Running an OS within an OS is much easy with the help of software like VMware in this post you will learn how to create a Window 10 virtual machine with VMware.
A virtual machine is useful for users to do lot of things like testing or tweaking of software in a sandbox environment different from your primary Operating Software.
Older software that you are unable to run on your Operating Software can almost be run with the help of a virtual machine.
You could have the installation of Window XP in your Window 10 or a copy of Linux in your Windows; that sound like magic right.
This post will help you on how to use VMware and how to install it to create a perfect virtual machine for you.
VMware Player is used by many all over the world including us, VMware Player 14 comes with great features and support for modern hardware. It can also work perfectly on Linux.
HOW TO SET UP A WINDOWS 10 VIRTUAL MACHINE IN VMWARE PLAYER
Setting up VMware Player is quite easy, you can start the setup from an ISO file or bootable CD/DVD with the steps below.
- Go to player menu on the top left
- Select new virtual machine and you will be able to select an ISO file or installation CD or either.
The VMware player does not support booting off USB device but you can easily ads it at the hardware configurational page after setup.
HOW TO BOOT OFF A USB DRIVE IN VMWARE PLAYER
Follow the steps below to boot off your USB device in less than five minutes.
- Download Plop Boot Manager
- Extract the zipped contents
- Click customize hardware at the final page of the virtual machine
- To open Virtual Machine hardware settings follow this steps.
- Player>>>Manager>>>Virtual Machine settings
- Click “Add” at the hardware settings then click next at the button.
- Add CD/DVD Drive
- You can choose ISO on the next prompt
- Point it to Plop Boot Manager.iso
The virtual machine will have custom boot device menu with boot from USB device immediately you start.
As you can see the setup for virtual machine is quiet easy, you can also do some further configuration based on your decision.
VMware does not need much space to function.
How to Install Windows 10 on virtual machine
Pressing Ctrl + Alt change focus from the virtual machine to your main Operating System.
On the welcome screen you will see hour newly installed Virtual Machine list VMware on the welcome screen.
On this screen you can power the VMware player to start the Window 10 installation.
After the Windows 10 installation the virtual machine will connect to the internet if it has network drivers.
You have to change your display resolution if you want to use the VM in full screen, you can also install VMware Tools for auto resolution adjustment.
The VMware Tools will also add features like ability to drag and drop files directly into Virtual Machine.
It can alao help to create a share folder between host and guest OS.
HOW TO INSTALL VMWARE TOOLS ON YOUR PC
- Click “Player button”
- Go to manager and click install VMware Tools.
At this stage the software will mount your VM DVD drive and you can navigate there from the File Explorer to launch the executable yourself (D:\setup64.exe).
- Reboot your PC to finish the installation.