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Should  I Upgrade from VM Ware Desktop 7 to 8

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I use VM Ware Desktop a lot for testing and I wanted to get opinions on upgrading to version 8. Has anyone made this upgrade? Was it worth it?

My system is win 7 64 bit

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Top Expert 2010
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You don't 'need' to, but look through the "what's new" section of the release notes here: https://www.vmware.com/support/ws80/doc/releasenotes_workstation_80.html#New_Features, and see if any of the features are anything you'd like to use. I think the interface, though mostly the same, is just a bit cleaner and easier to use. Other than that, at least for testing, there is no real need for you to really

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~coolsport00
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if you want to test drive windows 8 previews you will need vmware 8,
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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We have upgraded from VMware Workstation 7.1.4 to VMware Workstation 8.0, and at present we've rolled back due to performance issues with VMware Workstation 8.0. We are not the only VMware Workstation users, experiencing issues currently, just Google and Search EE, and you'll see at present it's causing many issues with performance.

So, my advice, hold off, unless you really, really, really need it!

Let's just say, it's got a few issues!
Top Expert 2010
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I, for one, am not experiencing those perf issues others have stated (yes, here on EE), but agreed, & as I mentioned above...if there is no real "need" to go to it (i.e. for using any of the new features), then don't upgrade...
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@coolsport, did you use 6.5 or 7, big difference if you benchmark it!
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Yes...7 & 7.1..
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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@coolsport weve noticed performance issues, since 6.5.3! must be the time zone!

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