VMware installation on Vista?

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glob

Power User
I think VMWare runs fine on Vista 32-bit. But the drivers aren't signed so won't (easily) work on the 64-bit version.
 

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kostrom

New Member
If you're thinking about VMware Workstation, version 6.0.4 fully supports Vista. I'm using it myself on Ultimate-32 and it runs just fine. From VMware's web site:

New in Version 6.0.4


Workstation 6.0.4 adds full support for the following operating systems:
  • 32-bit and 64-bit Windows Vista SP1 as host and guest operating systems. Editions include Windows Vista Enterprise, Business, Home Basic, Home Premium, and Ultimate.
Note: The Integrated Virtual Debuggers support most of these Windows Vista SP1 operating systems:
  • Eclipse Integrated Virtual Debugger can be hosted on all 32-bit versions of these Windows Vista editions. It supports 32-bit and 64-bit Enterprise, 32-bit Ultimate, and 32-bit Business editions as a guest.
  • Visual Studio Integrated Virtual Debugger can be hosted on all 32-bit and 64-bit versions of these Windows Vista editions. It supports 32-bit and 64-bit Enterprise, Ultimate, and Business editions as a guest.
 

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kostrom

New Member
It's Workstation (not server), it's not free (I paid for the upgrade from VMware Workstation 5 to get the Vista support) and I assume it has signed drivers for Vista 32 (no complaints/prompts during installation). I'm using this on Ultimate 32 every day (work related) and have not seen problems so far...
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    DELL 630i
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    Intel Core2 Extreme Q6850 3.00Ghz Quad
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    DELL
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    8 Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    2x NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT SLI
    Sound Card
    Asus Xonar D2X/XDT
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    DELL 2408WFP
    Screen Resolution
    1900x1200
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    WD Raptor 300Gb
    Seagate 750Gb
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    Logitech MX 518
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    DELL
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    8 Gbit

glob

Power User
The paid for versions have signed drivers. The free version (ie, Server edition) doesn't. Only x64 needs signed drivers. x86 doesn't.
 

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johngalt

Antidisestablishmentarianist
Vista Guru
Also, kostrom, the OP said *server* not workstation....
 

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kostrom

New Member
You're absolutely right (although misspelled...), sorry for missing that!
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    DELL 630i
    CPU
    Intel Core2 Extreme Q6850 3.00Ghz Quad
    Motherboard
    DELL
    Memory
    8 Gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    2x NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT SLI
    Sound Card
    Asus Xonar D2X/XDT
    Monitor(s) Displays
    DELL 2408WFP
    Screen Resolution
    1900x1200
    Hard Drives
    WD Raptor 300Gb
    Seagate 750Gb
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 518
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    DELL
    Internet Speed
    8 Gbit
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