How to install VMware

Chrisbari14Chrisbari14 Member Posts: 83 ■■■□□□□□□□
Good morning fellow techies,

I'm wanting to install Vmware on my machine but I have no idea on how to go about doing this. Any help for this? I want to be able to run some virtual machines but I'm unaware on what free Vmware software I need to install, and how to get the Iso images.

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  • Benj94Benj94 Member Member Posts: 67 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Good morning fellow techies,

    I'm wanting to install Vmware on my machine but I have no idea on how to go about doing this. Any help for this? I want to be able to run some virtual machines but I'm unaware on what free Vmware software I need to install, and how to get the Iso images.

    Google 'Free Virtual Machine Software'. One that springs to mind instantly is Oracle VM VirtualBox - https://www.virtualbox.org/

    Microsoft allows people to download 180 day trails of their Operating Systems and also gives you the option to download them as a .iso file, if I remember correctly. Once again, google '[insert Operating System name] free trial'.

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  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Mod Posts: 6,920 Mod
    ^ this plus there are many tutorials out there both in blogs and Youtube formats. Examples:
    - How to install VirtualBox on Windows 7, 8, and 10?
    - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w591rYXjl7g
    - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6u57Ii6vsyY

    If you are set on VMware, keep in mind that they have two products you could use: Player and Workstation. Start by understanding the differences between those two and see which one is best for your use case.

    Ping us back if you get stuck.
  • ITSpectreITSpectre Member Posts: 1,040 ■■■■□□□□□□
    One word..... *drum roll*.............................................................................

    YouTube.
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  • bettsy584bettsy584 Member Posts: 69 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Yeah if you don't even know how to install an application you are here a bit early ;)
  • Chrisbari14Chrisbari14 Member Posts: 83 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I've installed workstation on my PC and tried adding a iso image to the workstation but it did not work. I will take the advice mentioned earlier and do some research on it. Thanks
  • ITSpectreITSpectre Member Posts: 1,040 ■■■■□□□□□□
    I've installed workstation on my PC and tried adding a iso image to the workstation but it did not work. I will take the advice mentioned earlier and do some research on it. Thanks

    How to add ISO image to VmWare Player (in case you are using it)
    https://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1002

    How to add a iso image to Oracle Virtualbox
    https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E26217_01/E26796/html/qs-create-vm.html

    There you go. And that should work.... My lunch is usually between 12noon to 1pm each day and my fav thing for lunch is a salad with garlic bread, or pizza.

    Just in case you wanna buy me lunch............:D
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  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Mod Posts: 6,920 Mod
    What ISO? How did you attach it? What error did you get? Details get you answers.
  • Chris_WessChris_Wess Member Posts: 10 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thanks cyberguypr! These tutorial seems very useful.:)
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