Create and Run VMware Virtual Machines for free
Posted 20 September 2009 - 02:41 PM
VMware is faster and more efficient compared to the free alternatives.Its virtual Hard Disks can mounted and manipulated easily.The Host to Virtual Machine Networking is very good in VMware.
Also certain things which refuse to work in VirtualBox work very well in VMware.
Example- loading of bootmgr using bcdw.
But the main problem with VMWare is that it is expensive and not everybody can afford it.
However I found a work around to create and run Vmware Virtual Machines using Legal and Free tools - VMware Player , VMX Builder and VMWare Disk Mount Utility.
Read the complete guide with screenshots here
Posted 20 September 2009 - 04:20 PM
However one thing many people are not aware of is that without a license, vmware workstation can still be used to create new vm's and edit existing vm's. So the trial of workstation is actually far better than most people realize. It can even be used to coldclone when used from PE.
Posted 21 September 2009 - 01:11 AM
However the above tools together is less than 70 mb.
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