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Windows 7: I was bored, so I made this - enjoy

27 Mar 2013   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I used vBox for many years. But then I noticed that vBox gave me problems with my host internet connection. So I switched to VMware Player which I find easier to use and more flexible - but maybe that's just me.
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27 Mar 2013   #12
azasadny

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

There was an update released to VirtualBox last week, you may want to try it again. The main reason I tried it is because of the cost for VMWare ($200 USD). We use both here at Ford and I really like how easy it is to use... The 32GB of RAM and 3TB of disk in my new PC really help with VM's!
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27 Mar 2013   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

But the VMware Player is freeware. I am quite happy with it. vBox really has no advantages over VMware Player.

I run all my VM systems from an external SSD. That is a lot faster than an internall HDD. Unfortunately my internal SSD is only 60GB - so not enough space for another OS (except some small Linux distros).

Speaking of small Linux distros. With that much RAM, try a RAMdisk. Move a Linux virtual folder to that.

http://memory.dataram.com/products-a...ftware/ramdisk

Free up to 4GB
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27 Mar 2013   #14
azasadny

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

I'm not familiar with VMWare Player, just VMWare Workstation...
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27 Mar 2013   #15
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Here is a tutorial I made on how to install an OS in VMware Player. I happen to use Zorin as the example. But it is the same for any OS except for the installation of the VMware Tools.

VMware Player - Install and Setup Zorin
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27 Mar 2013   #16
azasadny

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Thanks again, Wolfgang!
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27 Mar 2013   #17
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You are welcome.
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27 Mar 2013   #18
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by azasadny View Post
I'm not familiar with VMWare Player, just VMWare Workstation...
VMWare player is a stripped down basic virtual machine environment that is free. It does not do multiple machines at once or have the networking, snapshot or high powered features of workstation which for most users is overkill. It is an awesome program and is 100% compatible to Workstation (Version to Version) so if you create something in either it will work in either. Can't believe its free as it is that good.
http://www.vmware.com/pdf/desktop/vmware_player50.pdf
Download VMware Player 5.0.2 - FileHippo.com
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28 Mar 2013   #19
King Arthur

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I use VirtualBox and I've tried Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon, and I found Cinnamon still too primitive and young to use for anything beyond experimental purposes. Linux Mint 14 KDE however is really nice to use and feels right at home after some configuration changes and installing a whole bunch of Windows fonts such as Tahoma to use on the GUI with font anti-aliasing off; I've even contemplated maybe dual-booting my Windows 7 laptop with it!
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28 Mar 2013   #20
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Maybe I missed it, where are links to 6 videos?
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