How to Install VMware Tools on Windows 7?

In this article, we will install VMware Tools on Windows 7 running on VMware virtual machine. First, install Windows 7 on your Windows or Linux computer with VMware, and then follow the steps in this article to install VMware Tools on your Windows 7 virtual machine.

How to Install VMware Tools on Windows 7?

How to Install VMware Tools on Windows 7?

After installing a Windows virtual machine using the VMware Workstation virtualization program on Windows and Linux operating systems, the first thing you should do is install VMware Tools.

VMware Tools provides a variety of functionality for virtual machines. For example, the following are the changes that will occur on the virtual machine after installing VMware Tools on Windows 7;

  • Virtual machine graphics performance will increase.
  • You will be able to share files between the host and the virtual machine.
  • You will be able to copy and paste between host and virtual machine.
  • The time between the host and the virtual machine will be synchronized.
  • Better mouse functionality will increase between the host and the virtual machine.

How to VMware Tools on Windows 7 Virtual Machine?

VMware Tools are not installed automatically when installing a Windows 7 operating system on a VMware virtual machine. Therefore, you will need to install VMware Tools manually.

Follow the steps below to install VMware Tools step by step on Windows 7.

   Step 1

When you review the image below, you can understand if the VMware Tools installed on the Windows 7 virtual machine did not change the screen resolution.

How to Install VMware Tools on Windows 7?

   Step 2

To automatically fix the screen resolution of the virtual machine, you must click View / Fit Guest Now. However, this option is disabled because VMware Tools is not installed.

How to Install VMware Tools on Windows 7?

   Step 3

To install VMware Tools in Windows 7, click VM / Install VMware Tools.

How to Install VMware Tools on Windows 7?

   Step 4

When the VMware Tools image is automatically mounted on the system, open My Computer and double-click the drive to start the installation.

How to Install VMware Tools on Windows 7?

   Step 5

Click Yes to continue the operation in the User Account Control window.

How to Install VMware Tools on Windows 7?

   Step 6

VMware Tools installation is starting …

How to Install VMware Tools on Windows 7?

   Step 7

Preparing the installation …

How to Install VMware Tools on Windows 7?

   Step 8

In the VMware Tools Setup window, click Next.

How to Install VMware Tools on Windows 7?

   Step 9

When installing VMware Tools on a Windows Guest, select Complete. If you install all of the VMware Tools, it means that you can run this virtual machine on different VMware platforms in the future.

After selecting Complete, click Next to continue.

How to Install VMware Tools on Windows 7?

   Step 10

When VMware Tools is ready for installation, click Install.

How to Install VMware Tools on Windows 7?

   Step 11

Wait while installing VMware Tools on a Windows 7 virtual machine.

How to Install VMware Tools on Windows 7?

   Step 12

After the VM Tools installation is completed on the virtual machine, click Finish.

How to Install VMware Tools on Windows 7?

   Step 13

Restart your virtual computer for the changes to take effect. To do this, you can click Yes in the following window.

How to Install VMware Tools on Windows 7?

   Step 14

When the Windows 7 virtual machine restarts, click on View / Fit Guest Now.

How to Install VMware Tools on Windows 7?

   Step 15

As soon as you click Fit Guest Now, the screen resolution of the virtual machine will be changed as shown in the image below.

How to Install VMware Tools on Windows 7?

   Step 16

You can now transfer files between your physical computer and the virtual machine!

How to Install VMware Tools on Windows 7?

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   Final Word

In this article, we have examined step by step how to install VMware Tools on Windows 7 operating system. Installing VMware Tools on Windows Guest machines is very important because it is useful for performance. Thanks for following us!

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