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Windows 7: vmware player on windows 7

20 Feb 2012   #1
sue1966

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
vmware player on windows 7

hi, at present I have windows 7 home premium 64 bit, but at some point I hope to upgrade to windows 7 pro so that I can run VMware Player and play with eg linux. My question is - is it possible to run vmware on 7 pro? I've managed to get myself confused after reading about virtualisation on Win 7 Ultimate and Enterprise. On these it is possible to run a built in virtual disk, and I ended up with the impression that something like vmware player can only be run on ultimate and enterprise. A little advice would be helpful.


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20 Feb 2012   #2
Achilleus

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 x64
 
 

VMware products exclusively like VMware Player & Workstation, work perfectly on every versions of Windows 7 without any worries other than your Hardware Configurations.
Take Care
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20 Feb 2012   #3
sue1966

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

hi achilleus, thanks for your quick reply. So I could download vmware on my win 7 home premium?
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20 Feb 2012   #4
Achilleus

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sue1966 View Post
hi achilleus, thanks for your quick reply. So I could download vmware on my win 7 home premium?
Of course, you can download and use it right away. No worries, I guarantee that!
Take Care
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20 Feb 2012   #5
sue1966

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

many thanks for your help on this
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20 Feb 2012   #6
Arc

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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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20 Feb 2012   #7
Achilleus

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sue1966 View Post
many thanks for your help on this
Take Care and Enjoy.
By the way, Welcome to Windows Seven Forums, sue1966.
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20 Feb 2012   #8
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

VMWare Player is free but there is a problem with the current version. Use VirtualBox as posted above. It works very well with Linux Guests.
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24 Feb 2012   #9
sue1966

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

hi, thanks for the further replies and the suggestion of virtual box: more research for me!
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24 Feb 2012   #10
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

No problem su1966. When you do decide please post back what you think.
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