Just installed this update today, noticed after that I could no longer start any VMs with the error of "Not enough physical memory is available", even though 60gb were free and 47gb was allocated available to VMs. Rebooted, same issue...uninstalled the patch and everything working fine again.
Anybody else running a 8.1 host install this yet?
I also have this issue after installing the October updates.
As a workaround:
Open the config.ini file located at C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Workstation.
Add this line:
vmmon.disableHostParameters = "TRUE"
Save & reboot your PC.
Same issue here as well. After installed Oct 14 2014 MS patches I cannot power on any ov the virtual machines that i have. The host machine has plenty of memory and the hosted guest machine is running CentOS 6.5 with 1 GB of ram. Workstation is v 10.0.3 build-1895310
The attached file is the error message
Same issue with Workstation 9:
VMWare Workstation 9.0.4 build-1945795
Windows 8, 64-bit (Build 9200) 6.2.9200
Just applied the October 2014 Windows Updates and after rebooting Workstation 9 did not/could not see most of the available memory (I think it thought there was less that a GB available when in fact only ~2GB of the 32GB installed were in use)
Temporary fix was to roll-back the system state to the restore point Windows Update made before applying the updates.
I'm running the Technology Preview, and was getting "internal error" trying to launch VMs after yesterday's patches were installed. The config.ini change worked for me. (Note that you have to have to open the ini file as admin to modify it.)
dariusd has provided the temporary workaround by uninstall the update, here is a blog post with detailed steps if anyone need a reference.