How to create a virtual machine with VMWare Player

When going mobile I mostly use VMWare Player because of it’s simple interface and speed, unlike VMWare Server which in my opinion has a bloated web interface. However using VMWare Player means there is no native way to create new virtual machines. Third party solution like EasyVMX do a good job but I knew there had to be an easier way, the lazy way. The solution was to create a blank virtual machine, meaning it’s just an empty container waiting to be filled. The process is very simple just insert a CD/DVD with the operating system prior to starting the virtual machine, then proceed with the regular installation. Download blank virtual machine


  • 1 processor
  • 512 MB of allocated RAM
  • 25 GB of hard drive space (unallocated)

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— Dec 24, 2008