Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: vmware vs. virtual box for win 10 Preview.

13 Apr 2015   #1
Funkyecat

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
vmware vs. virtual box for win 10 Preview.

Which virtual software is better for installing win 10 preview?
I tried VMware and it worked but missed some settings. to access other partitions.
I have also seen some different instructions in actually installing win 10.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
19 Apr 2015   #2
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

VMWare is excellent for W10TP. What do you mean by "access other partitions"? On the HOST?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Apr 2015   #3
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

See if this helps VMware Player - Share Partitions Between Host and Guest

I installed Windows 10 in VMware player. If you are familiar with VMware, it installed just like any other OS. If you have questions, we will be happy to help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

20 Apr 2015   #4
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

I installed W10TP on VMware Player and didn't see much difference in functions from a W8TP install on VirtualBox. They are both crap unless you can find drivers for your video hardware that will install. The screens are small and out of proportion. And neither would recognize my TV card.

I did notice one thing I didn't care for with VMP. It installs two network drivers on W7 that load/run all the time--Even when VMP isn't running.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Apr 2015   #5
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
I did notice one thing I didn't care for with VMP. It installs two network drivers on W7 that load/run all the time--Even when VMP isn't running.
Use the Virtual Network Editor and remove them. They will now be gone.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Apr 2015   #6
VistaUltimate

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit
 
 

If you want to use 3D graphics (intensely),use VMware. VirtualBox is limited to 256 MB of graphics memory. You won't get many errors with VMware (VirtualBox sometimes has Guru Meditations,which are critical errors). VMware runs faster,as seen in benchmarks (I can also say it,as I have used both of them).
So,I recommend VMware Player.
If you want the best performance from W10 Preview,install it in the real computer (host).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Apr 2015   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I have used vBox for many years but there were always some nagging gremlins that I could not get rid of. Then I switched to VMware Player and never had any problems running 6 different Windows and Linux systems. Here are some installation and operation instructions for VMware Player that I put together.

Virtual OS Tutorial - Install, Setup and Operate
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Apr 2015   #8
carwiz

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

I didn't have a problem with either as far as errors or "gurus". I just don't like the limitations. When I first reviewed W8TP I went with VB because it supported USB and VMP didn't. Now that it does, I tried VMP on W10TP and all I gotta say is that I'll be going back to VB. It has a better system analysis at install and it loads just what it needs. I shouldn't have to run a bunch of maintenance or editors to remove stuff that shouldn't be there in the first place.

You wanted my opinion so you got it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Apr 2015   #9
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

When you ask what is the best of anything you will get opinions. These opinions will be colored by the individuals experiences and biases and will not always be rationally based. Both VirtualBox and VMWare have advantages and disadvantages. Most experienced members of this forum appear to favor VMWare.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Apr 2015   #10
VistaUltimate

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit
 
 

For me,the best virtualization program is VMware Workstation. It has more features that I find useful. VirtualBox is rubbish. Even if I allocate 256 MB graphics memory in it,Vista wouldn't have Aero available. It gave Guru Meditations sometimes and copy-paste didn't work in older builds of VirtualBox.

Of course,it's up to you which virtualization program to use.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 vmware vs. virtual box for win 10 Preview.




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
VMWare Error,EFI VMware Virtual SCSI Hard Drive(0.0)unsuccessful
I have tried to install Mac OS X into VMware 8.0.0, I did everything in 'How To Install Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 Retail On Intel/AMD PC (Image Download)' video but get this error ( image bellow ) So far, I got many solution form this Chinese website ( translate with Google translator) said that...
Virtualization
VMWare Error,EFI VMware Virtual SCSI Hard Drive(0.0)unsuccessful
Hello Was functioning normally, but there was a problem I use an operating system OS X Mavericks 10.9 http://www.sevenforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=323708&stc=1&d=1404118005 What is the solution? Thanks you
Virtualization
How to install/uninstall Windows 8 preview in VMWare Player correctly
I'm about to install Windows 8 preview in a virtual environment (VM ware player). Am I correct if I suppose that no traces are being left within Window 7 if I do so and if I uninstall Windows 8 from within VM ware player at a later time? Is there anything special to be considered? Thanks for your...
Virtualization
VMWare and Virtual PC
I have Windows 7 Pro with 9GB of RAM, I got to playing around with the Windows 7 Virtual PC and then the VMWare download. I did this because I want to play some old games that will not work on Windows 7. One thing popped in to my head though and that is what I am not sure of. If I am in the...
Virtualization
Vmware Workstation 7 Technical Preview
Our favourite website *wzor has a Vmware Workstation 7 Technical Preview for us to try out. New Features: - Windows 7 support (as a Host and Guest OS) - New WDDM Graphics driver for Windows 7 guests - OpenGL and Shader Model 3.0 for Windows XP and Vista guests - Download VMware vSphere 4...
Virtualization
VMWARE WRKS V7 0 169612 TECHNICAL PREVIEW leaked!
VMWARE.WORKSTATION.V7.0.BUILD.169612.TECHNICAL.PREVIEW-DRACULA FILE: VMware-workstation-e.x.p-169612.exe SIZE: 387,906,872 byte SHA1: C8D36619A3B1A8978CCEE959C6380FEE060F70A4 MD5: 598442B70CCED1A145BFFD60DF535E93 New Features: - Windows 7 support (as a Host and Guest OS) - New WDDM...
Virtualization


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:07.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App