After doing some research in tweaking a slow performing VMware Workstation guest OS I came up with this concise and well written resource (although dated the content is still relevant).
Even on a 2 GB RAM workstation (as mine) VMware virtual machines can run slowly. Too slowly sometimes.
This can depend on a large amount of factors but we can reduce the number to 4 critical issues:
- Antivirus real-time protection
- HostOS disk fragmentation
- Memory trimming
- Page sharing
…link below is full article with implementation steps