Hyper-V on vmplayer
I’ve been trying out some combinations of virtualism.
First, the easiest to use is Oracle’s VirtualBox is the easiest to use and is pretty robust. Networking and file sharing is a doddle – unlike some of the other solutions.
Then I use vmplayer, as it is our company standard on our win7 laptops. Really great feauture here is shared folders, but remember to install the extensions before they work properly. (If you cannot see the folders, look in networks).
Finally I use Hyper-V on my win8 laptops. Pass-thru networking and “shared folders” are pretty hard to set up. However by double clicking on the vhdx file, it creates a drive on the host that you can use (so sort of shared folders).
Some other notes:
1. Hyper-V does not exist on win7
2. Hyper-V on vmplayer win8 does not allow you to create/import VMs (you need to be on top of a physical processor), so you just get a connect to option