VMware Workstation Player for Windows 10 is a free desktop virtualization application

Just installed Windows 10 and are missing your all Windows 7, Vista or XP apps? Well, VMware Workstation Player lets you run your earlier operating systems on Windows 10 virtually. With VMware, you can run the older OS on the new hardware without any problems at all. Virtualization is very beneficial for us. It lets us test and debugs different applications on different platforms. It lets us try different platforms on a single platform without much fuss. When we are virtual, we are safe in terms of viruses, trojan attacks, etc.

VMware Workstation Player for Windows 10

VMware Workstation Player (formerly known as Player Pro) is a desktop virtualization application that is available for free for personal use.

What basically VMware does is that it creates a different Virtual PC with allotted Hard Disk and RAM of your PC. That virtual PC is small in file size, and it is portable, but you’ll need an external hard disk to carry it along. There are four key terms of VMware: Create-Run-Evaluate-Share. It simply means that you can create and share your virtual world with VMware in just seconds.

Running Windows XP on VMware was a great experience. If you install a genuine Windows XP in VMware, you can have all the features such as Drag and Drop, Printing, Network Access, etc. With the new features, the process of virtualization on Windows has become a lot easier. You can even run Chrome OS on Windows 10. Well, the software may not have the Metro-styled design, but still, it is elegantly designed with an awesome interface.

If you are new to virtualization, even then you can easily use this tool without any problem. When you setup your virtual PC, the wizard will completely guide you through the entire process.

This tool doesn’t bind you to the limits of virtual PC’s you can create, but everything depends on your Machine and Hardware, so let’s check the minimum and recommended system requirements for a single VMware virtual drive.

Minimum Recommended
1 GHz Processor Speed 2 GHz Processor Speed
1 GB RAM 2 GB RAM
4 GB Free Hard disk Space 8 GB Free Hard disk Space

Click here to download it and enter the world of virtualization on your new operating system. VMware Workstation Player is free for personal, non-commercial use

Do share your experience of virtualization using this freeware, in the comments section below.

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Lavish loves to follow up on the latest happenings in technology. He loves to try out new Windows-based software and gadgets and is currently learning JAVA. He loves to develop new software for Windows. Creating a System Restore Point first before installing a new software is always recommended, he feels.

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