Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

vm plays only if full workstation installed on host

  1. #1

    Posts : 126
    windows 8.1 pro

    vm plays only if full workstation installed on host

    I created some virtual machines with VMWare Workstation 11
    but they play only on a host with Workstation installed, i.e., they won't play if only the free Player is installed on host. Even though it is a current version of Player.

    Can I convert these machines so they will play on a host that has just Player?

    what about VHD format? If I convert to VHD, will it work in Player?
    If so, maybe someone knows a good converter. mine won't open the newer VMDK format.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    They use different formats as you have found. Can try some of the converters out there. Here is one: Vmdk2Vhd Download - Softpedia
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

vm plays only if full workstation installed on host

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Windows 8.1 Netflix app plays only in stereo
first of all Hello and I must tell you that i'm not writing english very well. Processor intel I7 4790 Motherboard Guaard -pro 97M windows prof 8.1 N ethernet connection 60-12 Movie theator Cambridg 751 R2 My problem: I downloaded the Netflix app from the windows store. wow it's...
Sound & Audio
Sound Plays Through Speakers When Headphones Plugged In
The title pretty much says it all. I realize there are other threads out there similar to this, but their solutions either didn't work for me, or the problem wasn't quite the same. My issue is as follows: When I plug my headphones into my laptop (hp dv7t 6c000 quad) audio plays through both the...
Sound & Audio
Who REALLY wrote Shakespeare's Plays ?
Shakespeare. Merlin
Chillout Room
Sticky Keys plays in reverse!
So randomly today, after I accidentally activated the Sticky Keys thingy to pop up, when I tried to close it, it wouldn't close and it "not responding"-ed on me. So then a bit after, while cleaning white stuff off my computer, it played the Sticky Keys sound IN REVERSE. After, I googled, but found...
General Support
Windows 8 Plays Tune and Freezes
I have a hardware system that is running Windows Pro 7 successfully. When I replace the HD with one that has Windows 8 Pro it will not run properly. Windows 8 boots but as soon as I log on there is a four note tune that plays continuously and after a couple of minutes I get a black screen and the...
General Support
service host: Network service service host: local system download auto
Hi, I have win8 Enterprise. when i connection to internet two service with names service host: Network service and service host: local system download automatically, i thought that it relate to windows update but automatic update is off and my windows is up to date. what is the problem? what can i...
Performance & Maintenance
App installed on host machine while in guest machine
Here's a strange issue--at least I think it's strange. I have an old application that I've had since I had Win XP. I'm not sure but I think I had it even on Win 98. Even though it's an old app I was able to install and run in on Vista and Windows 7. I now have the pre-release Win 8 installed on...
Installation & Setup

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook