I'm trying to start VM (RAM 128 MB) via VmPlayer on Win 8.1 (4 GB RAM physica) from non-Administrator account and get:
If I use Administrator account VM starts normally.
Could you tell me please what's the problem?
I tried to set C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Workstation\config.ini = vmmon.disableHostParameters = “TRUE” but nothing happens.
P.S. I'm not allowed to use Administrator account.
You mention "VMPlayer" but not what version of VMware Player you are using.
A while ago there have been updates to Windows that might have an impact on the amount of memory a VM can access.
This was addressed with later updates to VMware Player.
Have you installed the most recent version of VMware Player?
PS: 128MB is very very thin for a Windows XP VM, even a VM which has no software installed would be more happy on 256MB to start with.
"PS: 128MB is very very thin for a Windows XP VM, even a VM which has no software installed would be more happy on 256MB to start with."
I use stripped down version of XP so it properly works even on 64 MB. But actually it doesn't matter what amount of RAM I use (128/256/512/1024) - it still shows me the error.
"Have you installed the most recent version of VMware Player?"
The version of VMware Player I use is 5.0.4 build-1945795. Should I update it? Due to this page it's the last version, isn't it?
Version 5.0.4 is pretty old. It might be the latest of version 5, but version 5 Player has been end of life for a while.
We're now at version 12 (although numbering has changed, it would have been version 8 without the renumbering)
The latest version is here: free VMware Player