Monday, 23 March 2009

How to install Windows 7 in VMWare Workstation 5.

  1. Upgrade to the latest version of VMWare Workstation 5. At the time of writing it's 5.5.9.
  2. Create a new virtual machine from the File menu. Choose "Windows Vista (experimental)" or "Windows Vista x64 Edition (experimental)". If you don't choose any of the Vista options, you will not be able to install VMWare Tools. Without VMWare Tools you will not get your network up and running.
  3. When you've created the virtual machine, configure the CD-ROM to use the Windows 7 .ISO file.
  4. Start the virtual machine and install Windows 7.
  5. Install VMWare Tools.
  6. Done.

1 comment:

  1. This didn't work for me, after the installation and first reboot, VMWare doesn't even get to the regular "loading windows" screen, it BSOD's and reboots. This seems to happen with 64 bit systems and core2 duo machines. See http : // for more reports.