VMware Workstation 10 Error `Not enough physical memory is available to power this virtual machine`

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If you are using VMWare Workstation (or VMWare player) on Windows 8.1 and have just update Windows, specifically KB2995388, you may receive this error message when attempt to start a virtual machine.

This issues starts after an update.

Issue on Windows 8.1

You attempt to start a virtual machine running on Workstation 10 and you get a message that you have no memory available to run the vm.

Message : Not enough physical memory is available to power this virtual machine with its configured settings.

Solution

  • Shut down all running virtual machines
  • Close VMware Workstation.
  • Open Command prompt in Admin mode.

opening config.ini file using nodepad from command prompt.

c:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Workstation> notepad config.ini
  • Open config.ini located at C:\ProgramData\VMware\VMware Workstation
  • Insert this line: vmmon.disableHostParameters = TRUE
  • Save and close file.
  • Reboot Windows.

Error Message

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Written on February 11, 2015