Yep, VMWare Workstation works on Vista fine, I was just referring to the
free version since I thought it might be unlikey that the OP's friend
would want to pony up the $189 to play DOS games.
I tried the free version (VMWare Server) on Vista Ultimate x64 about 10
months ago and could not get it to work properly. I've never tried it on
Vista x86 so I really can't say if it will work or not in 32-bit land.
I had no problems with Workstation on x64 though, so I went ahead and
bought a license after successfully evaluating the free trial for that
version. Worth the cost to me since I am a developer, but for running
old console apps? Not so much...
> mkprilliman wrote:
> > > >
> > >
> > > VMWare Rocks! But IIRC the free VMWare Server version was not
> > supported
> > > on Vista as a host the last time I checked (at least not on Vista
> > x64) -
> > > that may have changed since I checked though. You'll just need to do
> > > some homework to see if any of these solutions will even work on
> > Vista
> > > Home Basic (VPC does not look like it will and I have no experience
> > with
> > > DOSbox).
> > >
> > > Virtualization really is a sweet technology, I couldn't get by
> > without
> > > it (FWIW - I use VMWare Workstation on Vista x64, but it's not
> > > inexpensive). Good luck, let us know if you find anything.
> > > > >
> I can tell you that VMware does work on Vista HP but I don't have the
> version; I have VMware Workstation for PC (and VMware Fusion for my
> So obviously I like VMware. ;-)
> Elephant Boy Computers
> 'index' (http://www.elephantboycomputers.com)
> Don't Panic!
"The Deathstar is fully operational."
Antec Nine Hundred / Core 2 Quad Q6600 / MSI P6N Diamond / CoolerMaster
RP Pro 1000 PSU / X-Fi 7.1 / 4x 1GB Corsair XMS2 PC-6400 / 2x MSI
NX8600GTS-OC / 150GB Raptor (system) / 2 x 500GB HDD (RAID 0) / 1x 300GB
HDD (beta partition) / Venus T4U (1TB capacity) / 1x Dell 2407WFP
wrapped by 2x Dell 2001FPs / Logitech Z-5500 speakers