How can I change the hardware level of a VM created with VMware Player in order to run it on a different version of VMware Player?
I noticed I can use VMware Converter, but it takes a long time and duplicates the VM.
Is there any simpler way?
Depending on the configuration it may work to just edit the VM's configuration (.vmx) file and set "virtualHW.version" to the required value. If this does not work, you could create a new VM and replace the new VM's virtual disk (.vmdk files) with the ones of the old VM and then edit/replace the .vmdk name in the new VM's .vmx file.