Guest OSs In VMWare Workstation 12 Crash or Freeze

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  1. Posts : 13,538
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       #11

    Try using virtualbox?
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  2. Posts : 366
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       #12

    cereberus said:
    Try using virtualbox?
    I may do that if I cant get this figured out. Either that, or use Hyper-V that is built into Windows 10 Pro that I have installed on my Precision laptop. Ive used it before and it works very well, I just dont like that it doesnt seem to support dynamic display scaling for the guest OS like VMWare does. If it does, I have yet to find a way to use it or enable it.
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  3. Posts : 366
    Windows 10 Pro x64
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       #13

    pparks1 said:
    What hardware version are you using for the VM's? If possible, create a new VM with a lower VM hardware version and see what happens.
    Tried setting it to VMWare 11 compatability instead of the latest. Doesnt seem to have made a difference.
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  4. Posts : 366
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       #14

    Update: I created the two VMs I was trying to create before in VMWare in Hyper-V. They seem to be working fine within Hyper-V where as they became unstable in VMWare. Have no idea why thats happening. Maybe its something about my hardware config that VMWare doesnt like. Anyway, thanks for the suggestions.
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  5. Posts : 17,635
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       #15

    ArazelEternal said:
    I may do that if I cant get this figured out. Either that, or use Hyper-V that is built into Windows 10 Pro that I have installed on my Precision laptop. Ive used it before and it works very well, I just dont like that it doesnt seem to support dynamic display scaling for the guest OS like VMWare does. If it does, I have yet to find a way to use it or enable it.
    In latest Insider builds Hyper-V enhanced mode supports dynamic scaling. Just drag the VM window to any size you like. As this is already built-in in Insider builds, it will of course also be fully implemented in Windows 10 Creators Update version 1703 which will be released on April 11th.

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  6. Posts : 11,168
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       #16

    Hi there

    I've used VMWARE for years with relatively few problems both with Windows and Linux Hosts.

    Check of course in your BIOS that VT is enabled (for 64 bit guest OS'es) and that you enable sufficient RAM for the Guest

    Download the latest version (I think currently 12.5.5) and ensure for Windows Guests -install vmware tools and for Linux Hosts - open-vmware tools package is installed (easier generally than compiling vmware tools in Linux and works 100% of the time).

    W10 guest running on Linux Centos 7 Host -- absolutely ZERO problems.

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    Also XP Guest on Centos 7 - zero problems as well.

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    Version of VMWARE Workstation being used

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    Windows HOSTS also work just fine.

    Cheers
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  7. Posts : 366
    Windows 10 Pro x64
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       #17

    Update:

    I did a repair install on VMWare Workstation and now it seems to be working much better. I dont know what happened with the initial installation that was causing the issues, but something got botched. Ill work with it a bit more to see if it fouls up and post my results.
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  8. Posts : 2,068
    Windows 10 Pro
       #18

    Glad you have it working. I have been with Vmware for a long time. It's usually stable as a rock.
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  9. Posts : 17,635
    Windows 10 Pro
       #19

    Please forgive me for "hijacking" this thread but I honestly think my question is not worth of its own thread.

    @pparks1, how do I boot a Windows guest on VM in VMware Player (not paid for Workstation version) from install media (ISO / USB / DVD) instead of VHD / VMDK? I seem to be totally unable to find that option.

    Short: how to change boot order?
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  10. Posts : 2,068
    Windows 10 Pro
       #20

    You go into settings, and in the options will be a "boot to bios" option. You need to enable that, and then boot into BIOS and set your boot order to DVD before HDD.

    You may be able to also right click the host and choose "power on to BIOS".

    Sorry I don't have the exact wording, I am on a bus without a computer.
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