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VMWare Player 5.0.1 hanging on Windows 7 64-bit

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I am running VMWare Player 5.0.1 on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.  Just built the computer, 32GB RAM, Intel Core i7-3750K processor, so it's got plenty of power.  Quite often, when I start up one of my VMs or go back to a VM that's already open, the VM guest will seem to freeze and I can't even move the mouse outside of the VM window - not even Ctrl+Alt works.  Usually I can do Ctrl-Alt-Del however to get to task manager, but even then I can't scroll and select properly to shutdown VMWare Player.  I usually just have to wait a couple of minutes until it unfreezes.  It seems to work better after a reboot (of the host desktop).  I have more than enough RAM free and the CPU isn't pinned either.  Anyone got any ideas of what I can look for to troubleshoot this?  The Windows Event Logs show nothing useful.  Thanks!!!
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8/22/2022 - Mon
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

what specifications, how much memory and cpu have you assigned to the VM?
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hanccocka: I have had this happen with several VMs, but the one that it occurred with today has 4GB RAM, 2 CPU cores, 200GB HD.  It's a Linux VM.  But I have seen this happen with Windows VMs as well.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

As per my post http:#a38730174.
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hanccocka's reponse led me to reducing the vCPUs (to only 1 vCPU on each VM) which seems to have been the fix as far as I can tell.