How to Change Hardware Version in VMware Workstation

In this instructional video, you will learn how to modify the hardware version of a virtual machine on VMware. Follow the steps carefully to ensure the successful completion of the process.

How to Change Hardware Version in VMware Workstation

To change the hardware number on VMware:

Step 1: If you have not installed VMware on Windows or Linux before, please refer to the videos below.

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Step 2: When you update VMware Workstation 16 to 17, you must update the hardware version of the installed machines.

Step 3: Open a virtual machine that you installed earlier.

Step 4: Click on Upgrade this machine.

Step 5: Click Next in the Change Compatibility Wizard window.

Step 6: From the Compatibility section, select the VMware Workstation program’s new version (Workstation 17.x) and click Next.

Step 7: You will see two options in the Clone Before Converting window. Select Alter this virtual machine and click Next.

Step 8: Click Finish to apply the changes.

Step 9: After changing the VMware hardware number, click Close.

Step 10: You can now run your machine and update the VMware Tools.

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