VMFusion 7 Upgrade -- Performance Issues

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Hrothgar, Nov 13, 2014.

  1. Hrothgar macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2009
    New York
    I've got a late 2011 15" MBP with 4mg RAM.
    I'm in the trial period for an upgrade from, I think, VM Fusion 4 to VM Fusion 7. I don't really have an option on whether to upgrade (unless I want to switch to Parallels) because VM 4 wont work with Yosemite.

    But I've noticed that the performance on my VM has really slowed down. And I only run Quicken on the VM.

    Any suggestions for how to tweak the set-up? I don't really know anything about how to use Fusion, other than opening it and shutting it down. I can't seem to find any basis set-up help on VM's website, but it's possible I'm just not looking in the right place.

    Oh -- This may be a windows question, but:

    When I open Windows 7 in Fusion, I get the following error message and my desktop apps do not appear:


    I'm logged in as the Admin. I've checked everything I can find for privacy settings and permissions, but I can't seem to get rid of this or get my Desktop icons back. Any thoughts?
  2. tyche macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2010
    In the menu Virtual Machines/Settings there is 'compatibility' which will upgrade your vm to a newer hardware virtualization level. You can choose how new to keep backwards compatilibty with older VMware software. Or convert to latest. It says it will give best performance but I've never benchmarked it.

    The other one is weird. Is VMware-host the name of your windows vm? Take a look at the settings options and there is a Sharing menu. Do you have any enabled shared folders listed? It also might be network related. Does your fm have Internet access?

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