How to Install Windows 7 using VMware Workstation

This video shows you the steps to install Windows 7 step by step using the VMware virtualization program on your Windows 10 operating system.

How to Install Windows 7 using VMware Workstation

How to Install Windows 7 using VMware Workstation

To set up Microsoft Win7 step by step using the virtualization program:

Step 1: Before proceeding with the Windows 7 installation, install the VMware Workstation 14 / VMware Workstation 15 on your Windows 10 computer.

VMware 15 ➦
VMware 14 ➦

Step 2: After installing the VMware Workstation, download the ISO file for VMware from the following link to your computer.

Step 3: After downloading the Windows 7 ISO file to your computer, run the VM Workstation virtualization program.

Step 4: First, click Create a New VM because you need to create a new virtual machine on VM Workstation.

Step 5: Select Custom in the New VM Wizard window and click Next.

Step 6: In the Hardware Compatibility setting window, select Workstation 14.x / Workstation 15.x and click Next.

Step 7: In the Guest Operating System Installation window, select I will install the OS later and click Next.

Step 8: Select “Windows 7 x64 Edition” in the Select a Guest Operating System window and click Next.

Step 9: In the Name the Virtual Machine window, type a name for the machine. In the Location section, define a location where you want to store the machine.

Step 10: Check the BIOS option in the Firmware Type window and click Next.

Step 11: In the Processor Configuration window, define one or more processors in the VM.

Step 12: In the Memory for the VM window, assign a minimum of 4 GB of RAM to the Windows machine.

Step 13: In the Network Type window, select Use Bridged Networking and continue with Next.

Step 14: In the Controller Types window, select LSI Logic and click Next.

Step 15: In the Select a Disk Type window, continue by selecting SCSI (Recommended).

Step 16: In the Select a Disk window, you must create a new disk to install Microsoft OS 7. Therefore, select Create a new virtual disk and click Next.

Step 17: After determining the virtual harddisk size, tick Allocate all disk space now and click on Next button.

Step 18: After creating a new VM with VMware, add the ISO file that you downloaded to your computer to the virtual machine.

Step 19: After installing the Windows operating system using VMware, be sure to install VMware Tools!

Step 20: Watch the entire video for the step-by-step installation process.

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