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VMware Player and multiple host adapters issue

Q: VMware Player and multiple host adapters issue

Goal: To have host machine (win7) to use wired interface (lan1) ( as default, while vm (winxp) uses wireless interface (wireless1) ( as default. Each interface is a seperate network and seperate isp.

Using Vmware player 3.1.3

I have set the VM to bridged mode, and bridged that virtual adapter to the wireless interface with vmnetcfg. VM is now able to get out on the internet, ipchicken shows its going out on the wireless isp.

On the host machine, I am also going out on the wireless interface.
I changed metric on wired (lan1) to 1 for gateway AND interface
changed metric on wireless (wireless1) to 100 for interface (no gateway option)

Now, the host machine goes out on the lan1 gateway, great!
Also changed adapter priority, set lan1 above wireless1

Now, when going back to the VM, it is not able to get out on the internet.

If I remove metric for gateway on lan1, I will default back to wireless on the host, Even with the
priority showing lan1 before wireless1..

I guess what im asking windows to do is route all traffic from host through lan1, and route all traffic from vm through wireless1, concurrently.

Help !

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I don't need help, I just wanted to post my solution. 
I recently setup the latest version of Vmware player on Ubuntu 13.04 and found myself unable to download the tools for it. error try again later or something along those lines. I searched about online for answers but google only presented 1 relevant topic and it didn't have a solution. Anyways I've discovered how to get around this, it's quite obvious really, I feel dumb for taking so long to figure it out. Lauch VMware player as root, then the tools will download successfully. Hopefully this will save someone a world of heart-ache.

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Hello.I don't know what happen, but my machines works very bad with win 7 and win10 an vmplayer 12. I have activated virtualization in bios. Any knows any problem or incompatibility? Thanks.

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Hello, I've just installed the VMware workstation player 15 on my new P52S and when launching a VM the resolution is so little that I cannot read easily the information.How can I do to have the same resolution on my VM than on my laptop or at least configure the VM player to increase the display resolution?If you could help me it will be great!Thank you in advance.Best regardsLaurent31

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Good news about VMs again.

The latest VMware Workstation 9 brings a new UI and it's designed for Windows 8.

Read about it here:
VMware Announces VMware Workstation? 9

Also VMware Player 5 is available for download.

Looks like I posted this a bit fast, usually Jimbo beats me at VMware stuff. Sorry for this one.

A:VMware Workstation 9 - VMware Player 5

D'oh. I have 2 licensed copies of VMWare Workstation at my office. One for me and 1 for a coworker. It's $119 to upgrade, or a free upgrade if you purchased after Aug 1st, 2012. I purchased on July 30, 2012. Sucks to be me

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Now running the RTM 7600 x64 till i get to Michigan's "The New Efficency"on october for 7 Pro retail :3 but. after installing the leaked updates VMWare will make a net connection in NAT and bridged connections and though a guest will say theres Internet.. Nothing will actually work.. like its not connected

i tried reinstalling Vmware and now it works but having testing Windows Server 2008 R2 it was a pain to update the vmware tools packageas the vers i had installed was 6.5 and update dto 6.5.3

A:No internet between VMWare and 7 Host

What anti virus are you running?
It seems like the majority of the newer Versions of the anti-virus/firewalls have an option to allow/block vm's connectiong to the network

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Hi Everybody,

I've successfully installed an old WinNT 3.51 as a VMware Host; one thing, I'd like to have, but don't know where to get it: Graphics/Video device drivers for the VMware Graphics Adapter ...

Does anybody know?


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well as my title state I have a small question and I'm not sure where to post this...

My question is can I duel boot vmware workstation and it acts like a host, meaning windows 7 is not booted; using less ram than using virtualbox as a guest???



A:vmware workstation boot as host?

Could you more clearly describe what you are trying to do?

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I have a pretty elaborate home network consisting of a wired gigabit ethernet primary network and a wireless-N wireless network. everything i have been able to get functioning flawlessly excluding getting the windows shares and ps3 media server i run from a wired windows 7 64-bit server to share across the wireless portion of my network. i attempted to fix this issue by purchasing a 2nd adapter for said server so that it would have both a wired and wireless connection and be able to share across both the 192.x.x.x subnet(which already works) and the 10.x.x.x subnet(which hasnt been. I now have the 2nd adapter setup without a gateway as to not confuse internet traffic going FROM said server so it will use the primary wired gigabit adapter instead of wireless. I am able to ping from the wireless side of the network back to the servers assigned wireless IP but for some reason still cannot see the shares, i have been unable to find any adapter specific share settings in win7 thus far and am wondering if i am missing something. any help is appreciated. Thanks. network topography attached.....

A:Networks Shares over multiple network adapters on multiple subnets

I have a very similar scenario and I too would like to share Media Server/DLNA across multiple subnets. Have you found a solution to this?

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I have installed a Virtual XP (guest) under Win 7 to run legacy hardware. I have set up everything per instructions to share some host partitions, as folders; however, they do not show up in the Win XP guest. I have done this is the past and had no trouble. The VMware site has been of no help.

A:VMware: Accessin Host partitions/folders

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I want to connect several VM's mainly Cisco router to same network adapter (vmnet1 host-only network adapter) and want to pass multiple VLAN's as Tagged. I am able to achieve this requirement through bridged network adapter but unable to do so through host-only
adapter. I am using Windows 7 as main OS and VMware Workstation 11.
I have gone through several tech forums but unable to find answer for it. Though in multiple forums one statement was common that Windows will strip the VLAN information when packet received/transmits through network adapter.
I would really appreciate if anyone can help me with this.

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Hi there
Workstation Version 10.2 Host running these distros - same observations for both hosts. Opensuse / Linux Mint 17 both 64 bit. Guest is windows 8.1 update 1.

I seem on the df -h command get a /tmp file around 4GB which is 95% allocated. This goes down to 0% when the vm is powered off.

I can't seem to find any way to increase the size of this file or configure it in any way -- is this just VMware using disk space or will my Guest eventually fail because lack of disk space. There's actually plenty of space on the HDD itself. !!


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Hi there

W10 X-64 pro (build 10547) and vmware workstation rel 12 - in full screen mode can't launch apps from taskbar.

Works fine in Windowed mode

This happens on LINUX Hosts - (Opensuse, Centos and Mint)


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Hi all
After a bit of googling found the fix

This guy solved it -- works fine Now I can uset W8 x-64 on a Desktop with 16GB (I must have VMware working)
Fix vmx86.sys error with Vmware workstation 7 and 8 | JB: Tech & Security


A:Fix for vmware 8.0 / vmware player 4.0 on w8 x-64

16GB of RAM or a 16GB vmware partition?

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Hi there

not a big problem but if my HOST has a wifi connection to the internet then a VM (or at least Networking) )doesn't work when enabling BRIDGED networking (NAT works OK but I need Bridged !!))

If I connect the host to my internet via Ethernet or to a "Wifi-->Ethernet bridge" then bridged networking is fine.

I usually use the wifi-ethernet bridge anyway as it's humungously more stable than the basic wifi cards (and the bridge connects to my Internet at fast 5GHZ wifi - avoiding contention problems on 2.4GHZ network).


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Hi All,

On a rock solid machine (to date) I got a BSOD. During this time I was using Unity (VMWare Pro), and the host crashed (not the client VM).

I did try the tool at http://www.osronline.com/, which seems to claim that the culprit was steam.exe, but I'm not sure that makes sense.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Hi all,
I am running RHEL4 as Guest OS in Dell studio 1555 laptop using VMWare Work Station with Windows XP SP3 as host OS in my Dell Studio 1555 model. But I am not able to set the display properly in RHEL4 which can perfectly fit to the laptop screen so that I can get rid of the troublesome job of scrolling to view the full page. I have at present chosen These options.
Monitor Type: LCD panel 1600 X 1200
Video Card: VESA driver (generic)
Resolution: 1600 X 1200
Color Depth: Millions of Colors

I tried various other options. But nothing else seems to be suitable. Do I have to install some dedicated driver to get the resolution option of 1600 X 900 which is the Display resolution of my Host OS (Windows XP). Dell Studio Laptops use ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 Display Adapters for 1555 model.

Can you please suggest me which option should I choose in RHEl 4 to get the 1600 X 900 resolution option and get rid of this problem?


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I have recently installed Redhat Enterprise V.3 as guest on Windows XP host using vmware.

After adding the necessary lines in the 2 ifcfg-eth0 files, the device eth0 is finding the IP correctly at boot time (or by usinf ifup eth0) and I can use folder sharing between the host and the gust. However I still can't connet to the Interent from the guest.

My windows host internet conection is working fine.
I had it working for a short peiod of time on the guest. (I was using VM - settings - customized - eth bridged-default)

Has anyone seen this before?



Edit/Delete Message

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I have installed VMware Workstation 6.5.3 on my WinXP System.
I have put RedHat Enterprise Linux 4 on that as Virtual machine. RHEL is working fine on that. But I don't know how to transfer the files from the Virtual machine to the host machine without using another computer on the network or pen drive.
At present I am using a pen drive or using scp to transfer files to another machine to transfer. But I want to know about the method of file sharing between the host and virtual OS without any other device/Comp.

Waiting for replies...

A:Solved: Exchange dfiles between Virtual(RHEL4) and host machines(XP) VMware Workstati

Not that familiar with VMWare, but from Chapter 5 in the User Guide, if you install the VMWare tools:

Lets you drag and drop files between host operating systems and Windows, Linux,
Solaris, and FreeBSD guest operating systems
Click to expand...

Chapter 8, titled Transferring Files and Text
Between the Host and Guest might also be useful.

You can transfer files directly over the network if you are not using NAT for the network connection type.

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I specced my new PC with Win 7 Pro x64 on a 120GB SSD with a 1TB WD HDD for data. It's a nice system but I also wanted access to Win 8.1. and have been attempting that in VMware. Win 8 installed and activated in the VM just fine and after all Win 8 updates had been installed it duly offered me the Win 8.1 upgrade. But that fails every time and when I run the troubleshooter it tells me that I'm missing a necessary partition. It then reverts me to Win 8.

Has anyone else had any experience with this?

A:VMware Player and Win 8.1

How do you download Windows 8.1 and clean install Windows 8.1, if you have a Windows 8 product key? -> link

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Trying to install MAC on my Win 8.1 PC
But I want to install it on another HD Drive I have in my PC which I created a new partition for.

VMware only detects my primary hd and when I try to add the partition I made when I click ok it gives me an error.

Can anybody help out with this?


A:VMWare Player Help

MAC? Do you mean OS X? I don't know if VMware Player even supports it. Don't think so.

EDIT: OK, guess it does. Back to question, you should be able to see all drives available during setup of the guest system. Have you assigned a drive letter to the partition? Is it formatted?

EDIT2: Here is install guide VMware Guest Operating System Installation Guide

EDIT3: Back to my original response. You need an Apple computer to run any kind of OS X guest.

Jimbo45, I see you lurking. I butchered this reply.

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in order to make a virtual xp machine i hav to hav the windows xp cd. But what if my computer didnt come with xp cd is ther anything welse i can do?

A:VMware Player?

If you want to set up a VM you will need a Windows XP or other operating system disk. Technically im sure you actually need another Windows lience for that because it is another copy of Windows.

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How do I set up drivers in VMware player? As in Ethernet, Video, Sound, etc. Please URGENT HELP!!

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I have XP pro running as a guest on a Windows 8 PC. I now want to get onto the internet wirelessly to download some applications and also get the USB working to download work files onto XP. How do I do these two tasks?

A:VMware Player- wireless and USB

I have read that VMware may have problems with USB3 ports. Unfortunately all my ports are USB3. Is this terminal?

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i was experimenting with the ability to run linux in a windows....well window.
after which i unistalled it. now my pc performs initial boot test, then it loads wwbmu bootloader which is in german.

all the support forums ive looked at all talk about installing ubuntu and im not installing any OS's i just want to know how to remove the damn bootloader.

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VMWare Player 7.0 Released

I'm just going to install it now. I have v 6.x installed with 5 VMs. If anything weird happens I'll edit this post.

A:VMWare Player 7.0 Released

Thanks for the heads up !

I have Windows Server 2003 R2 x86 and Windows 10 Preview x64 on VMWARE Player 6.x.

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So I decided to dig out some old operating system install disks to play with on my PC. However, when the OS install requires a reboot, the VM breaks and gives endless C++ runtime errors indicating something in regards to "pure functions", no error number visible on screen. To stop the C++ errors from appearing I must go into Task Manager and end the VMware process. When relaunching the VMware program, the VM that was running during the crash is in-accessible and requires the "Take Ownership" command, but when clicking that option I just get another error. To solve this issue I can reboot my host PC, but the VMs just cause the issue all over again. This crash also occurs when connecting host drives to the VM, or removing the virtual CD drive and reconnecting it.

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November 17, 2011

VMWare Player 4.0.1 is released.
"What's New

VMware Player 4.0.1 is a free update for all VMware Player 4 users. Highlights of VMware Player 4.0.1 functionality include:

Graphics performance and compatibility enhancements.Ubuntu 11.10 is officially supported as a guest operating system.Disk and memory management issues have been addressed.Many customer-reported issues have been resolved.

Resolved Issues

The following issues are resolved in VMware Player 4.0.1.

Windows 7 guest installation failed after powering on the virtual machine with the error A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now. VMware Tools failed with the message VMware Tools unrecoverable error. VMware Tools failed to start in Fedora 15 guests. An Ubuntu 11.10 guest crashed with a signal 11 error if you installed or upgraded VMware Tools. On hosts with Nvidia GeForce and Quadro video cards, some of the clouds in the Unigine Heaven Benchmark application were drawn solid black. Easy Install did not properly function on Ubuntu 11.10. CD/DVD mount Linux.iso failed while installing VMware Tools in Ubuntu 11.10 guests. The AltGr key was not working in an Ubuntu guest in Unity mode when the host and guest keyboards were both set to a layout that contained the AltGr key."

VMware Player

October 4, 2011

VMware Player 4.0 is available. C... Read more

A:VMware Player 4.0.1 Released

Thanks Aaron.

I've not loaded up any VM stuff since my reload on the revo, so this looks a good place to start.

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So I installed VMware Player because I would like to run Ubuntu in a virtual machine.

I tried creating a virtual machine with the Ubuntu .iso file I downloaded from Ubuntu. Everything went as it should but when I try to play the Ubuntu Virtual Machine I get the following (see screenshot).

I am not understanding exactly what this means. Could it be because the .iso file I downloaded is the 64-bit version and I should of downloaded the 32-bit version? I downloaded the 64-bit version because my system is 64-bit. I currently run Windows 7 Pro 64-bit.

Any input would be appreciate it. Thanks.

A:Using VMware Player to run Ubuntu

You need to check the system BIOS like is described in the error message. There should be an option that is labeled like what's in the message or it may be called Virtualization or something similar.

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Jan. 25, 2012

VMware Player 4.0.2 is available.

Changelog below.


What's New

VMware Player 4.0.2 is a free update for all VMware Player 4 users. Highlights of VMware Player 4.0.2 functionality include:

Ubuntu 11.10 is supported as a host.Fedora 16 is supported as a guest.Many customer-reported issues have been resolved.

Resolved Issues

The following issues are resolved in VMware Player 4.0.2.

The ACLs on the PID files needed improvement. VMware thanks Inode0 for bringing this to our attention. Releasing input from the guest to the host, for example, moving the cursor from the virtual machine window to the host screen, failed with an unrecoverable error. Copying and pasting from a guest to an Ubuntu 11.10 host failed. Shared folders did not work in Fedora 16 and OpenSuse 12.1 guests. In Ubuntu 11.10 hosts, key repeat was disabled after ungrabbing or quitting VMware Player. On a Windows host, a virtual machine configured to use a physical disk or partition failed to power on if the host had a volume backed by more than one physical disk, for example, a RAID system.

VMware Player 4.0.2
Download VMware Player 4.0.2 - FileHippo.com

A:VMware Player 4.0.2 Released


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Hi can it be done? reason i want to install a vertual xp mechine on my pre-installed windows 8 laptop is because im purchasing some vehicle diagnostics hardware and the software for it only works on XP. Someone advised me to install a virtual drive on my windows 8 and run windows xp on it. I have an origional licenced xp OS ready to put on but wanted to know if i can? Also if it does install will it detect usb 2.0 ports on the XP and will it detect devices connected to it just like if it was already on the mechine?


A:VMware Player xp on a windows 8?

yes it should would fine if you have any problems then read this on usb Using USB Devices in a Virtual Machine

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I have used Hyper V mainly, but have given the latest VMware a go. So far I'm liking it. Something it does that Hyper V didn't is allow me to connect USB device. I have not figured out the setting so I can see my host drives though. How do I enable that?

A:VMware workstation 12 player

I figured it out. Had to share the host HD, then map it.

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I am wanting to follow an article I found to create virtual machinces out of my system. The article is located here to explain what I am trying to accomplish.

I was wondering if anyone might be somewhat familar with this and be able to answer my questions today as I try to set things up? I know I am gonna hit roadblocks. I am a total noob.

If someone might be around via email, or even better via YahooIM, I would really appricaite it! I would even consider talking about possible payment for your services depending on how stuck I get. Just pm me

Thanks for your time looking!

A:Noob help w/ VMWare Player

Just install the VMware software, click new machine and follow their wizard. its not a problem at all. You will be fine

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hello again lads

i'm creating these thread as i'm gathering data or information which may be the best suited for my so called 'small endeavor'
I am planning to run or learn to install centos in which I need to practice it first in a virtual environment ... hoping then you can help or assist me as I go along the process
as a background, I haven't tried any of the two that though there are other virtual machine software's but I limit my choices to either of virtualbox or VMware Player as I often heard of them in our workplace so perhaps those two are the most sought after program
by the way, my computer has a Win 7 Ultimate OS with 4G RAM and only has built-in for it's video graphics
hoping I have give enough information also about plan, and nice to hear answers
lastly, pardon me if this is not the right place to post my thread which this can be move also

A:virtualbox or VMware Player

VMware or VitrualBox does not really matter unless you have some kind of specific job. In your case you are just learning an OS and either is just fine. I would just say try out both of them as it will not hurt doing so. Some people like VirtualBox more for the GUI and others prefer VMware for its perks so honestly this is kind of a bit of personal preference when just using it more as a non-commercial product.

The hardware and operating system you have listed is fine for just dabbling with a Linux VM. More ram could help in some instances and dedicated hardware could help in some ways. However, unless you are expecting to need major hardware acceleration what you have is just fine for learning the distro if this is before you decide to actually partition it onto one of your systems disks.

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Is it possible to use a Windows XP .ISO file with the free VMware player? I know how to use VMware player to boot a bootable ISO, and it works with others (like BackTrack2). But with a Windows XP ISO file (its a bootable XP installation disk ISO), it gives an error saying it can't find the hardrive for the installation.

Anyone know how I can do this successfully with just a virtual CD image (not a physical CD) and without the need to install anything extra? Much appreciation.

A:Use a Windows XP .ISO with VMware player?

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Hello Guys,

I've made a copy of my Windows 8 installation to run as a Virtual Machine in VMware Player. It's telling me I need to reactivate with a new serial number as my key is in use. I really only plan to use it for testing tweaks and mods that might be risky for my proper Windows 8 install so it will hardly be used.

I can use the slmgr.vbs ?rearm command to give me an extra 90 days, I'm just wondering what will happen when I run out of time, will the VM refuse to boot or can it be continued to be used.



A:Windows 8 in VMware Player

You will have to reinstall it, yes. you can not use the Key you have already used to activate your main PC.
You would need to buy another one.

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Tutorial: Install Windows in UEFI mode as a virtual machine.

Here we are, we want to test the new UEFI installation of Windows (Vista, 7, 8 and later) on out pc.

If we don't have UEFI natively, or even if we do, we can test this under a virtual machine in VMware Player.
Keep in mind that UEFI in VM's is disabled by default.

Used software: VMware Player 5.0.1 (this translates to VMware Workstation 9.0.1 for the Workstation users).
We create a new VM for this purpose with one of the supported OS types.

Don't enable UEFI under a standard (older) virtual machine that is already installed or used because it will not boot anymore!

How to enable UEFI in Player:
We use VM_Tweaker and open our virtual machine's VMX (settings) file with it.
(this is a followup on the VM Tweaker tweaks I discovered here).

In this example, it's a Win7 x64 machine (beta 7000 more precisely, long expired, but it's just a test for UEFI boot).

After marking in the check-box, we click apply changes.

Then the file will be saved. If we search for the changes, there will be a new setting available:

firmware = "efi"

We start up the machine with the installer disk and install Windows normally.

After all is done, we check the partitions in the VM's Disk Management just to confirm.

Yes. The expected EFI System Partition is there.

That concludes this example. It works.
We can use this type of VM install since Windows Vista, so our Windows 7 and Windows 8 will work fine and ... Read more

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My VMware Player has been crashing a lot. In fact once there was a series of about 5 fatal error dialogs which cascaded in a rather aesthetic and soothing fashion. Before I go to VMware for help, does anyone here have any advice which might smooth out the process.

A:My VMware Player has been crashing a lot

(Sorry for posting the OP in the wrong place.)

I narrowed down the cause of the crashes to the USB ports. I'm going to try changing the ports from 3.0 to 2.0. I can't find any information on this type of issue in the PDF docs or at the website. Maybe it'll crash again soon and generate a report/log which I can submit to VMware.

Edited to add:

Good news and bad new. The good news is that I now have an error report. The bad news obviously is that switching to 2.0 didn't work.

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When i installed vmware player 3.0 it says to restart it, and when i restart it coming to the login screen it would say that i didnt install it correctly and would reboot my computer. And this would go on untill i would go into safe mode and restore my computer to an earlier time. So how do i install it correctly?

A:vmware player for windows 7

You may need to print this out so you follow all instructions correctly
VMware Player 3.0 Release Notes

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Multiple vulnerabilities in VMware products dated Feb 1, 2010.

VMware has advised of a number of vulnerabilities in several of its products, including ESX, Server, VirtualCenter and vCenter. According to the company, a number of the issues relate to problems in the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) and several of the 47 vulnerabilities can be used by an attacker to compromise a system.

-- Tom

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An important VMware security update is now available:VMware ESX Server Multiple Vulnerabilities http://secunia.com/advisories/22875/Some vulnerabilities, security issues, and a weakness have been reported in VMware ESX Server, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to bypass certain security restrictions and disclose potentially sensitive information, or by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) and potentially compromise a vulnerable system.Original Advisory:http://www.vmware.com/download/esx/esx-253-200610-patch.htmlhttp://www.vmware.com/download/esx/esx-254-200610-patch.htmlhttp://www.vmware.com/download/esx/esx-213-200610-patch.htmlhttp://www.vmware.com/download/esx/esx-202-200610-patch.htmlVMware ESX Server x87 Register Information Leak http://secunia.com/advisories/22876/A security issue has been reported in VMware ESX Server, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to disclose potentially sensitive information.Original Advisory:http://kb.vmware.com/kb/2533126

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Hey, I've got two internet connections, and two internet adapters (yeah
What I'd like to know is how I could use both at the same time...
eg: Download Freeware on one, and browse on the other.

Using vista, so a windows explanation would be nice

A:Multiple Network Adapters.

From the TSG Rules, which you should have read when you joined.

P2P Instructions - We do not support P2P file sharing applications and any threads requesting help for such will be closed. This includes Kazaa, Bearshare, WinMX, and the like. If you're interested in the topic, you are free to discuss it on our site (and please visit StealingIsIllegal.com), but information on how to use them will not be provided.

We are aware that there are legal applications for file sharing but we have chosen to take this postion as we cannot determine when the assistance requested is for illegal or legal purposes and the illegal far outweigh the legal in this medium.Click to expand...

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I have a wireless router and my desktop (Windows XP) is connected to it by an USB Wireless Adapter.

I am wondering if having more than one USB Wireless Adapters will do anything with the connection in any way? For example, will having 2 Adapters make my connection better if both is at full bars?

I have 2 Wireless Adapters right now, One is Netgear and the other is D-Link.

Thank you for your Response.
Sorry if this is in wrong section.


A:Multiple Wireless Adapters

No, two wireless adapters won't effectively do anything to enhance your signal since your computer only
uses one at a time to connect to the Internet.

Hope that info answers your question.

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I have several Virtual Machines, 2000, XP and Vista and all work just fine. I am adding a win7pro VM and after the install it has no Internet connection and the keyboard doesn't work, but the mouse does. Both the mouse and the keyboard (Logitec K270-set) are RF connected and use a single USB-RF dongle.

I have asked on the VMWare site but no responses.

With no keyboard it is almost impossible to try adjustments to the win7 VM. The Device Manager only shows the keyboard as "PS2 Not Started." I tried disabling and enabling, but nothing. With no Internet I can't see if drivers are available to fix this.

The keyboard is working during the initial boot as I can interrupt at the BIOS settings and type stuff at the BIOS-DOS level. Once win7 is running, no keyboard.

Thoughts and suggestions for Internet and keyboard? Please?


A:No Internet or Keyboard with VMWare Player

Do you have a conventional keyboard to use for setup? A wired USB keyboard should work.

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