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zigzagdna
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vmware products availability on Windows 7.x

I am a novice in VMWARE. I am buying a PC with Windows 7 as operating system. Want to install lateset release of VMWARE Server or

VMWARE work station. Are these vmware products stable on WIndows 7, if not which vesion of WIndows Operating System they will work on.

Obviously Window 7 is host operating system. I may get 64 bit of OS if avaiable for the PC otherwise 32 bit version. Will 32 bit host os support intallation of linux 64 bit as guest os.

I will be using this PC for learning vmware and learning lunux Really apprecaite any help.

I did look in COmpatbiliy GUide. I was confused with this site,

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PaulSvirin
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VmS 2 seems to be working on Win7. Although there are some problems with NAT, thus consider using bridged networking.

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Deathspawner
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VMware doesn't officially support Windows 7 yet, but for all intents and purposes, the OS isn't a major switch from Vista, so the issues it has are few. I have used both Workstation 7 and Player 3 on Windows 7 multiple times and didn't have any special issues. I recommend you try out VMware Player 3 to test the waters, as it's based on Workstation 7 and has a lot of the basic functionality. If things work to your favor in Player 3, then Server or Workstation would work out just fine as well.

http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/desktop_downloads/vmware_player/3_0

zigzagdna
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What about winodws xp 2, if i get my pc installed with this guest operating system.

What is bridged networking.

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zigzagdna
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Is it better to get windows xp 2 or 3 on my pc instead of windows 7 and them install windows workstation 7 or player 3 on it.

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PShahood
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Windows 7 (64 bit) and WS 7.0.1 work fine. I would recommend going with Win 7 - very stable and refined.

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continuum
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if your host does not have more then 4 Gb of RAM then using XP or 2003 is probably the best host for VMware.

Windows 7 has several issues that simply do not exist with XP




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