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Balloon Driver in VMware

Is there a step by step procedure to configure balloon driver in VMware?
I needed a guide to explain the "balloon driver" concept and  how to reconfigure (after installation of vmware tools) balloon driver and troubleshooting.
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Great Links thanks.  However, do you know where I can change the vmmemct1 if required.
You do not have to change it.

If you want to remove the memory control driver, you have to select Add/Remove Programs, and select Modify, and select the driver you want to remove.

or, re-install VMware Tools, and create a Custom installation of VMware Tools, and do not select the memory control driver.

BUT, you would always install the balloon driver, unless a vendor tells you not to install.

if you want to disable see here

Further info on memory ballooning please check out the Memory Resource Management document