How to Install Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.2 on Windows 10

On September 11, 2019, Cisco Networking Academy released the latest version of the network simulator software, 7.2.2, for its users. You can download this new version for both Windows and Linux systems by signing in to Netacad.

How to Install Cisco Packet Tracer on Windows 10

How to Setup Cisco Packet Tracer 7.2.2

The 7.2.2 release of Packet Tracer is the 2nd maintenance release for 7.2 and the build number is 7.2.2.0418. You can easily update/upgrade the PT installed on your computer to the new version.

The most striking feature of the Packet Tracer 7.2 is its new visual theme. In this version, you can review the new workspace, improvements, and new devices after installation.

System Requirements

   Minimum

  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4, 2.53 GHz or equivalent
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7, Microsoft Windows 8.1, Microsoft Windows 10 or Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Storage: 1.4 GB of free disk space
  • Screen Resolution: 1024 x 768
  • Language fonts that support Unicode encoding
  • Latest video card drivers and operating system updates

   Recommended

  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4, 3.0 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Storage: 1.6 GB of free disk space
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Sound card and speakers
  • Internet connection

After explaining the minimum and recommended system requirements of Packet Tracer, let’s examine the installation step by step.

How to Use Cisco Network Simulator in Windows 10

Before proceeding with the installation steps, download the PT for your Windows computer by clicking here. Then, follow the instructions below in order for a step-by-step installation.

   Step 1

Right-click on the Cisco PT setup file that you downloaded to your computer and click Run as Administrator from the drop-down options.

Running the Setup File

   Step 2

When the Windows 10 file security warning window opens, click the Run button to run the setup file.

Open File - Security Warning

   Step 3

In the PT license agreement window, select I accept the agreement to accept the license and click Next.

Accepting the License Agreement

   Step 4

In the Select Destination Location window, if you want to change the location you want to install, you can select a different location by clicking the Browse button.

Click Next directly to continue with the wizard’s default location.

Selecting the Installation Folder

   Step 5

In the Select Start Menu Folder window, you can change the name of the folder for the start menu after installation, as the name suggests. Leave the default option here and continue the installation.

Selecting the Start Menu Folder

   Step 6

In the Select Additional Tasks window, you can create a desktop shortcut and a quick launch shortcut for Packet Tracer on your computer.

In this step, you can continue by creating a desktop shortcut.

Creating a Desktop Shortcut

   Step 7

In the Ready to Install window, you can review the configurations required to install Packet Tracer from the image below. If you want to make a change, you can go back to the previous steps.

Click the Install button to start copying files directly.

Starting Setup

   Step 8

Wait while copying the files required for PT 64 Bit to your system. This process will be completed in a few minutes!

Extracting Files

   Step 9

After the necessary files have copied, you will see a warning window prompting you to restart your computer to use PTSA (Packet Tracer Skills Based Assessment). In the Setup Info window, click OK.

Restarting the PC for PTSA Use

   Step 10

After the CPT Setup Wizard completed, click Finish to run the simulator.

Launch PT

   Step 11

Wait while the Cisco network simulator opens.

Cisco Networking Academy

   Step 12

In this step, when you see the Cisco login screen, you can log in to the remote server by typing your Netacad account information. Otherwise, if you do not have a Netacad account, click on the Guest Login button to run the program.

Logging in to Cisco

   Step 13

After clicking the Guest Login button, a timer of 15 seconds will start, and after that time you can run the simulator by clicking the Confirm Guest button.

Confirming Login to Cisco

   Step 14

After installation, you can examine the working environment of Packet Tracer as shown in the image below.

Packet Tracer Operating Environment

   Video

You can watch the video below to use Packet Tracer on your Windows PC and also subscribe to our YouTube channel to support us!

   Final Word


In this article, we have installed and run the Cisco Packet Tracer which is a must for preparing for Cisco exams on Windows 10, XP, 7, 8, 8.1 or Windows Vista. Thanks for following us!

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