how to use vmware workstation player

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how to use vmware workstation player

I have downloaded and installed vmware workstation player. it looks different than regular  vmware workstation.
I do not see the panel on the left that show VMs , if you want to select different VMs.

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Commented:
VMware Player is a free, for non-commercial use, it's a cut down version of VMware Workstation.

There is no panel on the left, but if you click Home, and Create VMs, they should appear in the list.

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if you have a VM already open, there is not a button to go Home.
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Correct. Is only really designed to run or PLAY a single VM at a time.
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the work around , is to start new Vmware Workstation Player session

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Thank you

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Thank you
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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Commented:
Workstation or Client Hyper-V which is FREE in Windows 10 Pro is a better choice

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