2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 2, 2013 11:52 AM by seelivemusic

    Running Windows 7 with VMWare 5.0.1 on MAC OSX 10.8.2 makes the computer extremely slow. 100.5% CPU usage, High Page Outs, System Freezes, etc.

    arnavsaxena Lurker


      Earlier this year, I purchased a macbook pro and have been trying to run windows 7 on VMWare 5.0.1. Whenever I load the vm to run windows, I experience a very slow computer and can't possibly use either the windows or the mac os.


      My computers specs are -


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      My activity monitor window kind of puts me on a forever low -


      Screen Shot 2013-05-18 at 5.12.58 PM.png



      - high CPU usage for the vmware-vmx process (>100% !!!!!!)

      - practically no free memory

      - high page outs

      - sad parameters for the wired, active, inactive memory




      More Details -

      - I have allocated 1 processor core, 1024 MB memory to the virtual machine

      - I have no shared/ mirrored folders

      - My VM Disk size is 60 GB


      I would be glad to see if I can run windows on my mac comfortably. I have moderate usage on microsoft office products and use the mac os mostly - I would be happy to use the windows on a mac environment and not having to reboot into a windows environment by using bootcamp.


      What are my possible options?