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

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Legacy VMware Player on modern Linux

I have a requirement for Unity mode on a Linux host with a Windows guest. Virtualbox does not implement Seamless mode well, and the likes of Winapps or Cassowary have other issues that make multiple ...
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Is it possible to add a Logmein printer to a Windows virtual machine running on the remote PC?

When I remote into my office PC from home, I routinely print to my home printer by selecting it in the printer dialog box. It has "Logmein" appended to the usual printer name.   Now I have a ...
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Create a shortcut for the guest OS (VMware)

Is it possible to create a desktop shortcut for the guest OS in VMware and use it to launch the guest OS directly without opening VMware? I'm using VMware Workstation Player on Windows 11
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Can't ping / access GNS3 PFSense virtual device but can ping GNS3 VM on same subnet

I have a basic GNS3 network that I’m trying to setup with PFSense. I have managed to install the PFSense module and can now add it as a device within GNS3. However after adding, configuring and ...
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When exactly do VMs receive the shared clipboard data in VMware/VirtualBox?

For many years, I have been running untrusted programs in VMs. I have used both Windows and Linux as the host OS, and both (many versions of) VMware Workstation Player and VirtualBox on both OSes. The ...
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Can Windows XP be run on an SSD as a VMWare guest OS?

I know similar has been asked before, there is a lot of information around pertaining to Windows XP being installed on a SSD. I can understand that Windows XP was not made for SSD, OK it was released ...
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Why is my VMware Workstation Player 17.0.2 installation not responding to reboot, retry, reinstall?

I posted Why is NAT networking no longer working under VMware Workstation Player 17? earlier and got instructions of basically "Retry, reboot, reinstall." (The host was running Linux Mint 21....
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VMPlayer, Debian 12 Guest, Screen Flicker

I'm running Debian 12 as a guest in VMPlayer. Depending on what I click, usually a task manager icon, everything on the screen except the desktop image will disappear, even the task manager bar will ...
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How to fill black borders of VM without VMWare tools. VMWare player 17 free

Hello I've been trying to setup my VM so that it fills in the black borders that surround it. I can get it to do this by installing the VMWare tools, but the problem is that when I do this it breaks ...
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How can I debug a DHCP failure?

I have a new VM installation of Ubuntu 22.04.2 running on VMware Player 17 on Windows 11. All works okay with a static IP, but I can't get DHCP to work as northing seems to received back. mat@devbox:~$...
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Linux machines on VM routing between two subnet

To make a lot of tests i have several VM, one has two interfaces but it's possible it receives more. One interface uses NAT protocole to connect to internet, as i use VMWare, the other is on lan ...
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Why is my ping so high when playing a game running on a VM via VMWare Workstation 17? What can I do to lower the ping?

This is a screenshot of the virtual machine networking settings : First the option was on the NAT: used to share the host's IP address but then I tried to change it to the bridged connected directly, ...
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How to use interchangeably virtuabox vm with vmplayer vm?

So basically being able to turn on the same vm on any. One at a time, without having to create a vm for each one.
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VMware workstation pro doesn't autofit server VMs in main desktop

New to Windows 11, I came across a very weird and annoying problem. I'm using "VMware® Workstation 16 Pro", and then using it to connect to server "File > connect to server" ...
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Message boxes in chrome don't display properly in VMware

I am using Windows 10 Professional inside VMware and some "message boxes" that pop up in browsers (chrome, edge, etc) do not display properly. I am calling them message boxes because I don't ...
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Multiple monitors not working VMware 16 Player

I want to use my Windows VM with multiple monitors (with Windows as host OS). I am using the VMware Workstation 16 Player. While in full screen mode there is the option to Choose a monitor layout (see ...
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Auto suspend VMs when closing vmware window

When I'm closing the vmware workstation's main window, this dialog pops up: How do I get rid of it? Is there a way to automatically suspend all running VMs without confirmation?
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If I delete and then re-create my one-and-only VM, can I reuse the same Windows 10 activation key I used the first time?

I've obtained a Windows 10 activation key specifically for my one-and-only VM. If I subsequently delete that VM and then re-create it from scratch -- either on the same machine or a different machine -...
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The .host:/ do not show the shared directory name

I follow this VMware shared directory settings up tutorial: when I get to this step: sudo vmhgfs-fuse .host:/shared /mnt/hgfs/shared -o allow_other -o uid=1000 then I want to check the files below ....
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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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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 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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