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I just downloaded VMware player (I used to use Virtual Box, but I needed Windows Aero, and vbox doesn't support that yet) But it will automatically resize the guest when I resize the window, and I do not want that. I did not see an option to turn it off. Does anyone know?

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I don't see it either but most options that we are used to with workstation are not present in player. –  Sky Sanders Feb 17 '10 at 1:09
    
I know this option exists in Workstation... –  Josh Feb 17 '10 at 3:18
    
Where is the option in Workstation? –  EMP Jan 24 '12 at 23:56
    
Player has options for monitor count. But it does not allows to use them due to weird autosize guest. –  Maximus Feb 12 '13 at 22:04

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If you do not want this feature, you will need to uninstall VMware tools from the Guest OS. Try this if you are not very specific about having VMware tools.

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+1 That seems to do the trick. –  EMP Jan 26 '12 at 7:20

To disable the auto resize the orginal file must have the setting disabled in the Workstation edition that created the VM. By default the VM Player honors all the setting specified when creating the VM.

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I've not seen this work. I have trialled VMware Workstation several times. Each time I do this, I set the "don't resize" option, but whenever I switch back to VMware Player (after the trial ends) it always reverts to re-sizing. This is the case whether the VM was created by VMware Converter, Workstation or by creating the VMX file manually. –  Mark Booth Mar 30 '10 at 11:25

Disabling the "Vmware SVGA II" display adapter is better than removing the vmware tools, as you keep all the other functions, the only thing you loose is Direct X/3D graphics. I'd like to know a proper solution to the problem, just out of interest you don't get this problem with windows 98 once you have set the svga.maxWidth = 800 and svga.maxHeight = 600. Why This does not work for Windows 2000/Xp etc escapes me....

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Disabling the display adapter didn't help for me. Changing the VM from full screen to window still resized the windows in the guest OS (Windows 7). –  EMP Jan 24 '12 at 23:48

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