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Ending the VMWare lag

Posted in TechSupport, VMWare by rip747 on February 8, 2008

When using VMWare you may notice a lag when scrolls windows and when opening and closing windows. If this occurs, there are two things to do that will solve the issue.

1) Make sure that you have VMWare tools installed. Most likely you do otherwise you will only be able to display 640 x 480.

2) Make sure that your display settings colors are set to 16 bit instead of 32 bit. Believe me when I tell you that you don’t need 32 bit color for a virtual environment.

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  1. mihais13 said, on September 2, 2010 at 1:51 pm


  2. rip747 said, on September 2, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    did it not work for you? also remember that this post is a bit outdated as vmware doesn’t even support the native client anymore and have moved to a web based client.

  3. sixdown said, on October 4, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    Putting the color settings to 16bit helped substantially, especially with my onboard graphics. No more lag.

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