I should have mentioned this a long time ago, but I assumed everyone experienced these issues. Maybe VBox is better?
Issues I have using ReactOS in VMWare 7.x
I cannot change the CD in the drive and expect ROS to update the disc was changed without rebooting. A 'refresh' of the window has no effect, and a commandline window doesn't acknowledge the disc change, either "Invalid drive" or something similar.
I cannot expect the mouse cursor to stay on screen. This results in me rebooting the VM repeatedly until the mouse 'stays' and doesn't fly off the south east corner of the screen. I have started hitting the right mouse button as soon as the desktop is visible, in hopes I can 'catch' the mouse in time. Sometimes it works, most of the time it doesn't.
I cannot use a VNC viewer without it forcing the mouse cursor to fly off the screen (see above).
Upon booting, sometimes the VM locks up at the plain "Freeldr loading" screen.
I have had these issues with every single release I have ever used. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling VMWare. I have tried numerous 'new virtual machines' (thinking there could be some exotic issue in my repeatedly re-formatted and re-installed VM for ROS)
Anyone else experiencing these things?