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Windows 7: VMWare Workstation 6.5.3 Available

08 Sep 2009   #11
bjrichus

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
The vmware server is free its what I use and it works GREAT.

Whats the point of upgrading and paying when you havesomething great free?
For what it's worth, I have used VMWare Server (1.0.7 is there now) on XP/64 for several years and as you say, it works really well.

Just today, I downloaded a copy of Server 2 and have just installed it on my Windows 7 PC to see how it compares with the more 'native' Virtual PC that Microsoft 'prefer' us to use. for now it is all the same price (i.e. free) and I have an XP license and a copy of Linux to test out. I guess it's all down to stability and performance (i.e. speed?).

UPDATE: Installed VM Server fine and after I re-read the manual I have it installing Ubuntu 8.04 right now. Very pretty bird as the wallpaper too. At least now I will be able to give my wife some support from this new Windows 7 machine as her Netbook runs this version of Linux. Wednesday will see me trying to migrate my old 32bit XP install over to it! Such fun!!









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08 Sep 2009   #12
Dam13n

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
VMWare Server

I'm new to these forums.. My first post!! Looking forward to all the Win7 insights!

I am also running VMWare Server 2.. after upgrading from version 1.0, it was nice to see the web based frontend. I use ESX 3.5 and the Infrastructure client at work, so Server 2.0 had a nice familiar feel to it

Current setup at home:
Win7 RC1 64bit 12GB (host)
Win7 Ultimate 64bit RTM 2GB (guest 1)
Win Server 2003 R2 Std x86 1GB (guest 2)
Ubuntu 9.04 1GB (guest 3)

All running beautifully!!!
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08 Sep 2009   #13
bjrichus

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dam13n View Post
I'm new to these forums.. My first post!! Looking forward to all the Win7 insights!
That is why I joined. We can do with some help in the transition, no matter how many years of this kind of thing you have!!!


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dam13n View Post
I am also running VMWare Server 2.. after upgrading from version 1.0, it was nice to see the web based frontend. I use ESX 3.5 and the Infrastructure client at work, so Server 2.0 had a nice familiar feel to it
Right.

Not that much re-learning to do from ESX at all!


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dam13n View Post
All running beautifully!!!
I've got to agree. The guest VM finished installed from the CD, and is now installing updates (all 209 of them) happily, all by itself.

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10 Sep 2009   #14
knuckle117

win7
 
 

can not install VMware 6.5.3 on my windows 7 x64 RC =((((

here's what it says



I tried running it as admin or under xp compatibility. nothing helps

It says i already have vmware running but I don't.

Any ideas?
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10 Sep 2009   #15
NoRulez

Win7/Vista/XP/Linux
 
 

I've been using VMware Workstation 6.0.0 build 45731 on XP, Vista and now Win7 without issues. Networking and all other functions work fine on my Ubuntu, RedHat and XP VMs.
Just wish they would implement HPFS functionality like VPC, then I can run my OS/2 VM as well.
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10 Sep 2009   #16
Dam13n

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by knuckle117 View Post
can not install VMware 6.5.3 on my windows 7 x64 RC =((((

here's what it says



I tried running it as admin or under xp compatibility. nothing helps

It says i already have vmware running but I don't.

Any ideas?
Make sure all the components installed correctly, try this...
If you go into Computer Management -> Device Manager and select More Actions -> View -> Show Hidden Devices a new list of 'hardware' appears called "Non Plug-n-Play Drivers". Make sure that you do not have any "Exclamation marks" and that all are working properly.

I have also completely uninstalled VMWare, all remnants including folders and then reinstalled and had it work.
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10 Sep 2009   #17
Dam13n

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bjrichus View Post

I've got to agree. The guest VM finished installed from the CD, and is now installing updates (all 209 of them) happily, all by itself.

Don't you just love having to deal with all those updates... lol
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11 Sep 2009   #18
knuckle117

win7
 
 
solved

solved! ) i have renamed the installation file to vmware.exe that's why vmware thought i already run vmware on my pc ) just renamed it to vmware_install.exe and everything works fine now ))
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02 Oct 2009   #19
next

windows 7
 
 

I have se same problem I have installed VMWare.Workstation.v6.5.3.185404 but when I try it to open anythink opent or error or somewhat ... ?
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