7th December 2021

How to Install Windows 7 on VMware Workstation?

One of the most common operating systems that incorporate networks in windows systems. This article examines the installation of the Windows 7 operating system on the WMware Workstation. For Windows 7 installation, The corresponding ISO file is provided first. Windows Trial products can be used for this purpose.

In VMware Workstation, click “File> New Virtual Machine“.

File> New Virtual Machine
File> New Virtual Machine

 

The creation of the new virtual machine wizard starts and continue by clicking the “Next” button.

new virtual machine
new virtual machine

 

In the next screen, select “Installer disc image file (iso):” and click the “Browse” button.

Installer disc image file (iso)
Installer disc image file (iso)

 

Select the operating system ISO file you want to install.

The downloaded ISO file is selected.
The downloaded ISO file is selected.

 

After selecting the downloaded ISO file continue by clicking the “Next” button.

selecting the downloaded ISO file
selecting the downloaded ISO file

 

Set options such as license key, version, credentials. I would recommend filling out the credentials because they will be required to log on.

 license key
license key

 

Name the virtual machine and locate the physical area where the files will be saved.

Name the virtual machine
Name the virtual machine

 

Set the disk capacity. Select one of the “Store virtual disks as a single file and Split virtual disk into multiple files” options. I checked the “Split virtual disk into multiple files” option.

Split virtual disk into multiple files
Split virtual disk into multiple files

 

You can change the setting or complete the configuration with the “Customize Hardware” option as required. After setting ıp your virtual computer, check the option “Power on this virtual machine after creation“.

Customize Hardware
Customize Hardware

 

Note: The CPU and RAM values may be set higher for a faster setup. These values can be adjusted after installation. This completes the configuration process.

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 configuration process
configuration process

 

The installation of the virtual Windows 7 operating system starts. Windows files may take a while to load.

installation
installation

 

The Windows 7 operating system is installed.

system is installed
system is installed

 

The installation files in the ISO file are copied to disk space reserved for the virtual machine and the necessary installations are performed.

 installation files
installation files

 

Note: Some setups may also require firewall settings, Windows update settings, clock/geography/keyboard settings. The installation is complete and you can log in with the credentials specified during the installation.

log in
log in

 

Note: After the necessary settings (Network, RAM, CPU, etc.) are made after installation, it is recommended to take a snapshot by shutting down the virtual computer.

 

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