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I am using Windows 7 with 4GB of memory, and am running VMWare with 2GB of memory.

Every time I shutdown the VM, for some stupid (or overly smart) reasons, there is a lot of paging going on, and I simply can't do anything useful for about 3-5 minutes. This does not happen on Windows XP, where the memory gets claimed almost instantaneously.

Is there anything I can do to stop the paging?

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Take a look at this blog. This guy had the same problem, and now he has solved it. Give it a try.

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As I am using VMWare player, this line fixes my problem: prefvmx.minVmMemPct = “100″ . Thanks! –  portoalet Jul 4 '10 at 14:58

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