot the space is available again. This is a ...
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Port forwarding working on Virtualbox but not on VMware Workstation for Centos7 virtual machine

I'm running Windows 7. I created a Centos7 virtual machine originally through Virtualbox and successfully set up port forwarding with these rules to allow SSH and HTTP: Protocol: TCP | Host IP: ...
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Error while installing VMWare plugin for TeamCity

I'm trying to install VMWare plugin for TeamCity. I followed all steps from https://confluence.jetbrains.com/display/TW/Cloud-VMWare+plugin to the point. However, when I try to run the client via ...
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ESXi Network adapters into bridge mode from vSphere

I have an ESXi machine with a virtual network. I want to have physical computers be able to connect and talk to those virtual machines attached to the virtual network. I am using vSphere 6.0 and ...
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Is there a way to zerofill the page file once for VM compaction?

I know it's not good practice to completely disable the page file even with seemingly sufficient amounts of RAM. I have a number of Windows VMs that naturally have a page file enabled at the default ...