Free Virtual Machines

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Yash Khan, Sep 26, 2014.

  1. Yash Khan

    Yash Khan Registered Member

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    Which Free VM is good for average users, easy to setup & use, VMware Player or VirtualBox?
    Any other?

    My purpose is to try softwares, new & beta softwares, etc... And keep few softwares installed for regular use. No malware tests, etc...

    System Specs
    Windows 7 64 Bits
    4 GB RAM
    500 GB HardDisk, 200 GB Free, planning to get 1TB external harddisk.

    I have
    Windows 7 64 Bits Disc
    Windows XP SP2 32 Bits Disc

    Can I use Win 7 64 disc for VM i.e Host & VM can have the same OS?
     
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  4. Joxx

    Joxx Registered Member

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    the main drawback with VMware Player is the absence of snapshots,
    on a virtual machine this option is difficult to live without
     
  5. Yash Khan

    Yash Khan Registered Member

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    I tried both VMware Player & VirtualBox.

    VMware - Installed Win 7 64 Bits. It mentioned something like 64 Bits will not work. So when I tried to open created VM, that message appeared & VM didn't open.

    VirtualBox - During VM creation it didn't give 64 Bits option, only 32 Bits.
     
  6. Joxx

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    the limitation is in your CPU
     
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