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Vmware Fusion + Ubuntu 12.04, shortcut

I'm running vmware fusion 5 under OS X Mountain Lion. My virtual machine is running Ubuntu 12.04. I have two fastidious shortcuts which I would like to disable: When I press Command ⌘, Ubuntu opens ...
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Resolution 2880 x 1800 not available in Windows 8 (VMware Fusion 5)

I've installed Windows 8 in a VMware Fusion 5 virtual machine. Actually, I upgraded the virtual machine from VMware Fusion 4. I'd like to set my retina MacBook Pro's resolution to the display's ...
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How to convert Vmware Fusion virtual machine to bootcamp image

i'm using ENVI + IDL software on a windows xp virtual machine. That software is too heavy so i can't work as well on that virtual machine so i need to boot that virtual machine on boot so to have all ...
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Making MacBook command-key the Emacs meta-key under VMware/Windows

I can configure emacs under OS X so that the key nearest the space bar (the key labeled Command ⌘) is my Meta key by running (setq mac-command-key-is-meta t) How can I configure the same key to be ...
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How to purchase Windows for my planned VMWare Fusion setup — via online download, etc

Apologies for this common question, but answers online are often patchy and a few details always elude me. -- I plan to buy VMWare Fusion for my Mac Powerbook (core 2 duo.) So I need to buy a copy ...
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What is the difference between various VM solutions?

I'm new to the Mac platform and need to figure out which virtualization platform is best for me. Is there a comparison list of features (and missing features) for each of the major virtualization ...
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VMware Fusion auto-adjusting Windows 7 resolution on MacBook Pro Retina

Finally my company bought me a MacBook Pro Retina (yeah! I feel so lucky!) I always used Windows (and need it, because of Visual Studio), so I installed VMware Fusion. I installed Windows 7 as ...
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VMware Fusion vs. Parallels Desktop vs. Boot Camp

I've been wanting to get Windows on my retina MacBook Pro for a while now but there are so many softwares that I simply gave up. I recently found out that VMware Fusion, Parallels, and Boot Camp are ...
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Virtualization of OSX: Read-only main VM, delta stored separately?

I would like to have a (Mountain) Lion VM that I configure in a specific way, and store that in a particular place on the the system hard drive. This is simple enough. However, I would also like ...
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Cannot move window

I install a linux (Fedora) distribution through VMWare (4.0) on Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. The the virtual machine open up at the top of the window and hide its taskbar underneath the apple task bar ...
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Cannot use or update WMware Fusion in Mountain Lion

I was using VMWare Fusion 3.0 in Snow Leopard before upgrading to Mountain Lion. Now I cannot open or upgrade VMWare Fusion, the icon is blocked, and if clicked, a pop up comes out and if click help, ...
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Can Mountain Lion be used as a guest OS under 10.7 Lion?

I'm installing Mountain Lion on one of my Macs and I'd like to test it (under virtualization) on another. This other (for a variety of reasons) will continue to run Lion. Can I use VMware Fusion to ...
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How can I get VMWare Fusion 4.0 to work on Mountain Lion?

After upgrading to Mountain Lion, I find that when I attempt to launch VMWare Fusion 4.0 I receive the error: You can't use this version of the application "VMWare Fusion" with this version of OS X ...
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Does backing up the single VMWare Fusion's virtual machine file to be suffecient to backup the entire virtual machine?

Does backing up the single VMWare Fusion virtual machine file sufficient to backup the entire virtual machine? Meaning if I use that single file on other Mac or PC, will it run as it is?
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Cannot enlarge Vmware host windows

I have Fedora 17 installed on VMWare Fusion 3 on my Macbook Pro 2009. I run Fedora 17 in CLI mode and find I cannot enlarge the window size. The small terminal window size causes text to wrap and hard ...
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VM ware Installation [closed]

I am planning to install VMware software in order to launch another OS while running my current OS. I have research something about it but still would like to ask questions on the common installation ...
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Can Disk Utility and Disk Warrior be used on a Fusion volume containing Mac OS X

I have Snow Leopard Server 10.6.8 running in a VMware Fusion 4.1.3 virtual machine. When I run a Disk Utility "Verify Disk" from within the VM, errors are reported. Invalid B-tree node size ...
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How to install Mac OS X as a guest OS in VMware Workstation 8 (running in Ubuntu host)?

How to install Mac OS X as a guest OS in VMware Workstation 8 (running in Ubuntu host)? The author of this askubuntu question (in the question) claims to have done it, but doesn't say exactly how. ...
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How to get Mac OS X to run in a VM on Windows

I want to be able to run RubyMotion on Windows 7 computers. But RubyMotion only runs on Mac OS X Lion. So it seems like the only option is to run a virtual machine on the Windows 7 computers which ...
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Can you remap keys to only be used while using VMware?

I've just started using VMware, and I am admittedly a novice Mac user. Anyways, I installed Windows 7 on my iMac, and I've been playing this little indie game that requires the use of the insert and ...
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Open MS Office documents on Windows 7 guest VM in OS X host using Office for Mac

I am running OS X Lion, VMware Fusion 4.1.2 which points to the Windows 7 installation created for Boot Camp. When I am in my Windows 7 VM, I want to double click on files (.pdf., word .docx, .pptx, ...
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Symlinks broken with vmhgfs on fusion

When I use VMware Fusion with an Ubuntu guest (it worked long ago, but this problem has existed over several generations of ubuntu, at least including natty, oneiric and precise) and shared folders ...
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Am I missing out by not running in 64-bit mode?

I'm running an Early '11 MacBook Pro with 16GB RAM. Currently, OS X Lion runs in 32-bit mode by default, and an important piece of software I use for work requires this mode (Cisco VPN client). Most ...
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Why do I lose my USB speakers after reconnecting with VMWare Fusion 3 running?

Here's my setup: I have a set of Altec Lansing FX5051 speakers that I run through the USB port. I also run VMWare Fusion (sometimes in Unity mode, sometimes single window, I don't think it matters) ...
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VMware Fusion virtual machine from a local partition

When you have a Windows partition on your system, VMware can see and boot a virtual machine from partition. However, with other OS X and Linux partition, there's no such option. Is there a way to ...
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Is it possible to copy paste between Mac OS and its virtual machine?

I am running Mac OS X Lion 10.7.3, and I have installed VMware to run virtual machines: Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10. I have also installed VM Tools. I would like to know if it is possible allow copy ...
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Windows not booting up on VM Fusion. Need to get a file off of windows

I am a pilot that has my logbook on the windows side of my iMac. Windows has been failing to boot up gives me an 000021a error every time. I have tried booting in last known good configuration and is ...
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scp (secure copy) in lieu of vmware disk-sharing

Booting down the linux VM, removing the share, disabling sharing, followed by enabling sharing, adding the share, and booting up the linux Vm finally followed by reinstalling vmware tools do not ...
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Change the official language of Windows 7 as virtual machine

Someone just helped me install VMware Fusion on my Mac with Windows 7 as a virtual machine. And I just realized that the official language is French, instead of English. Although I can read French, ...
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Increase the size of bootcamp of Windows 7 on virtual machine

Someone just helped me install VMWare Fusion and Windows 7 as virtual machine. And I realize that the disk BOOTCAMP (C:) for Windows 7 is just 39.90 Go, which will be too small... The disk Z is the ...
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VMware fast for first user, sluggish for second

After launching VMware and opening the virtual machine prepared by another user, Windows 7 runs very slowly. File read/write is 10-30x slower than it should be and Windows has started to animate ...
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VMware Windows and resizing the desktop

So I install two Windows 7 VMs through VMware fusion 4. The desktop resizes very nicely in the first: Windows senses the resizing and uses smaller icons. In the second VM Windows simply magnifies its ...
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Installing VMware-Windows for all users

There are two problems with VMware installing Windows in ~/Documents: Multiple OS X users cannot use the same Windows installation. Even one inadvertent omission to exclude ~/Documents from the Time ...
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Virtual machines to install for OS+Ubuntu+Windows

I have a MacBook Pro running OS X Lion 10.7.2, and I am going to install VMware to run virtual Windows. I would like to use Ubuntu at the same time; is it technically possible? Do I need to install ...
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Prevent Windows 7 from activating twice on Vmware Fusion

I have Windows 7 VM in VMWare Fusion and I often copy the file from my macbook to my IMac. Fusion ask if I copied or moved but any answer will made Windows 7 ask activating again. I tought that ...
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How does File Vault 2 handle a Windows 7 virtual machine

Thinking about using File Vault 2 on 2010 macbook air. I have a windows 7 virtual machine using vm fusionware that is 13 gb large. What/how will File Vault 2 handle this large space?
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Is VMWare Fusion bought through the MacUpdate Spring 2012 Bundle a full valid version?

I'm considering buying VMWare Fusion 4. On vmware.com it's available for $49.99. MacUpdate is currently also offering a bundle which includes VMWare Fusion and 10 other apps, for a total price of ...
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How to get VMware Fusion on Mac to use Logitech extra back/forward mouse buttons in Windows VM?

Scenario: I have a Mac running OS X Lion, and then VMware Fusion 4.x running Windows XP and Windows 7 as virtual machines. I use a Logitech MX310 Optical Mouse. It has 6 buttons and I think it's ...
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Apple Remote Desktop multiple ports on one address / ip

I am using Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) version 3.5.1 and I want to add computers to the list. I have several virtual machines running on an VMWare ESXi host. VMWare enables screen sharing via VNC but ...
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A file exists in guest Windows XP (under Fusion), can I open the file in an OSX program?

So the text editor on Windows is crap. I realize I could find a fancier text editor that works within Windows but I'm happy with TextMate on my Mac and I'd rather not have two "fancy" text editors ...
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Does loading a bootcamp partition in VMWare fusion affect Time Machine?

Recently I upgraded the RAM on my MacBook Pro and did a fresh install of Windows 7 using BootCamp. I partitioned 200MB out of my 500MB drive to be for Windows 7. I then had VMWare Fusion setup the ...
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Reset the password for a user when Snow Leopard is running as a VM?

Is it possible to reset a user's/root password for a mac image running inside vmware workstation? I googled for a while and also searched on this site but didn't find anything. Single user mode ...
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Install VMWare Workstation on Mac Boot Camp

Can I install VMWare Workstation in a Mac's Boot Camp partition that has Windows 7 installed in it? Is there any technical restrictions? Will there be a problem if I load the Boot Camp partition in ...
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Is it possible to boot OS X 10.6 from a USB drive with VMWare Fusion 3.1.3?

I have USB drive with a partition containing OS X 10.6. I boot from this drive to use an app which doesn't run in Lion (Xcode 3.2.5). Rebooting is annoying. Is it possible to boot a VMWare Fusion ...
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Migrating an old physical Windows PC to a virtual machine on the Mac

I have a soon-to-be-retired Sony Windows XP PC and I want to transfer it to my Mac and run it as a virtual machine on my Mac. I have used Parallels and VMware before on a Mac but I have always ...
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Software to emulate Windows 7 on OS X, for developing

I need to load Windows 7 under OS X. These are my Macbook Pro's features: Mac OSX 10.7.2 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Which software would be the most suitable for me, considering ...
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Unified Switching between Keyboard Layouts in Various OSs

I have a Mac with VMWare installed and run Windows- and Ubuntu-powered virtual machines there. The problem is that in each of the operating systems I have to use different keys to switch between ...
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Can't start any VMs using VMWare Fusion v3 on Mac OS X, nor upgrade to v4

The flop: I was running a linux VM under VMware Fusion 3 on my Mac OS X Snow Leopard laptop. The VM was located on an external hard drive. The laptop battery died and the system went down. The ...
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Fusion Guest OS Opening Files In Host OS

MacBook Pro Early 2011 - Mac OSX 10.7.2 VMWare Fusion 4.0.2 Guest OS is Win7 64-bit, all the latest updates. MS Office 2010 w/latest. So, basically I'm using the Win7 guest OS for Outlook only (I ...
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How to shrink a Windows XP VMWare Fusion virtual machine?

Is it possible to shrink a VM Ware Fusion Virtual Machine, and if so how? Specifically a Windows XP guest/client? I've found old references to procedures purported to make this possible, but they ...