Question about VMWare, Windows and Sleep...

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Sounds Good, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. Sounds Good macrumors 68000

    Jul 8, 2007
    Before shutting down a Windows laptop, all applications must first be shut, and then you shut down Windows.

    On a Mac laptop, you just close the lid and it goes to sleep.


    Let's say you're using VMWare on a MBP, and Windows is running with one application open. You're done using your laptop for the day.

    Can you just close the lid? Or do you have to close down the Windows app, then shut down Windows and/or VMWare, then close the lid?

    Or ???? :confused:
  2. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    You can put a Windows computer to sleep too, you realize that? Regardless though, you can have VMWare simply suspend the machine, or you can just put the computer to sleep normally. It won't hurt anything.

  3. bankshot macrumors 65816


    Jan 23, 2003
    Southern California
    Just close the lid and let it sleep. I've never had a problem doing this with Parallels, and I can't imagine that VMware would be any different.
  4. Sounds Good thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jul 8, 2007
    Not my Windows computer. ;)

    Sleep never seems to work correctly. Hibernate works fine, but that's different.
  5. wako macrumors 65816

    Jun 6, 2005
    actually when you tell a Windows computer to shut down it closes all the applications by itself and then shuts down. Just like how a mac would do it...

    just wanted to clarify that.

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