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VMware Player
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The software is useful for testing operating systems other than the one installed on your PC.

Registration date
Friday April 3, 2015
Last seen
December 2, 2021

VMware Workstation Player is a local desktop virtualization tool. Thanks to VMware's technology it is possible to run a virtual machine on your computer, with a different operating system than your native OS. For example, you could run macOS or Linux on a Windows PC. This is the VMware Player download for Windows.

Key Features

Here are some of VMware Workstation Player's main features:

  • Virtual machines: Safely run a virtual machine on your host PC, making use of the best virtualization solutions in the market.

  • Access to hardware: Whilst working on the alternative operating system of a virtual machine, you will still be able to use the DVD and USB drives, network adapter and other plug-and-play hardware of the host machine.

  • File exchange: Easily copy and paste documents and media files between the host and the virtual machine.

  • Adjustable memory and disk space: You are free to decide how much of your PC’s disk space and RAM you want to allocate to the virtual machine.

  • Configurable startup and shutdown: You can specify when you want to power off, reboot or hibernate your virtual machine.

Is VMware Workstation Player Free to Use?

VMware Workstation Player is free for non-commercial, personal and home use. If you are planning to use this virtualization app commercially, you will have to purchase a Pro license. The price for this commercial version varies between $149 and $241 per license.

Is VMware Player Safe?

It seems that the software has no history of security issues or abusive data collecting. As always, we recommend reading the official Privacy policy in order to take note of the way VMware uses your data.

Other Platforms

VMware Player is also compatible with Linux DIstributions.

System Requirements

  • Operating system: Windows 8 or 10 (64-bit).

  • Graphic card: Graphics card with DirectX 11.0 capabilities.

  • Memory: At least 4 GB.

  • Disk space: 150 MB free space.

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Alternative spelling: VMware-player-16.1.2-17966106.exe
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