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Windows 7: VMWare Player free


15 Jun 2012   #1
seven2

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 
VMWare Player free

Win 7 x 64 Home Premium, i5, 1T,6GBs

Hello
I would like to test new material but fear disturbing my host os.
My skill level is only a little above the average pcer and am concerned about my ability to handle this player.
I do not know if installation is straight forward or if I need a license or disc.
Any tips or suggestions regarding my questions would be appreciated.
Thank you


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15 Jun 2012   #2
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi,

Installation of VMWare Player really is straightforward. You can install it from this download (you need to register):

https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/evalcenter?p=player

Running new material in a VM is indeed the best way not to mess with your host OS. Post back if you need more help.

Regards,
Golden
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15 Jun 2012   #3
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

VMWare Player is a free product. You do have to create an account (also free) on the VMWare website in order to install the software.

Installation is very straight-forward...next, next, next finish.

You won't disturb your HOST OS is any way other than installing this 1 piece of software. It's like installing any other piece of software.
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15 Jun 2012   #4
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
VMWare Player is a free product. You do have to create an account (also free) on the VMWare website in order to install the OS.

Installation is very straight-forward...next, next, next finish.

You won't disturb your HOST OS is any way other than installing this 1 piece of software. It's like installing any other piece of software.
You can download VMWare Player from FileHippo wihout creating an account: Download VMware Player 4.0.4 - FileHippo.com
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15 Jun 2012   #5
cyclic

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

VMWare Player is a free product and as already stated an excellent piece of kit. You can consider it a sort of sandbox to try things out safely.
I always have it installed, just updated it actually. If you do install it, ensure you download VMWare tools they help a lot.
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15 Jun 2012   #6
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Duly noted about FileHippo. I just prefer to get my software directly from the vendor, and I also am the VMWare admin at work and I use their enterprise products, so I have a vmware account.
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15 Jun 2012   #7
seven2

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 
VM

Hello again and thank you for all the replies.
I was reading further and noticed there is a VM Box.
Is one easier /better than the other?
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15 Jun 2012   #8
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Both are similar and both are used around here. Some prefer VMWare (me) and others prefer Virtual Box.

You cannot really go wrong with either product.
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15 Jun 2012   #9
Trinty

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 - Service Pack 1
 
 

Hello.

As all said, using VM software like VMware and VBox is best to test new materials.

Like pparks1 said, I prefer VMware too. For me , VMware is much better. A lot of functions and good software.

Trinty
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15 Jun 2012   #10
seven2

Windows 7 Home premium 64 bit
 
 
VM

I will try the VMware and be back with some questions I am sure. I particularly want to see the Chrome OS and Win 8 as I have the hardware for the latter if interested.
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