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

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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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How to Change the System Manufacturer, Model, BIOS, Display, etc in Vmware Workstation 15, No .rsrc file

Trying to change the System Manufacturer, System Model, the BIOS, and the Display so it doesn't say its VMware. I've tried messing with the Registry Keys but that didn't work, then I tried what seemed ...
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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 some way to get AutoHotKey bindings on the host OS (Windows 10) to apply even when immersed in a VM?

I have a PC running Windows 10. It runs AutoHotKey. I have a script starting on startup which sets all kinds of shortcut key bindings. These work. ... as long as I'm not inside a VM. Whenever I open "...
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Is it somehow possible to make a VMware VM “piggyback” on my Windows 10's DirectX 11/graphics card?

I've heard this phrase "passthrough" mentioned. I have no idea if that's relevant here. I run Windows 10 both as the host as guest OS, with VMware. The VM has Pinball FX3 installed. VMware doesn't ...
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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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Is it possible to run wmware macos guest / windows host with support METAL?

Is it possible to run wmware with a macos guest on a windows host with the support of METAL ?
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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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VMWare thinks HyperV is enabled when it isnt

I recently upgraded to windows 1903, and I took advantage of the new windows sandbox feature that is included. I didn't realize that it was using HyperV and that it caused issues with VMware so I ...
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Windows 10 BSOD System_Service_Error when running VM under VMware Workstation 15 Player

I used to have my Ubuntu VM run fine inside VMware Workstation 15 Player under Windows 10. Today after a power outage, I suddenly noticed that each time I start the VM inside the player, I get BSOD ...
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How to rename a linked clone on vsphare with the vm configuration files

I'd like to rename a linked clone configuration files on Vsphere. I tried to change the VM from a datastore to another but the VM becomes not a linked clone. I also tried to make migrating to the ...
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Can I backup my virtual machine while it is suspended instead of turned off? [VMWare]

In the online documentation it is "advised" to completely turn off a virtual machine before creating a backup of the folder with all the VM files in it. However, I have a machine where a complete ...
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VMWare Player - increase 3D performance on XP guest

Ive set up a Windows XP (SP2) Guest machine. I want to use it to play some old games. But here is the problem: 3D works baaaaaad. Most of the time I get only one to five fps. And this in games created ...
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How Can I completely hide toolbar in VMware Workstation 14 Player on a Linux Host?

I have tried adding the line below to my Virtual Machines .vmx file as suggested here (this thread is meant for Windows Hosts though). However it isn't working. Any suggestion on how I can completely ...
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How to chose what to boot from in VMware

How can I boot from the cd in Vmware? I don't know how to chose what to boot from. Please help me I tried pressing F2 at startup and it doesn't work.
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How to create a shortcut to a VMWare Workstation Player 15 VM?

I'd like to start a VMWare Workstation Player specific Virtual Machine from a link, rather than starting VMWare, then double-clicking on the VM. VMWare provides an explanation on this procedure for ...
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vmwared shared folder not working

I have a Ubuntu 16.04 guest operating system running on a windows 10 host, I am using VMware workstation 15 player. I have been trying to set up a shared folder but the shared folder doesn't seem to ...
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Reaching an aliased website in a virtual machine on windows

I'm running windows 10 with a virtual machine (vmware, running ubuntu) wherein the vmware is running a server on port 80. The issue is I have to test out various arrangements of subdomains (ie test....
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No access via NAT/Bridged

In my network there is a PC at 192.168.x.1 which is a host for a VMWare client, a telephone at 192.168.x.2 and a Chromecast at 192.168.x.3. Running the client bridged, I can ping the Chromecast but ...
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Configuring VPN in a virtual machine

I have a company machine with is also being used on a client network. For accessing some (but not all) facilities of our company we are required to use VPN A (managed by Cisco AnyConnect). To access ...
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Can't select started VMWare Player 15.0.2 VM window

I switched from VirtualBox to VMWare this week. My work computer has a 1080p monitor and my personal laptop has a 4K screen. Everything is working fine on my work computer. CTRL + ALT to release KMB ...
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Run VMware Player with no GUI(Headless) by editing .vmx file

I used to run VMware Player with no GUI by editing the .vmx file and disabling a preference to confirm before closing a virtual machine. The process was to disable that option in VMware Player ...
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How to disable mouse integration in VMware Workstation Player?

My question is similar to How to permanently disable mouse integration in Virtualbox? except it's about VMware Workstation Player instead of VirtualBox. How do I disable mouse integration? I want the ...
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Openstack dashboard stops after some idle time

I have openstack installed using devstack. I have that in vmware player in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. To keep it alive I suspend when I want to leave it in the state it is. It resumes as well when I start ...
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From VMware and Fedora 29 ssh to remote machine cause Broken pipe

I install Fedora 29 on VMware player just now, and found ssh to remote machine fails with "Broken pipe". Fedora 29 is just available few days, did you meet this problem? $ ssh cranuser22@10.39.158.52 ...
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How do I enable/disable VMware Tools at whim?

I have Mint 19 running inside VMware Player. VMware Tools is already installed. Is there a way to enable and disable the VMware Tools without uninstalling it or shutting down the machine? Can I do ...
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Centos 6.2 cant ping 8.8.8.8 using NAT bridge on VMWare

I am using Centos 6.2 inside vmware and I have three nodes whihc I have assigned them static IPs as folllow Based on the errors, you need to update the files to look like this: /etc/sysconfig/...
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Can't install windows 10 on VMWare Player

I tried 3 different versions of windows, and 2 different versions of vm, booting from iso and dvd and every one of them stuck at some phase of the installation. Every time when it tries to reboot ...
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Ping from VMware guest machine to the Ethernet interface of the Host machine

I want to ping from a VMware player guest machine to the Ethernet Interface of the host machine. The VMware guest machine has an adress in the VMWare Virtual Network:192.168.221.4 so I am able to ...
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Forward data from host to a simulated network node in guest

I want to forward some UDP or TCP packet from a program on my host OS to another program that is running on the guest OS. HOST OS: Debian 9 GUEST OS: Ubuntu 14.04 on Vmware player In fact there is a ...
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Unable to view complete portion of Ubuntu screen in VMWare

I am unable to move to complete full screen and the sidebars of VMWare are being overlapped with the OS running on VMWare thereby making some of the options not visible. Example: Because of the ...
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Bind VMware to specific GPU

I have two GPUs in my setup and want to use GPU A for games while GPU B handles VMware VMs. How can I achieve this?
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Running VM from external SSD drive

I am using VMware Workstation 14 Pro, and I'm trying to run a virtual machine that I've downloaded from Microsoft and saved to an external USB solid-state drive. But when I attempt to open that VM (by ...
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Switch between LANs - dynamic internal IPs of Linux guest; how to connect with hostname?

I sometimes bring my computer to home to work; and every time I do this, I have to check the IP of my VMware CentOS box's IP because I connect with Putty. The work LAN use 10.160.xx.xx IP range and ...
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Windows 10 Host, VM Workstation Player 14, Guest Windows server 2016 (trial version) - install error

VMWorkstation Player 14.1.2 build-8497320 Windows 10 Preview [Version 10.0.17704.1000] I tried to install the trial version of Windows 2016 server without a licence key. VMWare detected it was ...
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VMWare Workstation Player 14, Cannot Seem to Hide Top Bar

I can't seem to hide the 3x high top bar when in full screen mode for VMWare Workstation 14 for Window 10. I tried reading this post here but it seems out of date: Can I completely hide toolbar in ...
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Running 32 bit OS on 64 bit OS host without VT-x

I am trying to run a 32 bit OS (Android x86) in VMware Player. It is coming up with the error 'VT-x is not available', even though I have a 64 bit CPU/host OS. Why is this? I am aware that you ...
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How do I rename a VMWare virtual disk (vmdk) if all I have is VMware Workstation Player for Windows?

I was provided a virtual machine folder and can use it without issue but now I want to make a copy with a different name. How do I do this if all I have is VMware Workstation Player?
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How to get fullscreen to work in VMware Player for OSX guest?

I have installed OSX High Sierra as guest OS on VMware Player 14 (Host OS - Win 10). I have successfully installed OSX and installed VMware Tools on it as well. The only problem I'm facing is - I am ...
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Run Script in VM Player from Windows 7

I have a VM player with CentOS 6.5. VM Player is installed in a Windows 7 PC. CentOS has a root user and a normal user. I logged in as normal user. I have a script file say "/test/mywork/autorun.sh" ...

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