How to Upgrade VMware Workstation on Windows 10?

How to Upgrade VMware Workstation on Windows 10?VMware is continually releasing updates for the new operating system compatibility and some performance enhancements for the VMware Workstation virtualization program.
How to Upgrade VMware Workstation on Windows 10?

How to Upgrade VMware Workstation on Windows 10?

The VMware Workstation program is not updated automatically. However, when you run VMware Workstation, the Software Updates window appears. From the Software Updates window, you can download and install the latest version of VMware Workstation.

For example, if you have VMware Workstation 12 Pro, you can upgrade to VMware Workstation 14 Pro for free.

If you have not purchased the VMware Workstation program, you can purchase it from here.

After upgrading the VMware Workstation, you may need to upgrade your virtual machines’ hardware compatibility.

Tip: Instead of updating VMware Workstation on Windows 10, you should completely uninstall all VMware Workstation files using your Uninstaller program. Then, download this program from the VMware site and install to your computer.

How to Update VMware Workstation to Latest Version?

The latest version of VMware Workstation is 14.1.0. We will update the VM Workstation 14 version we are using to 14.1.0. For VMware Workstation 14.1.0 system requirements, you can review the following list.

VMware Workstation 14.1.0 CPU Support

  • Intel Atom processors based on the 2011 “Bonnell”  micro-architecture (e.g. Atom Z670/Z650; Atom N570)
  • Systems using AMD processors based on the “Llano” and “Bobcat” micro-architectures (e.g. code-named “Hondo”, “Ontario”, “Zacate”, “Llano”)
  • Systems using Intel Atom processors based on the 2012 “Saltwell” micro-architecture (e.g. Atom S1200, Atom D2700/D2500, Atom N2800/N2600.
  • Systems using Intel processors based on the 2010 “Westmere” micro-architecture (e.g. Xeon 5600, Xeon 3600, Core i7-970, Core i7-980, Core i7-990)
  • 3GHz or faster core speed
  • 2GB RAM minimum/ 4GB RAM or more recommended

VMware Workstation 14.1.0 Host Operating System (64 Bit) Support

  • Ubuntu 14.04 and above
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 & above
  • CentOS 6.0 and above
  • Oracle Linux 6.0 and above
  • open SUSE Leap 42.2 and above
  • SUSE Linux 12 and above

VMware Workstation 14.1.0 Guest Operating System Support

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.X
  • Windows 7
  • Windows XP
  • Ubuntu
  • RedHat
  • SUSE
  • Oracle Linux
  • Debian
  • Fedora
  • openSUSE
  • Mint
  • CentOS

Note: The system requirements for VMware Workstation 14 Pro have been taken from VMware site to provide accurate information…

After reviewing the VMware Workstation 14.1.0 system requirements, follow these steps in order to update VMware Workstation.

   Step 1

Run VMware Workstation from the Windows menu.

How to Upgrade VMware Workstation on Windows 10?

   Step 2

After running VMware Workstation, the Software Update window will appear as shown below. Click on the Download and Install button to continue.

How to Upgrade VMware Workstation on Windows 10?

   Step 3

The necessary files, such as VMware Tools for VMware Workstation, are downloading from the VMware server.

How to Upgrade VMware Workstation on Windows 10?

   Step 4

Downloading VMware Workstation 14.1.0 Pro

How to Upgrade VMware Workstation on Windows 10?

   Step 5

The VMware Setup window will appear after downloading the necessary files for the update. Click on the Next button to begin installation. If you see an error like the one below, click on the OK button and terminate VMware Workstation.exe from the Task Manager.

How to Upgrade VMware Workstation on Windows 10?

   Step 6

Click the Next button in the VMware Workstation 14.1.0 Pro installation window.

How to Upgrade VMware Workstation on Windows 10?

   Step 7

To accept the license agreement, check the I accept the terms of the license agreement and click on the Next button.

How to Upgrade VMware Workstation on Windows 10?

   Step 8

Select the Enhanced Keyboard Driver option and click Next.

How to Upgrade VMware Workstation on Windows 10?

   Step 9

Select the following options for the user experience and click Next to continue the installation.

How to Upgrade VMware Workstation on Windows 10?

   Step 10

Continue the installation by selecting the Desktop option to create a shortcut to the desktop.

How to Upgrade VMware Workstation on Windows 10?

   Step 11

Click the Upgrade button for the VMware Workstation update process.

How to Upgrade VMware Workstation on Windows 10?

   Step 12

Installing VMware Workstation Pro…

How to Upgrade VMware Workstation on Windows 10?

   Step 13

After the VMware Workstation upgrade is complete, click Finish to close the window.

How to Upgrade VMware Workstation on Windows 10?

   Step 14

The process to upgrade VMware Workstation on Windows 10 has completed successfully. Reboot your computer to take effect the changes of it.

How to Upgrade VMware Workstation on Windows 10?

   Step 15

After upgrading to VMware, open VMware Workstation and check the version of the program from Help/About.

How to Upgrade VMware Workstation on Windows 10?

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  Final Word

How to Upgrade VMware Workstation on Windows 10? – In this article, we have performed the steps to upgrade VMware Workstation 14 Pro to VMware Workstation 14.1.0 Pro on Windows 10. Thanks for following us!

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