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  • 08/08/15--14:01: VMWare BSOD Windows 10
  • I don't see a thread about this yet...


    I am trying to install on Windows 10 and it BSOD's near the end of the installation.


    Any fixes?

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    Hi Forum


    Been looking around, but had no joy in finding out why I can't get two monitors working, nor shared folders, for my Windows 10 guest in a Ubuntu 15.04 host...


    For the two monitors (I have a laptop with external monitor), it comes up with a message saying the window manager doesn't support multiple monitors (which is a bit difficult to understand, when I've got an extended desktop running on two screens in front of me), or it says something on the lines of multiple monitors cannot be used - if you have added a monitor, please restart....


    With regard to shared folders, I've got these enabled in the configuration, but in Windows (7 and now upgraded to 10), it says that my shared disk is unavailable - it can't find \\vmware-host in networking - I know that vmware-tools is installed - I've got resizeable screen and sound is working correctly - no errors were reported within the device manager - what I am seeing in the windows logs is [ warning] [vmsvc:vmsvc] SimpleSock: failed to create socket, error 10047: An address incompatible with the requested protocol was used...


    Can anyone shed any light?


    Many thanks



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       I run for a long time VMware Player on Windows 7 without any issues, but I got now the free Windows 10 upgrade and vmauthd fails to start. The windows event id is 1000 and it says something about not being able to start the listening port.


       Has somebody else experienced this yet ?


    Thank you


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    The player does not recognize any device that I plug in.  It lists 2 devices that I have no idea what they are.

    Any help/suggestions appreciated.

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    Hi all,


    My Host - Ubuntu 14.04

    My Guest VM - Windows 7


    I start VM in background using vmrun utility:


    ~$ vmrun -T player start /home/alx/vmware/office/windows-7.vmx nogui


    ~$ vmrun -T player list

    Total running VMs: 1



    I have shortcat on Host desktop that starts MS Word application from VM in Unity mode.


    The problem is that when I start Word application, it automatically brings up VMPlayer window:





    Is there a way to disable or hide this VMPlayer window when VM runs in Unity mode?

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    I have Windows 7 x64 with 2 monitors. I used to run virtual machines in full screen mode. I expect that Player restores full screen mode when restarting suspended machine. This works with Player 6 but version 7 always starts machines in windowed mode, with big widow which covers full screen of a single monitor. When I click at "full screen" icon, Player goes full screen, but virtual machine screen is not resized, I only get black border around VM display. To get true full screen I have to minimize window, maximize and then click full screen icon.


    Is there any remedy for this behavior?

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    I am currently using VMware Player version 7.1.2 and VIX version 1.13.

    I want to start my Virtual machine using VIX vmrun, unfortunately when I type in the command line the following command:

    vmrun -T player start "D:\myUser\VMWare\Windows7\Windows 7.vmx"

    It will give me something like this:

    Unable to connect to host.

    Error: The specified version was not found

    Am I doing something wrong or is this a bug?

    For the mention I don't want to buy or even install VMware Workstation as I had a lot of trouble with it in the past uninstalling it (I had to do a system restore to get rid of it).

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    Im having trouble when importing Windows XP Mode.


    When I click "Import Windows XP Mode VM" then click Import, it says "Failed to import Windows XP Mode" with no following explanation.


    My Windows XP Mode has been installed correctly and I've also tried to reinstall the vmware-player but nothing changes.


    Im running on 64 bit Win7 Ultimate

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    my Host-System is Linux, my Guest is Windows-7.

    Windows run's in Unity-Mode, because I have to work with both systems simultaneously.

    For some reasons I have to work with a Windows Email-Client, and It would be very helpful, if when i click on a link in an Email (inside VM -> Windows), that then open the Host Browser for it.


    On a Mac that works with VMware-Fusion easily. There you can set default applications for specific actions (For example: Links inside VM's open in Browser Firefox from Host, or clicked "mailto:" Links on Host open in Email Program from the VM-xy, Telnet..., FTP..., etc.)


    In VMware-Player i can't find such Settings. Is something like this possible with Scripts?





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    I have a 1920x1080 monitor, but I want to run a guest with 1920x1200 resolution so I can investigate something.  Is this possible?


    I followed the instructions here but no change.  (I actually upgraded to player 7.1.2 just because it mentioned 7.x.x appeared to have some video improvements.)  After making those changes, I tried to drag-resize the guest's screen larger than the physical screen, but it just snaps into alignment with the screen when I release the mouse.  I've already tried disabling window snapping in the host with no effect.


    VMware Player 7.1.2

    Host OS:   Windows 7 x64 SP1

    Guest OS: WIndows 7 x64 SP1.

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    I am just asking if anybody who runs VMplayer can use that feature?


    how to check:


    inside windows VM go to Start > Default Programs > Set default program > Chose "Default Host Application" to open http/https URLs


    then open any application inside VM for example Outlook with any external URL and click on that URL, (or just run this in CMD window: C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools>VMwareHostOpen.exe --url


    there should be 2 options:


    1) URL will be opened in default browser on your Host Machine

    2) you will get error like: "Make sure the virtual machine's configuration allows the guest to open host applications"


    please give me your results with guest and host OS you are running, thanks!

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    After upgrading from Win7 Ultimate x64 to Win10 Pro x64, VMware Player 6.07 stopped running. My VMs didn't open anymore.

    I've tried to install 7.12 and get "The MSI ' ' failed" error. Well, tried to unistall 6.07 and get that message again!

    Is this a joke? OK, guys, I didn't like the joke.

    Please, show me a solution!


    Note: I ran 6.07 installer and click Repair button. After that, VMtools were updated and I could reopen my VMs. But I can't upgrade to 7.12. That error message appears again.

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    Dear All,


    after upgrade to Windows 10, VMWare Player stopped working. Playing VMs stopped with an error message. So I tried to uninstall and make a new clean installation of VMware Player 7.12.


    Unfortuntaly both fails. In both cases (uninstall and install) the Installer programm launches a subroutine "Virtual Network Editor" which obviously crashed and the setup process stops without an error message. Only chance to stop it is killing it via task manage. Same problem with the "Repair" option of the Installation program.


    The manual uninstallation as described here...

    ...did NOT work either :-(


    It seems when trying to un-installing the necessary network drivers something goes terrably wrong.


    Any ideas / help?


    Thanks in advance!

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    When running old programs that run at a lower resolution, the player window resizes rather than stretch the screen to fit the window.


    Likewise, if I run Player fullscreen, the app runs at its native rez in a tiny box in the center of the screen.


    Is there a setting or patch to force low resolution screens to stretch to fit the window/screen? TIA




    Player v6.0.2 running under 64bit Win7 Home.

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    After having recovered from losing my patience with the farce that is 'The MSI " Failed', and the equally-farcical "solution", I decided to give VMware Player 7.1.2 a try, because VirtualBox 5.0 was unable to display any 3D motion graphics.


    I put VirtualBox to the test with 2 programs:  PassMark's Performance Test 8.0, and the original release of DOOM 3.  The PassMark test bypassed the 3D rendering test, and in my attempt to run DOOM 3,  I got the familiar error message, similar to this: "This program encountered a problem, and needs to shut down."


    So, I tried both of these programs with VMware Player 7.1.2.  Though the 3D rendering test ran, it was slow, and limited to the window test (the full-screen test did not run).  As for DOOM 3, it also ran, but the graphics left me thinking that VMware Player needs a more powerful graphics emulator.


    The first picture shows what the opening screen of DOOM 3 looks like in my 64-bit Windows 7 host.


    The second picture shows what the opening screen of DOOM 3 looks like in my Windows XP guest.


    I have Windows 7 Pro (64-bit), in a machine with an Intel Core i7-2700K CPU, 16 gigabytes of RAM and a GeForce GTX 760 video card.


    My Windows XP Pro (32-bit) guest was set up with anywhere from 512 megabytes of RAM to 2 gigabytes, 80 gigabytes of virtual disk space and anywhere from 256 megabytes to 2 gigabytes of video memory, with 3D acceleration enabled.


    For a guest setup like this, which was typical of many machines in 2005, I thought the graphics would also be typical of most graphics cards in 2005.  Unfortunately it is not even as fast as the Intel HD3000 graphics processor in my host CPU.


    Is there a way to beef up VMware's virtual graphics processor, so that a game like DOOM 3 displays properly?  If not, then I suppose, like its problems with reinstallation (i.e., MSI failures), VMware Player is due for a complete upgrade and/ore overhaul of its WinXP guest additions.

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    Hi, I can start VM Player Pro no problem when sat in front of my physical machine. I cannot start VM Player if I RDP into the same machine. The process starts but just hangs and cannot be killed. The vmplayer log halts at the line

    "I120: REM-USB: Initializing 'Virtual CCID' backend"


    Any ideas? Thanks.

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    I just updated from Windows 7 to Windows 10 and VMplayer 7.1.2 build-2780323 running Windows XP Mode gives the following message "This system is not allowed to run "Windows XP Mode". The virtual machine will now power off.". It was running fine under Windows 7. I tried installing VMplayer again and it gives the same message.  I tried Ubuntu 12.04 Tools in VMplayer under Windows 10 and it ran ok as it did under Windows 7.


      Any ideas what I need to do other than drop back to Windows 7?

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    I use "Linux Microknoppix 3.16.3-64 #10 SMP PREEMPT Fri Sep 26 02:00:22 CEST 2014 x86_64 GNU/Linux". VMware-Player-7.1.2-2780323.x86_64.bundle fails to install on it with:


    This is a x64 bundle and does not match that of the current

    architecture.  Please download the x86 bundle.


    VMware-Player-6.0.1-1379776.i386.bundle shows the "VMware Kernel Module Updater" popup plus an Error popup "Unable to start services." The created 1.5 pages log file do not specify what else to try. Does any recent VMware-Player work on KNOPPIX 7.4 and does anybody have an explanation how to install it? ThanX

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    What is the newest version of VMware Player (Free) that can be installed on Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 Standard 64bit?

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    I'm trying to run a VMware Conversion of an old laptop as a backup. I've run a VMware conversion and converted it to a vm 9 image file.


    When it gets opened in VMware Player everything works except for the keyboard inputs. The only way I can type on the screen is using either the on screen keyboard or connecting in with TeamViewer.


    Looking in Device Manager shows that the following error.


    Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)


    Has anyone come across this before and know if a solution?



    Peter Sheridan

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