Question about VMWare, Windows and Sleep...

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macrumors 68000
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Jul 8, 2007
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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.

Now...

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:
 

Mal

macrumors 603
Jan 6, 2002
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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.

jW
 

bankshot

macrumors 65816
Jan 23, 2003
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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.
 

wako

macrumors 65816
Jun 6, 2005
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Before shutting down a Windows laptop, all applications must first be shut, and then you shut down Windows.
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.