Issue: You attempt to start a virtual machine running on Workstation 8, 9 or 10 and you get a message that you have no memory available to run the vm.
The exact message is:
Not enough physical memory is available to power this virtual machine with its configured settings.
Solution: Limit the amount of memory the virtual machine (VM) can get access to from the host. I understand this limits it to 75% of the memory of the host.
- Shut down all running virtual machines
- Close VMware Workstation
- Open config.ini located at C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Workstation
- Insert this line: vmmon.disableHostParameters = TRUE
- Save and close the file.
- Restart VMware Workstation. You may also have to reboot Windows.
Affected systems: Officially Win 7 SP1. I encountered this with XP as well.