Creating a virtual machine for Windows 10 using VMware Workstation Player involves several steps:
- Download and install VMware Workstation Player: If you haven’t already installed VMware Workstation Player, you can download it from the VMware website and follow the installation instructions.
- Launch VMware Workstation Player: Once installed, open the VMware Workstation Player application.
- Create a new virtual machine: From the “File” menu, select “Create a New Virtual Machine”. In the New Virtual Machine Wizard, select “Custom” and then click “Next”.
- Select “Microsoft Windows” as the operating system and “Windows 10” as the version. Click “Next”.
- Allocate memory: Assign the amount of memory (RAM) you want to allocate to the virtual machine. It’s recommended to allocate at least 4 GB for Windows 10.
- Create a virtual disk: Choose “Create a new virtual disk” and select the virtual disk size. You can select the default size of 60 GB, or adjust it as needed.
- Install the operating system: Insert the Windows 10 installation media (e.g., a DVD or a bootable USB drive) into your physical computer and select the appropriate option in the wizard. Follow the on-screen instructions to install Windows 10 in the virtual machine.
- Configure the virtual machine: After Windows 10 is installed, you can customize the virtual machine settings such as the network configuration, audio settings, and display settings.
- Start the virtual machine: Finally, click “Play virtual machine” to start the virtual machine and use Windows 10 as if it was installed on a physical computer.
Note: These steps are for VMware Workstation Player version 15.x. The steps may be slightly different for earlier versions of the software.