Forum discussion tagged with VMware.
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    VMware Virtual Drive SSD Lifespan, single or multaple files?

    Hi everyone, I was wondering what the best is for a SSD lifespan. (Intel 760p (VMware) Saving and using a virtual drive as a single file or as multiple files? Thank you for awnsering, DarkPyr00
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    Solved! Which cpu for VMware workstation (4-5 vm’s + host)

    Hello, As above, will a 4 core i7 8565u run 4-5 vm’s okay with 32gb of ram? Either through hyper-v or VMware workstation. I’m looking at 2 different laptops, one is a dell inspiron 7730 which is proper workstation grade laptop. It has a quadro p3200 and room for up to 128gb of ram and a great...
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    Solved! Vm software for Gaming

    Is there a low cost (under 20 dollars) or free vm software that could be used to make a 2 player gaming rig?
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    What are the disadvantages, if virtual machines run on a laptop?

    Hi, Currently I work on 4-5 virtual machines on VMware Workstation Software in my Desktop Computer. And mostly I work on Windows Server virtual machine. Later on I’ll work on VMware vSphere. Now I am planning to do same work on a laptop. Please guide me which type of laptop is recommended for...
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    Need advice about virtual machines

    I just purchased a laptop with the following specs: IPS FHD GTX 1060 6GB VRAM i7-8750H 2.2 GHz base speed on 6 cores 16 GB DDR4 Memory 256 GB SSD + 2 TB 5400 rpm HDD Windows 10 Pro I got it for my Computer Information System classes, specifically to run multiple virtual machines, running...
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    Game Disconnect on VM

    Good morning everyone! As a start i would like to apologize if this it the wrong secrtion :??: I have an issue with a game on VIrtual machine, i will be more specific. I created a virtual machine using VMware Workstation 14 pro, and I installed on it windows 10 Pro full updated (build 1803) and...
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    Oracle VM VirtualBox, VMware Workstation Windows 9x 3D-Acceleration

    How to get 3D-Acceleration in Windows 9x in VirtualBox or VMware? Is it possible?
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    How to run 144 hz on VMware(or any other vm)

    Hey, Im not sure if its the right forum to post it, so if not please let me know. So I've been searching for an answer for this for some time now, this question is sometimes asked, but I've neven seen an answer for that. First of all, is that even possible? If it is possible, how do I achieve...
  9. Cloudy1

    Qosmio F60 CPU Upgrade For Latest VMWare

    Hi All, Wondering if one of the CPU experts here can assist me in determining if I can upgrade the CPU on my Toshiba Qosmio F60 to allow usage of the latest versions of VMWare Workstation and/or Workstation Player please - apparently my CPU is now unsupported as time and technology roll forward...
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    VMware Workstation vs. Oracle VM VirtualBox

    Which one is better? VMware or VirtualBox?
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    i am using Acer AMD A8-3500M APU but i can't install VMWare

    if i try to install i get a message that your processor can't support VMWare
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    Best Windows XP Emulator?

    VMware or VirtualBox? Which one for Windows XP? I tried Windows XP in PCem Emulator and it's very slow.
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    esxi vSphere Hypervisor for optiplex 3010

    does anyone know how i can install vmware esxi vSphere Hypervisor on a optiplex 3010. i keep getting the error: "No Network Adapters" No network adapters were detected. Either no network adapter are physically connected to the system, or a suitable driver could not be located. A third party...
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    VMware or VirtualBox for Windows XP?

    Which one is better for Windows XP and later OS? VMware Workstation or VirtualBox? For Windows 98 i have DOSBox.
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    VMware esxi 6.5 hotkeys-help please

    I have Windows Server 2008r2 on a remote VMWare Esxi 6.5 server. I'm having trouble loggin to my guest os because the standard ctrl alt del key combo normally used to log in to server 2008 r2 WILL NOT log me in! it keeps defaulting to my desktop host os. i'm connecting to the server remotely...
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    Working Windows 98 Emulator with 3D-Acceleration?

    I tried PCem, DOSBox, VirtualBox and VMware. PCem is slow and has bugs in games. DOSBox not good for Windows 9x because some games not working. I tried the same old Windows game in VirtualBox and VMware. VirtualBox can't even run game in Windows XP (No 3D Card). VMware runs but it's not...
  17. enkidoe

    Vmware player secret dhcp

    I installed vmware player 12, but when using nat or bridge, i am getting dhcp leases from what i think is vnware's own dhcpserver. As far as i know, player hasnt got a virtual netwotk editor. Anyone who can help me with this? Thanks.
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    VMware Workstation, PCem or VirtualBox?

    Which one for old games?
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    VMware Workstation Change Graphics Card

    Can i change Graphics Card or install 3DFX driver in Windows XP in VMware Workstation? I have nGlide but i want to know if is possible to install Voodoo driver like in PCem and DOSBox.
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    VMware Workstation CS:GO?

    Possible or not? I just wanna test this game in VMware Workstation because i have CS:GO installed on my computer in Windows 8.1 x64. I have Windows 7 x64 and i got this error: Your graphics hardware does not support all features (CSM) needed to run this game. Device Info: Marked unsupported...
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    VMware Workstation 3D Acceleration Windows 98

    How to enable 3D Acceleration in Windows 98 in VMware Workstation?
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    If I delete Windows Server 2012 & 2016 trials from VMWare, does it reset the trial time?

    The trials for both Windows Server 2012 and 2016 last for 180 days. I've downloaded the iso images off Microsoft's website, but haven't tried them out yet. Right now I'm looking for an entry-level IT job and am probably not gonna take a Microsoft cert test within 180 days. I'd like to tinker...
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    Which laptop should i choose?

    First of all, I've have narrowed down to 2 laptops which is within my requirments. I use the laptops to mainly run VMware and play games. The games i'm will play on are mainly the newer AAA games (E.G : Mirror's edge catalyst or Witcher 3). The CPU is exactly the same which is the i7-6700HQ Now...
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    Does using a VPN help keep you safe on a VM from a virus infecting the host?

    Im trying to stay as safe as possible from a virus/malware infecting host via VM. I have been on forums and a good half of people say your safe on a VM..while the other half says all this stuff to keep u safe and how your not ALL that safe.
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    Are you really that safe on a VM?

    I usually use my VM and nothing ever got on the host, i mean i never tried downloading malware,just PUPS,Regular Rogue AV's and a few other odds and ends. But are you really that safe? I use a NAT and my host is ethernet. Am i really that safe?
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    Cant run portable app on windows 10. ThinApp Error.

    Hi, I'm trying to run a portable app (.exe) and it runs fine on over windows 10. But on my system I'm always getting this following error: ThinApp has encountered an unexpected error. Click Abort to close the application, Retry to debug, or Continue to ignore the error. Support info: PID=6860...
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    Need suggestion to purchase laptop

    Should i go for Asus-ROG-G551JX or ASUS ROG GL552JX. A bit confused My requirement is for gaming and for VMware.
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    Which Laptop Should I Get?

    My budget is more/less around 1k. This won't be for gaming. Just my daily tasks and a lot of vmware tasks.
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    Running a VM off a portable device

    so, I'm taking a college course on computer management. We use VMware allot in the class. Anyways, my professor told us we should NOT be running our virtual machines off of our portable hard drives / flash drives. But we should be transferring our VM to the desktop every time we want to run...
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    About VMware workstation 11 compatibility

    I m trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 Lts 64 bit as virtual OS in Windows 8.1 64 bit using VMware workstation 11. I selected store virtual disk as a single file..given 20 gb disk space in win os drive and 1gb ram..when I powered on the virtual machine in VMware I'm getting like this Binary...
  31. Deehomes

    Need some recommendations for laptops

    Alright so I'm currently an IT student and looking for a good laptop for my needs. I'm usually running anywhere from 1 to 3 virtual machines in VMware, ranging from Windows Server to Linux based Operating Systems. Probably needs at least 8GB of ram with a decently clocked i5. Hard drive space...
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    Can't get old DOS games (94-95) to detect my midi/digital audio card on a VMWare Virtual Machine on Win2000

    I can't get games like System Shock or I have no mouth and i must scream to work because it does not detect my sound card. I try to select "Creative Labs Sound blaster or 100% compatible" and when i "attempt to configure sound driver automatically" it says ERROR XMIDI SOUND HARDWARE NOT FOUND...
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    Files in the recycle bin can't be recovered after the bin has been emptied

    I am currently testing the possibilities of files found in the recycle bin being recovered after it has been emptied and the files deleted using the shift + delete keys. As far as I know, emptying the recycle bin is similar, if not the same, with shift + delete. Knowing this, I was expecting...
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    Which Thinkpad to look for? T vs W

    I am considering pulling the trigger on a thinkpad, but have never owned one before. Currently, I am looking for something no more than 500 to get the job done (considering the laptop I currently use weighs 7 lbs and has 2gb of ram on a dual core). My question is though, for photoshop, web...
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    Suggest me laptop from these listings.

    I would go straight. I will run following apps: vmware with xp,8 as guest adobe after effects adobe photoshop android,php and more ides browsing Gaming:gta 4,witcher 3 Multitasking: vmware+browsing+music/video+after effects+photoshop Laptop in flipkart and ebay has same CPU i5 4210U difference...
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    i3 8gb RAM vs i5 4gb RAM for gaming

    I am a moderate gamer and play assassin's creed, farcry, COD and CS:GO along with applications like photoshop and vmware occasionally . So which would be a better choice i3 8gb RAM or i5 4gb RAM under budget of INR 45k ?
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    VMWare - which version?

    Which version of VMWare will I require for the following? .... I have an old-ish device (EPROM/PAL/PLD programmer) attached to my PC which interfaces to the PC via the parallel port (in my case this parallel port is on a card in one of the expansion slots). The application software for the...
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    Deploying a virutal machine throughout a local network.

    I'm still learning a number of things about computers as I am still in college, everything I do is just playing around with different configurations and branching off into areas of unfamiliarity. My question is how schools deploy a VM to their computers? Also, is there a server where all the...
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    Alternates to Visio & Other Methods

    I recently purchased a MacBook Pro as my portable computer (I run Server 2012 R2 & WIN8.1 on my desktop at home), and I realized that I probably want Visio on my laptop. Now I already knew that Microsoft hasn't made an OS X Compatible version to Visio, so I had planned on either going the...
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    VMware: How do I change aspect ratio

    So what's going on is my screen resolution is set at 1024x768 and on Vmware the aspect ratio appears to be 4:3 (meaning there's black bars on the side). On my computer when I set it to that resolution the black bars aren't there but instead it stretches the entire screen. I have VMware tools...
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    VMware: how do I change apsect ratio to stretch

    So what's going on is my screen resolution is set at 1024x768 and on Vmware the aspect ratio appears to be 4:3 (meaning there's black bars on the side). On my computer when I set it to that resolution the black bars aren't there but instead it stretches the entire screen. So how can I set VMware...
  42. neiroatopelcc

    VMWare Player avoid CPU detection

    Hi. I was wondering if anyone knows a means by which I can avoid a virtual windows XP from noticing hardware changes in the host - in particular the CPU seems to be 'passed thru' from the host directly.
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    Anyone know how to make a multiseat setup?

    I'm looking for a way to have 2 users simultaneously use 1 computer. Can anyone teach me how to use vmware, virtuabox or softxpand. Are there other ways on making this possible? If possible I'm looking for an option where I won't spend a lot of money. I need to use 2 windows 7 simultaneously.
  44. I3lood Eagle

    Virtualization Project Help

    I have a project due where I have to conceptualize what type of Virtualization software is best applied where, how it's different in appeal to other software of the same caliber, and how it is used in comparison to the aforementioned software. My instructor was talking about Visors I'm going to...
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    Trying to buy a gaming laptop + laptop that can handle vmware/programming

    Hello all, so I've been looking around, trying to figure out which laptop to buy and whatnot, and have ended up with these three. My budget is around 1500-2000, so if you feel like there's a better choice out there, or that I should wait until special deals pop up, please do share. The title...
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    16 bit program on windows 8 64 bit

    have old dos program from 1989? currently using VMware xp but want to bypass and use windows 8
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    VMware Player, Window Server 2003

    Hi Forum, I have searched online and on Toms but I cannot find a working solution to my problem. Problem: I have a client PC (Win xp pro) set up on a VMware player. I have a server (win server 2003) set up on another VMware player. I know the client can talk to the server as i can ping...
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    Playing World of Warcraft on a Virtual PC?

    I often have friends over who play World of Warcraft, but I only have one PC to play on. Is there any way to have World of Warcraft running off a Virtual PC, and playing World of Warcraft on the host computer alone, with 2 keyboard and 2 mice. I've heard of VMWare Workstation, and Microsoft...
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    Vmware core limit?

    Hello, I would like to ask something and hope you guys could help me out. I recently installed VMware 9.0 and then installed windows 8 32bit extreme edition R1(idk if theres such a version but i pirated it tsktsk). Whenever I try to set more than 2 cores for my windows 8 VM, it still stays...
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    I am not able to install server 2008/2012 on VMware

    Hello, I installed VMware 7.1.3 on my desktop but when i try to install windows server version 2008 or 2012 i get an error in windows boot manager which says windows failed to start.A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. File: \windows\system32\boot\winload.exe status...
  51. magnus71

    Virtual machine software

    Whats the best virtual machine software? i'm using virtualbox currently. would VMware make a better choice?
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    VM Bootable o/s

    Hey guys I wasn't quite sure where to put this, but basically I was curious if there was a vm software out there that runs as a sole operating system. I'll give you an example. I use vmware at a daily basis for my workstation. I would have to sign into windows to of course use vmware. I was...
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    Offline Physical to Virtual machine conversion

    Hi all, I want to convert a Windows XP Pro machine into a VMware virtual machine/image so that i can install Windows 7 on a new machine and VMware Player and allow access to the "old XP machine" software. I can't boot this old XP machine, so i need to convert the hard drives into a virtual...
  54. Chi_10


    Hi, I am running VMware Station in my computer and I have installed Window Xp Sp3. What cause the CPU ultilize is very high and jump back and forth? Is it a normal on only VMware station? What is your suggestion and solution? Do I download any patch? Thank you tri_chi_w@hotmail.com
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    Hi every one I want to buy new laptop I preferred hp to use VMWare or OracleVM for practicing E-Business Suite and other oracle heavy software -how can I choose the hardware and software for good performance - is winXP support i5/i7 processors thanks to all
  56. livingdog

    VMware or ??

    I am going to install Ubuntu 10 on this old machine (3GHz, 2GB RAM, 1 TB HD, nVidia 6200) but will run XP as an application in order to run games. I am thinking of VMware - only b/c it's the only one I know. Can any one suggest others, or recommend this one? Thanks in advance. -ld
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    Solved! XPS 16

    Hello, Iam looking to buy XPS 16 for installing vmware esx and 4 or 5 virtual OS. Will this laptop be worth and will it take the load. Any one pls advise.
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    Is there a way to speed up gaming in vmware?

    anyone has an idea to do this? thanks in advance and have a nice day
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    Any interesting ways to use VMWare / virtualization?

    Hey there folks! I am running an i7-920 system that is overclocked to 3.44Ghz, with 12GB of RAM. I have lots of memory and processing power to spare and was considering adding additional virtual machines in my VMWare Server to take advantage of the headroom. I have two Ubuntu LAMP VMs running...
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    Virtual Machine Help

    I am running a MacOS 10.4.7 virtual machine on my Windows 7 computer, with Vmware Workstation 7. The install itself works fine, but I have one problem. To get the virtual machine, I copied my friend's VM files and opened them with my VMware. However, the size of his virtual hard disk he had...