VMWare Player slows down computer after exit

All we need is an easy explanation of the problem, so here it is.

After exiting VMWare player, my main OS (Windows 7) lags and slows down tremendously. The HDD is seeking excessively. I see that the issue is that it’s swapping tons of pages rapidly. This lasts for about 5-10 minutes.

I followed the instructions here http://twigstechtips.blogspot.ca/2009/03/fix-vmware-slow-to-release-swapped.html but they don’t work. It was 3 years ago so I think the fix is outdated.

Or rather I don’t know where this guest.vmx file is. The closest thing I could find to a config file is C:\Users\Jack\AppData\Roaming\VMware\preferences.ini

Anyone have a new solution?

How to solve :

I know you bored from this bug, So we are here to help you! Take a deep breath and look at the explanation of your problem. We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first method because it is tested & true method that will 100% work for you.

Method 1

vmx is refering to the .vmx file of you machine.
So if your machine’s name is webDev2012 then the file you should search is webDev2012.vmx

Open this file and add these three lines:

mainMem.useNamedFile = "FALSE"

prefvmx.useRecommendedLockedMemSize = "TRUE"

prefvmx.minVmMemPct = "100"


Note: Use and implement method 1 because this method fully tested our system.
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