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Windows 7: Virtulization newbie.

21 Nov 2011   #41

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I'm surprised at the 60GB default for win 7. I think last time I installed it in VMPlayer it was 40. It doesn't really matter because the virtual disks (the .vmdk files) only occupy the space actually used.

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23 Nov 2011   #42

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Back again, Well i tried posting in the networking section about my previous post in here about using my router to assign IP addresses to my VM,s, no luck as yet, can anyone suggest which section i should try next ?

Thanks
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23 Nov 2011   #43

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I think you may be out of luck. I tried posting in a private thread asking for more help but no takers. I'll try again.
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23 Nov 2011   #44

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Thanks, maybe someone at my school should be able to give me an answer.
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23 Mar 2012   #45

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Moving VM to Another PC

Hello Every one, i have set up a virtual machine on my Secondary Machine, i installed VM ware player 4.0 on my external HD, with a short cut to my desktop,

I created 3 separate folders on my EXT HD one for WIN 7, one for W2008 Server and one for WIN 8,, each folder has a single VM file in them, and everything is working ok,

I am planning to go to my Primary Machine in a few weeks, my question is, if i install VM ware player on my Primary Machine, will i still be able to use the current set up on the EXT HD ?

there is 2 partitions on my Secondary Machine, and i have 3 Partitions on my Primary Machine,

Thanks in advance.
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23 Mar 2012   #46

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Yes. You should be able to use the "Open a Virtual Machine" function and navigate to your external drive and import the vmx file.
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23 Mar 2012   #47

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Thanks for the quick reply, the vmx file is already on my External HD. i should not have to import it, my EXT HD will be attached to my Primary Machine.
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24 Mar 2012   #48

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yes but your new installation of VMPlayer will not know about it so you will need to open the vmx as I described.
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28 Mar 2012   #49

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Hello, Well that was easy enough, once again thanks to everyone.
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28 Mar 2012   #50

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No problem Pantz. Any further problems and you know where we are.
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