How to Install VMware Workstation 15 (15.5.5) on Windows 10

In this article, we will examine how to install VMware Workstation 15 Pro to set up and run the virtual machine on Windows PC.

How to Install VMware Workstation 15 Pro (15.1.0) on Windows 10

How to Setup VMware Workstation 15 Pro (15.5.5) in Windows PC

On May 15, 2019, VMware released the virtualization program 15.5.5 Pro, Player 15.5.5 as well as Fusion 11 for Mac.

The 4K user interface, HiDPI support, REST API, DirectX 10.1 and One-Click SSH connection to Linux virtual machine is new features.

People who purchase and use VM Workstation 14 Pro can upgrade/update to 15 Pro for free.

If you want to use VM Workstation Pro for free and with a 30-day trial period, you can download the program from here.

In the previous articles, we installed VM Workstation 14 step by step. The installation stages of VMware 14 and 15 are completely similar.

How to Configure VMware Workstation/Player Pro

You can set up VMware software on a PC / Laptop or a virtual machine. For example, you can install VM Workstation on a virtual machine to test it without making changes to your existing structure.

Follow the steps below to install and use virtual machine software on Microsoft Windows 10.

   Step 1

After downloading the VM softare file, click Right Key / Run as Administrator on the file.

Run as Administrator

   Step 2

Starting the VM software installation on Windows.

Preparing Workstation Installation

   Step 3

In the Workstation 15 Setup Wizard window, click Next to continue installing the program.

Setup Wizard

   Step 4

Accept the Workstation 15 license agreement and click Next.

License Agreement

   Step 5

It is recommended that you configure Enhanced Keyboard Driver for the virtual machines. Select the check box to install Advanced Keyboard Driver and click Next.

Enhanced Keyboard Driver

   Step 6

To automatically check for updates at startup and join the customer experience program, check both options in the User Experience Settings and click Next.

User Experience Settings

   Step 7

To create the shortcuts on your Windows 10 desktop and in the start menu, check both options in the Shortcuts and click Next.

Creating Shortcuts for Workstation

   Step 8

Click Install to start building VM software on Microsoft Win 10.

Ready to Install

   Step 9

Wait while installing VM Workstation on PC …

Installing Workstation Pro

   Step 10

After completing the VM Workstation installation, click Finish.

Completing Installation

   Step 11

Restart your system.

Restarting PC

   Step 12

If you purchased virtual machine software, you can enter your license key in the following window. If you want to try the program for free for 30 days, select the option below and click Continue.

I want to try Workstation 15 for 30 days

   Step 13

Click Finish button and continue.

Thank You Window

   Step 14

You have successfully installed the Workstation Pro software on Windows 10! You can learn the version of the program from Help / About.

Software Version


To set up virtual machine software on your Win 10 system, you can watch the video below and also subscribe to our YouTube channel to support us!

How to Install VMware Workstation/Player 14

In this title, we will install Workstation 14 Pro to be able to run a virtual machine on the Win10 operating system.

How to Install VM Workstation 14 on Windows 10

VMware virtualization software is the strongest and most preferable virtual machine program for Windows, Linux or macOS operating systems.

With VM Workstation 14 pro, you can install and run various virtual operating systems on your physical computer. If you are a software developer, the VM Workstation program will be indispensable for you to run a program test on different systems.

Or if you are a system administrator, the Workstation 14 pro program will help you recover from many solutions. For example, if you have a new FTP server that you want to add to your local network, you can run VMware 14 pro on an unused desktop computer, and then you can install a virtual Microsoft Server 2012, Microsoft Server 2016 or Microsoft Server 2019 machine on the program, and you can use the computer as an FTP server.

Many new features have added to the Workstation 14 pro. Let’s take a look at the new features for the virtual machine program.

What’s New?

New features for VMware 14 software are listed below:

1. Windows 10 Creators Update Support

  • With VMware 14 pro you can run Windows 10 Creators as a virtual machine.
  • You can run the Windows 10 Creators system as a host operating system.
  • Automatic detection and easy setup support for Windows 10 Creators.

2. New Operating System Support

Ubuntu 17.04
Fedora 26
CentOS 7.4
RHEL 7.4
Debian 9.1
Oracle Linux 7.4
SLE 12 SP3
OpenSUSE 42.3

3. Guest VBS Support

Virtualization Based Security support has provided with VMware 14.

4. Virtual TPM

The Trusted Platform Module supports for more security and encryption technologies such as BitLocker.

5. VMware Hardware Version 14

  • Improved Intel Skylake and AMD Ryzen processor support
  • Enhanced Secure Boot with UEFI Firmware
  • It has been developed a new Storage Controller with Virtual NVMe support.

6. Advanced Networking

  • For Windows hosts, you can change the names of Virtual Networks in Virtual Network Editor.
  • With Network Latency Simulation, new network control was provided for each virtual NIC for incoming and outgoing packet losses.

7. ESXi Host Power Operations

  • Shutdown
  • Restart
  • Entering and exiting Maintenance mode

8. Native OVF Support

It supports advanced OVF/OVA and VCSA6.0/6.5 versions.

9. Scan for Virtual Machines

With Workstation 14 pro, users are now able to refresh quickly their Virtual Machine VM stocks.

10. Automatically Suspend Shared Virtual Machines Upon Host Shutdown

All running shared virtual machines suspend automatically. This feature is available for Windows and Linux virtual machines.

11. Enhanced UI Experience

  • It has improved the display of the IP address and the MAC address of the virtual machine in the VM console.
  • When the virtual machines were shut down, it has improved disk cleanup automatically.

12. New GTK+ 3 based UI for Linux

GTK+3 support for Linux virtual machines.

Processor Innovations

Intel Atom processor support was developed that uses the 2011 “Bonnell” microprocessor architecture. (For ; Atom Z670/Z650; Atom N570)

Intel Atom processor support was developed that uses the 2012 “Saltwell” microprocessor architecture. (e.g: Atom S1200, Atom D2700/D2500, Atom N2800/N2600)

AMD processor support was developed that uses “Liano/Bobcat” microprocessor architecture. (e.g: “Hondo”, “Ontario”, “Zacate”, “Llano”)

Intel processor support was developed that uses the 2010 “Westmere” microprocessor architecture. (e.g: Xeon 5600, Xeon 3600, Core i7-970, i7-980, i7-990)

How to Install VM Workstation 14 Pro Step by Step

Before proceeding with the installation of VM Workstation 14, we recommend that you review system requirements and innovations. Now, let’s do VMware 14 pro installation on Windows 10.

The installation of VMware 14.x versions on Windows operating systems is the same exactly. The latest version of VMware Workstation is 14.1.3.

   Step 1

Download this virtualization program from the link at the bottom of the article to your computer and extract it to the folder. And then run the installation file as an administrator.

Running the Program as an Administrator

   Step 2

Preparing for VM Workstation 14 installation.

Preparing for Program Installation

   Step 3

VMware Workstation 14 begins installation.

Preparing to install

   Step 4

Click Next in the Setup Wizard window.

Setup Wizard

   Step 5

In the License Agreement, accept the license agreement and click Next.

Accepting License Agreement

   Step 6

In the Custom Setup window, select Enhanced Keyboard Driver.

Advanced Keyboard Driver

   Step 7

Select Check for product updates on startup if you want to check for updates when you start the program. And to support the development of the program, select the Join the Customer Experience Improvement Program and click Next.

Checking for Program Updates

   Step 8

To create a desktop and launch menu shortcut, continue by selecting the following options.

Creating Shortcuts

   Step 9

In the Ready to Install, click Install to start the installation.

Starting Installation

   Step 10

Installing VM Workstation 14 …

Setting Custom Registry Permissions

   Step 11

VMware 14 installation completed successfully. Click Finish to continue.

Virtualization Software Installed

   Step 12

If you purchased this virtualization program, enter your License Key and click the Finish button. If you have not purchased this program, please continue by clicking on the Skip button to use it for 30 days free of charge.

Entering the License Key

   Step 13

We’ve installed VMware software on Windows 10. Click Finish to continue.

Installation Complete

   Step 14

We recommend that you restart your computer after installation.

Restart Windows 10 Computer

   Step 15

The first initial screen of the virtual machine program is as follows.

Workstation Home Screen


You can perform a step-by-step installation on Windows 10 by watching the video below and also subscribe to our YouTube channel to support us!

How to Set Up VMware Workstation 12

In this title, we will install Workstation 12 Pro virtualization software which is used to create the virtual machine on the Windows operating system.

How to Install VM Workstation 12 Pro on Windows 10

The 12 Pro version of the virtualization software released with many innovations. One of the innovations in VMware 12 version is the Windows 10 operating system.

Before installing it, let’s first examine the system requirements. For VMware 12 Pro to run stable, you must have a 64-bit processor.

New Features

1) Up to 16 Ad vCPUs, Up to 8 TB Disk, Up to 64 GB RAM and Up to 2 GB Video RAM Display Card Support.
2) Hyper-V Support.
3) Drag-and-Drop File Copy Capability from the Desktop to the Virtual Operating System.
4) Creation of User-Defined Date and Time-Limited Virtual Machine.
5) Virtual Tablet Sensor Support (Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Ambient Light).
--- Supports VMware 10 Up to 6th. ---
6) Intel Haswell Microphone Extension Support (AVX2, TSX and so on).
7) Up to 2 GB Video RAM for a Virtual Machine Support.
8) Generation of Virtual Machines with EFI Boot Support.
9) Integration Support with Cloud Air (Upload, View, Run).
10) Windows 10, Ubuntu 15.04, RHEL 7.1, Fedora 22 Operating System Support.
11) Microsoft DirectX 10 Support Development.
12) OpenGL 3.3 Support.
13) 4K Monitor Support Comes.
14) Multiple Monitor Supports with Different DPI Settings.
15) When the virtual machine is shut down, it automatically goes to Suspend (Ask Ask) mode.
16) IPv6 NAT Support Development.
17) Tear Away Tabs brings the Drag Feature from any Virtual System Tab on VMware.
18) vCloud Air Power Operation Support (Open, Close, Ask Ask, Continue).
19) Improving Windows 10 System to Virtual Computer.
20) USB 3.0 Support for Windows 7 Operating System.
21) Linux Operating Systems, Virtual Network Editor Added NAT Feature.


System Requirements

Processor Requirement

Your computer must support the Virtualization feature. When buying a new computer, we recommend that you check the processor features.

You can check from the manufacturer website whether the processor model supports virtualization. If you want to check if your computer has the Virtualization feature, download the SecurAble program to your computer by clicking the download button below.

Securable Download

After running the SecurAble program, the program’s initial boot-up looks like the one below.


If your processor is x86 (32) bit, you can not install VMware  12 Pro. If you still want to install it, you need older versions of VMware  9, 10. After installing the 12 Pro, you can install x86 and x64 bit systems on your computer.

RAM Requirement

The minimum RAM requirement is 1 GB. However, a RAM of 2 GB or more is recommended. We recommend 8 GB of RAM. Windows 7 requires at least 3 GB of RAM to support Aero graphics.

Video Card Requirement

Your computer should have a 16bit or 32bit video card. However, make sure your video card drivers are up to date. If you frequently update the video card, this will give you a performance boost.

Disk Drive Requirement

Hard Drive Drivers: Supports IDE, SATA, and SCSI drives.

Optical Drives: Supports IDE, SATA, and SCSI optical drives. CD-ROM and DVD-ROM are supported. Also, ISO disk images can also be used.

Floppy: Floppy can be used if the hardware supports it. Floppy is also used as the image file.

SSD Drive: SSD harddisk is supported. Using SSD in a virtual computer setup will give you performance.

How to Build VM Workstation/Player 12 Step by Step

Download the Pro version to your computer by clicking the button below. To install VM Workstation 12 on Windows, follow the steps below.

Download Program

   Step 1

Right-click on the VMware installation file and click Run as Administrator.

Running the Program as an Administrator

   Step 2

VMware 12 installation is being prepared.

Installation Begins

   Step 3

Installation is being prepared…

Preparing to Install

   Step 4

On the Setup Wizard screen, click the Next button.

Setup Wizard

   Step 5

Select the I accept the terms in the License Agreement option and click on the Next button.

Accepting License Agreement

   Step 6

Select Enhanced Keyboard Driver and click Next.

Enhanced Keyboard Driver

   Step 7

To check the updates and help you develop VMware Pro, select the options as shown in the image below and click on the Next button.

Join Customer Program

   Step 8

To create the Start Menu and Desktop shortcut for the software, select the following options and click the Next button.

Creating Shortcuts

   Step 9

In the Ready to install window, click Next.

Ready to install Workstation Pro

   Step 10

Wait while it installs the VMware software on the Windows operating system.

Installing Workstation Pro

   Step 11

Copying setup files…

Copying Files

   Step 12

After you have successfully completed the setup, click Finish.

Installation Complete

   Step 13

Click the VM Workstation shortcut to start the program.

Double-Clicking the Program Shortcut

   Step 14

Select the I want to try VM Workstation 12 for 30 days option and continue.

I want to try a trial

   Step 15

Click the Continue button.

Entering an Email

   Step 16

This window informs you that you can buy from Online Store after the trial period. Click on the Finish button to continue.

Thanks Window

   Step 17

The first view of VM Workstation 12 Pro is as follows.

License Will End 30 Days Later

   Step 18

You can check the Pro version from Help / About.

Build Version


To use VM Workstation on Windows 10 operating system step by step, you can watch the video below and also subscribe to our YouTube channel to support us!

   Final Word

In this article, we have reviewed how to use VMware on Windows XP / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 operating systems. Thanks for following us!

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