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stop vmware workstation 10 from starting with windows 7

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Hi,

How can I prevent VMware Workstation 10 from starting when Windows 7 (64 bit) starts up?  

Thanks!

- Russ
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Check your startup folder under All Programs and delete the shortcut to VMWare Workstation. If its not there

open msconfig and select the startup tab, find it and uncheck it, apply, then restart.
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by:Haris Djulic
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Also, chek workstation Autostart properties :

Configure Shared and Remote Virtual Machines to Start with the Host

http://pubs.vmware.com/workstation-10/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.vmware.ws.using.doc%2FGUID-E3CF099C-DE18-44A4-9B81-24BCD72004BE.html
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Set the VMware Workstation services to MANUAL.
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by:John Hurst
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The actual Workstation should not start if no guests are running. And for safety, you should shut down machines before shutting down the host.

You can also shut off the Tray Icon in Workstation, Edit Preferences, Workspace, change tray to "whenever a machine is powered on".
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Duh.  I checked Startup first, didn't find it, then went to the Registry and checked HKLM-Software-Microsoft-Current Version-Run, and didn't see it there either.  Didn't even check msconfig!

Must be on a brain vacation today...

Thanks to all.  Haven't rebooted yet, but if that doesn't do it (it should) I'll change the services to manual.

- Russ
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Its Friday,

Brain vacation are allowed! haha.
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