How to Install VMware Workstation 12 Pro on Windows 10

In this article, we will install VMware Workstation 12 Pro virtualization software which is used to create virtual machine on Windows 10 operating system.

How to Install VMware Workstation 12 Pro on Windows 10

How to Install VMware Workstation 12 on Windows 10

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

Before installing VMware Workstation 12 Pro, let’s first examine the system requirements. For VMware Workstation 12 Pro to work in stability, you must have a 64-bit processor.

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New Features with VMware Workstation 12 Pro

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).
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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 VMware 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 Discovery Drag Feature from any Virtual System Tab on VMware.
18) vCloud Air Power Operation Support (Open, Close, Ask Ask, Continue).
19) Improving Windows 10 Operating System to Virtual Computer.
20) USB 3.0 Support for Windows 7 Operating System.
21) Linux Operating Systems, Virtual Network Editor Added NAT Feature.

 

VMware Workstation 12 Pro 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.

How to Install VMware Workstation 12 Pro on Windows 10

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

RAM Requirement

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 virtual machine setup will give you performance.

How to Install VMware Workstation 12 Step by Step

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

Download Program

   Step 1

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

How to Install VMware Workstation 12 Pro on Windows 10

   Step 2

VMware Workstation 12 installation is being prepared.

How to Install VMware Workstation 12 Pro on Windows 10

   Step 3

Installation is being prepared…

How to Install VMware Workstation 12 Pro on Windows 10

   Step 4

On the Setup Wizard screen, click the Next button.

How to Install VMware Workstation 12 Pro on Windows 10

   Step 5

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

How to Install VMware Workstation 12 Pro on Windows 10

   Step 6

Select Enhanced Keyboard Driver and click Next.

How to Install VMware Workstation 12 Pro on Windows 10

   Step 7

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

How to Install VMware Workstation 12 Pro on Windows 10

   Step 8

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

How to Install VMware Workstation 12 Pro on Windows 10

   Step 9

In the Ready to install VMware Workstation Pro window, click Next.

How to Install VMware Workstation 12 Pro on Windows 10

   Step 10

Wait while it installs the VMware Workstation 12 on Windows 10.

How to Install VMware Workstation 12 Pro on Windows 10

   Step 11

Copying setup files…

How to Install VMware Workstation 12 Pro on Windows 10

   Step 12

After you have successfully completed the VMware Workstation 12 Pro setup, click Finish.

How to Install VMware Workstation 12 Pro on Windows 10

   Step 13

Click the VMware Workstation shortcut to start the program.

How to Install VMware Workstation 12 Pro on Windows 10

   Step 14

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

How to Install VMware Workstation 12 Pro on Windows 10

   Step 15

Click the Continue button.

How to Install VMware Workstation 12 Pro on Windows 10

   Step 16

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

How to Install VMware Workstation 12 Pro on Windows 10

   Step 17

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

How to Install VMware Workstation 12 Pro on Windows 10

   Step 18

You can check the VMware Workstation 12 Pro version from Help / About.

How to Install VMware Workstation 12 Pro on Windows 10

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   Final Word

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