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How to Install Windows 10 on VMware Workstation


Microsoft has created Windows Insider Program to all users to test the new version Windows 10. You will have to agree to Microsoft Terms and conditions to download it.
There are couple of options to install Windows 10 on your PC.
1. Install directly on your PC, but take your backup as downgrade is not supported.
2. Install VMware workstation 10 on your exiting PC & install Windows 10.
3. Install VirtualBOx on your PC & Install Windows 10.

In this post we are going to install Windows 10 on VMware Workstation, so lets start.
To install Windows 10 Tech Preview, first you need to sign up for the Tech Preview program and download the ISO from http://preview.windows.com.
1. Download latest version of VMware Workstation
2. Click the File->New Virtual Machine button to create a new virtual machine.
Select Custom Configuration & click Next,
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Specify path for your Windows 10 ISO file,
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Here select the operating system, since Windows 8 has the similar Windows kernel as Windows 10 Tech Preview. So select guest operating system as Microsoft Windows and Version as Windows 8 x64.
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Specify Virtual machine name and Click Next.
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Specify the number of processor & cores per processor & click next.
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Specify the memory as 2GB.
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Specify the Disk Size 60GB & click next.
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Follow the step to finish the installation wizard and start the installation.
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Select to install the OS with Custom: Install Windows only (advanced), as you are installing fresh Windows 10 and no upgrade.
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The last step is to install VMware Tools, From VM menu, select Install VMware Tools, and follow the steps to finish the VM tools installation.
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