Upgrading the hardware version of your virtual machine improves performance by increasing the memory limit, the number of processors utilized, and the amount of disk space available to the virtual machine.

Verify that you have the latest version of VMware tools installed.

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Select a virtual machine from the Virtual Machine Library.

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Select Virtual Machine > Settings > Compatibility.

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Expand Advanced Options .

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Select a hardware version from the Use Hardware Version drop-down menu.

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(Optional) Choose Hardware version 11.

Hardware version 11 enables higher performance of the virtual machine including improved accelerated 3-D graphics rendering.