Windows 10: VMware Workstation Re: Just How Contained is a Virtual Machine

  1.    14 Jun 2018 #1

    VMware Workstation Re: Just How Contained is a Virtual Machine


    I guess I should know this but I don't. If I create a VM with say win version 1703 or 1709 or even DL the "latest and greatest" 1803 and let the updates fly will anything installed to that VM be written to the BIOS "outside" of the VM? Didn't either the Spectre or Meltdown patch write some Microcode to the BIOS? The machine is a Lenovo. What if I let the Lenovo update app run willy nilly. I think I know that they have also released some kind of BIOS update. So bottom line if I do all that updating MS and Lenovo inside of the OS on the VM will anything get written to the BIOS outside of the VM or does anything and everything downloaded and updated contained inside the VM stay inside of the VM. TIA.
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  2.    14 Jun 2018 #2

    VMware's VM BIOS's appear to be directly linked to the BIOS of the host device, i.e. just virtualised themselves.

    Have a look at this post for more info...

    Hope this helps...
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