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Updating VMWare VMX file doesnt work

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I am updating a VMWare project vmx file setting and restarting the VM, but the setting is not being updated. I have tried every kind of reboot available to force the reboot, tried closing VmWare and reopeing, tried opening the VM directly from the vmx file all didnt work?

Any ideas?
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by:Luciano Patrão
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Hi

Can you please detail more you plan to do??

Do you need to update any settings inside of vmx file?

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Yes, I updated the machine.id setting in the VMX file, I have an application that uses the setting. But once I have updated the file and rebooted the machine it picks up the previous value no matter what I seem to do.
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Hi

what value?? uuid.bios??

If yes, the VM needs to be power down, then you can change the uuid

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1541

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On the VMX file did you make sure the file is not locked my another process but your you change it or that you have read/write access rights to the file.
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