VMware Player


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Freeware (Free)


20 May 2019





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Size: 69.7 MB

Downloads: 11561

Platform: Windows (All Versions)

Review by Frederick Barton (Cybersecurity Editor)

on 29 Nov 2012

Certain applications or games may not be compatible with all Windows versions. If you only need to test such an application, installing a different operating system is not worth the effort. A better solution is to install a virtual machine on your computer. VMware Player makes this task as simple as possible. While using this program, you will be able to run multiple operating systems at the same time and use outdated applications on modern hardware.

If you want to use VMware Player at home, for personal reasons, you don't have to buy a license. It takes several minutes to download and install the software, but you don't have to make any advanced settings. Besides that , there is no need to install any prerequisite applications or services. When the installation process is complete, you can run VMware Player right away.

Virtual machines are listed on the left half of VMware Player interface and you can find options for creating new virtual machines or opening existing ones, on the right half. When you select a machine, the right half will display a preview, if the machine is running, and various details, like its state, the used operating system, its version and the allocated RAM.

Like real-life computers, virtual machines require an operating system. When creating a virtual machine, you may install its operating system from a disc, an ISO image or you can choose to install it later. The procedure is not complicated. You just need to select a destination folder for the machine's files and allocate a maximum disk size. If you decide to install the system later, you must go through the same settings and specify which operating system you intend to install. The software allows you to install any Windows edition, from Win 3.1 to Win 8, as well as numerous Linux distributions, Chrome OS, Novell NetWare, Sun Solaris and many more.

Once you create a virtual machine, you can make many more adjustments. It is possible to allocate more or less memory, one or more processor cores, enable or disable USB controllers, printers, edit various display settings and others. While a virtual machine is running, you will have various options at your disposal. VMware Player allows you to send a CTRL+ALT+DEL command, suspend, restart or shut down the virtual machine, switch to full screen mode, manage message logs and much more.


You can install numerous operating systems on different virtual machines. The software allows you to run multiple machines at the same time. It is possible to work on a virtual machine, in full screen mode, just like on your main operating system.


VMware Player may be limited by your computer's performance. VMware Player enables you to run multiple operating systems at the same time and switch between them in just a few seconds.

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VMware Player Awards

VMware Player Editor’s Review Rating

VMware Player has been reviewed by Frederick Barton on 29 Nov 2012. Based on the user interface, features and complexity, Findmysoft has rated VMware Player 5 out of 5 stars, naming it Essential


out of 5