Windows 10: vmware workstation 12 out now - built for W10

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  1.    06 Sep 2015 #21

    There are so many iterations of VMware, I have absolutely no idea which one I need in order to run visualized desktops on.
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  2.    06 Sep 2015 #22

    I can't believe it took them this long to finally suspend VM's on shutdown of the host... Wow. This is something Hyper-V has always done, and it's so basic I never thought any other virtualization too wouldn't provide it...
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  3. Posts : 92
    64-bit 10240 10 Pro
       06 Sep 2015 #23

    I tried this and it does not seem to like Windows 10., but I may have messed it up.
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  4. Posts : 3,357
    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc
       07 Sep 2015 #24

    This download is simply VM Player 12 replacing 7.1.2 under a different name. Either will run on 10 since I had previously been running the 5.0.2 on 7 that refused to install on 10. The message appeared in 10 indicating it wasn't compatible. Both the 7.1.2 which was just replaced and this new 12 version should go right on without issues.

    Still running the initial upgrade to 10? I ran into a number of softwares failed to install situations until seeing to a Repair Install by the second upgrade. From there everything suddenly went well for the first week until simply seeing to the clean install and then able to call it a day.

    As for VMware the list is narrow for VM Player itself. I have 6 releases of that over the last 6yrs. or so along with the old "VMLiteWorkstation.exe" file tucked away. 4.0.1, 4.0.2, 5.0.1, 5.0.2, 7.1.2, and now 12 for VM Player works here!
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    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit and VM
       07 Sep 2015 #25

    I am a little miffed as I only upgraded to Workstation 11 last Christmas. I am out of cash having just been on a mini vacation so maybe Santa will bring me the KEY this coming Christmas. It is only about 15 weeks so I'll just use 11 for now. Anyone off the top of their head know if you can use Workstation 11 with Workstation player 12 on the same machine?
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    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit and VM
       07 Sep 2015 #26

    swarfega said: View Post
    There are so many iterations of VMware, I have absolutely no idea which one I need in order to run visualized desktops on.
    Windows 8 Tutorials[2]=Virtualization
    Take a look here to start. Ask any questions on there or here on 10. Kari is the VM wizard so ask away.
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    Windows 10 Pro
       07 Sep 2015 #27

    Indianatone said: View Post
    Windows 8 Tutorials[2]=Virtualization
    Take a look here to start. Ask any questions on there or here on 10. Kari is the VM wizard so ask away.
    Just a warning: I know something about Hyper-V, even less about VirtualBox and nothing about VMware products!

    I am confident enough to say I think I can answer most of the Hyper-V questions but regarding the rest of the virtualization programs, I am useless.
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  8. Posts : 3,357
    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc
       07 Sep 2015 #28

    Hyper-V isn't actually that much more complicated then VM Player but has you start off seeing the network key made while in both VBox and VM Player you opt to share the host OS's connection unless specifying proxy settings manually being the Mac and Private IP addresses, etc. You still set the amount of memory with the 1gb minimum standard between the different programs. The size of the vhd in VM Player and Hyper-V but not Virtual Box there!

    The "vmc" file extension however is what you see on any VBox VM created! That can make things hard when trying to use an existing vm only to find you still have to make up a new one. I still give VM ware the edge over VBox however while both are still good players. There's also the Portable Virtual Box option for usb flash drive take it along with you type VMs.
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  9.    19 Sep 2015 #29

    Is there a free version? Its been years since I last used it.
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  10. Posts : 3,357
    W10 Pro x64/W7 Ultimate x64 dual boot main - W10 Pro Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64 - remote pc
       19 Sep 2015 #30

    There is! In which flavor 32bit or 64bit do you want it in? The version numbers are different for the 32bit. The June 15th release was for the 64bit 7.1.2 while the July 2nd release saw the 6.0.1 32bit free player. The August 25th however is for the VM Player 12 which is short for Workstation Player 12 on the download file name itself. But each time you go to use that you have to click a numbered button which only woks so many times being for the 30 day evaluation. I posted this on the VM Player guide there too so people wouldn't get confused when trying to scroll through the entire list of categories and then end up only finding the 64bit without a closer look on the download page itself which actually changes when changing which option you select. For the 64bit:


    • File NameVMware-player-7.1.2-2780323.exe
    • Build Number2780323
    • Release Date2015-06-15


    https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/fre...duct_downloads

    For the 32bit Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 you will want the 6.0 option in the "Major" selected and the "6.0(latest)" in the "Minor" there when going to select which one to download. VM ware at this time is leaning mostly towards the 64bit OS options.



    • File NameVMware-player-6.0.7-2844087.exe
    • Build Number2844087
    • Release Date2015-07-02



    https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/fre...duct_downloads
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