Quote Originally Posted by brooksndun View Post
Windows in a virtual VMware Player machine from a small Linux distro.

Ok what/where can I install and start going through this process? I like..
Pick your favorite Linux distro and install VMware Player. Then any Windows on VMware Player. Right now I would use W10 TP because there you need no product key.

Example: How to Install VMware Player 6.0.3 in Linux Mint 17 - Linux Scoop

And here is how to customize Mint Mate.