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I am trying to run a suspended guest ( Windows 2003 32bit) on a windows xp host using VMWare Workstation 8 and I get the message "The virtual machine you are attempting to restore is using the NX/ED CPU feature, but your host does not support it."Now someone recommended to power on vm ware workstation 8 on a more 'primitive cpu'. But how do I do this when I have only one PC?

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migrated from Dec 12 '12 at 14:50

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You may want to try the solution offered in the VMWare KB article.

It states:

To resolve this issue, you must remove the suspend state from the virtual machine. 

To remove the suspend state from the virtual machine:

 1. Close VMware Workstation.
 2. Locate the virtual machine's folder.
 3. Delete the .VMSS and .LCK, files. 

It does warn that removing the suspend state is the same as rebooting a PC. You will lose any unsaved work.

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Thank You for Your answer. I already know this article. Sadly the suspended state has to remain. – Werner Balleis Dec 12 '12 at 15:27
@WernerBalleis - If you don't have a different computer and you cannot "reboot" the virtual machine you don't have any options. You are attempting to use a virtual machine on a computer that doesn't support NX/ED which means it cannot be restored. – Ramhound Dec 12 '12 at 15:37

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