good that its running well in vmware... but raises the question of 'why' ? o.O
Noticed a few years ago that a Windows SBS 2003 server with exchange did run better inside vmware (Linux version) with only 512 MB memory assigned compared to the same server running on a HP Proliant with 1500 MB internal memory.
Maybe vmware has found a way to keep Windows machines running better then Microsoft did. Or it might be that I use the Linux version of vmware and it is Linux that keeps things working... (wouldn't surprise me)