You can remove certain types of hardware from a virtual machine.
To remove hardware from a selected virtual machine, select Hardware tab, select the device, and click Remove., click the
You cannot remove hardware from a virtual machine while it is in suspended state.
You can remove the following types of devices from a virtual machine.
Virtual hard disks
CD-ROM and DVD drives
Virtual network adapters
Generic SCSI devices
You cannot remove the Memory, Processors, and Display device types.
You must power off a virtual machine before you remove a virtual network adapter, sound card, parallel port, serial port, or generic SCSI device. You must also power off Workstation 5 virtual machines before you remove a USB controller.