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Windows 7: Portable OS - Carry your OS on an External Drive

30 Mar 2013   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I never used the "Later" option. I always install immediately with the .iso which can be in any folder (e.g. Downloads). Try that.


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02 Apr 2013   #11
MastAvalons

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Impressive! It is so simple that I'm impressed! I've been looking for something similar, but found only pieces of tutorials!
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01 Jun 2015   #12
soahs

windows 7
 
 

5 years later and I am back and I am lovin Vmware Player! It took me awhile to catch on, but I could not be more pleased. Yes I needed to install the iso at time of install Seems so easy now. I have virtuals of W7,8, and 10. And a Sabertooth with 32 gigs ram to run all this. Have a question however. What I want to do is to have everything on an external so if I bring it to someone else's computer I don't have to install anything on theirs. This means having the Vmware Player already installed and up and running on the external. Is this even possible? If it is, how many gigs ram would be required on their computer to run Vmware Player and the virtual on an external?
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02 Jun 2015   #13
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

On the external disk you need only the virtual systems (the VMware folders of those systems). VMware Player itself has to be installed on the systems where you want to run those virtual systems from the external disk. This is possible on Windows, Linux and Mac systems. There are compatible VMware Player versions for each of those.
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02 Jun 2015   #14
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by soahs View Post
This means having the Vmware Player already installed and up and running on the external. Is this even possible? If it is, how many gigs ram would be required on their computer to run Vmware Player and the virtual on an external?
Not sure I understand that one ?
The second depends on the system you want to run VMware on which you can't predetermine that until you see their system spec's,

Also whether or not they are able to run a 64 bit v-m or not
My system can not it is only capable of running a 32 bit VMware iso

So to be the most compatible the 32 bit iso would be suggested.
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