I recently installed Windows 8 on VMWare, and every day I would Lock my host operating system. In the morning, I’d have to resume this virtual machine.
It is easily resolved by changing the power plan, to prevent sending the computer to sleep.
On Windows 8, hover over the bottom right corner to reveal the set of ‘charms’ on the right, and click the search icon.
Then type in ‘power’ and click the settings icon. Your view should look like this:
Then change the power setting to ‘never’ as below.
Hey presto, no more ‘resuming in the morning’.