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Windows 7: VMWare Workstation 6.5.3 Available


28 Aug 2009   #1
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 
VMWare Workstation 6.5.3 Available

A new copy of VMWare Workstation is available here, This version is 6.5.3.


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30 Aug 2009   #2

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 
Vmworkstation rel 6.5.3 - NAT now works

Hi all
The latest version of Vmware workstation 6.5.3 build 18504 on Windows 7 (I'm using x-64 RTM) now works fine.

NAT not working on Windows 7 was a known problem on builds earlier than this.


Whilst I usually use "Bridged" mode NAT is useful if you are operating in an area where IP addresses are restricted such as Wifi in a university residence / school etc).

Download the latest version from the vmware site.


Cheers
jimbo
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02 Sep 2009   #3

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

I'm actually having trouble to get VMware to work under Windows 7. I'm using Windows 7 Pro. x64, not RC but the final version from MSDN. I can't get either 6.5.1 or 6.5.3 to work. Installation was successful, and I can run VMware. But when I try to open either an existing machine or a new one, nothing happens. Don't know what the problem is. Any suggestion?
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02 Sep 2009   #4

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi there
vmware usually works fune

Can you post a screen shot of what happens after you open your Virtual Machine in vmware and power it on.

Cheers
jimbo
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02 Sep 2009   #5

Windows 7 Pro X64
 
 

There is really not much to post. Once the program starts, I get the regular Home tab with "New VM, New Team and Open Existing VM". Once I chose to open an existing VM, nothing happens. No new tab for VM or anything. If I chose to build a new VM, after the regular steps, even I choose to power on the machines after building, nothing happens. Still the same Home tab. That's all I have. Everything worked flawlessly in Vista x64. Weird.
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03 Sep 2009   #6

win 7 build 7600.16385 x64
 
 

im really new to virtulization i want to use vmware and install windows 7 or windows vista OS virtually when i checked vmware website i got confused with the no of vnware products i wasnt sure of which product should i use for virtulization can someone help me regarding this!!!
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05 Sep 2009   #7

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nickelocene View Post
I'm actually having trouble to get VMware to work under Windows 7. I'm using Windows 7 Pro. x64, not RC but the final version from MSDN. I can't get either 6.5.1 or 6.5.3 to work. Installation was successful, and I can run VMware. But when I try to open either an existing machine or a new one, nothing happens. Don't know what the problem is. Any suggestion?
Hi there
I'm using EXACTLY the same build of Windows 7 x-64 as you -- downloaded from MSDN.

Did you do a NEW install (of Windows 7) or an upgrade.

If you did an upgrade UNINSTALL vmware workstation and TOTALLY re-install it.

It should prompt you to re-boot your system and ask for a Licence key>

Ensure that your license hasn't expired - especially if you are installing a "Trial version" of vmware. If it has download a new copy and install on a BRAND NEW copy of Windows 7 ( I.E clean install - not update) which doesn't have any entries in the registry for previous vmware installs.

The first time you open an existing VM it might prompt you with some message like did you move or copy this vm -- just tick the "I copied it box".

Also ensure your Guest VM has sufficient RAM to run -- if your HOST has only 2GB RAM then don't give the guest more than 1GB otherwise not only will the guest VM take ages to start (if it does at all) your HOST system may also lock up due to lack of resources.

Vmware workstation is normally VERY robust -- I'm totally at a loss to understand why it doesn't appear to work on your system.

So long as your GUEST VM is a 32 bit OS you don't even need to have the INTEL / AMD Virtual stuff (forgotten exactly what it's called) set in the BIOS either. For running a 64 bit guest then you WILL need to enable the feature.


Cheers
jimbo
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06 Sep 2009   #8

Windows 7 RC 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi all
The latest version of Vmware workstation 6.5.3 build 18504 on Windows 7 (I'm using x-64 RTM) now works fine.

NAT not working on Windows 7 was a known problem on builds earlier than this.


Whilst I usually use "Bridged" mode NAT is useful if you are operating in an area where IP addresses are restricted such as Wifi in a university residence / school etc).

Download the latest version from the vmware site.


Cheers
jimbo
Thansk for that update, I thought it was just me lol
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06 Sep 2009   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

You forgot to say the copy is not free.
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06 Sep 2009   #10

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

The vmware server is free its what I use and it works GREAT.
Whats the point of upgrading and paying when you havesomething great free?

But please post screen shots after you login, when you try to run that machine, etc. Since you have msdn get expressions 3 and use the screen capture program its great for stuff like this.
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