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vm plays only if full workstation installed on host

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    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.

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  2. #2


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    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
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vm plays only if full workstation installed on host
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