Hi guys! I'm experiencing some insanely slow performance from a couple of VMs. I'm using VM Ware Workstation Player 15, although VMs were (probably) created in a slightly older version and I see drastically different performance between my desktop and laptops: both laptops run the VMs like total champs and the desktop is dragging its feet (there is noticeable lag between clicking on a cell in Excel and it becoming highlighted, for instance). The specs for the machines are as follows: Desktop: Core i7 4790K, 16GB RAM, Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Laptop 1: Core i7 4500U (2C/4T), 8GB RAM, Windows 8.1 Professional 64-bit Laptop 2: Core i7 9750H (6C/12T), 16GB RAM, Windows 10 Professional 64-bit The VMs are: Windows 7 Professional 32-bit 2GB RAM Windows 10 Professional 64-bit 4GB RAM. Is my desktop screwed because I have a K processor, as those lack some virtualization features? AFAIK, it shouldn't be, the features that are missing should not matter for this type of VMs (they matter only when using "bare metal" hypervisors) and tests show that hardware virtualization is indeed present and active. EDIT: CPU usage is not high, although vmware-vmx.exe does take some 13% of my CPU time doing nothing.