My laptop was pre-installed with win 7. I used it for several years with personal data. I have installed Ubuntu recently alongside Win 7 for dual boot. Most of time, i just want to use Ubuntu for work. But i may need to run some programs that are only available in win 7. Now the problem is that after searching some info online, i found that VMware Player installation has to install a brand new win 7 inside my Ubuntu http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/18768/run-windows-in-ubuntu-with-vmware-player/ .
What I really want is to use VMware Player to use the already existing win 7 with all my person data(previously installed programs) in my Ubuntu. From the following posts, it seems that this is very tricky (hardware environment problem? etc). see http://www.makeuseof.com/answers/ubuntu-windows-7-pc/
Do you think that in my case, it is better to use wine for running existing programs in my pre-installed win 7 inside my Ubuntu.
Or Someone suggests wubi in the post? I think that wubi is just installing Ubuntu inside Windows. Would this help running win 7 programs inside my Ubuntu?
Thanks for your help