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How to Create Windows 10 Virtual Machine Using VMware Workstation Pro

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To Create Windows 10 Virtual Machine, Install VMware workstation Pro in Windows 10?

  • Double click on the .exe file of VMware workstation Pro
  • Click on Next
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VMware workstation Pro
  • Check “I accept the terms & condition” >> Next
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License agreement of VMware Workstation Pro
  • Click on next

    How to Create Windows 10 Virtual Machine Using VMware Workstation Pro

  • Select the location for installation >> Next

    How to Create Windows 10 Virtual Machine Using VMware Workstation Pro

  • Again Next

    How to Create Windows 10 Virtual Machine Using VMware Workstation Pro
  • Check the boxes according to your choice >> Next

    How to Create Windows 10 Virtual Machine Using VMware Workstation Pro
  • Hit on Install and the installation will start
  • Click on Finish

How to Create Windows 10 Virtual Machine Using VMware Workstation Pro

How to Create Windows 10 Virtual Machine on VMware Workstation?

Create Windows 10 Virtual Machine

To Create Windows 10 Virtual Machine,

  • Create a folder in hard drive >> Open VMware workstation
  • Create new virtual machine OR,
    Click on File >> create new virtual machine

  • Choose Typical >> next

    How to Create Windows 10 Virtual Machine Using VMware Workstation Pro
  • Select radio button – “I will install the OS later” >> Next

    How to Create Windows 10 Virtual Machine Using VMware Workstation Pro
  • Select OS  and Version >> Next

    How to Create Windows 10 Virtual Machine Using VMware Workstation Pro
  • Give your virtual machine a name >> Select the pre-created folder >> Next

    How to Create Windows 10 Virtual Machine Using VMware Workstation Pro
  • Give your preferable disk size >> Store virtual disk as a single file
How to Create Windows 10 Virtual Machine Using VMware Workstation Pro
  • Customize hardware

    How to Create Windows 10 Virtual Machine Using VMware Workstation Pro
  • Select New CD/DVD >> Use ISO image file >> Browse and select the ISO >> Close

    How to Create Windows 10 Virtual Machine Using VMware Workstation Pro
  • Finish
  • Select the VM >> Power On the virtual machine >> Ready to go

    How to Create Windows 10 Virtual Machine Using VMware Workstation Pro

    *** Note:- Above shown configuration details are just to show the process. RAM size, HDD size, OS depends on your need. 

What is Fixed Disk referring to in Hyper V windows 10?

Fixed disk option uses maximum space. It is faster in indexing and has no fragments. Remember, more fragment data leads to slower disk performance . The size of this kind of disk does not increase on demand.

What is Dynamic Disk referring to in Hyper V windows 10?

It starts with small size and grows as needed. The size increases on demand, with a maximum limit size as decided by the administrator.

Difference between Generation 1 & Generation 2 in Hyper v windows 10 :

How to Create Windows 10 Virtual Machine Using VMware Workstation Pro

Generation 1 : 

  • Non secure Bios boot
  • Supports Legacy Bios and also support COMPORT & virtual FLOPPY
  • It consists of IDE (integrated development environment) & SCSI (Small Computer System Interface)

Generation 2 :

  • Consists of UEFI Bios that is secure Bios.
  • Does not support COMPORT & FLOPPY
  • Mainly used to support Windows 8 & higher OS
  • Support SCSI controller

Virtual HDD Formats :

Type1 : .VHD, .VHDX, .VHDS

  • .VHD : Maximum size 2 TB
  • .VHDX : Known as extended VHD, maximum size 64 TB. It has better recovery features.
  • .VHDS : Shared VHD, maximum size 64 TB. It is a shared disk generally used for clustering and failover storage, supported by windows 10 and server 2016.

Type2 : .VMDK

Learn How to configure Type 1 Hypervisor in Hyper V windows 10

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