Disable debug mode of VMware Workstation 6.0 Beta – the solution for Vista users

Some days ago, I was complaining that VMware Workstation 5.5 runs unstably on Vista and VMware Workstation 6.0 Beta is too slow. I suspected that the main reason for the latter is due to the fact that the beta runs in debug mode. When you boot-up a VM a pop-up message informs you that debug mode can't be turned off. But a comment on 4sysops by Raj outlined an easy way to disable the debug mode.

All you have to do is to exchange the bin-debug folder with the bin folder in the directory where you installed VMware Workstation. Rename the bin-debug folder first, for example, to bin-debug.back, and then copy the bin folder to bin-debug. When you boot-up a VM, you won't get the message anymore, informing you that VMware Workstation runs in debug mode.

In my case, this greatly improved performance. Before this change, VMware Workstation 6.0 Beta was so slow that I hardly could work with it, if I ran more than one virtual machine. In my test, one VM was running Windows XP, while the other one, Vista. Whenever I edited a text file on the XP machine, I often had to wait for some seconds until the text, I typed, showed up. Since I turned off the debug mode everything works with normal speed. In case, you find a bug and want to help VMware solve this problem, you can enable debug mode by exchanging the bin-debug folder again.

Sometimes, it is really useful to have a weblog. Raj, thanks a lot!

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6 Comments
  1. Cristian Diaz 14 years ago

    Thanks a LOT of that. That worked great for me.

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  2. Meska 14 years ago

    Thank you very much

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  3. nickiboo 14 years ago

    Vmware Workstation 3
    it don't Work That well

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  4. Alessio 14 years ago

    THANKS!!

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  5. [...] Disable debug mode of VMware Workstation 6.0 Beta – the solution for Vista users [...]

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  6. gigio 10 years ago

    I've not such directory.....

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