I am at present regretting my decision to upgrade to VMware 14. I have many guest OSs running under VMware but it is my primary (I use it most) Win 7 guest that has trouble. Ever since the upgrade I get random BSODs from the Win 7 guest (Was nicely stable under VMware 12). BSODS can happen when I am working in the guest or when I am not even present. No identified triggers at this time.
To test out that I did not somehow sneak in a bad driver or other evil little thing right at the transition I did pull out an old archive of the Win 7 guest. It also fails in the exact same random manner.
We have a clear case of working fine in VMware 12 and flakey in VMware 14 with a Win 7 guest. Clues?
Host Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, gobs of resources available to both the host and VM (128GB Host, 16GB Guest, I-7 6 core processor, lots of free disk.).
Any pointer would be useful.
Would you please try to upgrade your Win 7 guest's hardware version to latest? Also update the vmware-tools to latest.