Can't Paste from VMWare Player to Windows 7

I occasionally "lose" the ability to copy and paste from my VMWare image to my host (laptop).

After some Google searches, I've found the following works at least with my setup.

Start > Run (Start + 'r' for the keyboard shortcut):
"C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\vmtoolsd.exe" -n vmusr
C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Tools\VMwareUser.exe

If it doesn't take, running them again in reverse order seems to work. Not sure if it's a timing issue or if one command doesn't really do anything.

Environment details:
  • Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit 6.1.7601, Service Pack 1
  • VMware® Player 4.0.4 build-744019, running Windows Server 2008 R2
Speaking of VM's, it's almost time to psych myself up and start an SDL Tridion 2013 instance and figure out the Virtual Machine and IDE details (will VMWare Player work? Is it time for Visual Studio 2012? etc). Ping me if you've been brave enough to start. Maybe we'll schedule a 2013 hack-a-thon.
Update: I'm hearing so far it looks like VMWare Player, Visual Studio 2012, and Windows 2008 R2 or Windows 2012 would be suitable for a test 2013 setup. As with all not-yet-released software, any information about SDL Tridion 2013 is unofficial and likely to change; refer to product documentation when available or contact Sales or Support for specific product questions.

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