How to Run Multiple Operating Systems with VMware Workstation Pro
If you are a technical professional who needs to develop, test, demonstrate, and deploy software on different platforms, you might want to consider using VMware Workstation Pro. VMware Workstation Pro is a powerful desktop virtualization software that allows you to run multiple x86-based Windows, Linux, and other operating systems simultaneously on the same PC.
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With VMware Workstation Pro, you can create and manage virtual machines with high performance, strong isolation, and advanced features. You can also replicate server, desktop, and tablet environments in a virtual machine and allocate multiple processor cores, gigabytes of main memory and graphics memory to each virtual machine. Whether you want to run a personal PC or a private enterprise cloud, VMware Workstation Pro can help you achieve your goals.
In this article, we will show you how to download and install VMware Workstation Pro on your PC, and how to create and run virtual machines with different operating systems.
Downloading and Installing VMware Workstation Pro
To download VMware Workstation Pro, you need to have a valid license key or an evaluation license. You can purchase a license key from the VMware online store or request an evaluation license from the VMware evaluation center. Once you have a license key or an evaluation license, you can download the installation file for your operating system from the VMware download page.
The latest version of VMware Workstation Pro is 15.0.2, which was released on November 22, 2018. This version supports Windows 10 version 1809, Windows Server 2019, and other guest operating systems. It also contains bug fixes and security updates. For more information about this version, see the release notes.
If you want to use an older version of VMware Workstation Pro, such as 14.1.1, 12.5.9, or 11.1.1, you can also find them on the VMware download page. However, these versions may not support the latest operating systems or have the latest features and security patches.
To install VMware Workstation Pro on your PC, follow these steps:
Double-click the installation file that you downloaded.
Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation process.
Enter your license key or evaluation license when prompted.
Restart your PC if required.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed VMware Workstation Pro on your PC.
Creating and Running Virtual Machines with VMware Workstation Pro
To create a virtual machine with VMware Workstation Pro, follow these steps:
Open VMware Workstation Pro on your PC.
Click File > New Virtual Machine to launch the New Virtual Machine Wizard.
Select the type of configuration that you want to use: Typical (recommended) or Custom (advanced).
Select the source of installation for the guest operating system: Installer disc, Installer disc image file (ISO), or I will install the operating system later.
Select the guest operating system that you want to install: Windows, Linux, or Other.
Enter a name and location for the virtual machine.
Specify the disk capacity and type for the virtual machine.