VMware Player

VMware Player 12.5

Run a totally independent virtual PC in your computer

Virtual machines are a handy way to avoid having to install real software on your computer that could potentially damage your system. If you’ve never used virtual machines before, VMware Player is a good way to start. View full description

PROS

  • Test a new OS and new software without risks
  • Easy to set up and run
  • Can easily share data with the host system
  • Lets you create virtual machines

CONS

  • High system requirements

Excellent
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Virtual machines are a handy way to avoid having to install real software on your computer that could potentially damage your system. If you’ve never used virtual machines before, VMware Player is a good way to start.

VMware Player can be used by anyone to run virtual machines on a Windows computer, in a completely closed, safe environment. It’s a great way to test new software – like we do here at Softonic every day – provide customer support or run a series of tests on your computer without damaging the “real” system.

The "virtual machines" you use with VMware Player can be created with the program itself, as long as you have the original DVD or ISO file. You only need to configure the system’s settings (hard drive size, RAM memory, etc.) in a few easy steps and you’re ready to go.

VMware Player lets you browse the web, access any USB devices you connect to the computer, share folders with the host computer and even drag and drop files between them. The only thing VMware Player requires is a relatively powerful system, in order to meet the demands of two operating systems running at the same time.

A simple and secure way of testing software on your PC, VMware Player offers peace of mind and a straightforward way of running multiple operating systems.

VMware Player is free software that enables PC users to easily run any virtual machine on a Windows or Linux PC.

VMware Player runs virtual machines created by VMware Workstation, GSX Server or ESX Server and also supports Microsoft virtual machines and Symantec LiveState Recovery disk formats.

User reviews about VMware Player

  • "vm player limitations >"

    when install new vm you have to install the pro version> in vm player you cantcopy and past between the host &am... More.

    reviewed on October 17, 2014

  • Matt Perkins

    by Matt Perkins

    "Allows You To Use Other Operating Systems In Windows"

    If your someone who likes to try things before committing to installing them than VMWare player is for you. It allows yo... More.

    reviewed on August 1, 2010