Solved VMWare Workstation 16 (almost) working


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Has anybody tried to run VMWorkstation 16 on Windows 11 yet? I installed Windows 11 last Friday and so far Workstation 16 seems to work almost flawlessly. The only thing that does not work is suspending the VM which results in an error message and the immediate shutdown of the guest os. Other than that it works just fine. But I only run a Linux based system for my online activity and don't use most of the advanced functionalities of Workstation 16 so your mileage may vary.
 
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Has anybody tried to run VMWorkstation 16 on Windows 11 yet? I installed Windows 11 last Friday and so far Workstation 16 seems to work almost flawlessly. The only thing that does not work is suspending the VM which results in an error message and the immediate shutdown of the guest os. Other than that it works just fine. But I only run a Linux based system for my online activity and don't use most of the advanced functionalities of Workstation 16 so your mileage may vary.
I'm running VMware 16 Player in Windows 11 Beta to run the Win 11 Dev builds and the only problem I've noticed is that if I let OS that is running in the VM sleep to long VMware shuts down or crashes and I have to restart it. I have set the OS running in the VM to never sleep but I haven't tested it yet.
 

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My guest system (Arch Linux) never sleeps. Does suspending the guest work for you?
 

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My guest system (Arch Linux) never sleeps. Does suspending the guest work for you?
I had to go away for awhile today and put the host OS in sleep mode. When I woke my desktop all I had to do was click on my VM to wake the monitor. Looks like not using Sleep Mode on my VM is working.
 

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Great but what happens if you try to suspend the guest using the suspend button of VMWare Player? That's what crashes my VM.
 

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for me WMvare works ok i just add options acess control encrypted
and then add to WM TPM module
 

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Has anyone lost dark mode with today's update?
 

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Yep and the corresponding menu entry has also vanished.
 

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What version of *Beta* WS in config? It is better use 16.x compatibility?
 

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Apparently they consider the latest release a beta. Or it's an oversight. I left my setting on 16.x
 

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Apparently they consider the latest release a beta. Or it's an oversight. I left my setting on 16.x
I think that is just the default name and doesn't mean anything. I just leave it. If you open About... then it is 16.2.0 build...
 

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Hi there

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Working 100% -- also with new Office 2021 LTSC

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Looks like Windows 11 as a guest. I'm talking about running Windows 11 as host. That's where I encounter the described issues.
 

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Looks like Windows 11 as a guest. I'm talking about running Windows 11 as host. That's where I encounter the described issues.


@altae

I'm running W11 as a HOST also on that machine !!!!!!! I created the VM to try out OFFICE 2021 LTSC without disturbing my existing OFFICE 2019 system.

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Ah. And you can suspend the guest? On my system this crashes the guest. Maybe it has something to do with Hyper V being enabled on the host. Or the fact that the vm is a Linux system.
 

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Looks like Windows 11 as a guest. I'm talking about running Windows 11 as host. That's where I encounter the described issues.
Win11 host (winver with HOST on it), Debian linux guest (terminal window labeled GUEST) and vmware workstation about screen above it (labeled VMWARE ABOUT).
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Ah. And you can suspend the guest? On my system this crashes the guest. Maybe it has something to do with Hyper V being enabled on the host. Or the fact that the vm is a Linux system.
Can suspend it or the win10 machine. i do not have hyper-v, wsl, or sandbox features installed.
 

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Well it looks like the culprit is Hyper V (again). Let's hope VMWare fixes this with an upcoming release.
 

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Well it looks like the culprit is Hyper V (again). Let's hope VMWare fixes this with an upcoming release.
I gave up on that myself. VMWare's last update was supposed to make it and Hyper-V play nicely together. That didnt happen, and ive been wanting to play with WSL and sandbox. That would make my server in VMWare run slow as mud because disabling the processor virtualization in the virtual machines was the only way it would start even. We are talking like 10 mins for the virtual machine to start up.

Now happily running the server in Hyper-V. Runs so much smoother. I dont even have to worry if i forget its running and restart the host. Hyper-V will shut the virtual machine down and then my pc restarts.
 

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    PSU
    Thermaltake Toughpower PF1 750W
    Case
    Coolermaster HAF XB EVO
    Cooling
    Corsair 240mm AIO + 4x 120mm case fans
    Keyboard
    Standard Logitech
    Mouse
    Logitech M535
    Internet Speed
    Gigabit (Cable)
    Browser
    Firefox, Chrome, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender

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I gave up on that myself. VMWare's last update was supposed to make it and Hyper-V play nicely together. That didnt happen, and ive been wanting to play with WSL and sandbox. That would make my server in VMWare run slow as mud because disabling the processor virtualization in the virtual machines was the only way it would start even. We are talking like 10 mins for the virtual machine to start up.

Now happily running the server in Hyper-V. Runs so much smoother. I dont even have to worry if i forget its running and restart the host. Hyper-V will shut the virtual machine down and then my pc restarts.
Yeah the coexistence APIs run like a dog. It is still better to add a second modifiedvboot entry with hypervisor disabled so you can boot in HyperV mode or VMWare mode. Same applies to Virtualbox.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro + others in VHDs
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS Vivobook 14
    CPU
    I7
    Motherboard
    Yep, Laptop has one.
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Iris XE
    Sound Card
    Realtek built in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    N/A
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Optane NVME SSD, 1 TB NVME SSD
    PSU
    Yep, got one
    Case
    Yep, got one
    Cooling
    Stella Artois
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    Bluetooth , wired
    Internet Speed
    72 Mb/s :-(
    Browser
    Edge mostly
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    TPM 2.0
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