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    No internet access from a VM

    I have a problem: Internet worked fine after upgrade to Windows 10 (Build 10130); but when I ran VMWare 9 and powered up my virtual Windows 7 installation, Windows 7 was unable to connect to the internet from within VMWare and offered the error message: "Ethernet does not have a valid IP address". No matter what I tried, no success. (Internet still works just fine from the Win 10 desktop itself, its only from within the virtual machine that connection is not possible)). This did not happen with earlier builds of Win 10 Tech Preview
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    (My Setup: Custom built: 4.00GHz Intel Core i7-6700K CPU; MSI Z170A Gaming Carbon Motherboard (Military Class III); Win 10 Pro (64 bit)-(UEFI-booted); 16GB RAM; 512GB SAMSUNG SD850 PRO SSD; 120GB SAMSUNG 840 SSD; Seagate 2TB Barracuda SATA6G HDD; 2 X GeForceGTX 1070 8GB Graphics Card (SLI); Office 2013 Prof (32-bit); MS Project 2013 (32-bit); Acronis TI 2017 Premium, Norton Internet Security, VMWare Workstation12 Pro). WD My Book 3 1TB USB External Backup Drive). Samsung 24" Curved HD Monitor.

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    Open your VMWare program. Make sure ALL your virtual machines are OFF. Now, choose Edit --> Virtual Network Editor. If it doesn't say Restore Defaults in the bottom left hand corner, click on Change Settings in the right hand corner. When it reopens or if Restore Defaults was already present click on it, wait, and do what it tells you. Start your Virtual OS, and your internet will work.

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    @djohnsobn: Many thanks. I have reverted to a saved Pre-Windows 10 Tech Preview system image but will give your advice a try once I update to Win 10 (assuming the issue recurs).
    (My Setup: Custom built: 4.00GHz Intel Core i7-6700K CPU; MSI Z170A Gaming Carbon Motherboard (Military Class III); Win 10 Pro (64 bit)-(UEFI-booted); 16GB RAM; 512GB SAMSUNG SD850 PRO SSD; 120GB SAMSUNG 840 SSD; Seagate 2TB Barracuda SATA6G HDD; 2 X GeForceGTX 1070 8GB Graphics Card (SLI); Office 2013 Prof (32-bit); MS Project 2013 (32-bit); Acronis TI 2017 Premium, Norton Internet Security, VMWare Workstation12 Pro). WD My Book 3 1TB USB External Backup Drive). Samsung 24" Curved HD Monitor.

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