VMware Workstation 7 for Windows - Download
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VMware Workstation 7 for Windows - Download


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The license you will receive with this offering is valid 12 months starting with the 1st of the month the offering was ordered.

Fully featured version, available for download. This product allows for personal use on a single machine, not for use on shared workstations. You must be a student, faculty or staff member of an academic institution to qualify for this offer.

You will be able to place an order for this product again one year after the initial order.

VMware Workstation 7

View VMware Workstation 7 Features 

The Gold Standard in Desktop Virtualization

From the creator of PC virtualization comes the most reliable, secure way to run multiple operating systems at the same time. Winner of more than 50 industry awards, VMware Workstation transforms the way professionals and students develop, test, demo, and deploy software. VMware Workstation is an integral component of anyone’s toolkit.

VMware Workstation helps teachers, students, and technical professionals automate and streamline tasks to save time and improve productivity:

  • Run applications in Linux, Windows, and more at the same time on the same PC with no rebooting
  • Rapidly create virtual machine for students, with all the lessons, applications, and tools required for the course within a secure, isolated virtual machine
  • Evaluate and test new operating systems, applications and patches in an isolated environment
  • Demonstrate complex software applications on a single laptop in a repeatable, reliable manner
  • Facilitate fast, efficient testing of applications across a large number of use cases and configurations.
  • Rich integration with Visual Studio, Eclipse, and the SpringSource Tool Suite make it incredibly easy to debug applications on multiple platforms


What’s New in VMware Workstation 7.1

  • Support for 8 virtual processors (or 8 virtual cores) and 2 TB virtual disks.
  • Support for OpenGL 2.1 for Windows Vista and Windows 7 guests.
  • Greatly improved DirectX 9.0 graphics performance for Windows Vista and Windows 7 guests. Up to 2x faster than Workstation 7.
  • Launch virtualized applications directly from the Windows 7 taskbar to create a seamless experience between applications in your virtual machines and the desktop.
  • Optimized performance for Intel's Core i3, i5, i7 processor family for faster virtual machine encryption and decryption.
  • Support for more Host and Guest Operating Systems, including: Hosts: Windows 2008 R2, Ubuntu 10.04, RHEL 5.4, and more Guests: Fedora 12, Ubuntu 10.04, RHEL 5.4, SEL 11 SP1, and more.
  • Now includes built in Automatic Updates feature to check, download, and install VMware Workstation updates.
  • Ability to import and export Open Virtualization Format (OVF 1.0) packaged virtual machines and upload directly to VMware vSphere, the industry's best platform for building cloud infrastructures


VMware Workstation 7

System Requirements for Workstation 7

Host System Requirements

Like physical computers, the virtual machines running under Workstation perform better if they have faster processors and more memory. The terms host and guest describe physical and virtual machines:

Host - The physical computer on which you install the Workstation software is called the host computer,and its operating system is the host operating system

Guest - The operating system running inside a virtual machine is called a guest operating system

PC Hardware

Standard x86-compatible or x86-64-compatible personal computer

* 733MHz or faster CPU minimum

Compatible processors include the following:
Intel - Celeron, Pentium II, Pentium III, Pentium 4, Pentium M (including computers with Centrino mobile technology), Xeon(including “Prestonia”), Core, and Core 2 processors


AMD - Athlon, Athlon MP, Athlon XP, Athlon 64, Duron, Opteron, Turion 64, and Sempron

* Multiprocessor systems are supported.

Support for 64-bit guest operating systems is available only on the following versions of these processors:
Revision D or later of AMD Athlon 64, Opteron, Turion 64, and Sempron
Intel Pentium 4, Core 2, and Xeon processors with EM64T and Intel Virtualization Technology

* You need enough memory to run the host operating system, plus the memory required for each guest operating system and for applications on the host and guest. The minimum is 512MB (2GB is recommended). For memory requirements, see your guest operating system and application documentation.
* As of version 7.0 of Workstation, the total amount of memory you can assign to all virtual machines running on a single host is limited only by the amount of RAM on the host. The maximum amount of memory for each virtual machine is 8GB.
* 16-bit or 32-bit display adapter is recommended.


Disk Drives

Guest operating systems can reside on physical disk partitions or in virtual disk files.

Hard Disks

IDE and SCSI hard drives are supported.

* VMware recommends at least 1GB free disk space for each guest operating system and the application software used with it. If you use a default setup, the actual disk space needs are approximately the same as those for installing and running the guest operating system and applications on a physical computer.

200MB (Linux) or 1.5GB (Windows) free disk space is required for basic installation. Delete the installer afterwards to reclaim disk space.

Optical CD-ROM/DVD-ROM Drives

IDE and SCSI optical drives are supported


CD-ROM and DVD-ROM drives are supported.


ISO disk image files are supported.

Floppy Drives
* Virtual machines can connect to the host’s disk drives. Floppy disk image files are also supported.


Local Area Networking

You can use any Ethernet controller that the host operating system supports.


Non-Ethernet networks are supported by using built-in network address translation (NAT) or using a combination of host-only networking plus routing software on the host operating system.

Host Operating System

VMware Workstation 7 is available for Windows and Linux host operating systems. VMware ACE features are included only in the version of Workstation that runs on Windows hosts.

A Web browser is required for the Workstation Help system.

Linux Host Operating Systems

Workstation supports Linux 32-bit and 64-bit distributions and kernels for the host operating systems. Workstation might not run on systems that do not meet these requirements. For a complete current list of supported Linux Host Operating Systems as well as Supported Guest Operating Systems please visit: VMware Web site

As newer Linux kernels and distributions are released, VMware modifies and tests its products for stability and reliability on those host platforms. VMware makes every effort to add support for new kernels and distributions in a timely manner, but until a kernel or distribution is added to the list, its use with VMware products is not supported. Look for newer prebuilt modules in the Downloads area of the VMware Web site

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