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    I am unable to open an *.ovf file using Workstation 14 Pro / Player,  the message i received is:  " Failed to open a virtual machine": Failed to read from fileD:\49-disk1.vmdk"    This being an OVF file there is no vmdk file.  


    Any ideas how i can get this to open using v14?



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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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    I found a problem using the Player on Windows 10-1709 (Creators Fall).
    Trying Player V12.5.8 and the V14.0, the network interface no longer works (see Attach)
    I often got the same Issue with VMware Player's the past few years.
    In any case, the solution was an update by VMware.
    Solution: I turned back to Windows 10-1703 (Creators), waiting for V14.0.1.

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    Having tried to run VMWare Player under Windows 10 I was redirected to this article: VMware Knowledge Base Powering on a vm in VMware Workstation on Windows 10 host where Credential Guard/Device Guard is enabled fails with BSOD (2146361)


    I disabled the Group Policy setting as outlined and turned off Hyper-V (steps 1, 2 and 3 in the article.)


    I opened a command prompt but when I entered 'mountvol x: /s' I get 'The parameter is incorrect'. I've tried different drive letters in substituttion of 'x' but with the same result.


    Can anyone provide a solution?



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    Windows 10 was activated when I first installed it in the Virtual Machine and installed the VMware Tools, but now only a couple-few days after the installation it is not activated. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the VMware Tools and it still will not reactivate. I tried repairing the VMware Tools installation and get an error during the install. Please note that this is a copy of Windows 10 that was obtained for free a year or two ago when Microsoft was allowing users of Windows 7 or 8 to upgrade to Windows 10 for free, and was already previously activated on this same physical machine as a host operating system, but I have now decided to switch over and run Windows as a guest operating system under Linux Mint as the host. I shouldn't need a product key to activate this copy of Windows 10, I would think, but I'm not sure what to do in this situation, and I am looking for help from the VMware community before I even consider contacting Microsoft for help. What are the likely causes of this problem and what might be a solution? Please help! Thank you for your time and attention.

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    They used to be in the vm properties, and I can't seem to find them anywhere.

    Win7 VM's (if that's of any relevance)

    Workstation 12

    ESXi 6.0

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    Bug :

    • when "Virtual Machine Settings" dialog is closed and a guest is running, the main windows of VMWare workstation 14 Player crashes.

    Then :

    • Wait a few seconds
    • run VMWare Workstation 14 Player
    • select the guest, the one you were working one before crash
    • The question "Take OwnerShip" may interrupt, I don't recommend to click "Take Ownsership", you can simply cancel, close VMWare Workstation 14 Player et continue from start :-)
    • the guest displays correctly like a successful VNC connection => it sounds like the guest was running while VMWare Workstation 14 Player was closed.


    Step to reproduce :

    1. vmware player is running one instance of Windows 7 64 bits guest
    2. on the menu bar, navigate to "Virtual Machine" -> "Virtual Machine settings"
    3. feel free to modify the setting of your choise OR NOT
    4. feel free to press "Save" or "Cancel" button


    The screenshots show host informations, VMWare Workstation 14 Player version and vmware.service log from last boot.


    Does this help ?




    J. Ledun

    IO Systems - Industrie 4.0


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  • 12/27/17--19:29: Where to find Windows 7
  • Hello all,


    I apologize if this question has already been covered, I’m new to vmware and I haven’t installed it yet.  I would like to use VMware player to run windows 7 on my computer that has windows 10. My trouble (so far) has been locating a Windows 7 iso file to download. I would like to ask if anyone knows where to obtain this? I want to do everything legal and I’ve been running in circles trying to learn if I need an OEM or a retail version. It sounds like a retail version would be great but I can’t find one.


    I sincerely thank anyone that might be able to help me with this problem.


    Thank you,

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  • 12/28/17--06:09: Printer Issue
  • Running an XP Pro guest on player version 14.1.0. build-7370693. I have printers enabled and the virtual machine settings indicate that a printer is present and connected. The issue is that no printers are available for use on the virtual machine. I have found nothing to solve this from web searches so am hoping someone here can provide a solution. Thanks in advance.

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    I have two Windows 10 Virtual Machines running on a Windows 7 host. This started with Player version 12.5.7. First VM was a fresh install of Windows 10 version 1709 (Fall Creators Update). Once VM tools were installed, all functionality, including resizing of the VM's window, worked with no issue. The second VM was a current version of Windows update with version 1709 upgraded. After the upgrade, VMware tools was re-installed, but would no longer allow screen size adjustments. It would only allow the Windows Default resolutions. Upgraded to Wmware Workstation Player 14, no change. Uninstalled and reinstalled VMware Tools multiple times, no change. The VM does show VMware SVGA 3D in device manager.


    Do you have any idea why this VM won't allow screen size changes after the Windows 10 update?

    Host machine in a Lenovo with Intel Core i7 3720QM, Intel HD Graphics 4000, and NVIDIA Quadro K1000M


    Thank you.

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  • 01/01/18--04:11: Error while powering on
  • Hi, I have a problem with the Vmware player.

    When I open the virtual machine, I get communication where it's written Error while powering on Internal Error.

    What do I have to do to fix it?

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    Over the last 10 days or so, for some reason every time I attempt to shutdown or restart Windows (Windows guest - Arch is the host), VMWare immediately freezes and the process cannot be killed to the point I need to do a hard reboot because I can't even shutdown my system cleanly (although my system is totally responsive in every other way before I shutdown with the exception of VMWare) and I get the following showing up when I run dmesg:


    [ 1954.873606] BUG: unable to handle kernel paging request at ffffffffc057f14e

    [ 1954.873651] IP: report_bug+0x94/0x120

    [ 1954.873666] PGD 23ba0c067

    [ 1954.873666] P4D 23ba0c067

    [ 1954.873677] PUD 23ba0e067

    [ 1954.873688] PMD 32ed01067

    [ 1954.873700] PTE 800000032edf7161

    [ 1954.873730] Oops: 0003 [#1] PREEMPT SMP

    [ 1954.873744] Modules linked in: dm_mod dax ctr ccm cmac rfcomm vmnet(O) ppdev parport_pc parport fuse vmw_vsock_vmci_transport vsock vmw_vmci vmmon(O) arc4 bnep bbswitch(O) intel_rapl dell_wmi x86_pkg_temp_thermal intel_powerclamp sparse_keymap iTCO_wdt coretemp iTCO_vendor_support kvm_intel kvm irqbypass crct10dif_pclmul crc32_pclmul crc32c_intel ghash_clmulni_intel pcbc dell_laptop dell_smbios dcdbas aesni_intel aes_x86_64 crypto_simd glue_helper cryptd intel_cstate intel_rapl_perf btusb psmouse btrtl btbcm i915 pcspkr btintel bluetooth i2c_i801 iwlmvm snd_hda_codec_hdmi mac80211 ecdh_generic snd_hda_codec_realtek snd_hda_codec_generic input_leds evdev led_class joydev mousedev mac_hid iwlwifi snd_hda_intel atl1c lpc_ich cfg80211 drm_kms_helper snd_hda_codec uvcvideo videobuf2_vmalloc drm snd_hda_core

    [ 1954.873979]  videobuf2_memops snd_hwdep rfkill videobuf2_v4l2 snd_pcm videobuf2_core intel_gtt syscopyarea videodev snd_timer mei_me sysfillrect snd sysimgblt fb_sys_fops media mei soundcore i2c_algo_bit shpchp thermal wmi battery dell_smo8800 video tpm_tis button tpm_tis_core ac tpm sch_fq_codel ip_tables x_tables ext4 crc16 jbd2 fscrypto mbcache sd_mod hid_generic usbhid hid serio_raw atkbd libps2 xhci_pci xhci_hcd ahci libahci libata scsi_mod ehci_pci ehci_hcd usbcore usb_common i8042 serio

    [ 1954.874130] CPU: 3 PID: 5334 Comm: vmx-vcpu-0 Tainted: G   O4.12.6-1-ARCH #1

    [ 1954.874156] Hardware name: Dell Inc.  Dell System XPS 15Z/0MFNCV, BIOS A12 09/07/2012

    [ 1954.874184] task: ffff89daea7a8e40 task.stack: ffffa34688da4000

    [ 1954.874204] RIP: 0010:report_bug+0x94/0x120

    [ 1954.874219] RSP: 0018:ffffa34688da7b10 EFLAGS: 00010202

    [ 1954.874237] RAX: 0000000000000907 RBX: ffffa34688da7c78 RCX: ffffffffc057f144

    [ 1954.874260] RDX: 0000000000000001 RSI: 0000000000000ed2 RDI: 0000000000000001

    [ 1954.874283] RBP: ffffa34688da7b30 R08: ffffa34688da8000 R09: 000000000000034e

    [ 1954.874306] R10: ffffffffa6a06a80 R11: ffff89daea7a8e00 R12: ffffffffc0532e34

    [ 1954.874329] R13: ffffffffc0577366 R14: 0000000000000004 R15: ffffa34688da7c78

    [ 1954.874353] FS:  00007fb1dd387700(0000) GS:ffff89daffac0000(0000) knlGS:0000000000000000

    [ 1954.874379] CS:  0010 DS: 0000 ES: 0000 CR0: 0000000080050033

    [ 1954.874398] CR2: ffffffffc057f14e CR3: 000000032aea2000 CR4: 00000000000406e0

    [ 1954.874421] Call Trace:

    [ 1954.874439]  ? ext4_set_page_dirty+0x44/0x60 [ext4]

    [ 1954.874459]  fixup_bug+0x2e/0x50

    [ 1954.874474]  do_trap+0x119/0x150

    [ 1954.874487]  do_error_trap+0x89/0x110

    [ 1954.874504]  ? ext4_set_page_dirty+0x44/0x60 [ext4]

    [ 1954.874522]  ? __enqueue_entity+0x6c/0x70

    [ 1954.874537]  ? enqueue_entity+0x109/0x740

    [ 1954.874553]  do_invalid_op+0x20/0x30

    [ 1954.874567]  invalid_op+0x1e/0x30

    [ 1954.874582] RIP: 0010:ext4_set_page_dirty+0x44/0x60 [ext4]

    [ 1954.874600] RSP: 0018:ffffa34688da7d28 EFLAGS: 00010246

    [ 1954.874618] RAX: 017fff0000001068 RBX: ffffdee80b6ad200 RCX: 0000000000000000

    [ 1954.874642] RDX: 0000000000000000 RSI: 0000000000000041 RDI: ffffdee80b6ad200

    [ 1954.874665] RBP: ffffa34688da7d28 R08: ffff89daef2ce240 R09: 0000000180400037

    [ 1954.874688] R10: ffffa34688da7d48 R11: ffff89daea7a8e00 R12: 0000000000000041

    [ 1954.874711] R13: 0000000000000001 R14: ffff89dace1dc860 R15: 0000000000000000

    [ 1954.874745]  set_page_dirty+0x5b/0xb0

    [ 1954.874767]  qp_release_pages+0x64/0x80 [vmw_vmci]

    [ 1954.874792]  qp_host_unregister_user_memory.isra.20+0x27/0x80 [vmw_vmci]

    [ 1954.874825]  vmci_qp_broker_detach+0x245/0x3f0 [vmw_vmci]

    [ 1954.874854]  vmci_host_unlocked_ioctl+0x18e/0xa30 [vmw_vmci]

    [ 1954.874887]  do_vfs_ioctl+0xa5/0x600

    [ 1954.874908]  ? __fget+0x6e/0x90

    [ 1954.874927]  SyS_ioctl+0x79/0x90

    [ 1954.874947]  entry_SYSCALL_64_fastpath+0x1a/0xa5

    [ 1954.874970] RIP: 0033:0x7fb34cf8f8b7

    [ 1954.874990] RSP: 002b:00007fb1dd37eb28 EFLAGS: 00003246 ORIG_RAX: 0000000000000010

    [ 1954.875029] RAX: ffffffffffffffda RBX: 00007fb1dd386580 RCX: 00007fb34cf8f8b7

    [ 1954.875066] RDX: 00007fb1dd37eb40 RSI: 00000000000007aa RDI: 0000000000000065

    [ 1954.875106] RBP: 0000000000000006 R08: 0000000000000002 R09: 00007fb1dd37ecd0

    [ 1954.875147] R10: 00007fb1dd386bfe R11: 0000000000003246 R12: 00007fb34b8be010

    [ 1954.875191] R13: 00000000747ff0ec R14: ffffffffffffffff R15: 0000000000000006

    [ 1954.875236] Code: 74 59 0f b7 41 0a 4c 63 69 04 0f b7 71 08 89 c7 49 01 cd 83 e7 01 a8 02 74 15 66 85 ff 74 10 a8 04 ba 01 00 00 00 75 26 83 c8 04 <66> 89 41 0a 66 85 ff 74 49 0f b6 49 0b 4c 89 e2 45 31 c9 49 89

    [ 1954.875365] RIP: report_bug+0x94/0x120 RSP: ffffa34688da7b10

    [ 1954.876980] CR2: ffffffffc057f14e

    [ 1954.886476] ---[ end trace cdf1cc11c1557bdd ]---

    I've now tried kernels 4.12.{3,5,6,8}, with VMWare 12.5.6 as well as 12.5.7. The issue also persists with existing and clean installs of Windows 10.


    I can't think of anything else that's changed, and everything has worked fine for a very long time up to this point.


    Any ideas as to what might be going on?

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    Which executables do I have to manually add to the list "Allow an app through controlled folder access"

    to get VMWare Player to work?



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    I see this options in Virtual Machine Settings but I can't understand if I have to check them. My processor is a Intel i5-4690 and I want to virtualize Windows 10 Pro on a Windows 10 Pro. Is there recommended settings for this job?


    Thank you for any consideration.


    Screenshot 2018-01-05 23.12.48.png

    Screenshot 2018-01-06 00.34.05.png

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    I'm running Workstation Player 14 and I see that the VMware NAT Service is set to Disabled on my host (Windows 7 64 bit).  When I enable it and try to start it, I get the following error:


    Windows could not start the VMware NAT Service service on Local Computer.  Error 1067: The process terminated unexpectedly.


    I had the same issue with 12.5, so I upgraded to 14 hoping it would fix the issue, but it didn't.


    First, I'm wondering why the service is set to Disabled (VMWare DHCP Service is also Disabled) and second, why is it crashing when I enable and start it.  I checked and it is set to run the latest version of vmnat.exe in C:\Windows\SysWOW64


    Any help would be greatly appreciated.




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    Are patches needed for the Meltdown and Spectre issues? When I run Microsoft's Get-SpeculationControlSettings PowerShell script from Windows 10 VM under Windows 8.1 x64 host on i5 4670, the output is as follows, indicating the Windows update doesn't seem to work in the VM. OTOH, in the host OS, the first CVE is enabled (has hardware support), and the second CVE test runs without throwing an exception, but the mitigation isn't enabled due to lack of hardware support.


    PS C> Get-SpeculationControlSettings

    Speculation control settings for CVE-2017-5715 [branch target injection]


    Hardware support for branch target injection mitigation is present: False

    Windows OS support for branch target injection mitigation is present: True

    Windows OS support for branch target injection mitigation is enabled: False

    Windows OS support for branch target injection mitigation is disabled by system policy: False

    Windows OS support for branch target injection mitigation is disabled by absence of hardware support: True


    Speculation control settings for CVE-2017-5754 [rogue data cache load]


    Querying kernel VA shadow information failed with error C0000002

    At C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules\SpeculationControl\1.0.0\SpeculationControl.psm1:159 char:13

    +             throw (("Querying kernel VA shadow information failed wit ...

    +             ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

        + CategoryInfo          : OperationStopped: (Querying kernel... error C000

       0002:String) [], RuntimeException

        + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Querying kernel VA shadow information failed wit   h error C0000002

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  • 12/07/14--00:37: Annoying repeated keystrokes
  • Hi,


    when working in the guest, I randomly get repeated keystrokes. For example I press return, and get 50 CRs instead (until I press another key). This happens quite frequently and is really annoying.


    I've googled this problem, and it seems to be around since quite some time - with no conclusive solution.


    My setup:

    VMware Player 6.0.3

    Host: Windows 7 x 64

    Guest: Ubuntu (13.x, 14.x, have tried various versions...) 64 bit


    What to do?




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    can play VMs from external NAS storage over ethernet???  Vmware latest Fusion 11 or Free Player 12-14????

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    The question is the title so can anyone please advice me?

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    • vmware player 14.1.1
    • Host:Windows 10
    • guest os:centos 7.4


    [sauser@centos vmware-tools-distrib]$ uname -r


    [sauser@centos vmware-tools-distrib]$ yum list installed perl gcc kernel-headers kernel-devel


    Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile

    * base:

    * extras:

    * updates:


    gcc.x86_64                            4.8.5-16.el7_4.1                     @updates

    kernel-devel.x86_64                   3.10.0-693.11.6.el7                  @updates

    kernel-headers.x86_64                 3.10.0-693.11.6.el7                  @updates

    perl.x86_64                           4:5.16.3-292.el7                     @base  

    [sauser@centos vmware-tools-distrib]$



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