Create virtualized environments with these five apps

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5. Paragon Virtualization Manager 12

Although not in the business of running virtual machines per-se, Paragon's tool allows you to migrate a Windows install on real hardware to a virtual instance using "P2V Migration" as well as work with virtual hard disk files. What is neat about this is that you can mount virtual disks and work with data directly in your host environment without ever having to touch the guest operating system. This application sells for $59.95.

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