Robert Comer wrote:
> I haven't noticed the slowness of Win7 in a VM, but I haven't run it
> all that much in a VM. (I run it on real hardware)
> I expect by RTM there will be, at the very least, new additions.
> A VMWare Workstation VM can indeed be assigned 2 cores, and it does
> help the performance -- it's not quite a smooth as on real hardware,
> but it's there. The default is one core.
When we discussed this before, some folks said Windows 7 worked OK in VPC, and
others not. For me, it was totally unusable. The Vista Additions worked, but did
not give the dramatic increase in performance that one often sees.
How does one get dual core operation in VMWare Workstation guest? Do you need
hardware virtualization? My Athlon64 X2 4200+ does not allow hardware
virtualization on my motherboard (Asus A8N-E, Socket 939).
Even with single core, Windows 7 works quite well in Workstation, though there
are some graphical effects that do not seem to work the way I see them
described. If I have time I will dual boot to Windows 7 x64 on my real hardware.
I have BootIt NG all set up to do it; in fact I have Vista x64 installed as a
multi-boot alternative, but I almost never use it).
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