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vmware workstation unrecoverable error (vcpu-0)


When you install some virtual OS using vmware workstation or vmware player, if you encounter below error:

unrecoverable error (vcpu-0)

Try below actions:

  • open *.vmx file in the folder where your OS is located
  • append below line to the tail of the vmx file (you can put this line anywhere in the vmx file, and vmx file will be auto-sorted for you)

smc.version = 0

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That is it! Happy working!

 
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Posted by on December 12, 2016 in General, Linux, Mac, Windows

 

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Install Vmware tools disabled


In Vmware, if you find the “VM > Install Vmware Tools … ” menu disabled, you can easily enabled it by:

  • Right click a VM, and click Settings
  • Selecting Floppy in the left column
  • In the right column, Select Use physical drive option
  • Select Auto detect option
  • Restart. That is it!

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Posted by on June 21, 2015 in General, Windows

 

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Windows cannot read product key from unattend answer file


When trying the latest Windows 10 ISO on Vmware, the below annoying error pops again and again:

Windows cannot read <productkey> from unattend answer file

To solve this, in Vmware settings, right click the VM, and disable/uncheck the floppy disk “Connect at power on” option.

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Restart, that is it!

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Posted by on June 20, 2015 in Windows

 

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Vmware tools cannot be installed on mac os x: could not find component


If you wish to try Mac OS X on vmware virtual machines, you are most likely to find that the Vmware tools cannot be installed via the menu VM> Install Vmware Tools…, and an error pops up:

Could not find component on update server. Contact VMware Support or your system administrator.

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To solve this, you need darwin.iso, which can be downloaded here.

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Posted by on June 25, 2014 in General

 

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Vmware virtual machine network fails after windows 8.1 installed: the simple solution


Below solution worked.

  • Start Virtual Network Editor, located in the Vmware installation folder

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Posted by on April 15, 2014 in General, Linux, Windows

 

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Windows 8 in vmware: low response and troubleshooting


When installing Windows8 in vmware, after restart, the virtual OS may become less responsive and it might take 2-3 seconds to open a folder!

To troubleshoot this, click the settings for the installed windows8

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Posted by on November 1, 2012 in Windows

 

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