VMware is a virtualization software which allows you to install multiple operating systems on top of your existing operating system on a desktop or laptop.

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to install VMware workstation version 9 on your Windows 7 Professional machine.

System Requirements

  1. An Intel CPU that has VT-x support or an AMD CPU with segment-limit support in long mode.
  2. 1.3GHz or faster processor speed.
  3. Minimum 1 GB RAM.

Installing VMware Workstation 9.0 on Windows 7 Professional

Step 1: Download VMware workstation from this URL. Right-click the .exe file where you downloaded and scroll down the menu. Click Run as administrator

Run VMWare installer as administrator

Step2: Proceed with the installation by Clicking on Next

Proceed with VMWare install

Step 3: The typical install option should be fine for most users, click on Typical to proceed.

Select Typical install option

Step 4: Choose the path where you would like to install the product and click Next.

Select the installation path

Step 5: If you like to send statistics data to VMWare, then select the "Help to improve VMWare Workstation" checkbox. I'll decide to leave that off on my system, then click Next.

User experience program

Step 6: Create an icon on the desktop and an entry in the strat menu. Click Next.

Startmenu and desktop icon

Step 7: To start the installation process and copying of files, click Continue.

Start copying of files

Step 8: Provide the license key and click Enter. Click Skip if you would like to enter the product key later.

Provide the license key

Step 9: Click Finish to finish the installation wizard.

Finish the installation wizard

Step 10: Accept the license agreement by choosing Yes, I accept the terms in the license agreement and click OK. The installation will take a moment. Sit back and relax !!

Accept the license agreement

Step 11: Click Next and you are  good to go with creating virtual machines.

Create virtual machine in VMWare

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