How to Install Windows 10 on VMware Workstation

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Microsoft has released its new version of Windows 10 for all its users. You can install Windows 10 on your device in many ways, but instead of directly installing it on your device, it is better to test the OS. You can install Windows 10 on your device in VMware workstation. VMware Workstation is a hypervisor that enables users to set up one or more virtual machines (VMs) on a single machine, and use them simultaneously along with the actual machine. Here, you can find detailed steps that guides you how to install Windows 10 on VMware Workstation.

Steps to Install Windows 10 on VMware Workstation

Step 1: Download the Windows 10 ISO

  • Initially, Visit the Windows Insider Program to Download Windows 10 ISO.
  • Sign up and then download the ISO using the above link.

Step 2:  Download VMware Workstation

Step 3: Run the File

  • Click the File>New Virtual Machine button to create a new virtual machine.
  • Select Custom (advanced) configuration and click on Next.

Install Windows 10 on VMware Workstation

Step 4: Specify path for your Windows 10 ISO file

  • In the New Virtual Machine Wizard, specify a path for your Windows 10 ISO file and Click on Next.

Specify path - vmware workstation

Step 5: Select Operating System

  • Select the guest operating system as Microsoft Windows.
  • Choose the Version of the OS as Windows 8 x64 and click on Next.

vmware Workstation- Select Guest OS

Step 6: Specify New Virtual Machine Name

  • Specify the name of Virtual machine (Eg: Windows 10)and Click on Next.

VMware Workstation-Specify Virtual machine name

Step 7: Processor Configuration

  • Specify the number of processors and number of cores per processor.
  • Then, Click on Next.

Enter no of Processors

Step 8: Memory Size

  • Now, Specify the memory for your Virtual Machine as 2GB (give it in MB).

Virtual Machine-Allocate Memory

Step 9: Type of Network

  • Select the type of network as Network Address Translation (NAT) and click on Next.

Type of Network-Use NAT

Step 10: Disk Capacity

  • Specify the disk capacity of your virtual machine. Recommended size for Windows 8 is 60GB.

Allocate Disk Size

Step 11: Virtual Machine Created

  • Click on Finish and your Virtual Machine is created.

Creates New Virtual Machine

Step 12: Windows 10 Setup

  • Go through the Windows 10 installation process normally. Select your language and Keyboard layout and then click on Next to continue.

windows 10 installation

  • Just click on Install Now so as to continue the installation process.

Install Now - Windows 10

  • Choose the type of installation from the two options as shown in the image below.
  • Upgrade is used to upgrade your existing Windows 7 or 8 system to the new Windows 10 OS. Custom lets you install Windows 10 alongside an existing copy of Windows.
  • Click the Custom: Install Windows only (advanced) installation option.

Windows 10 Installation-Select Custom

  • Allocate Space for Windows 10 and click on Next.
  • You can now run Windows 10 in VMware Workstation.

Install Windows 10-Allocate Space

  • Now, installation process starts for Windows 10 on VMware Workstation and it takes some time to copy and install the new version. A welcome screen displays after finishing the complete installation.

Windows 10 installed on VMware workstation

Windows 10 on VMware Workstation

Windows 10 is now installed on VMware Workstation. Follow the above process and install Windows 10 on your device on VMware workstation. Hope this tutorial helps you install Windows 10 on your VMware workstation.

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Thanks sampoorna for sharing such a good article. As windows… Read more »