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Use the Virtual Network Editor in VMware Player 7

October 7th, 2015 No comments

On VMware Player you don’t have the Virtual Network Editor which is available in VMware Workstation.

To have it in VMware Player 7, you can take it from the VMware Workstation 11 installation package. It will not work if you use VMware Workstation 12.

Open a prompt command, go to the directory where you have the installation package and extract the content with

[cce]VMware-workstation-full-12.0.0-2985596.exe /extract .\vmware[/cce]

All files will be extracted into a vmware directory.
Inside here you will find a package called vmwareworkstation.msi.Extract it using 7-Zip. Enter the extracted directory and extract
Go inside the extract directory and you will find vmnetcfg.exe
Now copy this file into your VMware Player diretory, like

[cce]C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Player[/cce]

Now you can open it and edit your interfaces.


SOURCE: How to add Virtual Network Editor to VMware Player, [2], [3]

Google Music Manager on virtual machines workaround

February 3rd, 2012 1 comment

If you try to login with Google Music Manager installed on a virtual machine, you get the following error

[cce_bash]Login failed: Could not identify your computer[/cce]

It checks your NIC MAC address, so all you have to do is to change it to something that belongs to a real vendor.
For example, if you MAC address is


Simply change the last character/number to something else:



Enjoy :)

How-To: increase color depth in XP Mode

June 22nd, 2011 No comments

If you want to increase the color depth in the Windows Virtual PC called “Windows XP Mode” (like I’m running inside my Windows 7 Professional):

  1. In the Windows XP operating system (remote system), click on Start menu, then Run.
  2. Type GPEdit.msc to open Group Policy Editor.
  3. Navigate to Local Computer Policy -> Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Terminal Services.
  4. In the right pane, double-click on the Limit Maximum Color Depth setting.
  5. In the Properties dialog, select radio button of Enabled, and then set Color Depth value to 24 bit or Client Compatible
  6. Click OK when done.
  7. Restart the Virtual PC.

Enjoy :)


How To Increase Color Depth and Quality of Windows XP Accessed Via Remote Desktop or Terminal Services


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Office 2010 Professional Plus on Win 7 breaks Excel file associations

July 26th, 2010 No comments

If after you have installed Microsoft Office 2010 Professional Plus on Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit, .xls and .xlsx are not associated anymore with Microsoft Excel, open regedit, go to
and delete both .xls and .xlsx folders. Then close the regedit. Now if select files with these extensions and you select Open with… you can now find Microsoft Excel.

Thanks to Waldo Nell’s voice for the solution.

SOURCE: Office 2010 Professional Plus on Win 7 breaks Excel file associations

Install nVidia drivers 179.48 beta on a Sony Vaio

June 17th, 2010 4 comments

This How-To explains how to install nvidia drivers 179.48 beta on a notebook Sony VGN-FE31M equipped with a nVidia GeForce Go 7600.
First of all download the official drivers from the official website.
Try to install them till you get the error. The installer has created a directory containing the drivers inside your C:, if you haven’t changed it during the installation process.
Now we have to take the hardware ID of our VGA.
Go to Start – right clic on Computer Properties Hardware tab – Device managerDisplay adapters – double clic on your VGA card – Details tab – select Device Instance ID
write down this code. Mine is


Now open the following file


the directory may differ depending on your OS. Under the


section, put the following line

[cce_text]%NVIDIA_G73M.DEV_0398.1%  = nv4_A6JC,   PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0398&SUBSYS_81EF104D[/cce]

and under the

[cce_text]; Localizable Strings[/cce]

section, put

[cce_text]NVIDIA_G73M.DEV_0398.1  =  "NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 (Sony VAIO VGN-FE31M)"[/cce]

Now you can run





SOURCE: HOW TO: Modify and install Nvidia drivers for mobile graphics chipsets in Windows 7 when all else fails

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