How to Install VMware Workstation Pro 14.1.2 on Windows 10
VMware Workstation Pro is a powerful desktop hypervisor that lets you run multiple operating systems on the same PC. You can use it to test, develop, demonstrate, and deploy software in various environments. In this article, we will show you how to install VMware Workstation Pro 14.1.2 on Windows 10.
Step 1: Download VMware Workstation Pro 14.1.2
The first step is to download the latest version of VMware Workstation Pro from the official website[^1^]. You can choose either the 32-bit or the 64-bit version depending on your system architecture. The file size is about 500 MB.
Step 2: Run the Installer
Once you have downloaded the file, double-click on it to launch the installer. You will see a welcome screen that asks you to accept the license agreement and choose the setup type. You can select either Typical or Custom. The Typical option will install VMware Workstation Pro with the default settings, while the Custom option will let you customize some options such as the installation folder, network settings, and shortcuts. For this tutorial, we will choose the Typical option.
Click Next to continue. The installer will ask you to enter your license key if you have one. If you don't have a license key, you can skip this step and use VMware Workstation Pro for free for 30 days. Click Next to proceed.
The installer will then ask you to check for product updates and join the VMware Customer Experience Improvement Program. You can choose whether to enable these options or not according to your preference. Click Next to go on.
The installer will then ask you to create shortcuts and specify a default folder for your virtual machines. You can change these settings if you want or leave them as they are. Click Next to move on.
The installer will then show you a summary of your installation settings. Review them and click Install to start the installation process. The installation may take several minutes depending on your system speed.
Step 3: Restart Your Computer
When the installation is complete, the installer will ask you to restart your computer to finish the setup. Click Finish and restart your computer.
Step 4: Launch VMware Workstation Pro
After restarting your computer, you can launch VMware Workstation Pro from the Start menu or the desktop shortcut. You will see a welcome screen that gives you some options to create a new virtual machine, open an existing one, or connect to a remote server. You can also access these options from the File menu.
To create a new virtual machine, click on Create a New Virtual Machine and follow the wizard steps. You will need to choose an operating system type and version, a name and location for your virtual machine, a disk size and type, and some hardware settings such as memory, processor, network, and display.
To open an existing virtual machine, click on Open a Virtual Machine and browse to the folder where your virtual machine files are stored. You can also drag and drop your virtual machine files onto the VMware Workstation Pro window.
To connect to a remote server, click on Connect to Server and enter the server address and credentials. You can also use this option to connect to other VMware products such as vSphere, Fusion, or Workstation Player.
In this article, we have shown you how to install VMware Workstation Pro 14.1.2 on Windows 10. VMware Workstation Pro is a great tool for running multiple operating systems on your PC without rebooting or partitioning your disk. You can use it for various purposes such as testing, development, demonstration, and deployment of software in different environments.
If you encounter any issues during the installation or usage of VMware Workstation Pro, you can refer to the official documentation[^1^] or visit the VMware Technology Network forum[^2^] for help. aa16f39245