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Tue Jul 23, 2019, 09:29 AM

Anyone here running VMWare on Windows 10?

Let me put it this way, is anyone SUCCESSFULLY running WMWare on the latest build of Windows 10? It seems as if Microshaft is bound and determined to prevent me from virtualizing with anything other than their proprietary Hyper-V.

How did you make it work?

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Reply Anyone here running VMWare on Windows 10? (Original post)
Currentsitguy Jul 2019 OP
Grebbid Jul 2019 #1
Currentsitguy Jul 2019 #2
foia Jul 2019 #4
Currentsitguy Jul 2019 #6
foia Jul 2019 #3
Currentsitguy Jul 2019 #5
foia Jul 2019 #7
Currentsitguy Jul 2019 #8
Duke Lacrosse Jul 2019 #9


Response to Grebbid (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 09:40 AM

2. Unfortunately no

The new build of Windows simply will not allow it, even with Secure Boot disabled. It keeps telling me it can't coexist with Hyper-V, even though I don't have that installed. GRRRRRR!

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 09:54 AM

4. There might be some Hyper-V related things that you have to disable in the BIOS setup

(Just a guess.)

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Response to foia (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 10:07 AM

6. Used to be what you disabled was Secure Boot.

I did that before and got things working. Now even that seems to not work. I'm going to have to see if the last firmware update added some new "feature" that I did not want, nor need.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 09:50 AM

3. I'm running XP Pro on a VM 15 Workstation on a W10 Dell Inspiron 15 laptop

Didn't have to do anything special to make it work.

But it doesn't run extremely well. There's some lag to it compared to the VM 12 XP Pro that I have running on an 8.1 Dell desktop where it runs really well.

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Response to foia (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 10:05 AM

5. I'm starting to think

It has something to do with this machine. I'm on a Microsoft Surface Pro that has this goofy UEFI BIOS and Secure Boot that somehow Hyper-V is hooking into. It may be the case that I just have to switch to a different machine.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 10:09 AM

7. You could be on the right track

Lord knows what they do to the OS it get it running on one of their own machines. And since it's their OS they can do whatever they want to it.

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Response to foia (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 10:19 AM

8. I've got a spare Sager gaming laptop I'll try with

No, I don't game, but the Core i7 CPU and the 6GB video cards they came with, along with the 17 inch screens make them great business portable workstations.

The only reason I'm trying this is I am having an irritating problem with Outlook. Most, but not all times when you close Outlook or reboot, when you go back in Outlook tells you it cannot log into the Exchange Server. If you are impatient you can delete and rebuild your profile and everything is just fine. If you wait an hour or two, that is seemingly not necessary, it will just log in.

My plan was to load a few Virtual Machines and test a bunch of Outlook configurations (domain member, not domain joined, cached mode, not cached, etc) to see if I could reproduce the problem and maybe narrow down what is causing it on a non business production PC. Microsoft is determined to not allow me to do that.

BTW: This seems to have started with pre-release build 18922.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Original post)

Tue Jul 23, 2019, 10:42 AM

9. VMware Workstation 12 works fine for me on Windows 10, which I keep up to date.

I installed it not long after I got Windows 10 up and running. So far no Windows updates have broken it. I use it almost daily to run a Windows 2000 instance (long story) and two Linux VMs for my consulting work.

The only issues I've had with it are some frustration with network connectivity. It seems to decide to reconfigure itself occasionally. I have had to change VM settings a couple of times to keep it working.

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