VMware WS, WIndows 10 2004, GUest and Host - Lockups - with Snip tool


  1. Posts : 3
    WIndows 10 Pro 2004
       #1

    VMware WS, WIndows 10 2004, GUest and Host - Lockups - with Snip tool


    Guys,

    I had been happily running VMware Workstation 14.1 for quite a while, host and guest were on W10 Pro 1809.

    Upgraded the guest to 2004 over the weekend and was told on restart that there were compatibility issues with the version of Vmware.

    Upgraded that to 15.5.2 and reinstalled latest tools into the guest.

    Was having issues when using the snip and sketch tool that it would lock up the VM completely - this was happened on 3 seperate occasions - task manager on the guest did not work to force a close - the only recovery was a reboot of the VM from the VMware menu.

    I have now upgraded the host to 2004 and am waiting to see if this makes any difference - on first test it seems better - has anyone else experienced this

    All hardware is identical - just the software upgrades performed.

    Running on a Dell T1700 with 32GB RAM and 4 x 500GB Samsung EVO Pro 850s - stock Nvidia Quadro adapter and onboard Intel Ethernet

    Craig
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  2. jimbo45's Avatar
    Posts : 9,259
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #2

    craigcurtin said:
    Guys,

    I had been happily running VMware Workstation 14.1 for quite a while, host and guest were on W10 Pro 1809.

    Upgraded the guest to 2004 over the weekend and was told on restart that there were compatibility issues with the version of Vmware.

    Upgraded that to 15.5.2 and reinstalled latest tools into the guest.

    Was having issues when using the snip and sketch tool that it would lock up the VM completely - this was happened on 3 seperate occasions - task manager on the guest did not work to force a close - the only recovery was a reboot of the VM from the VMware menu.

    I have now upgraded the host to 2004 and am waiting to see if this makes any difference - on first test it seems better - has anyone else experienced this

    All hardware is identical - just the software upgrades performed.

    Running on a Dell T1700 with 32GB RAM and 4 x 500GB Samsung EVO Pro 850s - stock Nvidia Quadro adapter and onboard Intel Ethernet

    Craig
    Hi there
    @craigcurtin

    I think there's a later update to VMWare WKS and Player (15.5.6) Free update.

    Cheers
    jimbo
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 3
    WIndows 10 Pro 2004
    Thread Starter
       #3

    OK thanks for that - will check it out and advise back

    Craig
      My Computer

  4. jimbo45's Avatar
    Posts : 9,259
    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
       #4

    Hi there
    I do notice though if using a Windows Host and running some Linux distros as VM's it seems that on most of these its impossible to get 1080 X 1920 (16:9) resolution (standard full HD) - which is strange as that's one of the most common resolutions required around these days !!!!

    You can't use xrandr to manually change on Linux either as new kernels in these distros use wayland instead of XORG for the X-Server (the video controller).

    Cheers
    jimbo
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 3
    WIndows 10 Pro 2004
    Thread Starter
       #5

    There are known compatibility issues with VMware and W10 2004


    After a bit of further digging - turns out there are known issues with VMware and 2004. Particularly if you are trying to enable Hyper-V within the VM (which is what i was trying to achieve so i could get WSL2 running)

    There is a version just been made available that solves some of the issues 15.5.6 and there is a technology preview H2 that will be available in about 3 months in production that should address all issues.

    Craig
      My Computer


 

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