Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Jan 31, 2013, 05:29 PM   #1
jigsb007
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Unhappy VMware hanging after increasing RAM !!

experts,

i am stuck, i got new 27 iMAC, and installed vmware ( Not verson 5 ), then installed windows 7 , after a week or so i upgraded my imac to 32GB, so i thought to increase VMware RAM allocation to 8 or 16 GB.

now, i cudnt do it thru the vmware menu, so i found out that its possible by manually changing memory from.VMX file.

so, i changed ( while doing this, my windows was runnning thru VMware ) , but now i m not able to shut down my windows or boot properly.

if i Force kill VMware form MAC, next time it starts from the same stage.

I really dont wanna reload windows...

Any thing we can do here...please help...
Many thanks..
jigsb007 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 31, 2013, 05:32 PM   #2
simsaladimbamba
macrumors Core
 
simsaladimbamba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: located
Either use the backup of the VMX file to replace the changed one or change the values to the ones before you changed it.

And why could you not change the amount of RAM VMWare Fusion uses for that particular VM via the built in preferences?
__________________
living on the moderately profane edge
simsaladimbamba is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 31, 2013, 05:57 PM   #3
jigsb007
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by simsaladimbamba View Post
Either use the backup of the VMX file to replace the changed one or change the values to the ones before you changed it.

And why could you not change the amount of RAM VMWare Fusion uses for that particular VM via the built in preferences?
You can only change upto 8GB from VMware, if you want to assign morethen 8GB, then u have to modify the .vmx file.

I dont think there is a backup file, but i did restore previous value, but in order to apply properly, you need to restart VMware properly...
In my case, my windows is half way, i m not able to apply..

any idea, how i can kill winodows and restart...
jigsb007 is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Systems and Services > Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:27 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC