VMWare Fusion 2.0 Bug?

I installed the upgrade to version 2.0 of VMWare Fusion a few weeks ago, and it seemed like there were no problems. Today, I realized there is one problem. Seems that whenever I let the VM go into a suspended state, and then restore it from that suspended state, the video slows down dramatically.

Now, let’s be honest here, I didn’t notice this because I don’t generally use that Vista VM enough to have it go into a suspended state. Generally, I start it up, use Windows for what I need it for, and shut it back down. If I need to do extensive work in Windows, I’ll wait until I’m home and use my desktop for that, unless I’m traveling or there’s some other reason why I’d use my laptop instead.

So it doesn’t really impact me all that much, and it wasn’t until today that I thought to actually see if I could repeat the slow down. Indeed, I can. Start up Vista, suspend the VM state, restore it, and then start a game of Free Cell, which shows me right away how slow the graphics are, as it slowly deals out the cards from the deck.

Of course, like any good Windows machine, virtual or otherwise, simply restarting the guest, fixes the problem. 😉

Tags: VMWareFusion, GraphicsAcceleration

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