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Windows 7: VMWare Player (Free) - a couple of questions

06 Jul 2015   #11
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

VMWare Tools is essentially installing the drivers for the emulated hardware for the Guest OS you are using. You need to install VMWare Tools for each VM you create.


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06 Jul 2015   #12
wasnotwas

W10 Pro x64, W7 Pro x64 in VMware
 
 

@ Indianantone - I think you may be right about VMware Tools and W7 > W10 upgrade. In a W7 VM, I uninstalled VMware Tools via control panel and the white W10 upgrade icon re-appeared. When I opened the Get Windows 10 box and clicked the top left '3 bars' icon and 'check your pc' it still said gfx not supported, so I guess the jury's still out on this one. We'll see on July 29.

@ Bellzemos - VMware Tools adds a bit more functionality esp the ability to drag n drop stuff from host to guest desktop.
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06 Jul 2015   #13
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Yes of course it will say the graphics are not supported. You just uninstalled them
Windows 10 works perfectly on VMWare Workstaion or Player once you install the VMWare tools specifically for Windows 10.
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06 Jul 2015   #14
wasnotwas

W10 Pro x64, W7 Pro x64 in VMware
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post
Windows 10 works perfectly on VMWare Workstaion or Player once you install the VMWare tools specifically for Windows 10.
How do you know W10 final works perfectly on the upgrade path ?

You must be referring to W10 TP (since actual W10 not released yet). My experience >

installed W10 TP on VM Workstation with VMware Tools - runs OK

on a W7 VM with VMware Tools > W10 upgrade not available - said VM gfx not up to spec

uninstalled VMware tools on W7 > white upgrade box re-appears (but says gfx still not up to spec) > jury still out

all this ^ tried on VMware Player, Workstation 10 and 11
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06 Jul 2015   #15
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wasnotwas View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post
Windows 10 works perfectly on VMWare Workstaion or Player once you install the VMWare tools specifically for Windows 10.
How do you know W10 final works perfectly on the upgrade path ?

You must be referring to W10 TP (since actual W10 not released yet). My experience >

installed W10 TP on VM Workstation with VMware Tools - runs OK

on a W7 VM with VMware Tools > W10 upgrade not available - said VM gfx not up to spec

uninstalled VMware tools on W7 > white upgrade box re-appears (but says gfx still not up to spec) > jury still out all this ^ tried on VMware Player, Workstation 10 and 11
Ok carry on with your doubt but you will not have any issues.
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14 Jul 2015   #16
Bellzemos

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hi again, thank you all for the help.

I have another quesition. I have installed VMWare Player Free and it works excellent but I'd like to disable it's four services which are on all the time, even when not needed.

I have set them from automatic to manual. Will I experience problems because of it? I tried running VMWare Player now and the services stay off - they don't start?! But VMWare seemed to work OK anyway... I'm confused.

What do you think?
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18 Jul 2015   #17
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

I would leave well alone unless they are causing an issue on your PC. VMWare probably have a good reason for those services running such as updates etc.
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