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VMware Workstation Player (formerly known as VMware Player) is a virtualization software package.

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Best way to route USB devices when using VMWare Workstation and VMWare-KVM

I am using VMWare Workstation, but in order to hide the host from my users all VMs I want to deploay will run in VMware-KVM. When connecting a USB device to the host, the different classes of devices ...
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Trying to run VmWare on Manjaro

I'm trying to run VMWare on Manjaro but this message keeps appearing: I am pretty new to linux, this was one of the tutorials that I was following. The steps that I was following were in the ...
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Which is more important Ram or Cpu a typical win 10 vm

Problem Statement I am currently running a win 10 vm locally on vmware. This guest os is used for sole development purposes. Mostly running eclipse, vscode and dbeaver along with some Firefox tabs. ...
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How to fix numeric keypad ignored even when numlock is on Windows XP running inside VMWare Player?

We have a legacy app that cannot be installed anywhere else other than Windows XP. Users launch that VM on their workstations to use the app. This solution is currently being used on many computers, ...
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Windows VMWare player detection of software click

I am writing some simple bot for my private purpose for game Lineage2 (20 Years old game) It has sme security that do injection inside WinApi and handle that keyboard / mouse clicks are software and ...
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Moving VMware's virtual machine to another host

Currently I am running a virtual machine created by VMware Workstation 16 Player (free version) on a laptop that I have been using for 5-6 years. Recently, my laptop is starting to shows signs that it ...
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How to know if my PC is compatible with VMware Player

Context: I have to run a virtual machine with VMware Player (version 16) on a HP ProLiant ML350 G6 Server. I already had some hardware compatibility problems in the past, so before installing anything ...
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Rolled back Windows 11 Insider VM to Windows 10 and my product key does not work

I reinstalled an evaluation version of Enterprise to replace my insider 11, since I don't have a TPM installed. It (Windows 11) got installed up to a certain point but then stopped letting me update. ...
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VMWare VMs cannot connect to the internet after enabling Hyper-V

Recently, I had to install Docker on my Windows 10 Machine: Edition Windows 10 Pro Version 21H1 Installed on ‎08-‎08-‎2021 OS build 19043.1237 Experience Windows Feature ...
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How to share VmWare machine via command line?

I've just transferred a VM to a server (running Debian) that runs VmWare Workstation and I want to start it. In order to do so I need to share it thus making it available for remote access. Given that ...
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How do I change host network adapters on VMWare Player 16

I have a Windows 10 virtual machine running in VMWare Workstation 16 Player using bridged networking. My host OS is Ubuntu 20.04. It was using ethernet, but today I had to switch to WiFi. Now when ...
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Virtualized Intel VT-x/EPT is not supported on this platform. Continue without virtualized Intel VT-x/EPT?

I am running windows 11 and VMware workstation 16. I need to do virtualization anyhow to run "Qubes OS". My pc supports it. I tried all ways of internet even turning off and on hyper v. I ...
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VMware Workstation player 16 no uninstall option

I have vmware player and i want to uninstall it. But it does not show up on the control panel. Neither the Settings app. I tried using Glary's utilities but it still did not show up. I searched for a ...
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vmplayer 16 terminates upon VM Linux installation/startup

I am trying to run Debian 10.3 (also tried with Fedora 34) from VMWare Player 6.1.1 build-17801498 on host Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS, on AMD Ryzen 9 3900X system. Running vmplayer as user (not root). Target ...
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Reuse virtual machines from Intel laptop on AMD laptop?

I have Windows, Linux and some other virtual machines (some of them are on VMWare Player, some are on VirtualBox) on my old Intel laptop. Is it possible to just move theirs disks images on my new AMD ...
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How can Adobe Photoshop's trial in a VM have "expired" when it was installed today?

I created a new VM in VMware just the other day, with the latest Windows 10 Enterprise Trial. Then I installed Adobe Creative Cloud, with a freshly registered account, and downloaded Photoshop inside ...
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Host won't go to sleep while VMWare Workstation 16 Player is running

Sometime this year after I updated to version 16, VMWare Player will no longer allow my host Windows 10 PC to go to sleep while the program is running. Is there a setting I can change to allow this? ...
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SSH (with Putty) to local VM on host that has VPN on

I'm trying to access with Putty to my local Linux VM (using VMware player) on a host that has (commercial) VPN on. I'm able to connect to the guest machine with host-only network adapter but I don't ...
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network setting automatically switched to Bridged in VMWare Player

I was trying to setup a lab environment for Vulnhub box. I ran both Kali VM and Kioptrix level 1 VM on VMWare Workstation Player. I heard that I should set the network adaptor of both VMs using NAT or ...
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Let VMware keep focus when mouse is outside of window [duplicate]

I'm using VMware player 16 on win10. As soon as my mouse moves outside of the VM I can no longer type in the VM. My expectation is that I should have to click on another window before I can no longer ...
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Which one was the latest vmware player version that supported i7 920?

I need vmware player to run on windows 10 64 bit, and a i7 920 cpu, but the latest version doesn't supports i7 920, so I need an older version, but I can't find which one was the last one supporting ...
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Running VMWare Workstation Player on Azure VM

So, there are a lot of questions on this but I did not manage to find a concrete answer. I have an OVA file representing a server which as far as I know, I can only use VMWare to open this file and ...
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Purpose of VMware setting 'pref.vmplayer.fullscreen.autohide'

Does anyone know what the purpose of the setting pref.vmplayer.fullscreen.autohide in the VMware configuration file preference.ini is? I can't see any difference between pref.vmplayer.fullscreen....
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Very low volume for system beeps in VMware Player and VMware Workstation

The system beeps work in my VMware guests, but their volume is very very low, while all other sounds (e.g. WAV) are quite loud resp. for those sounds I can adjust the volume with the Windows sound ...
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Can I run VMware Player and WSL2 on the same Windows 10 Pro machine without disabling either?

Its not super clear to me from searches done if I can run VMware Player on the same Windows 10 Pro machine using Docker / WSL2 to run Linux containers. Or does it mean Hyper-V needs to be disabled to ...
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Why does Windows 3.1, the MS-DOS prompt and the VM settings say different values for my RAM?

I wanted to give my "virtual 486" 8 MB because that's how much RAM I had originally and for the most part of its life. I was then confused to say the least to see these nonsensical numbers ...
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Is VMware Workstation 16 Player not available for macOS (as host OS)?

I'm not sure if it's ever been this case, but when I looked here just now: https://www.vmware.com/products/workstation-player/workstation-player-evaluation.html ... I realized that it's only available ...
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How to wake up the host machine when client sent WoL packet to the guest machine run by vmware?

How to wake up the host machine by WoL when client send WoL packet to the MAC address of network adapter inside the guest machine run by vmware workstation 16 player? I want to let the host machine to ...
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Cannot use the menu bar in VMware Player/Workstation 14 through 16 when the VM is started

I downloaded VMware Player 16 the other day. The performance is better than VirtualBox, no doubt there. However, after the VM is started, as soon as the VMware BIOS screen pops up, I can't click on ...
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VMWare Player does not show USB devices nor network works

I am running VMWare Player under Linux as an ordinary user with no sudo rights. Unfortunately the Player shows no USB devices. Also network inside guest machines does not work. I tried both creating a ...
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suspend vmware-player machine by script

Is there any way that I can use a script (batch or similar) to suspend all my running virtual machines? For vmware-workstation vmrun.exe is the solution, but I only have vmware-player... Purpose is to ...
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Trying to virtualize machine --> black screen

I'm trying to virtualize my current physical machine in order to keep a "live backup" so that I can refer to it at any time in order to check the settings of any app or even just to keep old ...
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Bridged network VirtualBox to VMware on the same host can't ping each other

I have several VMs on a single host running in both VMware and VirtualBox. All of the VMs are using a bridged interface(all on the same NIC) to access the network the host is connected to. Host OS is ...
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VMWARE Player - Can't shrink disk

I have VMWARE Player (15.5.6 build-16341506), and a Win10/32bit guest OS. Host is Win10/64 bit. It is more than 127 GB in the host filesystem. I deleted the old Windows versions from the guest to ...
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VMWare: copy and paste only for some desktop environments

I have a problem with a Linux guest (Ubuntu 16.04 64 bit) on a Windows 10 host: copy and paste from/to host works when using a desktop environment like LXDE, but fails when using a plain startx ...
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Why can my Windows host no longer see Rails at 0.0.0.0:3000 in my Ubuntu guest?

I was previously running VMWare Player hosting an Ubuntu 18.04 guest VM on a Windows 10 host. In my Ubuntu guest, I was able to launch a Ruby on Rails server bound to 0.0.0.0:3000 (any network adapter,...
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Why is Windows Guest VM running on VMWare Player 15 with Hyper-V mode on is super slow?

Why is Windows Guest VM running on VMWare Player 15 with Hyper-V mode on is super slow? The host machine is Windows 10 with 4 CPU @ 3.2 GHz and 16 GB DDR4 memory installed. Here's the link for the ...
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Running Windows 7 virtual machine without VT-x [closed]

I have a Laptop with Intel Core i7-8665U processor running Windows 10. I need a Windows 7 virtual machine. I tried VMWare Player. It says that I need to activate VT-x in the BIOS. Since this is a ...
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network adapter for bridge being deleted vmware

When I tried to use Ubuntu with bridge it says that I don't have a connection to the internet. The message I receive says "network connection activation failed." When I saw the Virtual Network ...
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Cannot update VMware Tools in Windows XP

I have a Windows XP Pro virtual machine installed in VMware player 15. I have had some trouble installing VMware tools on the XP-station. When I tried to do it manually with the latest ISO-file, I got ...
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VMWare Player fails after installing Docker

Not sure if this is just my issue, but after I have installed Docker on my Machine, when I try to launch my VM i get the following: "VMware Player can be run after disabling Device/Credential Guard"...
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Using VMware, why aren't my network adapters visible to the guest Linux OS

I have a Centos 6 - 64 bit guest OS running in VMware Workstation Player 14 on a Windows 7 Machine. The problem I'm having is I can't see any of the network adapters I've set up. I've tried NAT, ...
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How do I stop VMware / Vagrant from attempting to create NFS shares?

I am trying to use VMware instead of VirtualBox to run my VMs. Host:Windows10, Guest: CentOS7. I am using PuPHPet to create the required vagrant files, but whichever file system I choose, Default, NFS,...
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What does VMware do when it is "Waiting for connection"?

Today I noticed a screen saying "Waiting for connection" in VMware. I think it shows every time the VM boots, but it's usually very brief. This time, it hung on that screen for quite a while. But ...
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Is there such a thing as a "supervisor" I can run on a normal x86 PC? [closed]

I have a beefy PC. It runs Windows 10 Pro. Windows 10 is a nightmare. Inside of it, I run VMware Workstation 15 Player. Inside that, I run another Windows 10 Enterprise Trial. I use this VM to test ...
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Cannot start VMware, gets stuck at 'waiting for connection'

I am running VMWare Workstation 15 on Elementay OS (Ubuntu 18). After creating a new virtual machine when I start the machine, there's a message screen that says 'waiting for connection' and it stays ...
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VMware Guest cannot connect to internet (Firewall)

I am trying to get internet access in my guest Ubuntu VMware Workstation 15 Player. I tried multiple tutorials on setting NAT, Bridged connections, etc. but nothing seems to work. I am trying to do ...
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How to setup VMWare Workstation proxy so I can connect Linux CentOS to the internet

I have a VMWare Workstation and I installed Linux CentOS on it and it doesnt connect to the internet. How can I make the setting for the VMWare Workstation so it connects to the internet thru the ...
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VMWare Workstation: how to show removable device icon on top bar like VMWare Player?

I was using VMWare player on windows10 and installed a Ubuntu guest, and it works fine. Now I purchased the workstation pro but I found that all the removable device icons can only be displayed on ...
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How to create VM with no virtual hard disks in VMWare Workstation Player?

Is it possible to create a VM in VMWare that does not write to the host's hard disk? I want the VM to boot a Linux live disk only.
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