After downloading the ISO file for Windows 8.1 installation to your computer, we can proceed with the installation.
Creating a New Virtual Machine on VMware
After running VMware Workstation 12, from the File menu, click New Virtual Machine.
In the window that opens, click on the Custom (Advanced) button and press the Next button.
In the Choose the Virtual Machine Hardware Compatibility window, select Workstation 12.0 and press the Next button.
In the Guest Operating System Installation window, select the I will install the operating system later option and press the Next button.
After selecting the operating system version to be installed, press the Next button.
In the Name the Virtual Machine window, type the name of the operating system to be installed. Then select the location to be installed. Here I will install the external hard disk, you can choose a partition you want.
In the Virtual Machine Location window, specify the path to your external hard disk and click OK after creating a folder.
In the Name the Virtual Machine window, press the Next button after making the necessary settings.
In the Firmware Type window, the BIOS option is the default setting. Leave it as it is and press the Next button.
In the Processor Configuration window, you can choose how much track you want to allocate to your real processor for the operating system to be installed. For Windows 8.1 X64, select the single processor and single processor core and press the Next button.
In the Memory for the Virtual Machine window, I think 2 GB of RAM will be enough. Depending on your actual RAM capacity, you can increase or decrease it here. Continue by pressing the Next button.
In the Network Type window, do not make any adjustments, leave the default setting and press the Next button.
In the Select I / O Controller Types window, the LSI Logic SAS (Recommended) option is the default. Continue by pressing the Next button.
In the Select a Disk Type window, select SCSI (Recommended) and press the Next button.
In the Select a Disk window, select Create a new virtual disk and press the Next button.
In the Specify Disk Capacity window, I find 60 GB space for Windows 8.1 X64 operating system, so you can drop this value because it is for testing purposes.
Once you have selected 30GB of disk capacity, press the Next button without making any changes to the options below.
In the Disk File section, it is specified where the virtual disk should be saved. By default, when you leave it, it will be saved to the location of the operating system to be installed. When you click on the Browse button, you can specify the location. Continue by pressing the Next button.
After creating your virtual machine for Windows 8.1 X64, if you want to make changes to any settings, you can make changes by clicking on the Customize Hardware button. Continue by pressing the Finish button.
We can now switch to Windows 8.1 Setup. To display the ISO file you have downloaded, click CD / DVD (SATA).
In the Virtual Machine Settings window, select the Use ISO image file option.
Once the option is activated, click on the Browse button to display the Windows 8.1 ISO file location you downloaded and press the OK button.
Click the Power on this virtual machine button and start the virtual machine to start Windows 8.1 installation.
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Windows 8.1 Installation
Wait while Windows 8.1 is starting up.
In the Windows 8.1 installation window, click Next when you have selected language setting, time and currency, and keyboard settings.
Click the Install Now button to continue.
Windows 8.1 Setup is starting …
In the License Terms window, select the I accept the terms of the license button and click Next.
What type of installation do you want to install? Window, if the Windows 8 operating system is installed on the above option, we update it. Since we want to install from scratch, we click on the option below. Custom: Select Install only in Windows (Advanced).
In the disc configuration window, to make our disc ready for use, click on the New button to create a new field.
If we want to divide our disc into two parts, namely C and D, we must create a new space for the remaining space after giving a small value. Here, press the Apply button directly and separate the entire area.
He tells us that Windows will create an additional section. Press OK and continue.
Select the area where you want to install Windows 8.1 and press Next.
Preparing files for installation …
Preparing files for installation …
The virtual machine is opening to make the necessary settings after reboot …
This section is called the computer. Press HOMEPC or the name of your desired name.
Continue by pressing the Use Quick Settings button.
Enter the user name for the Windows 8.1 operating system. Enter your name and press the Last button.
The settings is completing …
Settings are continuing …
The information about the store is being given …
Windows 8.1 installation has been successfully completed. Click on your desktop.
After you tell me about my computer / right button / features, then check the operating system.
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After creating a new virtual machine with VMware Workstation 12, we have completed the Install Windows 8.1 on VMware Workstation 12. Also, after download Windows 8.1 iso x 64 file, you can store it anywhere.
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