I'll never get an answer, that thread is like 4 directory levels deep. I'm sure I'm doing something wrong tho... I followed this :
4) Now follow this closely. Change memory to 2048mb. Click OK. UNcheck "Power on after creation" and then finish setup of the VM. Now go to Start>All Programs>Accessories>Notepad. Go to File>Open and navigate to C:UsersyouruserDocumentsVirtual Machines"Name of your virtual machine" and open the "VMWare Virtual Machine Configuration" file that's there, it should have the name of the VM you created.(make sure, while browsing, you change from .txt files only to "All files" to see it) Add 6 next to "maxvcpus". Also add a line with "numvcpus=6". Save the file and go back to VMware.
from CHUNKYBOWSERS guide. Only difference is that the VM is located on a separate drive, and as a result, so is the configuration file.