so i'm new to the whole virtualization scene, as i was using bootcamp and dont really go into windows all that often. But recently i have had to use some work-related software which has me going into windows more often, and rebooting is getting pretty annoying, I dont play computer games at all so i figured i would give VMware a shot. my questions: -I'm not really sure how the whole thing works, does windows boot up once you start the program? or is it already running? - I dont like the idea of having windows constantly running on my system just waiting for me to fire up VMware. so does windows pretty much shut down when you quit the application? Thanks in advance for any help.