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When you can’t shutdown or power off a VM , this is how to force kill it

Open this directory in File Explorer and find the folder with the same name as your virtual machine has. Copy the GUID that is specified in the name of the VM configuration file with the *.vmcx extension.

Run the Task Manager and go to the Details tab. All virtual machines are running in their own instance of vmwp.exe. To determine which process is responsible for your VM, you need the GUID of the hung-up VM you obtained earlier. Locate the process vmwp.exe that has the GUID of your VM in the User name column. Kill this process (End Task).

 

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Some Dell laptops have an issue where they loose the ability to charge laptop batteries. Sometimes this can be fixed with a Bios update , however Dell has security to stop you updating the Laptop with less than 10% battery which will not work due to the issue of charging the battery

To force a BIOS update

  1. download the .exe in Windows
  2. Open command prompt and navigate to the .exe using CD
  3. RUN “biosupdatename.exe /FORCEIT” which will install the bios update without the warning about 10% charge
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