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Windows 7: vmware player on windows 7

24 Feb 2012   #11
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Kado, what problem are you talking about with the latest version of vmware player? Is it the inability to contact the update server to download the latest versions of the VMWare tools? I ran into that a few weeks ago, wasn't sure if it was still an issue. I'm still running 1 or 2 incremental revisions back and things are working well.


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24 Feb 2012   #12
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Kado, what problem are you talking about with the latest version of vmware player? Is it the inability to contact the update server to download the latest versions of the VMWare tools? I ran into that a few weeks ago, wasn't sure if it was still an issue. I'm still running 1 or 2 incremental revisions back and things are working well.
Yes I think it is still a problem. I uninstalled it and went back to my previous version and that works OK. It still isn't giving an automatic update to the latest version so I guess there is still a problem.
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25 Feb 2012   #13
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
seems to be fine these days -- just install vmware tools from the VM menu (after vm is powered on in Windowed mode) and don't install via the right hand prompt at the bottom of the toolbar at the right hand bottom part of the screen (where the clock etc is).

Ensure you've downloaded the LATEST version -- the automatic update (vmware workstation) misses this but you can download manually --vmware player too.

For those using vmware workstation - current version is 8.0.2 NOT 8.0.1 and it can be downloaded and innstalled manually.

vmware player is at 4.0.2 also

Cheers
jimbo


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16 Jun 2012   #14
BobB9

Win 7 Home 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
You can run VMWare on home basic, too. But for windows virtual PC with XP mode, you need a version higher than home premium.

EDIT : VMWare is a costly product. There is a nice free alternative , https://www.virtualbox.org/ . As good as VMWare.
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VMware PLAYER is a freebie. Does "costly" mean resource use ??

Bob
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16 Jun 2012   #15
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

The full VMWare Workstation is a paid product around $200 . The free VMWare Player is what we are talking about here.
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