Download and Install VMware Workstation Player for Windows 10

Download and Install VMware Workstation Player
Written by M Abbasi

VMware Workstation Player is the free edition of VMware Product that you can install this Virtualization software in Linux and Windows operating system, for the aim of guest virtual machine installation, A guest Virtual machine is a complete operating system like your operating system installed on your physical computer.

When you a buy a physical computer, you don’t use the complete resources only you can use some percentage of your hardware attached on your physical computer. But you can take the full advantages of your physical computer when you need to work with the different operating system, and use some virtualization software like VMware and VirtualBox to install more operating system in one physical computer.

Download VMware Workstation Player

VMware Workstation Player is a complete setup for the guest operating system for Linux and Windows users,

VMware Workstation Player 15
VMware Workstation Player 15

if you are a Linux user and want to experience Microsoft Windows, for that you will need to buy a physical computer to have a Hard Drive, Ram, Processor and much more, but in today world you have the opportunity to use the second operating system on your computer as a guest operating system that VMware will help you to do that.

On the VMware Official Page you will have two different setup for VMware Workstation Player if you are a windows user you have to download the windows version but if you are a Linux user make sure to download the Linux Version because the Windows Version will not work on Linux Operating system.

VMware Workstation Player Requirement

Before going to install VMware Workstation Player inside your windows 10, you need to check the system requirement for VMware Workstation Player, because your physical computer must support the VMware Workstation Player system requirements.

VMware Workstation Player System Requirements

Systems using Processors (CPUs) launched in 2011 or later are supported except:

  • Intel Atom processors based on the 2011 “Bonnell” micro-architecture (e.g. Atom Z670/Z650; Atom N570)
  • Systems using Intel Atom processors based on the 2012 “Saltwell” micro-architecture (e.g. Atom S1200, Atom D2700/D2500, Atom N2800/N2600).
  • Systems using AMD processors based on the “Llano” and “Bobcat” micro-architectures (e.g. code-named “Hondo”, “Ontario”, “Zacate”, “Llano”)

In addition the following are supported:

  • Systems using Intel processors based on the 2010 “Westmere” micro-architecture (e.g. Xeon 5600, Xeon 3600, Core i7-970, Core i7-980, Core i7-990)
  • 1.3GHz or faster core speed
  • 2GB RAM minimum/ 4GB RAM or more recommended

Host Operating Systems (64-bit)

  • Ubuntu 15.04 and above
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 & above
  • CentOS 7.0 and above
  • Oracle Linux 7.0 and above
  • openSUSE Leap 42.2 and above
  • SUSE Linux 13 and above

Guest Operating Systems

More than 200 operating systems are supported, including:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.X
  • Windows 7
  • Windows XP
  • Ubuntu
  • Red Hat
  • SUSE
  • Oracle Linux
  • Debian
  • Fedora
  • openSUSE
  • Mint
  • CentOS

For a complete list of supported host and guest, the operating systems visit the VMware Compatibility Guide.

If you don’t want to use the free version of VMware you can go for the VMware Worstation Pro

Install VMware Workstation Player in Windows 10

When you click on the setup file the installation wizard will start and that will guide you for the basic installation process.

VMware Workstation Player 15 Setup Wizard

Accept the License terms to proceed the installation

End User License Agreement
License Agreement

Confirm where to store the installation file of VMware Workstation Player in your physical computer drive and folder.

VMware Installation Destination
Installation Destination

Check for the future update of this software and learn more about VMware workstation Player latest version.

VMware User Experience Settings
User Experience

If you want to have a shortcut on your desktop computer to quick access on VMware workstation Player mark the Desktop Option.

Create VMware Shortcuts
Shortcuts

Basic configuration is done now, you are ready for installation click on Install.

Ready to Install VMware Workstation Player 15
Ready to Install

Wait for the installation to be completer this will take a while.

VMware Workstation Player 15 Installation
Installation Process

You are done with the installation of VMware Workstation Player in Windows 10. You have to click on finish.

Complete VMware Workstation Player 15 Installation
Completed Installation

After a succesfull installation you will be asked for system restart go for that.

System Restart
System Restart

After restart you will have VMware Workstation Player Installed in your windows 10, click on the desktop shortcut and open VMware Workstation Player 15.

VMware Workstation Player 15
VMware Workstation Player 15

Bottom Line

When it comes to Virtualization, the best choice is VMware to install diffirent Guest operating system in a single physical computer. You can run as much as Guest operating system in VMware inside your single physical computer for different operating system, if you have any problem regarding downloading and installation of VMware workstation player in windows use the comment section below, we will try to get in touch with you as soon as possible to sort out the issue.

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