Jun 11 2009

Upgrading RAM in VMware Player VM

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I get a lot of questions on how to upgrade the memory in a VMware Player Virtual Machine (VM). So, I figured I would post it so everyone can see. It’s actually quite easy. Just follow these steps:

  • Look for a *.vmx file in the directory that your VM is stored in.
  • Open up this file in notepad or your favorite text editor (make sure the VM is shut down).
  • Look for a line that looks like this: memsize = “256″
  • Change the number to equal the amount of RAM that you want in your VM
  • Start the VM and enjoy your new RAM

So there you have it. Just edit a simple text file and your VM has more RAM. Happy Virtualizing!

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