Create and configure VMWare virtual machine on Windows with Windows 10 ISO image

27 June 2023 5 minutes Author: D2-R2

Why do you need virtual machines?

A ready-made virtual machine is software that allows users to independently create a full-fledged operating system inside their own PC. The functionality of such software provides an opportunity to use a virtual operating system as a regular personal computer. You will also be able to install any software, use a browser, connect a VPN and perform other necessary tasks. I’ll walk you through how to set up a virtual machine to work for your anonymity and network security. In this article, we detail the easiest way to install a virtual machine on Windows using an ISO image, as well as provide advice on how to optimally configure the OS. It sounds unclear, but I am sure that the content of this page will answer all the questions you have.

What is the difference between VMware Workstation Player and Virtual Box?

Virtual machines are becoming a key tool for those seeking maximum security in the online space. They create an isolated environment that effectively blocks out potential threats and malware. Using a virtual machine reduces the risk of compromising the underlying system and provides an additional layer of protection against intrusions. Thus, for those who want to keep their data safe, virtual machines are becoming an indispensable tool in today’s digital world. VMware Player and VirtualBox are two well-known virtualization platforms for creating a virtual machine. Their key difference is that VMware Player is free for personal use only, while VirtualBox is completely free and open source software available for personal and commercial use. VMware Player is developed by VMware, a leader in virtualization, while VirtualBox is owned by Oracle. “Oracle” is an American corporation that specializes in the production of software, hardware for computing and other products and services in the field of information technology. VirtualBox, thanks to its transparent operation, has a larger set of features and settings, so we consider this virtual machine to be the best. Also, VirtualBox provides more flexible options and this is all thanks to its open source. On top of that, compatibility in VirtualBox, thanks to its open nature, supports a wider range of operating systems compared to VMware Player. Both tools, VMWare Player and VirtualBox, have their merits and each of them may be better depending on the specific use case scenario. The best way to determine which app best suits your needs is to install both and experiment with them. Only practice will help you figure out which virtual machine best meets your requirements.

Step by Step guide to installing VMware on Windows

We download the image of our OC Windows

Step 1

Go to the browser

Step 3

Click as in the screenshot

Step 4

After the download is complete, run the file

Step 5

We agree with the terms

Step 6

We put a dot next to “Create an installation disk”

Step 7

We put a check mark, as on the list

Step 8

We change the dot as in the screenshot and move on
if you lose this stage, everything will be in vain

Step 9

Specify the saving path

Step 10

But press done. Hello, you have downloaded your operating system

Installing VMware on Windows

Step 11

Go to the browser

Step 13

Click “Download now”

Step 14

Automatic download will begin, when the file is downloaded, double-click on it

Step 15

Click on “Next”

Step 16

Check the box and click “Next”

Step 17

At this point, we also just click “Next”

Step 18

Enter as in the screenshot

Step 19

We repeat the action as in the screenshot

Step 20

Click “Install”

Step 21

Wait for the download and click “Next”

Step 22

Congratulations, you have successfully downloaded the program for the virtual machine. Later in the instructions, we will tell you how to load OC Windows into the same virtual machine.

Installing OC Windows in a virtual machine

Step 23

Go to VMWare

Step 24

Click the check mark next to the free period and click “Continue”

Step 25

Click “Finish”

Step 26

But we are looking for the “Create a new Virtual Machine” section

Step 27

Specify the path where our .ISO file is located and click “Next”

Step 28

Give the name, location and press the “Next” button

Step 29

Allocate space for our virtual machine (at least 60 GB for normal system operation)

Step 30

Click as in the screenshot

Step 31

We are waiting for the download to finish

Setting up Windows 10 in a virtual machine

Step 32

We display languages according to convenience

Step 33

Click “No key” and “Next”

Step 34

Just press the “Next” button

Step 35

We accept the conditions and move on

Step 36

We leave everything and click, as in the screenshot

Step 37

We choose the region according to convenience

Step 38

Click “Create an account”

Step 39

Go to the browser

Step 40

Go to the link:

Step 41

The mail to be copied is automatically generated

Step 42

And insert in the term of the account, after which we click “Next”

Step 43

We create a password

Step 44

Enter the country and date of birth

Step 45

We go back to the window with FakeMail, where we received the confirmation code

Step 46

Enter it and click “Next”

Step 47

We do everything as in the screenshot

Step 48

We create a password

Step 49

Turn off all sliders

Step 50

But we choose any point

Step 51

We do not agree

Step 52

But we are waiting for some time

Step 53

Congratulations, you have configured and installed the virtual machine, enjoy)

Step 54

Here’s how it looks in VMware

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