I love these little, “turn off something we turned on” fixes for common problems. Surfing through VMware’s recent knowledgebase articles today I found 1027836. That KB is titled vSphere Client performs slowly on a Windows 7 system.
The symptoms suggest that the vSphere Client may experience slow performance when run atop Windows 7, particularly redraws and especially when maximizing the client.
The resolution is rather simple. Right-click the vSphere Client’s shortcut and choose Properties. Under the Compatibility tab, select Disable desktop composition. Then give ‘er a try.
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