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VM's (vmware can't connect to network with W8.1 - fixed

  1. #1


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10

    VM's (vmware can't connect to network with W8.1 - fixed


    Hi there
    if you UPGRADE to W8.1 rather than clean install then the VMware adapter settings (ON THE HOST) get hosed up. Your VM's won't be able to connect to your network ( and / or the Internet too).

    Either re-install the adapters manually - via the VMware program "Repair program" or uninstall VMware and install the latest version - in my case VMware workstation 10.0.1

    I made another post about this in the Forum elsewhere.

    Cheers
    jimbo

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  2. #2


    Posts : 511
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Mine was hosed too, along with other things. I also did the 8.1 upgrade (if you can call it that) not a clean install.
    Last edited by Clint; 26 Oct 2013 at 11:09.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 511
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    I got mine fixed. When I went into it today, it said there was an update. When that installed, that fixed it.
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  4. #4


    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,583
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    I didn't encounter this issue when I upgraded my machine to 8.1 but I'm running VMWare Player. In addition, the first time I went to fire up Player, it prompted me to install a new version.

    My VirtualBox VM's seem to be working fine after the upgrade.
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  5. #5


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there -
    I think you were lucky since you were prompted to install a new version which fixed the issue.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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