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I keep having to end the process even though I may just have the app open with no OS running. I've never had the issue before so not sure what is causing it. I'm on Windows 8.1 if it helps.

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    VMware is a company. What VMware product are you running? – joeqwerty Apr 20 '14 at 4:10
  • I've updated it. Workstation or Player gives me the same problem – cpd1 Apr 20 '14 at 4:12
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    Is Windows 64-bit? Which VMware Workstation version are you using? When was last time you weren't experiencing this issue? Have you got any restore points? – and31415 Apr 20 '14 at 7:35
  • I can't remember the last time I didn't have the issue unfortunately. It is on Windows 8.1 64bit plus VMWare 10. I did notice there was an update this month so I have upgraded to that while waiting to see if that addresses my issues – cpd1 Apr 21 '14 at 23:08
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It's needed to use the Shared VMs feature of VMware Workstation to access VMs remotely. If you don't need it, then you can disable it by going to Edit > Preferences > Shared VMs > Disable Sharing.

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