How to make a VMware Virtual Machine match host system info

This is something I get asked qutie a bit so here is a video!

Code: SMBIOS.reflectHost = TRUE
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Great info. For me I got it to stay without changing any permissions in UEFI mode by adding the following lines in the middle of the file.

efi.nvram.reflectHost = “TRUE”
SMBIOS.reflectHost = “TRUE”

Great tip, but… display tab still shows ChipType and DACType as VMWare.

Any ideas?

edit I mean the Display tab of the dxdiag window

Great idea… I can make a script to automate this process.


I did follow the suggestions found on TSU as well as Jim Browning’s tutorial

My VM is as stealth as it can be now; thanks for all the guidance from the community. However in the add or remove programs, VMware Tools is listed and that might be a bummer in the end.

3 days ago I left a comment on JB tutorial comment section since I ran into a broken link without response. Please, don’t think that I’m impatient ;-), I just wonder if someone on TSU could provide a solution to me.

FYI: I’m using VMware Workstation 16 Player and W10 VM.

Thanks in advance!

Last but not least: Happy New Year!!

Looks like someone made a video tutorial on this, hopefully this works for you: How to Hide Installed Programs in Windows 10 - YouTube



Yes! This worked for me! Thank you so much for your prompt reply.

In case someone in the community is interested, I added as instructed in the following key:

on a W10 Pro Version 10.0.19042 Build 19042 VM.