How to Install Windows 8.1 using VMware Workstation

This video shows you the steps to install Windows 8.1 step by step using the VMware virtualization program on your Windows 10 operating system.

How to Install Windows 8.1 using VMware Workstation

How to Install Windows 8.1 using VMware Workstation

To install Microsoft Win8.1 step by step:

Step 1: Install the VMware on your Windows 10 computer before proceeding with the installation steps.

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Step 2: After installation, download Win8.1 ISO file to your computer from the following link.

Step 3: After downloading the image file to your computer, run the VMware virtualization program.

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

Step 5: Continue by selecting Custom in the New VM Wizard window.

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

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

Step 8: Select “Windows 8.1 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 in the Windows machine. Then, in the Location section, configure the location where you want to store the VM.

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

Step 11: In the Processor Configuration window, you can add one or more processors to 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 the Bridged Network option and click Next.

Step 14: Select LSI Logic and click Next.

Step 15: In the Select a Disk Type window, select SCSI and continue to Next.

Step 16: In the Select a Disk window, select Create a new virtual disk to build a new HDD and click Next.

Step 17: At the Specify Disk Capacity setting, click Allocate all disk space now and Store virtual disk as a single file.

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

Step 19: After installing the operating system, be sure to install VM Tools!

Step 20: Watch the entire video to install Microsoft Win 8.1 step by step.

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