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VMWare Workstation 11 & working Cloned win 10 now not activated

Q: VMWare Workstation 11 & working Cloned win 10 now not activated

I have been using VMware 11 which I am new too, And also playing with a new windows 10 install.
I have installed a genuine win 7 copy which was activated and then installed win 10 from inside win 7 and this also activated without problem. So left with a working activated copy of windows 10

After a few days I thought I would do a fresh install from a ISO and wipe the disk. This worked fine as expected and is still activated and running fine.

I then thought with all my playing with the disk I would do a FULL clone of this clean install so it would be a good starting point and a backup just in case something happened to the other VM and snapshots. I then tried to run this clone but now windows stays this clone is not activated. No matter what I do.

I then went back to the original VM and this still is activated fine.

I thought a cloned VM computer would not trigger the activation process if it was used on the same Host pc with the same settings.

Anyone have any ideas ??

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A: VMWare Workstation 11 & working Cloned win 10 now not activated

Hi
I'm unable to help but will be watching the thread and investigating. I have a 8.1 VM in Workstation 11 that I run on my MacBook and was wondering about it's upgrade...

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Hi all

To install W8 developer edition (current version) as a VM with vmware workstation you have to download / upgrade to version 8. Version 7.1X and earlier won't work. Vmware player (current version) gives same problem as vmware workstation 7.1x.

When you install choose W7 as the OS (there isn't a W8 option yet not surprisingly) and select I will install the OS later.

Then select the DVD device in the vm serttings as a virtual ISO (you don't need to burn a physical DVD) and boot from the device.

Then it will install more or less as W7.

Ignore any prompt for a product key if it appears. I wasn't asked for one but some people seem to get a request for a product key when attempting to install W8 as a virtual machine.

You can download a free trial version for 30 days from the vmware site. ( it may be that eventually version 7.1x will work or the next upgrade of W8 will work so unless you want to upgrade to version 8 of vmware workstation I'd start with downloading the trial).

Then it installs OK

I don't have enough privileges yet to upload screenshot but it installs fine.

I've also posted a suggestion on how to remove / disable the metro gui for those that want a more "classical" Windows look - you can see the post in the W7 Forum until I can get approval to post in the relevant section on this Forum on customising W8

http://www.sevenforums.com/chillout-...-apps-gui.html

Cheers
jimbo

A:Install W8 in vmware workstation -- you must use version 8 of vmware

Will workstation 8 install over vmware player or as a separate install?

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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.
https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/fre...are_player/5_0

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

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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Hi there,
I am having problems after cloning Win7 Ultimate x64.

My HDD was craping out so I bought a new Samsung 850 Evo 250GB SSD.

Cloned Win 7 disk using the Samsung data migration software that came with the SSD, and proceeded to use the new drive.

Everything is running fine but I went to upgrade to Windows 10 and it now says Windows is not activated on this computer.

I checked Control Panel> System and it now says I have 23 days to activate Windows.
MGADiag Tool output attached:

Code:
Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
-----------------------------------------
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 0
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0xc004f012
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-D4M3X-9BK9M-4RPH9
Windows Product Key Hash: jlr8sJgEl+xs9ipw2oBs+TIywKw=
Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00009
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010100.1.0.001
ID: {2B981F92-57F2-4C60-A5FD-22FAE6295649}(1)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Ultimate
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.150722-0600
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A

Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002

Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80... Read more

A:Cloned Win7 no longer Activated

Your problem lies with the Retail Gigabyte motherboard.
Your Windows License Type: OEM SLP will only work on the computer that it was first installed on.

Also the
Windows Product ID: 00426-OEM-8992662-00009 is not for your system. That code was issued with a Win 7,Ultimate,FUJITSU.

You need to do a proper Windows 7 install using a proper Windows 7 COA key matching the installed Windows 7.

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hey how does this VMware Workstation work?
it seems that you can run a os on a os
is this good soft ware and is there any other ones

its got a virtual thing or some thing
am know quite a bit about computers but i havent tried this virtual os thing
i like to run xp in win me so i can run win xp games and software or even vista in win me

A:VMware Workstation

Hi starcraftmasterVMware Workstation will indeed allow you to run an operating system within another.You say you want to run XP within ME. I am guessing that if you are running ME then perhaps your PC is fairly old and might not be up to running VMware. It would be best to vist their site and check out the system requirements for running it. http://www.vmware.com/products/ws/Note that you can trial VMware for 30 days before you have to part with your money.There are alternatives to VMwareMicrosoft's Virtual PC is free and can be found here http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en However it is not supported on ME.Sun's Virtual Box is also free and can be found here http://www.virtualbox.org/ Again you will need to check out the system requirements for running it.

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Hi,

I have been trying to configure a honeypot in VM using Bridged connection.

It is because that I have a server running Windows Server 2008 Standard. It works just fine and I am happy with that system. It is a "weak" computer, it is running on Intel Atom 1.6 GHZ, 2 GB ram, Club 3 grafic card. It is meant to be a powersaver. And no UAC enabled.

I have tried to install VmWare workstation, the same edition as I use here on my Vista. Works just fine. I can install it on Windows Server 2008 and I can get the dialog from which I can create a new VM. But I can't run the VM I have created. It dosn't give me an error message or anything, it simply just remain quite when I tries to open it.

I have installed Sun's Virtual Box and it runs fine with a XP installation, even better than I thought if you think that it is a Atom processor. I just need a linux installation.

Has somebody experienced anything similar?

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Hi All,

I have a dedicated workstation running vmware workstation with multiple desktops running on it. Is there a way that i can REMOTELY monitor/control these desktops from my main pc that i use through a console or agent???

Basically i want to see what workstations are running/off from my main pc without having to rdp into the workstation running vmware workstation.
 

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Hello,

I have been trying to use VMware Workstation Player 12 to install a Mac OS on my Windows computer.

However, when trying to load the image, it doesn't give me the option for Mac.

Does anyone know why this is? How I can fix it? Or is there another way I can install a virtual Mac OS.

Thank you
 

A:VMWare Workstation

I had a look at the Workstation 12 Pro page, which offers more functionality than the free Player 12, and Apple products aren't covered as a possible guest OS. I also had a look at VirtualBox, but they only support the installation of a Mac OS X server as a guest OS (see here).
 

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Has anyone tried using this for booting multiple operating systems? Thoughts? Comments?

Thanks

G
 

A:VMware Workstation 4

Haven't used that one Cookie but have tried OSL 2000 and it worked fine.
 

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Does anyone here have experience with VMWare workstation's 'management server'?
I run offline virtual machines but they require BOTH encryption and management, because of this I have consistently been having issues with this management server, the error is 'could not open virtual machine [path], failed to contact the restrictions management server. Check the address of the server', which is not surprising that it can't connect to the server; the host is offline. What does surprise me is that I've maxed out all the settings with regards to this management server (maximum 999 days without contact), but the error is STILL shown, really, 999 days have not passed since I created this virtual machine so why is the error being shown?
Does anyone have any solutions to this problem that should never have arisen?
Thanks

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Hi Guys,

Im running windows xp os,i have installed vmware workstation 6.5 for running windows 2003 server virtual machine from external harddrive(Seagate 500Gb Free Agent)
When im running my windows 2003 server virtual michane its giving me an as shown below in the image,Plz help me solve this error.Thnx in advance

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Do I need to partition my hard drive to install VMWare Workstation 14 and use it? Thanks.
 

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I'm using VMWare Workstation 11, which is installed on Win 8.1. I have no issues with USB 2.0 drives in the guest operating systems, but for some reason, can't get 3.0 drives to work. I've tested this using Win 7 and Win 8.1 as guest operating systems.

I've done a bit of searching, but can't seem to find any reports of my exact issue. The only documentation I could find is for version 9, because it wasn't supported in that version. Looks like version 10 and beyond it should not be an issue.

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Hi there

VMWARE users - Workstation release 12 is now available - specially built for W10

VMware Workstation: Multiple Operating Systems Linux, Windows 8 More | United States

Cheers
jimbo

A:vmware workstation 12 out now - built for W10

Seems they are re-branded.. Workstation --> Workstation Pro and Player --> Workstation Player

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I would like to use my 500 GB HDD to use to allocate virtual storage for my virtual machines rather than my much more limited SSD storage. This possible?

A:Stop VMWare Workstation From Using SSD?

Of course. When creating the Virtual HDD save it to the location you want. In fact setup VMware's default location for Virtual Machines where you want. Its in the options.

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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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Hello Guys, Hope you all are fine.

I want to install some of the programs and OS that I want to test before installing them on my actual computer. But, here I am confused between the two Virtualization Products:-

1) Oracle VM VirtualBox 4.2.16

2) VMware Workstation 9.0.2

Both of these are popular and will work flawlessly but my question is that which would be more better to work. I know that VBox is free and is GNU whereas VMware is expensive but I am ready to pay for it if its better.

Please help me and tell which I should use.

I need the following qualities:-

1) Easy to use User Interface
2) Reliable
3) Work Flawlessly
4) Should not decrease my Host Performance
5) Should have a good Graphics Acceleration

Thanks..................

A:Which Is Better VirtualBox Or VMware Workstation 9

There are tons of articles on this one. Google it: Workstation vs VirtualBox
Here's a recent one:
Review: VMware Workstation 9 vs. VirtualBox 4.2 | Virtualization - InfoWorld

Each time, Workstation wins overall due to the stability, reputation and features it has + you get better performance at cpu and gpu in a VM.

VirtualBox would win the host performance section because it doesn't slow the host (or the least slowdown you can get): no services are installed at all and of course also the best price tag which is free. For the rest, go to Workstation's features. All VirtualBox VM's are usually fast.

Workstation has just a minor impact on performance (due to a lot of features + services) and with modern hardware this isn't a problem at all. Workstation VM's are usually more advanced if you consider the different hardware versions (to choose from) and so many system resources propped in a VM when needed.

On Workstation you also have the best graphic acceleration of the two and drag and drop exists (VBox still works at dnd and is experimental for Linux only at the moment).

If by the way you also need real stretched full screen the you'll need Workstation for its "exclusive mode".
VirtualBox has something called "scale mode" but the graphics still have issues in this mode.

In the end Workstation Unity Mode integrates best between host and guest.

Something I didn't found much about online yet:
Workstation's UEFI mode supports also Windows so you can have U... Read more

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Hi,

I've done a clean install of windows 10 Pro but am now unable to get internet on a guest VM on Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 . I just get a yellow ? Ethernet controller in device manager.
I tried my legal copies of Windows Me and Windows 3.11 and can get internet on them fine.

Everything was working fine when I had Windows 8.1 as a host.

Thanks
Kamal

A:VMWare workstation 11 no internet.

Try re-installing VMware. If that doesn't work, make sure that the firewall on host computer isn't blocking VMware, then update or install VMware Tools in the VMs. (I could give you step-by-step instructions but I'm sure you won't need them)

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Hi,

Is there a Portable version of VMWare Workstation available?

I have heard of thinstall but I want to be able to run virtual machines anywhere I go. Could I create a 'thinstalled' VMWare Workstation? Would it still work properly?

Thanks

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Hi there
If you have workstation 8.0 or 8.01 it doesn't (as of todays date 31 jan 2012) detect that an update is available.
You can download it manually from the vmware site.

(Also posted same topic on W7 Forum)

Cheers
jimbo

A:vmware workstation 8.02 now released.

thanks jimbo.

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Hi there
people using VMware workstation release 9.02 (free update from 9) is now available -- and has quite a few updates for Windows 8 as well as a load of other improvements such as updates for vmare tools for a load og Guests.

Cheers
jimbo

A:Vmware workstation 9.02 released

I have to see about updating my copy. I'm still on 8.x. I think the upgrade was around 129.

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Hi,
Based on a scenario, I have queries as following.


VMware Workstation 12 Pro is installed in a Windows 10 Desktop.As guest OS, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 and Windows Server 2012 R2 are installed in VMware Workstation.I have to do a setup for networking practice with guest OS.I have DHCP enabled router installed by the internet service provider.
Network setting of all guest OS is bridged and I have to install and configure DNS, DHCP and AD in Windows Server 2012 R2.



I am not able to configure DNS and DHCP in Windows Server 2012 R2.
I read, only one DHCP can be configured in a LAN and already a DHCP-enabled router in this LAN.



Please guide me a tip and trick for setting up networking with guest OS in this scenario.

I believe, I explained well.

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Hi Gentlement,
VMWare WorkStation 8.0.4 build 744019 does not support Window 8, Am I correct ? Thanks.

A:VMWare WorkStation 8 on Window 8 RP

Let me give it a shot and I will get back to you. I am licensed at work for VMWare Workstation 8.x and I believe that when I tried to load it previously, I got an error saying that my OS wasn't at least windows XP or higher.

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If you are using VMWare Workstation with Windows 8.1 you will have to reinstall it. I attempted a repair first but that didn't work so I removed and reinstalled, and now all is working just fine. VMWare player worked without having to do a reinstall. . . good luck.

A:Windows 8.1 and VMWare Workstation

I did an uninstall/reinstall of VMWare Player 5.0.2 after upgrading Windows 8 to 8.1.
VMWare and the VMs ran OK but the Windows upgrade messed up the virtual network adapters.

The upgrade to Windows 8.1 also reset many of the preferences in my local user account, including such things as File Explorer settings, RDC default folder, Send To items, etc.
Overall relatively painless, but probably a bit confusing and frustrating for anyone non-technical, as once again the upgrade attempts to force you into creating a new online user account.

I run almost everything in VMs though, the only software installed on the Windows 8.x host is MS Office HS 2007, VMWare, and WinZip. So I wasn't expecting too much difficulty with the upgrade.

So far I do like the upgrade changes though...

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I have read that a malware can escape the VM and infect the host system, so i asked myself: can i turn on Shadow Defender and then start up a VM with Vmware Workstation or there may be some conflict?
 

A:ShadowDefender and Vmware Workstation

You can but it will put a load on the system. I use Appguard go protect the vmware processses.
 

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I hope you guys can help me with this issue, already ran memory test 7 passes in each memory no errors.

A:BSOD while running vmware workstation

A "stop 0x124" is fundamentally different to many other types of bluescreens because it stems from a hardware complaint. Stop 0x124 minidumps contain very little practical information, and it is therefore necessary to approach the problem as a case of hardware in an unknown state of distress. You can read more on this error and what to try here... Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try: Stop 124 - What it means and what to try


Code:
Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 6.2.9200.20512 X86
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Loading Dump File [C:\Users\admin\Downloads\RJ03-Mon_07_07_2014_124023_50\070714-6630-01.dmp]
Mini Kernel Dump File: Only registers and stack trace are available

Symbol search path is: SRV*c:\symbols*http://msdl.microsoft.com/download/symbols
Executable search path is:
Windows 7 Kernel Version 7601 (Service Pack 1) MP (8 procs) Free x64
Product: WinNt, suite: TerminalServer SingleUserTS
Built by: 7601.17514.amd64fre.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850
Machine Name:
Kernel base = 0xfffff800`02a58000 PsLoadedModuleList = 0xfffff800`02c9de90
Debug session time: Mon Jul 7 21:38:00.292 2014 (UTC + 6:00)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:00:04.120
Loading Kernel Symbols
.................................................
Loading User Symbols
Mini Kernel Dump does not contain unloaded driver list
*******************************************************************************
* ... Read more

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i have windows 7 build 7077
and i have latest vmware version 6.5.2

but i couldnt make it connect internet

i installed win xp and it cant connect internet through nat

i need to make it really important pls help

A:VMWare Workstation cant connect to the Internet

  
Quote: Originally Posted by cefurkan


i have windows 7 build 7077
and i have latest vmware version 6.5.2

but i couldnt make it connect internet

i installed win xp and it cant connect internet through nat

i need to make it really important pls help


Hi there
1) can the HOST machine connect to the Internet -- this might be obvious but often the Simplest solutions tend to be the correct answer.

2) Is the Virtual adapter connected AND enabled.

3) Firewalls / router blocking the Virtual XP machine.

Incidentally when I did a W7 Upgrade I couldn't get VM networking to work at all until I'd re-installed vmware.

If you did a W7 Upgrade just re-install vmware (and vmware tools onve the vm is powerd on).

Normally NAT is no problem.

You could also try changing the Networking to "Bridged" although this can give problems if your HOST adapter is a Wireless adapter.

enc XP vm version 6.5.2 running on W7 x-64 build 7077 -- no probs

Cheers

jimbo

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 Hp software does not allow me to install this software what should i do

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Hey everybody.

I have a problem uninstalling VMware workstation (WS). When the uninstall.exe launches, there's no controls on the form. (see screenshot)
http://piczasso.com/i/xqxqr.png
Since this is a rather complex software I'd like to get it out of my OS the the good way.

I tried some external uninstall programs but all of them launch that form. I also tried running the setup program for VMware WS but I get the same result - a form with no controls.

Is there an uninstall software that doesn't lauch uninstall.exe? Or any other ideas?

It's on Win7 x86, WMware WS v7.0.0.203739

Thanks

A:[SOLVED] Can't uninstall VMware WorkStation

Hello,

Please try Your Uninstaller! PRO
Your Uninstaller! Pro - Uninstall any unwanted software/program completely.

You can use the trial they give you. Let me know how it goes.

Regards,
George

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Hi,

My laptop is a HP 8470p Elitebook, Windows 7 32bit, 4GB ram, Windows Enterprise.

I recently installed VMWare workstation and all was well for a day or 2. Unfortunately I was had to force powering off (holding down power button) because my laptop was not responding whatsoever and ever since then I am facing BSOD no matter what I try.

There seems to be 3 different messages i get during the BSOD:

1. IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
2. MEMORY_MANAGEMENT
3. The driver is mismanaging system PTEs

I have tried the following:

- Before installing VMWare Workstation i enabled virtualization in BIOS. I have disabled this.
- I've tried uninstalling VMWare workstation, i recieve an error ("MSI '' error") and am unable to uninstall.
- Removing RAM modules independently.
- Selective Startup

Out of the above, the only one that made a difference was selective startup. I disabled all startup items and restarted. It loaded the Windows boot animation and then went to a black screen with just the mouse cursor.

Since then it will no longer let me boot into safe mode, it just goes straight into a BSOD with the "mismanaging system PTEs" error.

Could someone please help, this is driving me nuts!

I should add that I'm not 100% sure it it VMWare Workstation that caused this, but that was the last thing i did before the BSODs.

Thanks in advance.

A:BSOD after installing VMWare Workstation

Welcome .
If you're able to access your desktop, please follow
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions
If you're unable to follow the instructions rules, please report back.
What is the bugcheck code you're getting?

Follow this tutorial and select Disable Automatic Restart on System Failure that way it won't restart
right away and you can snap a picture of the BSOD.
Advanced Boot Options
Upload it here.
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums

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Hi there.

I got esxi running but not really satisfied with performance and the hassle of controlling VM's from a remote computer.

So I decided to re-visit using KVM (can be considered Linux's equivalent to HYPER-V). KVM is free of course (it's part of most Linux distros - but RHEL (and Centos naturally) has this down to a fine art so install documentation is really good.

It turned out surprisingly easy from a CENTOS 7 HOST and I/O performance is STREETS ahead of both VMWARE workstation and the VM running under Esxi.

The other nice thing is that you can also control the VM's on the LOCAL HOST. PCI passthru works fine and you can use "paravirtualisation" if you want to install specific hardware drivers on the VM to extract even better performance.

VMware esxi VM's can be converted easily enough - or re-installing the Guest OS is a doddle anyway.

(Note - you have to enable VT-X in the BIOS on intel CPU's --usually all done by default these days -- for AMD there's an equivalent but don't know what it is).

Very happy with this solution -- you can install a minimal Linux system and control everything via a CLI if you don't want a Linux GUI. I'd recommend doing it from the GUI for beginners.

For those playing around with Linux Hosts who want to try other ways of running Windows Guests I'd recommend having a look at KVM -- it really is surprisingly easy -- AND STABLE !!!. Also being able to control the VM's from a local host is a great advantage for ... Read more

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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???

Thanks

James

A:vmware workstation boot as host?

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

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Hello.I have installed from zero windows 10 64bits on this workstation. After install vmaware workstation player 12 and boot  one or two virtual machine system freeze several times. It happen in several machines. My z230 has 32gb ram and i don't know what happen. It read a lot of hdd and this is the problem i think.I have updated last bios version and my system is not gpt, it is mbr.Any idea?Thanks.

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Hello.I have installed from zero windows 10 64bits on this workstation. After install vmaware workstation player 12 and boot  one or two virtual machine system freeze several times. It happen in several machines. My z230 has 32gb ram and i don't know what happen. It read a lot of hdd and this is the problem i think. I have activated virtualiaztion on bios.I have updated last bios version and my system is not gpt, it is mbr.Any idea?Thanks.

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I tried VMWare Workstation 9 on Windows 8. VMWare Workstation is probably the best choice for an alternative of XP Mode. XP Mode is supported by Windows 7, but I use Windows 8. The sound of my virtual machine (Win XP) is strange, scratchy, distorted... The problem can simply be Windows 8 (it's a new OS), but I'm trying to have an alternative of XP Mode to play old games et use old sofware. Without a good sound, it's not very interesting.

Does anyone have this problem ?

I found something intersting on VMWare's forum : VMware Communities: Audio stuttering on VMware Workstation...

A:Strange sound with VMWare Workstation

Yes I have that sometimes.
Still a mystery but can be related to underclocked CPU (power plan options) I use, or in general no updated VM tools.

Use 1 CPU for VM's where you test old programs (including games). Seems to work better.

In the link you posted, they say something about the virtual hardware version.
You can upgrade if needed to the latest version 9 in the interface but I use Player and need to edit the VMX file manually.
But sometimes, downgrading is also needed.

See here:
How to (manually) upgrade VM's in VMware Player
This applies to Workstation as well.

Use what works best for the needed VM.

Version 9 for the VM:

Code:

virtualHW.version = "9"


Version 8:

Code:
virtualHW.version = "8"


and Version 6.5 - 7:

Code:
virtualHW.version = "7"


Drivers differ between these versions. Older programs may work better with older settings + 1CPU.

Some older games (I already talked about this issue) work bad in a XP VM with tools installed.
Therefore use a Win98 or ME virtual machine and here you can use VM tools (older version 7 is the latest provided in this case + no 3D acceleration, keep in mind).

Hope I mentioned something useful for this case.

Thanks for the link.

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I'm using vmware workstation 7.0 or 7.1 and when I downloaded a video file it gave me the blue screen of death. Now the blue screen of death is gone but the problem I'm dealing with now is that a looking for hardware is always showing up. And at the beginning it says that it's not a real boot and that it has to load from c:/windows (in a black screen before the windows xp pro starts) Also I can access the internet on my windows 7 but not on my windows xp pro (vmware workstation) And the sound doesn't work.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 9:37:59 PM, on 6/28/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vmacthlp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Essentials\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vmtoolsd.exe
c:\WINDOWS\system32\ZuneBusEnum.exe... Read more

A:Problem with windows xp pro on vmware workstation

Hello luffy28,

Don't you have a snapshot you can revert to? Is this a work machine in a work environment?

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Hello Every one, well I Lost NAT connection to my VMware Workstation, After i did the upgrade to Win 10 From Win 7, everything was working Prior to the Upgrade ,so i am unable to do any Update to any of my OS on the VM, i have tried all the options to connet to the HOST IP, and none of them, Any Idea's

Thanks in advance.

A:Lost NAT connection to my VMware Workstation

Every time a new build comes out I have to do this, and I think you need may need to do it:

Do menu option edit / virtual network editor -- choose the option to restore defaults.

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I have installed vmware workstation 10 on my window 7 computer. In the vmware i have server 2012, window 7, and window 8 running in my vmware. Have AD DS and DNS up and running on the server, but everytime i try to join window 7 and 8 to the domain keep getting an error. Think my problem lies with the configuration of the network adaptor settings in vmware... Can anyone HELP!!!!

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Hello,

I wan to know how to uninstall or remove Windows 8 ( windows 8.vmk file) in VMware Workstation 8, does I just need to delete the file located in C:\Users\my user name\Documents\Virtual Machines\Windows 8 (see picture below)

or does it have its own way to remove or uninstall it?

I do know how to install it but not to uninstall it, I hope somebody could help me
Thank you

A:How to uninstall Windows 8 in VMware Workstation 8?

That works but it will complain about missing files, that's why you need to remove them from within Player.

Right-click on machine:
You can do what you intended afterwards, if some left-over files remained.

Welcome to the forums!

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Hi I tried installing vmware workstation 5.5 on Vista Ultimate, The installation failed and now if I try running the uninstaller my computer crashes into a BSOD.

I can't install some programs now because halfway through it will popup a box warning me that I have a paused installation of vmware and do I want to resume it.
 

A:Installing VMware Workstation on Vista

From what I read on Vmware's website, Vista is not a supported Host OS for version 5.5. I assume you have system recovery turned on. Have you tried rolling back the system.
 

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Hi there
For XP users who want to keep using their XP system why not run VMWARE VMPLAYER -- FREE in UNITY MODE.

You don't need even to run Windows as your Host --I've posted in the FORUM how to create a Portable system that runs Windows Virtual machines and totally boots from an external HDD / USB stick (even if there's no HDD in the main computer !!).

Using Unity mode simply gives you access to all your Windows XP programs (and runs them) directly from the Host
without you needing to enter the VM at all -- Power up your VM and simply click the Unity mode on the vm menu.

If you use Linux as a host it saves you having to purchase a new version of windows (Linux is FREE). Simply convert your XP system to a VM and then you can keep running XP for as long as you like without worrying about having to upgrade Windows.

Cheers
jimbo

A:XP users why not use vmware workstation and UNITY mode

How do you create a virtual image of a running pc?

what os's are you able to do this for?

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can i install any version ?
can i install linux or windows 7 using vmware on windows 10 ?

Thank you in advance

A:Which VMware workstation player to install on windows 10

VMware workstation is at version 12.1 and can be installed Windows 10,8,or 7 64 bit only, They stopped making 32 bit versions of VMware Workstation at 10.1 and that can be installed on Windows 10,8,or 7 32 bit computers.

Yes you can run almost any version of Windows on it and also most versions of Linux, I think it is even possible to run Android 86 but I'm not sure I haven't tried Android yet

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When installing fedora 20 using VMware Workstation 10 with win8.1 host, the message "cable unplugged" appears during installation.
Unavailability of network cable persists after completion of installation.
Problem not replicated with VirtualBox.
Old VMs also fail to access network.

A:Message cable unplugged with VMware Workstation 10

Hmmm....my licensed copy of VMWare Workstation is on a Windows 7 machine. I didn't have any problems with the "cable unplugged" message.

Perhaps uninstall and reinstall VMWare Workstation again.

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As many of the users in MT use Virtual Machines, between the two free options, which one you recommend and why?

What features does each contain that you use?
What OS do use it inside the VM (Virtual Machine)?
 

A:Oracle VirtualBox 5.0.16 or VMware Workstation Player 12.0.1

Oracle VirtualBox version 5 because...
It's Free and has regular updates, bugs are fixed quick + OpenSource.
Works amazing on Windows and Linux (my malware research setup / automated malware analysis is on linux) + VirtualBox-Tools give VirtualBox compatibility and usability (faster and better performance then VMPlayer).
 

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Hi,

so I am pretty new to VMware, but I had been using 6.0 for awhile, but now I updated to 8.0, and the network settings are very hard to configure.

the virtual network editor (if you know what I mean) has VMnet1 and VMnet 8 configured, with #1 set to Host-Only, and #8 set to NAT. they are enabled, and have subnet masks configured. but vmnet0, which is set to bridged, has no connections. It says Automatic, and the only other option I have that I can change to is from a number of network devices, specifically a bluetooth, an Aethoros Network Adapter, a miniport wifi adapter, and a marvel-yukon ethernet controller. I have tried both automatic, and the Aethoros Network Adapter, but both of them don't work. I'll post a screenshot of the settings, as they appear. Can you suggest me with what I should try. This is very differnet from v.6.0 so i don't know what to do with it.
Thank You, and I would really appreciate some help on this!
 

A:Solved: VMWare Workstation 8.0 Network Configuration.

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I'm running Windows 7 and VMWare Workstation 7, and I cannot access the internet from any virtual machines using bridged connections. I used to be able to, so I'm not quite sure what happened. I did not modify anything within VMWare....

bridged connections are set as they were by default - to use vmnet0. They are capable of pulling an IP and DHCP info from the router, but beyond that they cannot access the internet or do anything else.

On the win7 host machine, under network adapters, I do not see vmnet0 listed - I'm not sure if it is supposed to be or not. It only shows vmnet1 (host-only) and vmnet8 (NAT).

I would rather use bridged connections if possible, but just cannot seem to get it to work.

Yesterday, I couldn't even get NAT to work. It could ping servers, but I couldn't actually use the internet - I guess ICMP was working but not TCP for some reason, although I hadn't modified anything. I updated from VMWare 6.5 to 7.0 and now NAT works, but bridged connections still fail.

Does anyone have any ideas what the problem might be? I've searched the web for solutions but haven't found any that worked (disable vmware adapters, modify registry so that they don't show up under public unidentified networks, etc).

Could it be related to the fact that vmnet0 doesn't show up anywhere on the host machine? I'm not sure if it is supposed to or not - vmnet1 and vmnet8 both show up under network adapters and using ipconfig/all. However, vmnet0 does not show up between ei... Read more

A:Windows 7 + VMWare Workstation 7 - no internet access

I am having this exact same problem on my system right now. Did you ever find a fix for it or does anyone else have one?

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