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    Occasionally after a windows host reboot any VM started generates the following prompt before starting:


    vmware email prompt.jpg


    It's as if vmware workstation player has just been installed, but it hasn't, it has been working fine for several weeks or months.


    Is this supposed to happen? What is the point?


    Or is it evidence of malware in the host?

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    I have a problem with open suspended machine. Log is in attachment.


    Any ideas?



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    Two days ago I had a PC updated to Windows 10 Creator.   Since that time I can start VMPlayer 7.1.4 (build-3848939) and the Fedora 20 VM just fine.  If I examine the listening ports, all the ones I expect to be there are fine.   I can even access the web server via FireFox running locally on the Linux VM.   What I can't do is access the web server from the host or even a remote machine.


    I have tried uninstalling and re-installing VMPlayer, but that does not help although I saw it make some new entries in the Firewall Inbound rules.  I suspect something is wrong with the adapters, but I can't figure what it might be.


    I have been using the Bridged Network Connection without a problem up to this point. 


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    Hi, I use VMWare Player on Windows 10.

    Recently, I faced a big problem, i try restart my virtual machine,

    VMWare Error.png

    this window appear, and vmware player is going to crash.

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    I think that line is cause of problem, but i can't find any of solution.

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    I have gone through several similar posts over the past year or two. There's no concrete solution to this.


    - Tried messing with the configuration file. The svga width, height, and vram size settings.

    - Tried adding more video memory by enabling "Accelerate 3D graphics".

    - Disabled the DPI settings.

    - Tried some more things which didn't work.



    Can anyone please point out a good fix for this problem? Everything is so tiny on the screen.

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    Hi there.


    I'm trying to use the VMware-Workstation-Player 12 at a Ubuntu-16.04 LTS Client with a multiuser-environment.

    Actually I've installed the VMware-Player by using the admin-account and I've configured a WIN-10 as guest.

    Now I tried to use this VM with a normal user-profile. The installation of the guest is located at /opt/vmware. It accords necessary rights to every user (read / write).

    Now, at the first startup by using a normal user-account, VMware asks for a valid email for registration. At the next step I select the existing installation of the WIN-10-guest at /opt/vmware.

    After choosing the *.vmx - file, the virtual machine appears at the library. If I try to start it, nothing happens. There is no problem report, not a flashing of the desktop, nothing.


    I hope, I could explain the problem. Is there a possibility to fix it?




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    Hi all,


    I have noticed that with my VMs running in VM Player, when I launch them, they go to full screen mode straight off the bat, which is what I want, and this works great when I am out and about, because they launch with the correct resolution to run full screen (just using my laptop monitor).  When I am docked and have 2 additional screens that run a slightly different resolution to my laptop (screens are 1920 x 1200 and laptop is 1920 x 1080), if I use Win + Shift + Left Cur to move the VM to my left most screen (1920 x 1200) off my laptop screen (1920 x 1080), with the VM in full screen mode, VM Player does not trigger to recalculate the resolution that the VM should be running in.


    Its not a massive issue, but an annoying one as it means I have to exit full screen mode and then re-enter it, which is a PITA.


    Is this a known bug?  Is there a way to work around it by hitting a shortcut keycombo to trigger a refresh of the GFX res that VMWare uses?



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    If I were to use a USB floppy drive, is there any additional procedure required to configure MS/PC-DOS or Windows 3.1/95/98/ME to recognize it as Drive A?


    Or is it as simple as configuring the guest OS to recognize a USB device (most likely, set to version 1.1) and then plugging in the floppy, and the guest OS will automatically recognize it as a floppy, with the possible exception that it must be set as drive A?

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    Recently moved all my VMs from Host Win7-64bit to Win8-64bit.

    Fresh install of Player v 5.0.2 build-1031769

    Computer is Acer Aspire M Intel i5 @ 1.8Ghz

    Graphics is Intel HD 4000


    When any of the various VMs are started from the Powered Off state, the player window will open and a big black screen will appear where the guest display should be shown. The guest OS does indeed boot, right up to the login screen although with no display visible. If I try to click on the close button in the upper right corner, I get a dialog box that says "The Virtual Machine is Busy". My only option is to end the vmplayer.exe task using task manager. Once I do that, the VM shows state as Powered On in the Library. If I Play it the 2nd time, the VM will resume operating correctly with the proper display at the immediate point where I expected it to be when I ended the vmplayer.exe task earlier.

    Presence or absence of Tools in Guest does not affect the problem.


    All 3 of my VMs have the exact same behavior. Guest operating Systems are: WinXP-SP3-32bit, Win7-64bit built from the VMware Converter, and Server 2008 from the MS eval ISO.


    Any ideas? Once the play/end task/play sequence is performed the VM works correctly. Until it is shutdown or hibernated. A VM restart does not exhibit this symptom. The problem is reproducible with all VMs every time.


    Provided vmx for the XP VM and a few logs.

    Thanks in advance. I'm so close to having this work it's even more frustrating than if it didn't work at all.

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    My main system environment is running Linux (with a dual boot of Windows 10) and I have a Windows 10 guest VM.


    I've found that after I've used the on-metal install of Windows 10 and then get back into Linux after I've finished, when I open the Windows 10 VM, that virtual machine *always* loses it's network connection and I can NEVER get it working again without removing all network devices from within Windows Device Manager, removing all device profiles from the registry [HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkList\Profiles], removing the network device from my VM, and then reinstalling VMWare Player and adding a new network device to the VM (at which point Windows happily detects that a new network connection has been found.

    Network connection on the host system always works (both Linux and Windows)


    This is clearly a huge pain and I'm wondering a) why this happens, and b) how can I fix the issue when it does come up.


    Edit: I'm using VMWare Player 12.5.7

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    I have a Trendnet TK-409 4 port USB KVM attached to several computers, one of which has VMWare Player 1.0.3 on Windows XP. When I am running the player, and only when I am running the player, the kvm, at seemingly random times, suddenly switches to the next machine. It is as if I hit scroll-lock twice to go to the next machine, but I didn't.


    It seems to happen more frequently when the cursor is near the edge of the VWware player window. If fact, I had a frustrating experience where I tried to close the player because the kvm was switching machines too often, but when the cursor neared the close box, the kvm switched, thwarting my efforts.


    Any suggestions?

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    Good afternoon all,


    I have a situation where I need to clone a hard drive with it's OS in to a virtual machine.

    I've seen "VMware vCentre Converter" mentioned as the cloning software, however I am cloning from a usb dock, not the computers hard drive itself.


    Is there another program to use for this application?



    Thank you



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    My guest (Xubuntu 14.04 LTS) has been working just fine for a year or so. I made the mistake of updating VMWare Workstation player. Results, I am losing time and money. Some details:


    1) When booting, a complaint of "power/on script did not run successfully"

    2) When shutting the guest, a complaint of corresponding VMWare Tools -script failing

    3) clipboard between guest and host does not work

    4) the automatic screen scaling on host when re-sizing guest VMWarePlayer UI window also no longer works.


    Effectively, this build has screwed up my work environment quite totally. What was the added value of this update, I wonder?




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  • 07/11/17--19:36: VMPlayer 12 timeout
  • I am using VMPlayer 12.5.7 build-5813279 on Windows 10. i use it to run Windows server 2012R2.


    After a period of inactivity (not sure how long), the VM disappears.


    Is there a setting to prohibit this? Or at least extend the time out period?


    ALSO (and this may be off topic for this forum), What is the specific difference in the Virtual Machine Settings between using a Bridged network connected to the host machine's NIC and VMnet1 (or 8)?


    I would like the VMs to be able to reach the default gateway and the Internet, besides each other.



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    Hi !



    I'm running a VM into VMWare Player. At startup, after windows loging, I get error "The VMWare Tools poweron script did not run successfully in this virtual machine. If you have configured a custom poweron script in this virtual machine, please inspect it for errors; otherwise submit a support request."



    I have created the virtual machine using VMWare Workstation 6 and that VM works perfectly when run with VMWare Workstation. I have not created an poweron script.



    The VM is running Windows XP while the host is Vista Ultimate.



    Any advice Appreciated.



    F. Piette




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    Running Player under Windows 10 as admin user.

    When I start any of my CentOS or Ubuntu VMs I get the following:

    Error while powering on: VMware Player cannot connect to the virtual machine. Make sure you have rights to run the program, access all directories the program uses, and access all directories for temporary files.  The VMware Authorization Service is not running.

    Can you suggest what I am doing wrong?

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    If I select Bridged under Network Adapter under Manage->Virtual Machine Settings then ServerManager Local Machine shows no ethernet at all. If I select VMNet8, I get the settings for Ethernet but I cannot ping the default gateway of the host machine. (I could before; just didn't document my settings then.)

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    /Hi, can anybody help me to solve this?


    I have tried different versions, the errors are the same:


    VMware Player unrecoverable error: (vcpu-0)  vcpu-0:VERIFY vmcore/vmm/main/cpuid.c:382 bugNr=1036521  A log file is available in "C:\Users\run20\Documents\Virtual Machines\Oracle11g\vmware.log". 

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  • 07/17/17--06:23: Fedora 26 and VMware Player
  • Hey guys,


    Does anybody have any idea why this is happening:


    I had Fedora 25 installed on my machine, on that I had VMware Player installed working just fine, this weekend I upgraded my PC to Fedora 26 and VMware Player stopped working, I tried uninstalling it and re-installing it with no luck, it won't show anything, no errors, no messages, nothing, not even running it as root will give anything.


    Any ideas what can cause that?


    Thanks in advance.

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    Hi, Last week, I have install 'VMware-player-12.5.7-5813279.exe' on my laptop running Windows 10.

    Today, I have try to uninstall VMWare Player via the standard way, Windows Application window.

    VMWare player is listed but but the 2 buttons, Modify and Uninstall are greyed, so no way to click on it.


    What is the rigth way to uninstall VMWare Player ?


    Thanks, Yves.

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