How to Create Virtual Machine in VMware Workstation Pro

How to Create Virtual Machine in VMware Workstation Pro
Written by M Abbasi

Creating a Virtual Machine in VMware is really simple you don’t have to do much once you have installed VMware Workstation in Windows 10, Simple, you have to open the VMware workstation pro Software, to Create a new virtual machine for different operating system, you can create virtual machine for macOS Sierra, macOS High Sierra, macOS Mojave, which is the latest Version of macOS by Apple, and even you can create new virtual machine for different Microsoft Operating system, and Linux.

in this article we will talk about creating a new virtual machine in VMware workstation pro as a windows user because we have installed VMware workstation Pro inside windows 10. we don’t target any special operating system in this article this guide will be all operating system, in next article we may focus creating new virtual machine for specific operating system because, because every operating system need a different system requirement.

How to Create New Virtual Machine in VMware Pro

To make simple to understand we will not talk more about Virtualization Software and creating new Virtual machine we directly start how to create a new virtual machine in VMware workstation pro inside windows 10.

1: Open VMware workstation Pro

When you open VMware Workstation Pro, you have a decent look of VMware workstation Pro, as below image.

Create Guest Operating system in VMware Pro

2: Create a New Virtual Machine in VMware Pro

On the home page of VMware workstation pro you will some some options from them you have to click on Create a New Virtual Machine.

Create a new Virtual Machine in VMware Pro

3: Select type of configuration

The configuration Process will start from this step, you have two type of configuration Typical and Custom, we are OK with typical configuration if you want go more advance custom configuration you can select hat as well.

Virtual Machine Configuration in VMware Pro

4: Select Guest Operating System

Guest Operating system are those operating which you want to install in VMware Workstation Pro Virtual Machine, you can select an ISO file to be install on this Virtual Machine. and even have an option to select the guest operating system latter from Virtual machine setting page.

We will attach the guest operating system letter to this virtual machine.

Select Guest Operating system for VMware Pro Virtual Machine

5: Select Guest Operating System Types

Now its time to confirm that which operating system you want to install on this virtual machine, you have option for Microsoft windows, Linux, Apple macOS, VMware ESX, and other. make sure to select the exact operating which you want to install on this machine.

Create Virtual Machine VMware

6: Virtual Machine Name and Location

You have to provide a clear and desired name for your Guest Operating System that can help you in the future to access that easily, and confirm the location where you want to store this virtual machine, we suggest you to store all your virtual machine out of C Drive on any other drive and folder.

Create Virtual Machine VMware

7: Attach Virtual Hard Disk

Every Operating system will need a hard drive to store the operating installation file so here we will select a 40 GB Virtual Hard Disk our Guest Operating system, you can store the guest operating system file on single file and multiple files but its better and clear to select store virtual disk as a single file.

Create Virtual Machine VMware

You are done with creating a new virtual machine in VMware workstation Pro in Windows 10, now you can customize this Virtual machine as your desired like to increase the hard drive space and increase the Ram and Processor for your guest operating system if you want so, click on customize hardware if not click on finish.

Create Virtual Machine VMware

it was that simple to create a new virtual machine in VMware workstation Pro inside windows 10 now you can install any guest operating system in this virtual machine and enjoy using different operating system on a single physical computer.

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