I can confirm all of your points JBarros! I've tried everything you said and am seeing the exact same issues. I am however on a 13" MacBook pro and was concerned it was the underpowered video card. I'm pleased to know that is not the issue, but concerned that no one else seems to be freaking out!
The issues are most noticeable to me when using MS Office 2013 applications (and yes I've already disabled 3D hardware acceleration in these products). When I type in powerpoint for example, it can lag by 0.5 to 1.5 seconds to get my text on screen. All I'm doing is changing the header text on a slide!
Did you have any luck in your search?
Hardware: MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013), 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7, Intel Iris 1536 MB
Host OS: OSX 10.10
VMWare Fusion Tech Preview 2014 July build
VM OS: Windows 7 Ultimate N x32
I'm having the same exact problem. I copied a windows 7 64 ultimate image that had office 2010 on it, uninstalled office, and then installed office 2013 (office 365). The entire machine slows to a crawl, even without any office apps running. Sometimes, it runs ok, but most of the time it will take at least several seconds to perform any action. I disabled retina support, and that sped things up dramatically, but it is still slow compared with the exact same image with 2010 installed.
I read that Office 2013 requires DirectX 10. Fusion 7 only supports DirectX 9. What gives?
My computer: Mid 2012 MBP 15" Retina. 8GB RAM 256GB SSD
VM configured with 4 GB RAM, 4 cores, 60 GB HD, with about 25 GB free, Windows 64 Ultimate.
Figured it out. I tried the Disable hardware acceleration and Dont Use subpixel rendering options. My system would work fine for a few minutes, and then slow to a crawl.
Disabling App Nap for Fusion in Finder fixed the problem, instantly.
Go to Finder -->Applications
Right click on Fusion, go to Get Info
Disable App Nap
Enter blissful state of nirvana. (At least that's what happened for me)
I was using Tech Preview and as soon the final version was released I tested it with similar bad results.
Following your tip: I don't have the "Prevent App Nap" option on my VMWare so I disabled it via CLI with:
defaults write /Applications/VMware\ Fusion.app NSAppSleepDisabled -bool YES
I imported the VM to a competing product released recently to have a comparison and the results are what is to be expected: fast and fluid experience.
I'm afraid if VMWare doesn't fix this issue very soon I'll have to move on to the competition after years of using Fusion, all the way from version 1
I should update you on my results. This app nap 'fix' worked for a couple hours of solid use. Then, I left my computer alone for a few minutes. When I came back to it, I started experiencing the same problem. I don't have time to troubleshoot this. I've already wasted half a day on it. Downloading Parallels and converting got me back up and running. Sad, but that was my solution.
Same issue here. Having shelled out an extortionate sum for the "upgrade", I now find myself loathing VMfusion7 and its ridiculous speed under Windows 8.1. How this could have passed serious testing is beyond me. Looks more like a rushed response to Parallels 10 than a properly tested product. This needs to be fixed INSTANTLY or VMware will be hemorrhaging customers elsewhere - me included. There is a noticeable response delay.
I can say it wasn't a rushed response to Parallels.
Typically Tech Previews start in June or July and final releases come out in August or September and that happened again this year.
That I thought someone would be eyeballing this forums in search of this exact type of issues before a final release? You bet ya!
I had 2 support cases opened in the past and in both I had engineers calling me from another country (mind you I'm not in the US).
I was expecting free problem reports here would be noticed and hopefully fixed, sadly that was not the case.
I'm currently using the trial license of Parallels and with nothing pointing to a solution to this problem, most probably my money is going their way.
PS: are you guys using native Retina resolution or scaled like me?
I was using the option to view the screen in Retina, but scale it (I believe that sets the font size to a certain percentage of standard)
Parallels is working great :-)
I have the exact same issue. Is there any response from vmware?