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VMWare Workstation Windows 8

I hate Windows 8!

On a new Windows 8 Box, I went to launch VMWare Workstation and was greeted with this garbage:

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“Not enough physical memory is available to power on this virtual machine with its configured settings.
To fix this problem, increase the amount of physical memory for all virtual machines to 2311 MB or adjust the additional memory settings to allow more virtual machine memory to be swapped.
If you were able to power on this virtual machine on this host computer in the past, try rebooting the host computer. Rebooting may allow you to use slightly more host memory to run virtual machines.”

Rebooting does NOT work.

After Googling a bunch, and getting a whole bunch of nonsense posts, I finally found this one:

http://offeman.com/vmware-workstation-after-windows-8-upgrade-need-to-run-as-administrator/

You need to run VMWare Workstation as Administrator to solve the problem.

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This needs to be shared!

Print | posted on Friday, May 30, 2014 9:46 AM |

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