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VMware Workstation – No Experience Necessary by Sander Van Vugt

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Working with snapshots

In this section, you'll learn how to create snapshots of virtual machines. You'll also learn how to use the Snapshot Manager to manage a setup where different snapshots are used.

Creating snapshots

To create a snapshot, you don't have to do anything with the virtual machine. You can create a snapshot irrespective of the actual state of the virtual machine, so it doesn't matter if it is currently active or not. If the machine is powered on, the current state of the virtual machine memory is included in the snapshot as well. This is a useful feature as it allows you to return to the exact state the machine was in while taking the snapshot.

To create a snapshot of a virtual machine, select the virtual machine first. Then from ...

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