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

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

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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).
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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.


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

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 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.

VMware 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 VMware 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 VMware Pro window, click Next.

Ready to install VMware Pro

   Step 10

Wait while it installs the VMware software on Windows 10.

Installing VMware Workstation Pro

   Step 11

Copying setup files…

Copying Files

   Step 12

After you have successfully completed the setup, click Finish.

VMware Installation Complete

   Step 13

Click the VMware 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 VMware 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.

VMware License Will End 30 Days Later

   Step 18

You can check the Pro version from Help / About.

VMware Build Version

How to Setup VMware 12 Pro on Windows 10 ⇒ Video

To install VMware 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.

VMware 12 Setup Video

   Final Word

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

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