[WNYLUG-Users] vmware player and Windows 7

Neal Chapman neal.chapman at gmail.com
Fri Mar 2 08:08:16 EST 2012

Vmplayer needs to obtain the vmware installer before it can be installed
into your virtual machine. On windows this normally just happens pretty
quickly after installing and starting vmware player. There must be a way to
trigger vmware player to download the vmware tools installers. Try running
vmware player using sudo or as root.
On Feb 28, 2012 4:16 AM, <josephj at main.nc.us> wrote:

> I'm trying to get Windows 7 to run in a vm under kubuntu oneiric.
> I ran the standalone converter and made a vm from my running version of
> Windows 7.
> There might have been a problem during this process, but it did finish.
> I'm not sure what happened, but it looked like Windows shut itself down in
> the middle of the conversion and then picked up where it left off when I
> restarted it, but it may have just locked the screen after inactivity.
> As usual, I don't have Windows install disks, just the installed version
> that came with this newer notebook. I updated it and installed just a few
> things I needed.  I want to do most of the work on it after it's in a vm
> where it belongs.
> I downloaded and installed vmware player.
> The vm runs under the player, but says there is no vmware tools in the
> library when I try to install the tools which are needed to make the vm
> really useful.
> I did some Googling and got even more confused.
> Am I trying to do something that won't work?
> Is there a version of vmware tools for Windows 7?
> How do I get it and install it if there is one?
> Is there another approach to this (that doesn't cost a ton of money)?
> Although I used vmware standalone converter to create the vm, I could use
> another package like virtualbox to run it if that would work better and I
> could adapt the vm to it.
> Joe
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