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Enter in Windows Safe Mode in Vmware Player

2011/11/27

I was needing to enter in safe mode in a virtual machine, but pressing F8 …nothing.
The problem seems related to the speed of the player , that leaves no time to hit F8 when you put the focus on the vm at the boot time.
It is necessary to add the line
bios.forceSetupOnce = “TRUE”
in the .vmx file
The vm at boot time enter in the vm BIOS setup, then after saving the configuration in the emulated BIOS is possible to press F8 and it works.
The above setting is automatically resetted to FALSE.

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