The proper use of the guest operating system depends on the ability to share files with the host environment. Do you have to run Windows for work but prefer Linux for pleasure? With the plug in mouse I was able to get to system restore to do a recovery and thank god,this saved my computer. I have 3 Netbooks and they have all been upgraded,1 has Windows 7 Ultimate,the other Windows 7 Professonial and the 3rd has Windows 7 Home Premium. It has 3D video acceleration and you can go full screen very easily. This makes it impossible to create new proper virtual machines and update existing ones.
The program is plain and intuitive, with a wizard design that walks you through each step of the virtual machine creation process. You should remove this post since you don't know what you are doing. We also encourage students and non-profit organizations to benefit from this offering. We chose to create a new virtual machine, and the program asked us to choose whether we were using an installation disk, using a disk image, or installing the operating system later. Oh, it's also free for personal use. I expected a sophisticated operation like this would be difficult, but it was drop-dead simple. So vmware player 2 should support 32bit cpus.
Updated on Sep 3, 2011 After considering this one against the competition, I should have given it five stars. Commercial organizations require commercial licenses to use Workstation Player. Be sure to download the tools, it updates the video and other things. Quickly and easily experience the benefits of these applications without the installation or configuration hassles. It is very close to perfect. The software has never let me down and it just makes it so easy to install and reconfigure different machines. I wanted something like this for my old games which only can run in xp.
No software however bad it is should do that to a computer. After being told to move on, I persisted in searching. Not a fan of dual boot personally, this works for me. You can select whether you're installing Windows, Linux, Novell NetWare, Sun Solaris, or another operating system, and choose the correct version from a drop-down menu. Organizations use Workstation Player to deliver managed corporate desktops, while students and educators use it for learning and training. Reply by andreaborman on February 28, 2011 It is not true that a Netbook cannot run Windows 7 Home premium. Cons Wont install 32bit drivers in my virtual 32bit xp machine I have win7 64bit.
Unless you want to wreck your computer. This one uses a lot of horsepower if trying to run 3D games but if you have at least a 2. The toughest part was doing all the updates to Windows. You can't even master the English language so why should anyone listen to your post having to do with computers. The links below are for workstation because Vmware posts more information about it, but player is built from workstation so often the same information applies.
With my Win7 64 host I am able to move the cursor from host to quest quite fluidly, I don't have to use the keystrokes to switch, it just does it. Click Finish and the program goes to work creating your virtual machine. Better than dual boot for multi platforming. The free version is available for non-commercial, personal and home use. The player is useful in other ways too. Hence, I am surprised about the failure of my Ubuntu installation to share files, even though this problem had already been observed by others.
While a 32bit operating system can still be used, it must be running on a 64bit cpu. My understanding is that in version 4 they dropped support for 32bit cpu's. If you have a 64bit cpu but are experiencing issues I would suggest trying version 4 and working your way up. Cons Ubuntu installed very easily, and almost perfectly, but failed to file share with the host platform. It is just that Windows 7 is new and that makers of Netbooks are too mean to install a higher version of Windows 7 on them.
This problem has been observed by others, but at present I don't know the solution, and need to research it further. The program may not be as full-featured as some other virtual machine applications, but it should meet the needs of most users, especially those who don't want to have to purchase software. But if it had not been for system restore I would not have a computer now,as I would not have been able to use it without the keypad. I can run multiple platforms and test things in a safe sandbox environment and under a wide variety of configurations without having to worry about having to rebuild my laptop every time something goes wrong. I also like the ability to install another operating system like Ubuntu, knowing that it cannot possibly interfere with the host Windows 7. Run over 200 supported operating systems including Windows 8, Ubuntu 9.