How to Install VMware Workstation 14 on Windows 10

In this article, we will install VMware Workstation 14 Pro to be able to run a virtual machine on the Windows 10 operating system.

How to Install VMware Workstation 14 on Windows 10

How to Install VMware Workstation 14 on Windows 10

VMware Workstation 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 VMware 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 install 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 VMware Workstation 14 pro. Let’s take a look at the new features for the virtual machine program.

What’s New in VMware 14 Pro

New features for VMware 14 Pro are listed below:

1. Windows 10 Creators Update Support

  • With VMware Workstation 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 installation 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 Workstation 14.

4. Virtual TPM

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

5. VMware Hardware Version 14

  • Intel Skylake and AMD Ryzen processor support are improved.
  • 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 VMware 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 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.

VMware 14 Pro Processor Innovations

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

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

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How to Install VMware Workstation 14 Pro on Windows 10

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.

VMware Setup Wizard

   Step 5

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

Accepting a VMware License Agreement

   Step 6

In the Custom Setup window, continue to 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 window, 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.

VMware Virtualization Software Installed

   Step 12

If you purchased this virtualization program, enter your License Key and click Finish. 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.

VMware Pro Installation Complete

   Step 14

We recommend that you restart your computer after installation.

Restart Windows 10 Computer

   Step 15

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

VMware Workstation Home Screen

How to Setup VMware Software on Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10 ⇒ Video

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.

VMware 14 Setup Video

   Final Word

In this article, we have installed the latest version of the VM virtualization program. Thanks for following us!

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