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

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  1.    29 Aug 2015 #1

    vmware workstation 12 out now - built for W10

    Hi there

    VMWARE users - Workstation release 12 is now available - specially built for W10

    VMware Workstation: Multiple Operating Systems Linux, Windows 8 More | United States

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  2.    29 Aug 2015 #2

    Seems they are re-branded.. Workstation --> Workstation Pro and Player --> Workstation Player
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       29 Aug 2015 #3

    If you are concerned about that any look under "Personal Desktop" on the product page as well as the "Free downloads" seen at VMware Virtualization Products for Virtual Servers, Virtual Desktops, and Data Center | United States

    I just downloaded the latest VM Player version a few weeks ago due to 10 having compatibility issues with an earlier version. The rename to Workstation Player suggestion it contains what the Pro version over the Home with any software would see being more features as well as additional support provided for other things.
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  4.    02 Sep 2015 #4

    Nice article about new features that come with the latest VMware workstation 12 pro
    VMware Workstation 12 Pro New Features
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       03 Sep 2015 #5

    When downloading the file I end up seeing VM Player 12.exe as the file name which is the next newer version from VM Player 7.1.2 which was the updated version from VM Player 5.0.1 that won't run on the 64bit flavor of 10 Pro while the 32bit download might still work on the 32bit 10. The 7.1.2 version however will run on 10 as well as the 12 having just downloaded that when the previous wouldn't even install on 10.
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  6.    03 Sep 2015 #6

    Doh! Why use VMware when M$ Hyper-V (in W10Pro only) and VirtualBox are free?
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  7.    03 Sep 2015 #7

    nosecureboot said: View Post
    Doh! Why use VMware when M$ Hyper-V (in W10Pro only) and VirtualBox are free?
    VMware is free too.

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       03 Sep 2015 #8

    Plus the fact is that VM Player if not Virtual Box will be two options available since the Home edition doesn't feature the Hyper-V option as the Pro edition sees included. As seen in the past if you are running the Home or Home Premium, Home Basic, Starter with 7, etc. edition of a version you have to go out and find a 3rd party app while the Pro or Ultimate for Vista and 7 for example would be featuring some additional goods!

    I guess having invested in all three 7 editions except for the Corporate edition is paying off presently!

    At the same time however I still end up grabbing the freebies from the 3rd party sources when needed as well. That includes the primary interest in not so much with older versions of Windows like 3.1 and 9x but when wanting a quick look at the other OS no need to make changes on any of the drives here and they will last since they won't require activation. Just the flavor changes every month or two! You almost need a new VM daily to keep up there!
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  •    03 Sep 2015 #9

    I'm using it to virtualize 2 windows 10 machines on a win 10 host. When I switched from workstation 11 to 12. I found this useful:

    • In VM settings, removed CD then re-added to get latest VM virtual version
    • Went into preferences and set non grabbed priority to Low - So host doesn't bog down when you need it
    • If the host is Win 10 with Insider builds on, and you get a new build that gives you a new HI screen when you sign in, then you need may need to go into the virtual network editor and do restore defaults (you know when workstation complains about a keyboard hook missing - press ok to fix) Esp if you use bridged networking
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  •    03 Sep 2015 #10

    derekimo said: View Post
    VMware is free too.

    VMware Workstation/Windows is NOT free. Please don't suggest or imply it is. VMware Player is available for home users with a free license, but it's not the same exact thing as Hyper-V or VirtualBox. If you're going to show someone up, please do so with full disclosure, anything else is just a waste of everyone's time because... you're wrong!
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