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    How to change the BIOS UEFI to Lagecy Bios of a virtual machine in VMware workstation player 12?



    However I am able to change via VMware workstaion which is a trial version. So for long time use I have to use vmware workstation which is free for my learning purpose.

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  • 12/25/18--13:50: Modified computer
  • I have replaced the motherboard in my computer and now have solid state drive.

    I still have the old HD installed in the machine as the F drive.

    I can load the VMPlayer but it doesn't find the virtual machine or the SW I had on it.

    What do I need to do to get going again?

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    Hi there.


    I have an RHEL 6 VM running in VMWare Player 4.0.0 build-471780 on a bridged network.

    Attempting to ping my own local machine ( from the VM results in the following output:
    [root@vm-jaleskovar ~]# ping
    PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=127 time=0.904 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=127 time=1.33 ms (DUP!)
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=127 time=1.01 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=127 time=1.60 ms (DUP!)
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=3 ttl=127 time=1.02 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=3 ttl=127 time=1.52 ms (DUP!)
    --- ping statistics ---
    3 packets transmitted, 3 received, +3 duplicates, 0% packet loss, time 2266ms
    rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.904/1.235/1.607/0.269 ms
    ------- snip ---------
    However, attempting to ping other machines on the network from the VM results in expected output:
    [root@vm-jaleskovar ~]# ping
    PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=127 time=1.82 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=127 time=1.91 ms
    64 bytes from icmp_seq=3 ttl=127 time=1.66 ms
    --- ping statistics ---
    3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 2363ms
    rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 1.660/1.798/1.913/0.104 ms
    ------- snip ---------
    Dump of my *.vmx:
    .encoding = "windows-1252"
    config.version = "8"
    virtualHW.version = "8"
    numvcpus = "2"
    vcpu.hotadd = "TRUE"
    scsi0.present = "TRUE"
    scsi0.virtualDev = "lsilogic"
    memsize = "2048"
    mem.hotadd = "TRUE"
    scsi0:0.present = "TRUE"
    scsi0:0.fileName = "IPL Install-1.vmdk"
    floppy0.startConnected = "FALSE"
    floppy0.fileName = ""
    floppy0.autodetect = "TRUE"
    ethernet0.present = "TRUE"
    ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000"
    ethernet0.wakeOnPcktRcv = "FALSE"
    ethernet0.addressType = "static"
    ethernet0.linkStatePropagation.enable = "FALSE"
    usb.present = "TRUE"
    ehci.present = "TRUE"
    pciBridge0.present = "TRUE"
    pciBridge4.present = "TRUE"
    pciBridge4.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"
    pciBridge4.functions = "8"
    pciBridge5.present = "TRUE"
    pciBridge5.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"
    pciBridge5.functions = "8"
    pciBridge6.present = "TRUE"
    pciBridge6.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"
    pciBridge6.functions = "8"
    pciBridge7.present = "TRUE"
    pciBridge7.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"
    pciBridge7.functions = "8"
    vmci0.present = "TRUE"
    hpet0.present = "TRUE"
    usb.vbluetooth.startConnected = "TRUE"
    displayName = "IPL Install"
    guestOS = "rhel6-64"
    nvram = "IPL Install.nvram"
    virtualHW.productCompatibility = "hosted"
    powerType.powerOff = "hard"
    powerType.powerOn = "hard"
    powerType.suspend = "hard"
    powerType.reset = "hard"
    extendedConfigFile = "IPL Install.vmxf" = "99093210"
    uuid.location = "56 4d 43 29 d0 21 2c 07-2a 81 df 66 f8 57 97 db"
    uuid.bios = "56 4d 43 29 d0 21 2c 07-2a 81 df 66 f8 57 97 db"
    cleanShutdown = "TRUE"
    replay.supported = "FALSE"
    replay.filename = ""
    scsi0:0.redo = ""
    usb.autoConnect.device0 = ""
    pciBridge0.pciSlotNumber = "17"
    pciBridge4.pciSlotNumber = "21"
    pciBridge5.pciSlotNumber = "22"
    pciBridge6.pciSlotNumber = "23"
    pciBridge7.pciSlotNumber = "24"
    scsi0.pciSlotNumber = "16"
    usb.pciSlotNumber = "32"
    ethernet0.pciSlotNumber = "33"
    ehci.pciSlotNumber = "35"
    vmci0.pciSlotNumber = "36"
    usb:1.present = "TRUE"
    ethernet0.generatedAddressOffset = "0"
    vmotion.checkpointFBSize = "33554432"
    usb:1.speed = "2"
    usb:1.deviceType = "hub"
    usb:1.port = "1"
    usb:1.parent = "-1"
    tools.remindInstall = "FALSE" = "FALSE"
    sharedFolder0.present = "TRUE"
    sharedFolder0.enabled = "TRUE"
    sharedFolder0.readAccess = "TRUE"
    sharedFolder0.writeAccess = "TRUE"
    sharedFolder0.hostPath = "D:\"
    sharedFolder0.guestName = "D"
    sharedFolder0.expiration = "never"
    sharedFolder1.present = "TRUE"
    sharedFolder1.enabled = "TRUE"
    sharedFolder1.readAccess = "TRUE"
    sharedFolder1.writeAccess = "TRUE"
    sharedFolder1.hostPath = "U:\"
    sharedFolder1.guestName = "AutoInstall"
    sharedFolder1.expiration = "never"
    sharedFolder2.present = "TRUE"
    sharedFolder2.enabled = "TRUE"
    sharedFolder2.readAccess = "TRUE"
    sharedFolder2.writeAccess = "TRUE"
    sharedFolder2.hostPath = "R:\OSGi-based\BinaryFiles"
    sharedFolder2.guestName = "BinaryFiles"
    sharedFolder2.expiration = "never"
    sharedFolder.maxNum = "4"
    tools.syncTime = "FALSE"
    ethernet1.present = "TRUE"
    ethernet1.virtualDev = "e1000"
    ethernet1.wakeOnPcktRcv = "FALSE"
    ethernet1.addressType = "static"
    ethernet1.linkStatePropagation.enable = "FALSE"
    ethernet1.pciSlotNumber = "37"
    ethernet1.generatedAddressOffset = "10"
    ethernet0.connectionType = "bridged"
    ethernet1.startConnected = "TRUE"
    ethernet0.address = "00:50:56:31:93:E6"
    ethernet1.address = "00:50:56:25:C9:4E"
    sharedFolder3.present = "TRUE"
    sharedFolder3.enabled = "TRUE"
    sharedFolder3.readAccess = "TRUE"
    sharedFolder3.writeAccess = "TRUE"
    sharedFolder3.hostPath = "C:\"
    sharedFolder3.guestName = "C"
    sharedFolder3.expiration = "never"
    checkpoint.vmState = ""
    sharedFolder4.present = "FALSE"
    sharedFolder5.present = "FALSE"
    ide1:0.present = "FALSE"
    sound.present = "FALSE"
    serial0.present = "FALSE"
    usb:0.present = "TRUE"
    usb:0.deviceType = "hid"
    usb:0.port = "0"
    usb:0.parent = "-1"
    I also have captured tcpdump snoops, showing two ping replies coming in. This snoop capture is attached. The packets are identical at the IP layer and above. The ethernet layer shows one reply coming from my local MAC address -> gateway MAC, and the second reply from gateway MAC -> VMWare.
    I am running VMWare Player Windows 7 64-bit. Interestingly enough, the same version of VMWare and VM image running on Windows XP 32-bit does not show any duplicate ping replies.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    I have been using VMWare player for some time now on a Windows 7 64 bit machine to run 32-bit XP.  There have never been any problems connecting to the internet, but now I need to connect to the local Windows network, and specifically to two Linux backup machines that use samba. I can do this in two stages (backup to host, then backup to Linux m/c's separately), but this is awkward.


    I have tried:

    1. NAT and bridged network connections. Both connect to the internet, in NAT can ping the samba machines via their ip addresses, but cannot resolve their names. In bridged mode, I can't ping the Linux ip addresses.

    2. Tried setting WINS = Yes in samba (down by printer settings ie not as server). No difference.

    3. Tried a native XP machine on the network - it sees the whole network including the Linux machines.

    4. tried setting up a virtual W7 machine. I behaves more or less similarly to the XP VM.


    I am obviously missing something basic, but have spent over a day on this, including searches for answers without finding anything.


    Any suggestions gratefully received!

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    I'm running Linux Mint 17.1 for a while with VmWare Player 7.1.6. I just opgraded to Linux Mint 19. I tryed to install a new vmware player (version 15) but it does not support my cpu. An older version (12) does install, but does not start. If I start it in terminal then I have an error indicating that soms .so needs to be renamed, but I cannot since the name where it (according to the message) should rename to already exists.


    So I think I have to find older versions. Since all my VM's are in version 7.1.6 I think that's the preferred version to install?


    But I cannot find it.


    Can someone help me solve this problem?


    Thank you, Wilfried

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    I am trying since 5 hours to silently install the vmware player and it don't works. I've tryed many different parameters. the *.log file says:


    MSI (s) (A0:00) [20:12:00:791]: PROPERTY CHANGE: Adding PRODUCTLANGUAGE property. Its value is '1033'.

    MSI (s) (A0:00) [20:12:00:791]: PROPERTY CHANGE: Adding REBOOT property. Its value is 'ReallySuppress'.

    MSI (s) (A0:00) [20:12:00:791]: PROPERTY CHANGE: Adding EULAS_AGREED property. Its value is '1'.

    MSI (s) (A0:00) [20:12:00:791]: PROPERTY CHANGE: Adding INSTALLDIR property. Its value is 'C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player\'.

    MSI (s) (A0:00) [20:12:00:791]: PROPERTY CHANGE: Modifying AUTOSOFTWAREUPDATE property. Its current value is '1'. Its new value: '0'.

    MSI (s) (A0:00) [20:12:00:791]: PROPERTY CHANGE: Modifying DATACOLLECTION property. Its current value is '1'. Its new value: '0'.

    MSI (s) (A0:00) [20:12:00:791]: PROPERTY CHANGE: Modifying DESKTOP_SHORTCUT property. Its current value is '1'. Its new value: '0'.

    MSI (s) (A0:00) [20:12:00:791]: PROPERTY CHANGE: Adding ADDLOCAL property. Its value is 'ALL'.

    MSI (s) (A0:00) [20:12:00:791]: PROPERTY CHANGE: Modifying COMPONENTDOWNLOAD property. Its current value is '1'. Its new value: '0'.

    MSI (s) (A0:00) [20:12:00:791]: Note: 1: 1708

    MSI (s) (A0:00) [20:12:00:792]: Product: VMware Player -- Installation failed.

    Erfolg- bzw. Fehlerstatus der Installation: 1639



    Parameters are:

    VMware-player-15.0.2-10952284.exe /s /l "vmware.log" /v /qn REBOOT=ReallySuppress EULAS_AGREED=1 INSTALLDIR="%ProgramFiles(x86)%\VMware\VMware Player\" AUTOSOFTWAREUPDATE=0 DATACOLLECTION=0 DESKTOP_SHORTCUT=0 STARTMENU_SHORTCUT=1 ADDLOCAL=ALL REMOVE="" COMPONENTDOWNLOAD=0

    It doesn't matter if I'm running it with quotes (") or without, in admin mode, or not. Even just the minimal properties don't work.


    Tryed also:




    [...] /v "/qn [...]"

    [...] /v/qn "[...]"

    [...] /v/qn [...]



    and so on...




    I've really tried everything. Do anyone see the failure?


    Can anyone help me please?



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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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    I'm trying to use Windows file sharing (SMB) on Windows 10 (v1809) host / Linux guest running in VMware Workstation Player 15.0.2.

    However, I'm not able connect to (connection refused) neither from the host, nor from the guest.

  is the IP address of VMware Virtual Ethernet Adapter for VMnet8 (NAT).

    The adapter is up, and ping works fine.

    The host is listening on TCP

    Windows firewall is off, antivirus software is disabled.


    Both "Client for Microsoft Networks" and "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks" are checked in the adapter properties.

    If I disable "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks" in the properties of "VMware Virtual Ethernet Adapter for VMnet8" and then enable it again, everything gets right, and I can connect to However, after reboot it does not work again.


    This problem appeared after upgrade from Workstation Player 14 to Workstation Player 15.0.2.

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  • 06/09/13--08:28: Ping but no browser access
  • I installed Player5.0.2 on Windows 7 and, and then installed Windows Server 2012 with the gui. All that went just fine. The server can access the host hard drives; the network icon says internet access. Network sharing says internet access on the Server. On the Host, also, the Network and Sharing information says Internet access. On the VM Server 2012 I can ping sites but when the browser (both IE and Firefox) attempt to resolve a URL I get connection times out. I can ping both by url and IP.


    Any help is appreciated. I'm a bit of a novice at this, as is probably obvious.



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    I'm trying the free version of the workstation (workstation player). There is a problem with mouse dragging when playing games. I searched, and some people talking about a setting called "Always optimize mouse for games". But I could not found it. There are no settings for inputs or mouse. Is it because of the player version of workstation? Maybe it is limited. If so, is there any way to manage this? Maybe modifying the "vmx" file. Thank you in advance.

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    Hi there!.

    I have VMware Workstation Player 12. I made it two virtual machines: The firstone is Windows 98 and the anotherone is Windows XP. So I have installed recently another virtual machine: Windows 8.1 Pro.

    Well, i start that machine, go inside and suddently appears the following, and the virtual machine shut down:



    VMPLAYER unrecoverable error

    Exeption code 0xc000005 (access violation) has occurred.

    You can request support.


    Because is a free soft, they refused tecnical support.


    I have installed VMware Workstation Player 12. My OS is Windows 10 Pro x64, Intel I5 processor,4 GB DDR3 SDRAM and the mother is Gigabyte GA-H55M-S2H.


    I tried to donwload the 15 versión but a message appears telling "The CPU is not suitable" or something like that.



    Can you help me, please?

    Thanks in advance.


    Carlos (Rosario, Argentina.)

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    i have just switched from VirtualBox to VMware and I am setting up my first VM

    I have set up a ubuntu workstation.
    In the network settings of the VM i choose  a bridged adapter and in the ubuntu OS i set the static IP

    My issue is i am getting tons of dropped packets and my connection very frequently just hangs and drops all connections


    just after boot up i see 155 dropped


    Thankyou on any suggestions on how to debug / fix this issue





    ens33: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500

            inet  netmask  broadcast

            inet6 fe80::20c:29ff:fedd:d92f  prefixlen 64  scopeid 0x20<link>

            ether MYMAC txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)

            RX packets 915  bytes 470621 (470.6 KB)

            RX errors 0  dropped 155 overruns 0  frame 0

            TX packets 258  bytes 34991 (34.9 KB)

            TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0


    lo: flags=73<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING>  mtu 65536

            inet  netmask

            inet6 ::1  prefixlen 128  scopeid 0x10<host>

            loop  txqueuelen 1000  (Local Loopback)

            RX packets 413  bytes 68527 (68.5 KB)

            RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0

            TX packets 413  bytes 68527 (68.5 KB)

            TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0

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    This display bug is hard to replicate, but I'm running a Windows 10 guest with Ubuntu 18.10 host. After I return the laptop from sleep mode a couple of issues will often occur.


    First, the gnome lock screen doesn't activate and I am free to continue using both the guest and host system without my password - this almost always happens when the virtual machine is in full screen mode.


    Secondly, Windows itself will produce a whirlwind of display issues including missing borders around the windows, missing buttons in programs, etc. It looks like the graphics driver is not properly redrawing everything. I either have to manually restart Windows Explorer or restart Windows completely. Here is a screenshot of one of the problems (but sometimes it looks worse with tearing and missing icons):



    Here's another screenshot that looks worse with the windows settings app open after sleep (without Windows being full screen):

    Screenshot from 2019-01-17 23-12-08.png


    My system specs are:


    • Workstation Player 15.0.2 build-10952284
    • Ubuntu 18.10 (Gnome 3.30.1, stock settings from the install)
    • Kernel 4.18.0-13-generic
    • Using X (Wayland doesn't seem to work with VMware)
    • Dell Latitude 5591 with i7 8850H and Nvidia GeForce MX 130 graphics
    • 16 GB RAM
    • 1080p touchscreen display
    • Windows 10 is using 1809 and has 2 CPU cores, 4 GB RAM, and 1 GB of graphics with 3D acceleration enabled.





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  • 01/21/19--04:17: ignore missing virtual disk
  • i would need VMware Player to ignore a missing virtual disk. The virtual disk is for data, it resides on a removeable device and I need it rarely. I would prefer to have it always configured, and optionally present.


    (First exact reason and exact problem: it is a disk and not a shared folder because Microsoft SQL Server requires backup data, to restore, to be on a local disk, not on a network disk or network location. Key point is BACKUP DATA, on RESTORE. And I would then also put there BACKUP DATA, on BACKUP occasion. My data is large enough that it warrants the feature, that is storing on a host-removeable disk.)


    (Second, additional road block is that I cannot attach this specific 7200rpm in an external USB3 enclosure to the VM. VMware Workstation Player does not handle connection of this USB3 enclosure as a removeable device to the VM. )


    (Third road block: I do have even two different 7200 rpm+USB3 enclosures and both of them do not connect to the VM. Other, branded external, 5400rpm, USB3 disks do connect as removeable devices to the VM in VMware Player,  But then I would lose using this 7200rpm/USB3 device that I do have. )


    This is how I attempted to solve. VMware Player is version 15.0.2. Perhaps there are other auto-detecting solutions.


    This was already asked in 2013 by and didn't get a solution. See Ignore missing virtual disk and boot anyway?


    Thank you

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    Host: Linux Mint 18.1 MATE 64Bit / Guest: Windows 10 Pro 64Bit


    I've been using VMWare Player for many years on Linux hosts with no problems.

    I recently updated Linux VMWare Player and now have a problem:

    In my Windows 10 Pro 64Bit guest I have bad audio?

    When a sound is played in Win 10 virtual machine the sound is heavily distorted?

    I do have current VMWare Tools for Windows installed.

    This issue happened recently after updating Linux VMWare Player.

    Any help in fixing this problem would be appreciated, thank you!



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  • 07/08/08--14:59: root password?




    I downloaded VMware Player and Ubuntu 8.04.1 LTS from the Virtual Appliance Marketplace to run Linux on my Windows Vista machine.  The download page for Ubuntu gave me a user name and password, but the password is apparently just for the one username and not the root password, as I tried doing su and it wasn't correct.  I also looked in the /home directory and only saw a folder for vmplanet, the username I got from the download page, but no folder for root.  Is the root password hidden somewhere in the downloaded files, or can I just not sign in as root using VMware Player?  Sorry for the simple question, but I don't know what to do.  Thanks!






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