Questions tagged [vmware]

A range of virtualization software; VMware Fusion is the name of the product for macOS. For questions about VMware products unrelated to macOS, please consider Super User.

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How to pass keyboard hotkeys from VMWare Windows VM back to OSX host?

I'm running VMWare 5 on a MacBook Pro, and I'd like to be able to send certain combinations of keys out to OSX while working in my Windows VM. I've set up a couple Automator scripts that do Play/...
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VMware Fusion 6: cannot start Windows 2000 VM that worked in VMware Fusion 4

Got this message when starting a Windows 2000 VM on VMware Fusion 6 on a Retina MacBook Pro with OS X Mavericks: This virtual machine's policies are too old to be run by this version of VMware ...
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There is about 60GB of space being used on my HD that I cannot find

Am I just bad at math? OmniDiskSweep isn't picking up what is using my space. I recently deleted a 60GB drive (not partition) that VMWare Fusion was using, and emptied the trash. Now it doesn't show ...
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Can I access data on Windows outside VMWare from within the OS X VM?

I am running OS X Mountain Lion on VMWare Workstation installed on Windows 7. How can I access my Xcode projects outside VMWare (i.e. from host)? I know I can do this by copying projects in the shared ...
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Best approach to backup and migrate Boot Camp

I have a boot camp install which I also use from VMware fusion (for when I can't be bothered to reboot!) and I need to migrate from MacBook Air to a MacBook Pro. Obviously time machine makes ...
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How should I configure my VMware Fusion VM network connections?

I've been a long time user of VMware Fusion on my iMac and I've just bought a MacBook Pro to allow me to work on projects whilst I'm away from my desk. On my iMac, I have a few VMs, each with their ...
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Can I create a Mavericks installation in VMWare Fusion and migrate that to the native disk?

My current installation has become kind of cluttered and I want to create a fresh one in VMWare. When the one in VMWare has everything I need, I'd like to migrate it to the native disk, so it become ...
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Is it possible to install an iPhone app in MacBook Pro?

I use an application WeChat in my iPhone a lot, as typing on a smartphone is less convenient than typing on a keyboard, I would like to be able to use that application on my MacBook Pro. The OS in my ...
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Add item to Security & Privacy > Privacy > Accessibility

I am trying to give a flash application access to accessibility features. The plug in lives in Macintosh HD > Library > Internet Plug-ins. I cannot drag and drop this into the Security & Privacy ...
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How to access a newly mounted DMG from VMWare Fusion (Windows 8.1)?

I'm running Windows 8.1 on VMWare Fusion, on top of OS X 10.8.5. I have some DMG files on Mac that I mount sometimes to work with. These are some encrypted data folders. Can I access them from the ...
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VMWare Fusion - Where does a shared folder appear if the Virtual OS is “Snow Leopard Server”?

I have a Mac running VMWare Fusion with "Snow Leopard Server" running as the guest, virtual OS. It says that I can specify a shared folder to shared between the main Mac OS and the virtual Snow ...
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Access localhost on windows 7 VMWare Fusion

I am developing a .Net API service in Windows 7 box and try to debug API from my Mac OS, however, I am not able to hit the API through the port (3345). I used ipconfig to find out my windows7 IP ...
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Vmware Fusion, how to remove suspend option completely

I have good number of virtual XP and W7 machines on our domain, one thing always cause problems when multiple users are using the same machine. There's always that one person whom put the vm session ...
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How can I get VMWare Fusion 6 to display in Unity with full resolution on a Retina display?

As a long time (intimately familiar with 3.11) Windows user I finally made the jump to OS X. I was excited to take advantage of the massive resolution on my new MBP, and it's as awesome as I thought ...
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Copy and paste between Mac and headless linux VM

I'm running VMWare Fusion on an OSX host machine. I have a redhat VM installed, along with VMWare tools. My VM is headless, meaning I just have the terminal (no graphical interface of any kind). Is ...
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What have more performance, a virtualized Boot Camp partion or a virtual hard drive?

I need to virtualize some Windows applications (I will use Parallels Desktop or VMWare Fusion). I have to options: To install Windows in a partition using Boot Camp and virtualize this partition from ...
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Moving Fusion VMs to ESXi

I am in the process of moving several VMs created in VMWare Fusion 5 into ESXi 5.1, which I just installed on a Mac Mini Server. I am able to connect just fine via the Windows application installed on ...
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Can I Boot VMWare or Parallels from an internal OS X hard drive?

The SSD on my MacBook has 4 partitions, each of which has a bootable installation of OS X. Is there any way to boot from one of these partitions with a virtualization app? I don't want to create an ...
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Fusion 5, Windows 8 and Boot Camp

VMware are not very direct about revealing the features of their producst. This KB article claims that "VMware Fusion does not support launching a Boot Camp partition with Windows 8 installed on it" ...
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How to configure the network in VMware Fusion and mac to surf the internet?

my mac pro have ethernet and wi-fi, and i configure the vm-fusion with "Share with my mac", and after configure it successfully, i can ping the mac host well, but i can go internet in my VMware fusion ...
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Installing Windows 7 on a MacBook Air, keyboard and trackpad stop functioning

A colleague at work has recently bought a MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid 2013) and instantly asked me to put Windows 7 on it as they don't want to start using Mac OSX. They also don't want to use Windows 8 ...
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Attribute appropriate amount of resource to run Mac OS + Windows + Ubuntu simultaneously

I have a MacBook Pro where VMWare Fusion is installed to enable Windows 7 and Ubuntu. One year ago, my system was well configured so that I could run Mac OS, Windows and Ubuntu at the same time. Later,...
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Win 7 size within VMWare

I use VMWare with a Win 7 virtual machine. I have a late 2012 iMac with 20GB of RAM. I use Windows for ... running Groupwise constantly using Respondus occasionally Explorer (please don't judge--I ...
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vmWare Fusion guest OS display resolution broken (?)

I'm using vmWare Fusion 5.0.3 on Mac OS X, and the guest OS is also Mac OS X. The problem: I can't set the guest OS display resolution to a reasonable value. "Reasonable" here means anything that ...
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metasploit nmap VMware Fusion 5

Has anyone had success using nmap within msfconsole to target a specific host on a VM virtual network? For example, the following command works from a Terminal prompt: nmap -sT -A 172.16.187.128 ...
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How to remove applications in virtual machine (via VMWare Fusion 5) from Open With options on Mac OS X

I'm running Windows 8 on a Mac using VMware Fusion 5. I don't want to see the Windows apps in the Finder's "Open With..." options. I have seen other answers that do not work with this version of ...
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Can Mountain Lion OS X run on HP G62 series using VMWare virtualization?

My laptop specifications are: Intel Core i3 M350 2.27 GHZ 4G RAM DDR2 MS Windows 64 bit is installed I am trying to install OS X Mountain Lion 10.8. The setups are: VMware Workstation 8 is ...
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Specify the resource a virtual machine has

I am using a Mac having this: I have installed VMware Fusion, in one virtual machine Ubuntu has been installed with this ressource: And here is what is displayed in System Monitor of Ubuntu: I ...
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VMware Fusion 5 with Windows 8 64 bit on MacBook Air Constant High CPU usage

I have set up Windows 8 64 bit on a MacBook Air using VMWare Fusion 5 Professional. The MacBook Air is from Oct 2012 and has an Intel Core i7 2GHz and 8 GB 1600 Mhz DDR3 RAM. I have Windows 8 ...
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Force integrated graphics card on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion when working with VMware Fusion 5.x?

I want to force the GPU on my 2011 MacBook Pro 15 (A1286) to remain on the integrated GPU while I run VMWare Fusion 5.x. The gfxCardStatus software doesn't work on 10.8. Is there another solution?
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How can I use Windows via Parallels or Fusion with MINIMAL HARD DISK space?

I would like to use VMWare Fusion or Parallels (or another option for running Windows within OSX; not Wine), but I am concerned about the hard disk space requirements. How can I reduce the hard disk ...
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NAT port forwarding from host to client in VMWare Fusion 5?

How do I forward ports from my host machine to the virtualized machine when I'm using NAT to share my network connection? I found some instructions for earlier versions of VMWare, but I don't see the ...
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How to increase graphics memory in Mac OS running as a client in VMware?

I have installed Mac OS in VMware today and its default settings are as follow: How can i configure the virtual workstation to increase the graphics memory to 512MB from the present value of 128MB?
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Retina Macbook Pro BootCamp vs Parallells Performance

I'm thinking of getting rid of my old gaming PC and just bootcamping / virtualizing on my Retina Macbook Pro. I've tried using a VM (VMWare Fusion) and the performance there was pretty awful, has ...
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Installing VMware on MacBook - Free version

I need to install Windows 8 on my MacBook. So I am hoping to install VMware and then install Windows 8 on top of it. I need to know if I need to install VMware Player or VMware Fusion? I am using ...
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2560x1440 resolution in linux vm with virtualbox or vmware

I've got a macbook air (10.8.2) and want to use an external monitor with 2560x1440 resolution with a Linux (Debian) virtual machine. I want to use the vm in fullscreen mode, with 2560x1440 resolution. ...
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Using Time Machine with Virtualization (Parallels, VirtualBox, VMWare, etc…)

Since a single small change to a VM file should (I think) cause the entire multi-gigabyte file to be backed up again, are there any ideas I can use to more effectively backup my machine? Assume that ...
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Cannot delete shared files

I have Vmware Fusion 4 on my Mac. I used it for work for awhile and had windows 7 installed and was joined to a AD Domain. When I left the company I had to un-join it from the Domain. Now, I cannot ...
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How can I remove a program from “Open With”?

I recently installed VMWare Fusion and added Windows 7. Now when I right-click on a text file and choose Open With, there's an option to open with Notepad in Windows 7. This is not something I want ...
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Is it possible to run VMware Fusion in the background to hide the windows and icons it produces?

I have multiple virtual machines setup in VMware Fusion. Some of them are only servers (like Ubuntu), which I want to run without seeing the VMware Fusion icons or windows, a little like VMware ...
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Use launchd to start VMware's VM on VNC connection

I have a VM (VMware Fusion) with enabled VNC access. I want to be able to access it from the network. Unfortunately, VMware requires VM to be running to be able to accept VNC connections and vmware-...
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Is it better to use MacPorts or just use an Ubuntu VM for local tools/services when developing on a Mac?

As a developer (primarily JVM-based web apps), I need to use a lot of different tools and services, such as Redis, RabbitMQ, MySQL, git, mercurial, etc. Having worked in a Linux environment where such ...
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Keyboard Layout in Windows 7 with VMware Fusion 5

I'm using my MacBook Pro for programming. I have a virtual Windows 7 machine running with VMware Fusion. When I switch from OS X to Windows 7, my keyboard layout changes. It's really annoying because ...
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How do I remove the “Open With”context menu items caused by VMware Fusion?

I would like to clean up the massive amount of junk in my contextual menu. I have VM Fusion 5 installed and it is one of the main culprits, showing multiple entries of Windows Apps within my context ...
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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 ...