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VMware Workstation Player icon Run several operating systems simultaneously on the same computer without any conflict by creating virtual machines or importing external images

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VMware Player is a program which allows you to run multiple virtual machines on your operating system and easily juggle them. For example, you can have Windows XP installed on top of your Windows 7.

Clean feature lineup

The user interface of the application is standard. You can create a new virtual machine, which is added at the top of your library. Rookies may take advantage of the built-in wizard and follow the steps for creating a virtual machine.

Generating a new virtual machine

The first step requires you specify the source file. So, you can install from a disc or from a disc image file (ISO file format). Otherwise, you can opt to install the respective virtual machine later.

In addition, you can select the guest operating system, which can be Microsoft Windows, Linux, Novell NetWare, Sun Solaris or other, as well as select the version (e.g. Windows XP Professional). Now you can give your new virtual machine a name and specify its output directory, as well as allocate its maximum disk size (in GB).

Splitting a virtual disk and customizing its hardware

Furthermore, you can store the virtual disk as a single file or split it into multiple ones. The latter option simplifies the process of moving the virtual machine to another computer but it could reduce performance on very large disks.

Right before finishing the process, you can view the name, location, version, operating system, hard disk, memory, network adapter and other devices corresponded to your new virtual machine.

Moreover, you can customize its hardware when it comes to memory, processors, new CD or DVD, floppy, network adapter, USB controller, sound card, printer and display. Data can be imported from VMX, VMC, OVF or OVA file format.

Excellent virtualization software

VMware Workstation Player takes up a moderate amount of system resources and contains a well-drawn help file. We haven't come across any problems during our tests and strongly recommend VMware Player to all users.

NOTE: Free for non-commercial uses only.

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VMware Workstation Player was reviewed by Elena Opris
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VMware Workstation Player 15.0.0 Build 10134415

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Windows 10 64 bit
Windows Server 2012
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Windows 8 64 bit
Windows 7 64 bit
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