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Shutting Down a Virtual Machine
As with physical computers, you need to shut down your guest operating system before you power off your virtual machine or team. For example, in a Windows guest operating system, take these steps:
1. Choose Shut Down from the Start menu of the guest operating system (inside the virtual machine).
2. Choose Shut Down, then click OK.
3. After the guest operating system shuts down, you can turn off the virtual machine. Click Power Off.
Now it is safe to exit VMware Workstation or power off a team.
If you are using a different guest operating system, the procedure is similar. Follow the usual steps to shut down the guest operating system inside your virtual machine, then turn off the virtual machine with the Power Off button.