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Physical Memory Error In VMware Workstation
December 8th, 2015 by Ian Grieve
When I joined Perfect Image they had, unfortunately, standardised on VMware Workstation for virtualisation and I have been stuck using it ever since (we have recently been transitioning to Hyper-V which I intend to start using exclusively once I can get all the VMs either converted or recreated).
I was away for a demo the other week and the night before I tried to launch the demo VM to do some final preparation when I got the following error:
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Not enough physical memory is available to power on this virtual machine with its configured settings.
This error message was a baffling one as I had run the VM a couple of days previously with no problems and had made no changes to the laptop in the intervening period.
The fix was a rather odd, yet simple one: launching VMware Workstation using Run as Administrator allowed the application to launch and the VM work without further problem.
Since doing this I have been able to launch the VM at any time under my usual security context.