Installing VMware Workstation on Windows

VMware Workstation:

VMware Workstation is a Type 2 hypervisor by VMware. It provides a platform to create multiple virtual machines on your local Windows or Linux PC.

System Requirement:

The PC/Laptop on which you install Workstation Pro is called the host system and its operating system is called the host operating system. To run Workstation Pro below are the pre-requisites:

  • The host must have a 64-bit x86 CPU with minimum 1.3 GHz core speed.
  • For Intel CPU VT-x support must be enabled in the host system BIOS to run 64 bit Guest O/S
  • The minimum memory required on the host system is 1 GB. However recommended is 2 GB and above.
  • The host system must have a 16-bit or 32-bit display adapter
  • 1.5 GB free disk space is required on hard drive for basic installation and then at least 1 GB free disk space is recommended for each guest operating system
  • You can use any Ethernet controller that the host operating system supports.
Downloading the setup file:

You can download the VMware Workstation 12 Pro from the below Vmware link:

Download Vmware Workstation 12 Pro

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How to install VMware Workstation on Windows:
  1. First of all double click the setup will it will start the installation wizard on your computer:

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2. Click “Next” button and accept “EULA

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3. Click “Next” and on “Custom Setup” you can select “Enhanced Keyboard Driver” to handling international keyboards or to have extra keys(In my case I have skipped this) and click “Next

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4. Click “Next” “Next” on “User Experience Setting” and “Shortcut” windows and now you are at “Ready to install VMware Workstation Pro” window

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5. Click “Install” and it will begin installation

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6. Next screen will be ” Completed the VMware Workstation Pro Setup Wizard”, Click on “License” button

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7. Enter the License details in XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX format and click on “Enter” button

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8. Click Finish on the next screen and now the VMware Workstation installation is completed,

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Enjoy your journey with Virtualization !! 🙂

 

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