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VMWare Player slow shutdown in Windows 7 Enterprise

Hello.

I am running Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit and VMware Player version 3.1.2.

The virtual PC works fine up to the point where I shut down. After the virtual PC is shut down, the host is unusable for the next 5 minutes. Everything slows down almost to a halt.

I'm using a fairly big image(23GB). I always put the PC to sleep by closing the vmware player, I never use the shutdown-button in the guest-OS.

Are there any compatibility issues with vmware player and windows 7 64-bit? Are there any options that I could set to make the shutdown speedier that don't affect the performance?
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Hi,

You can try this new release: http://www.filehippo.com/download_vmware_player/ 

It works well, by the way how much RAM did u have?
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That sounds very reasonably justadad. The guest OS uses a lot of RAM, and there is a SQL server running on it that consumes most of that. Since I can't allow myself to allocate less RAM to the guest OS, I will give defragmenting a go. I also disabled anti-virus scanning for the directory that contains the image.

I run defragmentaion once a week, but the guest OS is usually just "put to sleep", this could possibly contribute to the issue.
I forgot to mention disabling anti-virus for the directory. Glad you caught it for future readers.