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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 ...
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How to drag and drop between guests in VMware Fusion

My host is Mac OS X 10.6, and on my VWware Fusion, I have Windows 7 and Windows XP as my guest. I can drag and drop files between my guest and my host, but not between my guests (cannto drag and drop ...
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What is “memory swapping” in Fusion?

In VMware's RAM setting, if allocated memory goes higher than the recommended maximum, it warns "if higher, memory swapping may occur". What is "memory swapping" in this context? And what will I ...
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Is parallels 7 better in performance then Vmware Fusion 4?

I got Vmware Fusion 4 when I bought my MAC Book Pro ( core i7 2.0Ghz Quad Core 6MB Cache, 4GB RAM and 500GB HDD). I installed Win7 first on Vmware and then later WinXp. In both case the Virtual ...
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How to turn on Intel VT in MacBook Pro 2011 (MC721LL/A)?

I used to turn on virtualization on my PC by turning it on from BIOS. But how I do it on MacBook Pro, as I am using WinXP on VMware Fusion 4.0, but its very slow, and both Windows XP and Mac OS starts ...
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VMWare Fusion on Main drive or Firewire 800 drive?

I have been running VMWare Fusion (4.0 now) for a long time, but off the main MacBook Pro hard drive. Will I get faster overall performance of the VM/Mac if I put the VM on an external Firewire 800 ...
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Can Mac OS lion and Win 7 (Vmware Fusion) Access Fat32 Partition?

Is it possible that I can make partitions on Mac other than the one holding OSX as FAT32. I want to access it via Mac and also when I run Win7 on Vmware Fusion. I can then add that FAT32 partition as ...
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VMware fusion 4 won't launch due to out of date, running guests

When running the Upgrade Installer from VMware Fusion 3.1.3 to v4.0.1, this dialog pops up: A virtual machine is running with an older version of VMware Fusion. Please use the older version ...
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How to re-download Lion to create a VMWare Fusion 4 virtual machine?

I have a MacBook with Lion installed. I bought VMWare Fusion 4 because I want to create a Lion VM. As far as I can tell I need to point VMWare to the Lion installer that is downloaded from the App ...
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Installing Windows 8 Preview on a Mac? [closed]

I'm just wondering if anyone has figured this out yet. VMWare throws an ugly "internal monitor error" and there are apparently some graphics driver issues on the 2011 Macbook Pros.
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Graphics Card on Windows 7 on MBP

I was just wondering was it possible to use the "AMD Radeon HD 6490M " card of MBP on Windows 7 by installing Win7 either on a) Boot Camp b) Parallels c) VmWare as I like to play games on Win7 for ...
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Mapping Home and End of Apple keyboard in VMWare fusion

I have mapped the Home and End keys of my apple keyboard to work PC style: Go to the beginning of the line and end respectively. (Using DoubleCommand if that is important, I am aware of other ways of ...
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Problem opening Word (docx) file with images in Mac (Fusion)

I need to open files with images that come as Word (docx) files. I couldn't see the images if I open in Pages or Mac Office. Had to get VMWare Fusion, Win7 and Windows office, and still having ...
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What are the technical and license restrictions around virtualization for Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion?

I have a 500 GB hard drive on my MacBook Pro. I have OS X 10.7 (Lion) on my main partition and Windows 7 Ultimate on a secondary partition. Because I have older applications that I would like to run ...
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VMware Fusion 2.x not running with 64 Bit Kernel Lion

has anyone managed to run fusion 2.x under Mac OS Lion? Since the update it says Incompatibility with 64 bit kernel This release of VMware Fusion does not work with 64-bit kernel of Mac OS X, you ...
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Snow Leopard running Fusion has virtual ports invisible to wireshark

Win XP SP3 in fusion can surf the net through the mac's airport in either bridged or nat mode fine. the mac has a static ip. the windows is set to dhcp. ifconfig on the mac shows en1: inet ...
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Are there compatibility issues with Lion and VMware 2.0?

I currently have a OS X Snow Leopard installation and Windows 7 as a virtual machine on VMware Fusion 2.0. Has anyone tried to upgrade to Lion with a similar setup? Are there any problems or ...
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VMware fusion's Windows 7 takes long time to shut down (sometimes hang)

I'm using Mac OS X 10.6.7 and VMware Fusion 3.1.3. I have Windows 7 on my VMware Fusion. Sometimes it takes a very long time (30+ minutes) to shut down and sometimes forever (hang with the spinning ...
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Why does OS X prevent access to a folder if it ends with the word “.service”?

I am sharing a win 7 folder and trying to access it from Osx. Everything works but if the folder is named something ending with the words ".service" the folder is not accessible any more, the icon is ...
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Bootcamp load at startup with VMware

I have bootcamp loaded with Windows and would like it to boot and login at startup through VMware Fusion instead of starting manually after OSX 10.6.7 loads. Any ideas on how this functionality can ...
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Mac keyboard layout incorrect when using Windows 7 and VMWare Fusion

I have a Macbook Air (Late 2010) and am running Windows 7 Home Premium via VMWare Fusion. It works great, except that I have to press the key labelled as '@' (i.e. shift 2) to get a quote mark ", and ...
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How to update virtual machine disk space in VMware Fusion?

I'm using Windows 7 on VMware Fusion. In the hard disk settings of the virtual machine I've set Disk Size to 65GB, I've selected pre-allocate the space and applied. However when I run Windows 7 I ...
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easy way to manage VMware ESXi on Mac OS X

I'm a VMware guy, running a dozen of ESXi ... and i'm also a mac user and I've had it with launching VMware Fusion to boot my Win7 to work on vSphere client... Am I missing something? Sys Admins and ...
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Remove applications in virtual machine (via VMWare Fusion) from Open With options on Mac OS X

I am running Windows 7 in a virtual machine. Now all of its applications are available via the Open With (or even as the default for some) on the Mac. I don't want them there. I've remapped the ones ...
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Uninstall VMWare Fusion and VMWare Tools on boot camp partition

I was using VMWare Fusion on a boot camp partition and installed VMWare Tools on the Windows volume. How can I completely uninstall everything related to VMWare Fusion?
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Suspending VMWare Fusion instance that uses Boot Camp partition?

I run my Windows 7 that's installed on Boot Camp via VMWare Fusion. I like keeping it open so that I don't need to wait 3 minutes until it starts up and so that I don't need to login every time I ...
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Should I virtualize Windows on Mac OS X using Parallels Desktop or VMware Fusion?

I have a MacBook Air and would like to install Windows Vista in a virtual machine, so I can use both Mac OS X and Windows at the same time. I have tried with VirtualBox, but it performed very bad and ...
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Installing Windows 7 Updates on Boot Camp partition through VMWare Fusion?

I'm using VMWare Fusion with my Boot Camp partition. Are there any problems with installing Windows 7 Updates through VMWare Fusion, or should I boot up into Boot Camp in order to install these ...
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“System Builder” Windows on VMWare Fusion?

I am a web developer, and I want to buy a copy of Windows 7 to use with my currently-existing copy of VMWare Fusion for easier testing of web sites in Internet Explorer. However, the overabundance of ...
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Auto login boot camp partition in VMWare Fusion?

My VMWare Fusion is set up to use a Boot Camp partition. Is there any way to have it automatically login to a user account when the virtual machine starts up, but still require a password when booting ...
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Seeing the desktop while in Unity mode in VMWare Fusion?

When I run VMWare Fusion in Unity mode, is there any way to see the desktop or access the files on the desktop? Or must I switch into Single Window/Full Screen mode?
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VMWare Fusion is opening .docx files in Wordpad

I enabled the VMWare Fusion setting Open your Mac files and web links using Windows Applications. When I double click a .docx file in Finder, it launches Wordpad in the virtual machine, instead of ...
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Accessing files from Mac OS X in VMWare Fusion?

I'm running VMWare Fusion on a Boot Camp partition. When I launch the virtual machine, I see the C:\ drive which is the BOOTCAMP partition, but I don't see the other hard drive (D:) which is visible ...
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What are some reasons to run Windows on a Mac? [closed]

I'm interested in knowing why one would run Windows on a Mac. I may be required by my school to do so, and I'm curious about potential reasons. So, what are some of the reasons to run Windows on your ...
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Can Parallels and VMware Fusion use the same boot camp volume?

I'm planning on installing the trial versions of both Parallels and VMware Fusion to try them both out. I have a Boot Camp partition which I want to use instead of installing another OS. My question ...