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Questions tagged [vmware-workstation]

A desktop virtualization solution offered by VMware, for Windows and Linux hosts.

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How do I give internet access from my first VM to another VM [on hold]

I have installed VMware on my windows 10(base machine). And inside VMware I have installed CentOS (server) and Ubuntu (client). I used bridge connection to give internet access to CentOS. Now I need ...
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how to copy virtual machine for use in vmware

I have my virtual machines of Vmware 15 in following folder E:\installed software\vmware\virtual machines I have downloaded a cloudera virtual machine for hadopp in folder E:\studies\programming lab ...
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VMWare Workstation modal dialogs too wide

I have a dual-monitor setup running under Windows 10. I recently upgraded from VMWare Workstation 14 to 15. All of a sudden, I am seeing all modal dialogs having a width longer than both my monitors ...
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Strange connectivity of Windows Server 2016 VMware VM

I am running a Windows Server 2016 Desktop Experience VM on VMware Workstation 14. I was not getting any connectivity, and tried several configuration changes to fix it. Eventually, I noticed that the ...
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Windows 10 Home x64 VMware loaded but doesnt recognize digital key and is not activated

I was able to get my Windows 10 home x64 iso finally working on VMware by using the ctrl+G command at boot. Everything loaded fine and I logged into windows, however it showed me that I have to ...
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Windows 10 installer stuck after finishing preparing files and rebooting (VMware Worksation)?

It succesfully finished the preparing files phase then tried to reboot and after 6 hours it is still loading. Only the windows 10 logo and the loading circle (moving). Task manager shows ram usage. ...
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Keyboard not working in Windows

Yesterday after starting up my pc my keyboard wasn't responding. Figuring that my keyboard simply died I plugged it into a random laptop where it does work. Assuming that some driver messed up I ...
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Dell laptop Win10 crashes with VMware

I have a Dell XPS13 9360 running Windows 10 (8GB RAM, 256GB of memory). I installed VMware Workstation and I use it to virtualize Ubuntu for studying purposes. I set up the VM with 4GB of RAM and 60GB ...
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Getting error The CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system. Power off or reset the virtual machine

I have one VM on VMware Workstation. All of sudden VM stop responding with a message "The CPU has been disabled by the guest operating system. Power off or reset the virtual machine" on workstation ...
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Archlinux vm on vmware workstation use hardware UTC instead time of windows10 host

I have windows10 box, on that I install vmware workstation and create an archlinux vm on vmware workstation. Problem is when I set to use UTC on archlinux with this command: ln -sf /usr/share/...
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Getting DirectX 7.0 to run on Windows 98 SE inside of a VMware Workstation Player (v14) VM

I'm trying to get DirectX 7.0 to be able to run on the Windows 98 SE that I installed from an OEM install CD-ROM disc. The Windows 98 SE actually came pre-installed with DirectX 6.0, but after ...
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Unknown vmware related processes in Linux (Ubuntu)

The image below depicts a part of my htop output. I was wandering what are these VMWare processes are. I have both VMWare workstation and player installed; Is it ok if I kill them and how can I ...
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vmnat.exe downloading too much data without any internet activity in virtual machine. How to stop it?

I am having a metered connection, recently I noticed by going in resource monitor that vmnat.exe is downloading much data. I do not want to disable this service because I use VMware on the system but ...
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System Volume Information - heavy disk I/O caused by VMware Workstation?

on my windows 7 host i'm running a windows 7 guest in vmware workstation 9. often the windows host is doing extreme disk activity and almost stalls. with resmon.exe i can see a disk queue lenght of ...
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How to resolve Vmware swap space warning?

When I launch a Mac OS X VM on my Ubuntu laptop, I get the following notification: How can I resolve this hint? I have Vmware Workstation 14 and I am using a SSD. I'm also confused, because from what ...
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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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VMware Workstation network setting changes automatically?

This is my Linux guest IP Address setting in VMware Workstation. Virtual network set to Custom Host-only. Linux 1 Network Adapter : Custom (VMnet1) : 192.168.254.11 Network Adapter 2 : ...
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How to access a serial device from VM Server

I have a serial device that is physically connected to my Window PC. From my window, I can use "PUTTY" to set up the connection to access this device and do some extra work after login this device. ...
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VMware BSOD 0x07

Long story short - was running Win 7 on VMware for a while, then decided to install an antivirus, ran a scan, and it now BSODs on me. What I've tried - fixed MBR, ran chkdsk, removed the antivirus, ...
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Determine current VMWare vmx used

How do I determine the current VMWare workstation vmx name a user is currently using? Is there a Linux command to determine this that can be run on the Host OS? This command will be used to verify to ...
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Do latest windows insider preview builds work in vmware workstation 12?

I need to install and use Windows Insider running as a guest in vmware. I have an available license for vmware workstation 12, which appears to be the maintenance release branch. Will these two work ...
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Unable to boot from ISO in an already installed guest of VMware 12

I have VMware 12. I have a Windows VM that works well. Now I need on the same VM to boot from an ISO instead of the guest image. But it never goes for the ISO and always boots with the guest image. ...
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How to open virtual machines in tabs in VMware Workstation 14?

I have 3 different operating system as virtual machine and I want to switch between them in tabs, not different VMware Workstation windows. Is it possible? By the way I am using VMware Workstation as ...
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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 Pro 14 shared clipboard not working

I have a VMWare Workstation Pro 14.1.2 setup with a Windows 10 host and multiple Ubuntu 18.04 guests. The shared clipboard does not work in any of the Ubuntu guests. I tried reinstalling the Open VM ...
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Would like to use CentOS in VMware as a DHCP server for other virtual machines

I'm using three VMs: one is CentOS, while the others are Kali and Ubuntu. I would like to use the CentOS one as the DHCP server and others as the host. Even though they can ping between each other, ...
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unable to run VMware workstation pro14 on windows 10

I have tried to install workstation pro 14 on my windows 10. I disabled windows defender antivirus before running the setup as an administrator and I noticed that but I keep getting 2 services not ...
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No taskbar preview only for vmware workstation (windows 10)

The taskbar preview is not visible only for Vmware workstation, while it works for all the other apps (see images). How to fix it? OS: Windows 10 Vmware Workstation version: 14.1.2
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Paste non-ASCII characters into console of a Virtual Machine

Host OS: Windows 10.0.15063 Build 15063 Enterprise Guest OS: Ubuntu 18.04 Server (headless - no X Windows running) VMWare Workstation 14.1.2 Pro I am able to view non-ASCII characters in the Ubuntu ...
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How can I use VMware on a Windows Server 2016 VPS?

If I try to do that, I get: " VMware Workstation and Hyper-V are not compatible. Remove the Hyper-V role from the system before running VMware Workstation. " I tried lots of tutorials... none work. ...
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Set caps lock to esc on vmware workstation (ubuntu host and windows guest)

I'd like to set caps lock to ESC in a Windows 7 machine running under vmware workstation 14 as guest with Ubuntu as the host OS. I'm following the instructions here. As a test (before setting caps ...
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VMWare Workstation vmmon broken on Ubuntu 18.04

I upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04 and the vmmon.ko module for VMWare Workstation 12.5.9 now fails to build. /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source/vmmon-only/linux/driver.c: In function ‘LinuxDriverInitTSCkHz’: /...
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Is it possible to add a VM to an existing VLAN on a physical network?

I have a Cisco ASA 5505 running firewalls and other network functionalities including a VLAN and I have VMware workstation running multiple VM that have Active Directory, DNS, and other services. I ...
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Does VMware Workstation use special large pages/huge pages by default?

According to some pretty old source, ESX is using special large pages by default, but ESX is some kind of OS in itself and therefore has full control of memory management. That is different for VMware ...
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Kali linux no internet in terminal but browser works fine

Kali linux 2018 amd64 in VM Workstation Since the last few days, I cannot connect to internet in terminal. Internet works fine in tor & firefox browser, but I can't make an update in terminal. I ...
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Unable to Defrag Windows 10 instance in VMWare on SSD

I'm using VMWare Workstation 12 Pro on a Windows 7 Pro host which is using a single SSD. On VMWare I have a Windows 10 Pro installation, which I backup at least twice a week to different NAS boxes as ...
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How to stop VMware from capturing keys when not in focus?

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 on my laptop and I've just installed VMware® Workstation 14 Pro (build 14.1.1 build-7528167). I'm having a problem in that after starting vmware and opening a virtual machine (...
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VMware Workstation hardware compatibility and availability of high resolution text modes (GRUB2)

Recently I ran across an interesting phenomenon. I have a bunch of VM "templates" for a number of Linux distros so I can easily clone and spin up a VM for the respective distro. In order to make best ...
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Access Site on localhost from a vmware

I have setup a LAMP stack on my home os, and i want to test out some stuff, from vmware. I have windows 10 as my home os, and windows 7 installed on vmware. The site is reacheable on my home os, as ...
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Bridged network connection using VMWare Workstation doesn't work

Environnement : Host OS : Windows 10 VM software : VMWare Workstation 14 Player Guest OS : CentOS 7 I've being using the NAT network setting previously and it worked fine. Now I need to use the "...
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VMWARE Workstation unable to install virtual adapters in Windows 10

I am having a weird issue on my machine. I instaled Workstation Pro12 on my WIndows 10 machine. During the installation, the setup deleted existing Vmnet adapters and tried to create new ones. However ...
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VMware Workstation pro 12.5.9 Copy and paste not working

Im having problems getting the copy and paste functionality working using VMware Workstation pro 12.5.9. The host and guest are both Win 10 x64. VMtools are installed too. Ive tried the following but ...
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How can I create a VMWare virtual machine that boots an existing (EFI) Fedora installation?

I have a Fedora and Windows installation on the same disk, and have been trying to get VMWare Workstation Player in Windows to boot the Fedora partition, but for some reason the machine doesn't boot. ...
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Binary Translation not working in VMware Workstation 12

Since upgrading my whole PC I am unable to run VMs in Binary Translation mode. VT-x / Intel Virtualisation Technology is enabled in the BIOS however I require Binary Translation for use in Windows ...
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Exclusive mode in VMWare Workstation is not working correctly

I am using VMWare Workstation 14 Pro (Version:14.1.0 build-7370693). Host OS is Ubuntu 17.10 and guest OS are Mac-OS X (10.13 high sierra) and Windows 10. Problem is when I enter in exclusive mode in ...
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How to run VMware image (OVA) and Dockerfile simultaneously on a single Windows 10?

Please don't block my account because of this stupid question :) I am aware of Hyper-V incompatibility with VMWare, but in case I've missed something. Is it even possible to run virtual machine OVA ...
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VMware boot into exclusive mode automatically

I know there are other questions (with accepted answers) discussing this exact thing, but none of the answers are actually answers, and the questions are 4 or 5 years old. Force Exclusive Mode in ...
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I cannot ping/connect my VM on VMware Workstation

So I have a Windows 10 PC. I have installed VMware Workstation and created a Windows 10 VM. However, I cannot ping or connect to it. I have made the network in bridged mode and given the same gateway....
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How can I prevent the VMware toolbar from displaying without locking the mouse in the machine with exclusive mode?

When I use VMware workstation, I have the host machine on another monitor and I want to use both, but every time I go to a tab on the guest machine, the toolbar drops down and gets in the way. If I ...
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Windows 7 SP1 with NVMe driver does not load on VMWare 14

I am testing Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 on VMWare first as right now I do not have real NVMe drive. After integrating MS hotfix KB2990941 & 3087873 the resulting Windows 7 SP1 64 ISO boots in EFI mode ...