How to Install Windows 10 on VMware ESXi 7.0

In this article, we will examine how to setup Windows 10 on the virtual machine in the VMware vSphere Hypervisor ESXi.

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How to Install Windows 10 on vSphere ESXi 7.0 (7.0b)

If you want to run Windows 10 with ESXi installed on a physical server, you will first need to create a new virtual machine.

After creating a new virtual machine with VMware ESXi, you need to add the ISO file to the VM and start the installation. You can add ISO files to your server by clicking Datastore / Datastore Browser.

In our previous article, we reviewed the steps to add an ISO file to VMware ESXi. You can find this article on the link below.

If you do not have the ISO file, you can browse How to Download Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft. With Media Creation Tool you can download the original Windows ISO files via Microsoft to your computer.

ESXi is actually building on a physical server. However, if you have budget issues, you can test VMware ESXi by installing it on a virtualization program. We installed VMware ESXi on VMware Workstation 14 Pro virtualization before and it worked very well. But we recommend that you purchase a second-hand server and install ESXi on it.

After installing ESXi, you can follow our free VMware ESXi training articles by visiting our site.

In the previous article, we installed Windows 7 OS with VMware ESXi. In this article, we will setup Windows 10 Enterprise N 1709 in the same manner.

How to Use Windows 10 on vSphere

Follow the steps below for installing Windows 10 using vSphere.

   Step 1

To connect to your server, open Internet Explorer or Opera web browser and enter the IP address in the address line and press Enter.

The IP Address of ESXi Server

   Step 2

After you open the web interface of the server, enter your username and password and click on the Log in button.

ESXi Login Screen

   Step 3

From the options on the left pane, click Virtual Machines and then click Create / Register VM.

Create / Register VM

   Step 4

In the New VM window, select Create a new VM and click on the Next button.

Create a New Virtual Machine in ESXi

   Step 5

After you type the name of the Win10 VM and specify the operating system family and version, click Next.

Select an Operating System

   Step 6

In the Select Storage window, Datastore1 is selected by default because there is only 1 disk on ESXi. Select Datastore1 and click Next.

Select an Datastore in vSphere

   Step 7

To add the ISO file to the machine, click on CD / DVD Drive 1 and select Datastore ISO File. Once the Datastore Browser is open, select the Windows 10 64 Bit 1709 ENG.iso file and click the Select button.

Adding ISO File to vSphere Server

   Step 8

In addition, enable the Hardware Virtualization and Performance Counters options in the CPU hardware settings of the Win10 machine, and then click the Next button.

Hardware Virtualization and Performance Counters

   Step 9

After completing the steps to create a machine for operating system installation on ESXi, click Finish to continue.

Ready to Continue

   Step 10

Click the Power on button to run the Microsoft Win 10 machine.

Run Windows 10 Virtual Machine

   Step 11

The installation of Win10 on VM ESXi will start as follows. Install the operating system and finally go to the next step to install VM Tools.

Microsoft Windows 10 Setup Screen

How to Install VMware Tools

After you setup Windows 10, you need to install the VM Tools required for the virtual machine. To install VM Tools for a Win10 virtual machine, follow the steps below.

   Step 1

While your system is running, click Actions and in the list, click on Guest OS / Install VMware Tools.

Install VMware Tools

   Step 2

After the VM Tools image file is added to the virtual machine, click Run setup64.exe in the notification window below.

Run setup64.exe

   Step 3

In the VM Tools Setup window, click Next to continue.

VM Tools Wizard

   Step 4

Select Complete as the type of setup and click Next.


   Step 5

Click the Install button to start the VMware Tools setup for the virtual machine.

Ready to install

   Step 6

After VMware Tools setup is complete, restart the virtual machine for the changes to take effect.

Restarting VM

   Step 7

If the virtual machine is not running in full-screen mode, check your resolution settings.

Changing Screen Resolution

   Step 8

After changing the resolution, the virtual machine will run in full-screen mode!

Virtual Machine Full Screen


To install Windows 10 / VMware Tools using VSphere, you can watch the video below and also subscribe to our YouTube channel to support us.

   Final Word

In this article, we have discussed how to setup Windows 10 in vSphere running on the VMware Workstation 14 Pro virtualization program on the Microsoft Win10 operating system. Thanks for following us!

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