Avg slow at updating
Today I had two Win 7 machines started and started a Win XP one, the performance on the XP VM was extremely slow or stalled for minutes at a time. I tried closing all other VM's and XP was still slow, tried a XP and host reboot and XP still slow (10 mins to restart XP).
I have also tried another two Win XP VM's and they are also slow.
If your hard disk is almost full you could transfer movies, images, and other infrequently used files to an external disk.I might try a different user profile when this XP finishes updating vmware tools (40 mins into it so far, zzzz) Update: Feb 13Tried on a different profile and same, reinstalled VMware and still the same (XP VM slow, Win7 VM fine).Looks like the main slow point is disk access, with nothing running I can bring up the start menu pretty quick. Tried running an xp vm that a colleague had made with workstation and it was set to use 8 cores and it near froze the host.However if your budget does not include a new computer, then you could add more RAM.For Windows 7 or Windows 8, you should use a minimum of 4 gigabytes of RAM. It's not advised to run more than one security program with real-time protection at a time.