How to Upgrade Virtual Machine Hardware Version in VMware Workstation 14? – VMware virtual machine hardware compatibility defines the hardware functions of a virtual machine created with VMware.
How to Upgrade Virtual Machine Hardware Version in VMware Workstation 14?
When you create a new virtual machine with the VMware Workstation virtualization program that you used, virtual machine hardware compatibility is set by default. If you update a VMware Workstation program (such as VMware Workstation 14) and update the VM Workstation program that you are using, the hardware compatibility of your previously installed VMware virtual machines will match the previous version.
Therefore, when you update a VMware Workstation virtualization program to a new version, the hardware compatibility of the virtual machines you use will be a previous version.
Updating VMware virtual machine hardware compatibility is quite easy. When hardware compatibility of a virtual machine upgrade, additional hardware and features to this virtual machine is added.
How to Change Virtual Machine Hardware Version?
To upgrade or update the VMware Workstation virtual machine hardware compatibility, follow the steps below in order.
Open VMware Workstation and click on the virtual machine for which you want to update Hardware Compatibility.
In the virtual machine VM console, click Upgrade this virtual machine. In the Virtual Machine Details area, you can see the hardware compatibility details of the virtual machine.
In the VMware Hardware Compatibility window, click Next to continue.
In the Choose the Virtual Machine Hardware Compatibility window, the virtual machine hardware compatibility that was selected previously is VM Workstation 12.x. Click on the down arrow to update this virtual machine to VM Workstation 14.x.
Once you have selected VM Workstation 14.x, click on the Next button.
In the Clone before Converting window, continue by selecting Alter this virtual machine. If you want to clone the virtual machine, continue by selecting the above option against any error.
The settings that will configure in the VMware virtual machine hardware compatibility update are reported. Click the Finish button to start the virtual machine update process.
Once you have successfully completed VMware Workstation hardware compatibility, click the Close button.
To check that the selected virtual machine has updated, you can review the hardware compatibility section in the Virtual Machine Details section of the VM console.
How to Upgrade Virtual Machine Hardware Version? ⇒ Video
After updating to version 14 from VMware Workstation 12 version, you can watch the following video to update the hardware compatibility of the VMware Workstation 14 virtual machines. You can also subscribe to our YouTube channel to support us…
How to Upgrade Virtual Machine Hardware Version in VMware Workstation 14?– After we updated VMware hardware compatibility in this article, we talked about the need to update the hardware compatibilities of virtual machines.
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