Steps to create VMware Workstation virtual machine on Windows 7/8/10/11
Create virtual computers with detailed VMware software. Instructions on how to install virtual computer on Windows 7/8.. by ghost or install win on virtual computer...
This article TipsMake will show you in detail how to create a virtual computer on a real computer using the most professional software available today, VMware Workstation .
Creating a virtual computer to use is extremely useful because it helps you install multiple operating systems on one computer quickly and easily, how many operating systems can you install on the virtual machine. as you like.
Creating a virtual machine is extremely important for KTVs or computer experts because it can help you install and test software, create ghosts, test ghost versions . without affecting affects hard drive partitions, not infected with viruses on real computers.
The outstanding advantage is that after successfully installing the operating system on a virtual computer, you can operate completely like a real computer. Specifically, you can install win, ghost, internet connection, usb connection . very easily like you are using a real computer.
Basically in the content of this article I will show you two ways to create a virtual computer with VMware Workstation that is to install windows and ghost on the virtual machine, now let's start doing it right away!
I. Instructions on how to create virtual computers with VMware
Note: For older or newer versions, the steps are exactly the same. However, an important note is that from version VMWare Workstation 11 onwards, it only supports 64bit Windows operating system. If you want to use VMWare Workstation on a 32bit operating system, use 10.xx or less.
In addition to the paid version, VMware also offers a free version called VMware Workstation Player. You can also download and try it out here. The installation method is also completely similar to the paid version.
Step 2: OK! After downloading you proceed to install like other software. Double click if you are using Win XP, and run as administrator (Run as admin.) if you are running Windows 7 or later.
Step 3: Select Typical to choose to install by default or select Custom to customize the installation. Here I choose Custom and click Next.
Step 4: Here by default it will be installed on C drive, if you don't like it, you can choose to another drive. Click Next to continue.
Step 5: Remove Check update by unchecking the box Check for product updates on startup > click Next
Step 6: Continue as shown below.
Step 7: Click Continue to continue.
Step 8: The installation process on C drive is going on, please wait
Step 9: The installation process is finished, and we move to phase 2, which is to install the operating system on the virtual machine. You click Create a New Virtual Machine
Step 10: Next, select Typical (recommended) and select Next
Step 11: At this step you tick the line ' I will install the operating system later. The virtual machine will be created with a blank hard disk ' and click Next.
Step 12: Next, select the operating system you want to install on the virtual machine. Here I will install Windows 7 so I will choose win 7 and press NEXT.
Step 13: Enter a name and select the path to save the file containing the virtual operating system. You should choose a spare hard drive of more than 20GB (any drive will do)
Step 14: In the box Maximun disk size you choose a capacity of about 20GB or more is reasonable. Because I have a lot of space left, I will leave it at 40GB and select Store virtual disk as a single file and click Next
Step 15: Finally, the information you have just installed will appear, if there are no errors, then click Finish to complete.
This is the virtual desktop interface that you just created, because the operating system is not installed, the screen is still black like that
Step 16: Next you click on the VM option on the menu bar and select Settings. to start the configuration to choose to install windows or ghost.
Method 1: Instructions to install windows on a virtual computer
Step 1: Double click to select CD/DVD (SATA) and check the box Use ISO image file and select the path to the windows installer (with *.iso format). You can download the original *iso format installation here!
Tips: Here you can also choose the amount of ram, screen resolution, etc.
Step 2: After you select the path to the windows installation file, click on the green arrow as shown in the picture to start. And the installation process takes place like you are installing on a real computer.
However, this installation method will be a bit long and time-consuming, so I recommend you to use the second way, which is ghost.
Method 2: Instructions to install ghost on virtual computers (recommended)
Tools to prepare:
- UltraISO virtual disc creation software. (Download / Backup Link / Link Fshare) Then proceed to install it on your computer first.
- The DLC BOOT is > 800MB (Download).
- A copy of Ghost that you intend to ghost for the virtual computer.
Step 1: First you install the Ultraiso software on your computer first, then open the DLC BOOT file with Ultraiso to integrate the GHOST version into that DLC BOOT, and soon we will proceed with the ghost.
Action: Double click on the DLC file => now the DLC file will be opened with the UltraISO software that you installed earlier => Click Actions => select Add Files. => select the path to the location Go to where the ghost is being saved => click Save to save it.
Step 2: OK, so the tool is enough, now go back to the virtual computer. You click on the VM => select Settings to reselect the path to the DLC file you just created.
Step 3: Next click Start to start booting into Windows Mini
Step 4: Next, you choose Partition Wizard to re-divide the partition and Set active for the main partition.
Step 5: Once done, you will get a partition like this.
Step 6: After dividing the hard drive, Set active. done, you start Ghost.
Implementation: Click Norton Ghost to start ghosting (on my blog there are a lot of tutorials about ghosts, so I don't guide here anymore). The ghost process is fast or slow depending on the size of your ghost.
Step 7: And finally this is the result of creating a virtual computer on Windows 8 64bit and running Windows 7 operating system on a virtual computer. Very cool, isn't it, you can do a lot of things on this virtual computer.
Note: Maybe after every virtual computer startup or virtual computer shutdown, it will automatically login to the first DLC screen and please select the Boot From HDD line to access the virtual computer.
[Tips] Set boot priority on virtual computers
Implementation: (for example, I set boot priority for usb boot)
Click on the VM => select Removable => select your USB name => check the Connect line.
Similarly, if you want to set the boot priority for the DLC boot file (*.iso), go to the VM => select CD/DVD (SATA) => choose the path to your DLC file. accomplished.
Okey, so I have detailed instructions for you how to create a virtual computer on a real computer and how to install windows on a virtual computer, ghost on a virtual computer. The tutorial is so long, but it's pretty quick once it's done.
I wish you success and in the following article I will guide you with some tips to use virtual computers most effectively.
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