How To Install Windows 10 in VMware Workstation? [step by step guide]

The new OS in Microsoft is gaining growing popularity throughout the press. But are you expected to upgrade? Occasionally the best thing to find out. You cannot spin it in VMware if you do not have a spare PC to use on Windows 10 , I am going to provide the step by step guide on How To Install Windows 10 in VMware Workstation?

Note that VMware products are more business oriented, but for VMware Workstation you get a free trial of 30 and intuitive which makes it easy to set up a VM. The use of a VM is also an excellent way to test older software for Windows 10.

Step 1: Set up a VMware Virtual Machine

Start by opening VMware and selecting “Create a New Virtual Machine”

create a new VM ware

We’re going to go with a Typical setup. You can choose one Custom, but we’re not doing a complete Custom setup in this tutorial if you are interested in changing the parameters really.

The route to your Windows 10 ISO must be shown by VMWare now.

windows 10 ISO

If VMware does not detect the ISO automatically, you will have to choose it manually. You can choose between a 32-bit or 64-bit Windows OS version.

Tip: I would recommend you to go for the 32-bit version if you don’t have a lot of RAM or CPU to spare.

guest operating system

Choose a name, as well as where it is stored, for your virtual machine. I have stuck here with the predetermined ones.

Name Virtual Machine

The virtual disk will be installed next up. The highest average is 60 GB, which is all right. If not, VMware will allocate space to your hard disk at once. I suggest you stay with the option “Split virtual disk into multiple files.”

Step 2: Customizing the Virtual Machine Hardware (optional)

You can personalize the hardware your VM will use if you want to be awesome. If you are all right with the VMware defaults, you can go a step further and click “Continue,” I’m going to go ahead and show you some of the options you could alter.

Customize Hardware

Selecting the Memory option, I can increase or decrease the available RAM for this VM. I’ll go for 2GB instead of the default 1GB.

setup memory

I’ll also give my VM some extra CPU power by allowing it to use two cores instead of one.

Extra CPU

When you’re done tweaking the hardware you can close the windows and click “Finish” on the New VM Wizard.”

Finish VM wizard

Step 3: Installing Windows 10

Once you’re ready to begin installing, simply click on “Power on this virtual machine”. From here on the install should begin.

Installing Windows 10