If you aren’t part of the Insider Preview program, and you’re running the standard version of Windows, there’s a cumulative update available today that will update your OS build to 10586.318.
I might try a different user profile when this XP finishes updating vmware tools (40 mins into it so far, zzzz) Update: Feb 13Tried on a different profile and same, reinstalled VMware and still the same (XP VM slow, Win7 VM fine).
I have a number of Windows XP and Windows 7 virtual machines installed on my Win10 host that have worked fine for months.
Today I had two Win 7 machines started and started a Win XP one, the performance on the XP VM was extremely slow or stalled for minutes at a time. I tried closing all other VM's and XP was still slow, tried a XP and host reboot and XP still slow (10 mins to restart XP).
(I learned this the hard way a few months ago when I found every text I'd ever sent and received since 2013 backed up on my Macbook.) To delete them, follow these instructions from i Geeks Blog.
Do you use i Photo to back up your pictures from your i Phone to your computer?