☰ Menu

How to Create Virtual Machine with VMware Software in Windows

Virtual Machines are independent units within a single server or desktop used for multi-taking and balanced division among multiple users in order to maximise productivity. The working of a virtual machine is simple and intricate such as to retrieve information within the system from outside but containing failure within a single unit without affecting other units within the host system.

Knowing the benefits of using virtual machines, many individual users often opt to work with this option causing a rise in the requirement of a self installation method. VMware software is one such method using which any user can virtualise their system.

To help, here is a step-by-step method to create a virtual machine using VMware software on your desktop.

  • Before beginning, know that purchasing a licensed software for VMware Workstation is the only method to launching a VMware based virtual machine. The bought product asks for a serial number which is usually included in the purchase receipt.

  • Launch the VMware Workstation program. An open tab will show various options, both on-screen and hidden away in the overhead tab.

  • To create a virtual machine, you can either click on Create a New Virtual Machine from the main screen or go to File> New Virtual Machine.

    A pop up, asking to choose the type of virtual machine you require between typical and custom, comes up.

  • Choose Typical if the hardware version matches that of the workstation. It will take a user through pre-set choices of OS, virtual machine‚Äôs location, name, connection, drive settings and space allocation.

    Choose Custom for other hardware settings. This is mostly done by experts who wish to use a physical disk instead of a virtual one. Here, a user can pick their own workstation version.

  • Click on Next>.

  • On the guest operating system page, choose between ISO or Installer disk which is external.

  • Click Next>.

  • This page needs a username and password.

  • Next>

  • On the virtual machine page, set a name and location.

  • Click Next>.

  • Those who went for Custom virtual machine creation can choose to change memory settings or let default settings go on like those who pick Typical virtual machine type.

  • Click Next>.

  • On the Configure page click on Customize Hardware which lets a user modify memory, installer disk, adaptar, graphics, sound card, networking types and processor settings.

  • Click Finish.

A VMware software makes it simple for a user to create virtual machines without engaging in the background functions while allowing large amounts of control over details that affect its working.

It is essential to remember that setting a typical virtual machine or custom virtual machine makes a bit of difference in the creation process via VMware software. To begin with, hardware version matching with the workstation version is created in a typical virtual machine while a custom virtual machine allows the choice of workstation. Then there is memory allocation which is customisable in the later and automatic in the former.

A user must choose based on their work requirement and go from there.

    Facebook   Twitter   Linkedin

Posted By


"A dedicated content writer, with a strong emotional intelligence."

Try Our VPS

Server Type DataCenter Location