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VMware Workstation – No Experience Necessary by Sander Van Vugt

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Chapter 2. Installing Virtual Machines

In this chapter, you'll read about how to install virtual machines. As the installation of a basic virtual machine can be very easy, we'll focus on advanced configuration options.

Before you start

Before you start the actual installation of virtual machines, you should set the default location where the virtual machine disk files are going to be stored. If you don't do this, they will get stored in the home directory of the user that uses VMware Workstation. There's nothing wrong with that, but if you're setting up an environment where many virtual machines are going to be used, you probably want to store all virtual machine disk files on a dedicated hard disk. To do this, navigate to Edit | Preferences and ...

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