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vmware player memory setting

by atlantis43 / May 29, 2015 1:33 PM PDT

anyone happen to know if there is any way to change the memory setting on the above virtual machine. It is currently set at 512mb, but theTask Manager on WinXP is showing 593mb of use, and the virtual machine is freezing up when this happens.
The slide bar to alter the mem use sems to be "greyed-out".

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"It is not possible to directly change the amount of memory
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 29, 2015 1:51 PM PDT

"It is not possible to directly change the amount of memory assigned to a virtual machine if VMware Player 1.x or 2.x is being used"

You would need the pay version to affect this change.

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by atlantis43 / May 29, 2015 9:56 PM PDT

----perhaps a surreptitious way of encouraging an upgrade? Probably designed to freeze up after given period of time. Devil

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Being on XP can be an issue too.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 29, 2015 10:29 PM PDT
In reply to: sneaky

You find folk upset about its passing but for many it works. Try it on a newer 64 bit OS with 4 or more GB RAM.

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XP f/u
by atlantis43 / May 30, 2015 3:15 AM PDT

yep, probably "upgraded" from older v. to work on 64 bit machine, and thereby lost some functionality on 32 bit.. Used to work fine previously on WinXp, but my pc crashed and had to reload XP, and then re-install current v.-----and then the problems. (I'm with 2g Ram, but that's the max for my board).
Guess I'll just have to live with it.

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Not me.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 30, 2015 3:35 AM PDT
In reply to: XP f/u

The office and home moved off XP years ago. Sort of. We bottled up XP into Virtual Machines so we could support some ancient apps.

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