If you are running the VM in OSX, try parallels. It’s similar to VMware but gives you a lot more amazing features. eg: I have windows 7 on my bootcamp partition, but I can access that partition as a VM while on OSX using parallels. There is a coherence mode, in which you can access the Windows7 applications without loading the desktop. You can have the windows7 taskbar and the MAC dock on the same screen if you want. IE and safari running side by side.