How to do it...

Follow these steps to setup the virtual environment:

  1. Once the software package has been downloaded, you should find it in your default download directory. Double-click on the executable file in this directory to start the installation process. Once started, it is as easy as following the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
  1. After the installation is complete, you should be able to start VMware Player using the desktop icon, the quick launch icon, or from All Programs. Once it's loaded, you will see the virtual machine library. This library will not yet contain any virtual machines, but they will be populated as you create them in the left-hand side of the screen, as shown in the following screenshot:

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