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VMware Win 7 System Requirements

Posted on 2014-11-21
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Hello Experts,

I have created a Windows 7 VM, however its running really, really slow.

Can someone tell me where I can find the minimum VMware system requirements, eg CPU, memory etc for Windows 7 VM?

Cheers

Carlton
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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We use the following requirements

2 vCPU (Sockets not Cores)
8GB RAM
256GB DIsk.

Make sure you install VMware Tools, and use the VMXNET3 interface. (you will need to install VMware Tools for this supported interface!)

Part 8: HOW TO: Install VMware Tools for Windows on a VMware Windows virtual machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 5.1 (ESXi 5.1) Host Server
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by:Seth Simmons
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the standard system requirements microsoft provides would apply the same way whether physical or virtual
as andrew stated, make sure you have the vmware tools and the correct interface

Windows 7 system requirements
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/system-requirements
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by:rindi
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What VMWare product?

If you aren't using ESXi, then your PC will also host your normal OS and need it's normal system-requirements along with those of the VM. Depending on the Host OS you will have to increase to those requirements.

If it is ESXi, which is a type 1 baremetal hypervisor, that itself uses only little resources.
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by:cpatte7372
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Andrew, you're a star.

Thanks again mate. Just carried your instructions and installed vmware tools in with your instructions

Cheers
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