Windows 10: dual-boot Linux Solved

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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1607 (AE build 14393.1198)
       17 Dec 2015 #11

    In Windows 10 Pro 64-bit you can enable Hyper-V and create the virtual machine. In other versions you can use VMWare Player which is free. Not sure if it allow you to create a new virtual machine though. You may have to download the trial version of VMWare Workstation. There are other free applications such as Oracle's VirtualBox, but VMWare has the most features and a rather good 3D support, while others can be 2D only (usually compatible to very old S3 Trio cards). I would install the trial version of VMWare Workstation to create the virtual machine, and then use the free VMWare Player to run it without having to buy the full application. Creating an Ubuntu virtual machine in VMWare is very easy. You just browse to the ISO, the Ubuntu version is recognized automatically and the virtual machine is configured as appropriate. Of course you can manually adjust the size of RAM and virtual hard disk, but default settings should be OK. All you have to do is to install VMWare tools after Ubuntu setup is complete. This is the trickiest part as it involves using the Terminal. No sweat! Google it and you'll find step-by-step guide.
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    Windows 10.0.14393 (1607) Home 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       18 Dec 2015 #12

    spapakons said: View Post
    In Windows 10 Pro 64-bit you can enable Hyper-V and create the virtual machine. In other versions you can use VMWare Player which is free. Not sure if it allow you to create a new virtual machine though. You may have to download the trial version of VMWare Workstation. There are other free applications such as Oracle's VirtualBox, but VMWare has the most features and a rather good 3D support, while others can be 2D only (usually compatible to very old S3 Trio cards). I would install the trial version of VMWare Workstation to create the virtual machine, and then use the free VMWare Player to run it without having to buy the full application. Creating an Ubuntu virtual machine in VMWare is very easy. You just browse to the ISO, the Ubuntu version is recognized automatically and the virtual machine is configured as appropriate. Of course you can manually adjust the size of RAM and virtual hard disk, but default settings should be OK. All you have to do is to install VMWare tools after Ubuntu setup is complete. This is the trickiest part as it involves using the Terminal. No sweat! Google it and you'll find step-by-step guide.
    VMware which I downloaded a few days ago is the only one of those options I knew about. I think your info is a little outdated, unless I misunderstood you. VMware Workstation Player 12.0 is free and lets you create new VMs. I got it so that I could check new software for viruses, then I remembered about this thread, and I made a Ubuntu VM. I forgot to install VMware Tools in the Ubuntu one though. Thanks for reminding me.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1607 (AE build 14393.1198)
       18 Dec 2015 #13

    I just wasn't sure if you can create a virtual machine in VMWare player or you only run it.
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  4.    21 Dec 2015 #14

    Yep, the free VMWare Player does allow you to create VMs well.
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