In this article, we will examine step by step how to configure VMware Tools on Win 8.1 virtual machine running on VMware virtualization software.
How to Setup VMware Tools on Windows 8.1 Virtual Machine
After installing VMware Tools, you can transfer files between virtual machine and host computer with copy and paste method. You can also use the virtual machine in full-screen mode and get more functional mouse mobility.
In our previous articles, we have installed VMware Tools on other Windows systems. You can find the following links in our articles;
If you have not previously installed the Windows 8.1 on the VMware VM, click here to browse our related article.
How to Install Virtual Machine Tools on Windows 8/8.1
After you install Windows 8.1, you must install VM software. If you want to use Windows 8.1 virtual machine more performance, it is necessary to install the additional tools.
Follow the steps below to setup VMware Tools on Win8.1 step by step.
After the clean installation of Windows 8.1 on VMware, you will see that the VM is not in full screen. This is because the virtual machine additional software are not installed.
You can change the display resolution of your machine with View / Fit Guest Now. However, when you review the image below, you will see that Fit Guest Now is disabled. Once you have installed VMware Tools, you will be able to see this option actively.
To install VMware Tools on Windows 8 or 8.1, click VM / Install VMware Tools.
After the image file is mounted on the system, click Run setup64.exe.
Click Yes to continue the installation in the User Account Control window.
Preparing VM software for installation.
Click Next in the setup wizard.
Select Complete in the Choose Setup Type window and click Next to continue the installation.
Click Install to start installing virtual machine software.
Wait while setting up virtual machine software.
After completing the VMware virtual machine software setup, click Finish.
Restart your virtual computer for the changes to take effect.
After restarting the VM, click View / Fit Guest Now to change the screen resolution.
You can now use the Windows 8.1 VM in full resolution!
You can also share files with the drag-and-drop feature between your host computer and your VM.
How to Setup Win8.1 VM Tools ⇒ Video
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