0 Replies Latest reply on Jul 17, 2013 3:02 AM by guw

    Windows 8 hangs on shutdown or reboot

    guw Lurker



      I have a very annoying problem on my new Mountain Lion running latest VMware Fusion with Windows 8 (64bit) guest. Everytime I shutdown (or reboot) Windows it gets stuck at the blue screen with the animated shutdown/restart image. The animation gets stuck. After a very long timeout (1-3 minutes) the VM then reboots into Windows and after login Windows reports a crash that it wants to report to Microsoft.


      I tried already the settings recommended here:

      VMware fusion's Windows 7 takes long time to shut down (sometimes hang) - Ask Different


      No luck so far. There is no clean shutdown or reboot of the Windows guest. It's a fresh installation btw.



      Early 2013 15" MBP Retina

      (Core i7 Quad Core, 16 GB RAM, 512MB SSD)

      Mountain Lion 10.8.4

      Fusion Version 5.0.3 (1040386)



      Windows 8 Pro (64bit, multi-language)

      using 2 cores, 2GB RAM

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