Installing Microsoft Windows 8 on VMWare workstation 8

I was able to successfully install Microsoft Windows 8 as a guest operating system in VMWare Workstation 8 by following the instructions at: http://www.sysprobs.com/guide-install-windows-8-on-vmware-workstation-with-vmware-tools On previous installations of Windows, I would always format the disk during the installation process. In this case I skipped the formatting and all worked well …

Mouse pointer disappears, when over textboxes or texteditor in VMWare

When I use a Windows 7 x64 computer and start a Remote Desktop session to a machine running Windows 7 x64 with VMWare 7. De mouse pointer disappears in the VMWare guest running Windows XP, when over textboxes or texteditors. I found the solution at: http://wiert.wordpress.com/2010/08/06/rdp-to-vmware-host-running-an-xp-guest-invisible-mouse-cursor-on-text-editors/   Solution Change the …

Setting the CPU frequency for better performance in VMWare Workstation

When you have a host system with variable CPU frequency (some powermanagement tools in bios will slow down you’re processor speed to save energy) you must set the right CPU frequency for VMWare quest systems. See: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1227 http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1754