• Home
  • |
  • Blog
  • |
  • Step By Step Procedure To Install Windows 11 On VMWare
Procedure to Install Windows 11 on VMWare

We have created this post to show the complete procedure to install Windows 11 on VMWare Workstation as a Virtual Machine. Let’s get started.

Please click here if you want to download the test ISO image of Windows 11.

Time needed: 15 minutes.

Procedure to Install Windows 11 on VMWare

  1. Open the new Virtual Machine Wizard

    1. Fire up VMWare Workstation
    2. Go to File -> New Virtual Machine or Ctrl + N
    3. Select Custom Wizard and click Next
    Open the new Virtual Machine Wizard

  2. Choose VM Hardware Compatibility

    1. Choose the compatible hardware from the drop-down
    2. Click Next
    Choose VM Hardware Compatibility

  3. Select to install operating system later option

    1. Select to install operating system later option
    2. Click Next
    Select to install operating system later option

  4. Select the guest operating system

    1. select Windows 10 since we don’t have the windows 11 option included yet.
    2. Click Next
    Select Microsoft Windows as Guiest Operating System

  5. Virtual Machine Name & Location

    1. Give the Virtual Machine Name & Location
    2. Click Next
    Virtual Machine Name & Location

  6. Select Firmware Type

    1. You can select either BIOS or UEFI. Note: Only new boards supports UEFI.
    2. Click Next
    Select Firmware Type

  7. Allocate the number of processors you need

    1. Allocate how many processors you need. This depends on your host machine’s hardware.
    2. Click Next
    Select the number of processors you need

  8. Set the Memory for the virtual machine

    1. This depends on your host machine’s hardware. You should leave the memory to run the host machine without hazels.
    2. Click Next
    Set the Memory for the virtual machine

  9. Select Network Connection settings for the VM

    1. Four option are available to select. Please read and select your desired network setting.
    2. Click Next
    Network Connection settins for VM

  10. Choose the approriate storage IO controller

    1. Choose the approriate storage IO controller
    2. Click Next
    Choose the appropriate storage IO controller

  11. Select the disk type for the VM

    1. Select the available disk type on your host machine.
    2. Click Next
    Select the disk type for the VM

  12. Select the virtual disk for the VM

    1. Select the virtual disk for the VM if not create a new disk
    2. Click Next
    Select the virtual disk for the VM

  13. Assign the disk size for the VM

    You can select a single or split virtual disk option. Selecting a single disk will increase the performance. But, if you want to move the disk to a different location you can select the split virtual disk.
    Allocate the disk size and click next.
    Assign the disk size for the VM

  14. Give the path where you want to keep the VM disk

    1. Give the location where you want to save the disk.
    2. Click Next.
    Give the path where you want to keep the VM disk

  15. Create the VM

    1. VM settings are ready to create the VM.
    2. Click Finish
    VM settings are ready to create the VM

  16. Load the ISO image to boot the VM

    1. Select use ISO image file
    2. Browse the ISO image
    3. Click Ok
    Select the ISO image to boot the VM

  17. All set to power on the VM

    All set to power on the VM

  18. First boot screen of Windows 11

    First boot screen of Windows 11

  19. Windows 11 installation wizard

    Installation wizard will appear in a couple of seconds after the boot
    1. Select the language time and keyboard settings
    2. Click Next
    Windows 11 installation wizard

  20. Install Windows 11

    Click on Install Now

    Instal Windows 11

  21. Enter the product key

    Click on I don’t have the product key if you want to register later the installationEnter Windows 11 product key

  22. Select the Windows 11 version

    1. Select the version you want to install
    2. Click Next
    Select the Windows 11 version

  23. Accept License Agreement

    Accept License Agreement

  24. Select installation method

    Select custom installation if you are doing a fresh installation. Or, select upgrade if you are upgrading your Windows 10 to Windows 11.

    Select installation method

  25. Select the installation disk for installation

    Select the disk and click on Next to install Windows 11. If you want to create additional logical partitions then select the disk and click on new assign the partition size. You can create multiple partitions within available storage.

    Select the installation disk to install Windows 11

  26. Installing Windows 11

    The installation will start immediately after you click Next.Installing Windows 11

  27. Windows getting ready after the installation complets

    Windows getting ready after the installation complets

  28. First screen to Windows setup wizard

    Select your country of origin in the first Windows setup wizardFirst screen to Windows setup wizard

  29. Keyboard settings in the setup wizard

    Keyboard settings in the setup wizard

  30. Connect to the network in setup wizard

    Connect to the network in setup wizard

  31. Create user name in the setup wizard

    Create user name in the setup wizard

  32. Choose the privacy settings you want

    Choose the privacy settings you want

  33. Windows is setting up for the first time

    This process may take few minutes, don’t turn off the machine until it completes the process.Windows is setting up for the first time

  34. First look of Windows 11

    First look of Windows 11

This completes the installation of Windows 11 on the VMWare.

Thanks for reading the post. Please share this post with those who wants to know the procedure to Install Windows 11 on VMWare

About the author

Arun KL

To know more about me. Follow me on LinkedIn Hi All, I am Arun KL, an IT Security Professional. Founder of “thesecmaster.com”. Enthusiast, Security Blogger, Technical Writer, Editor, Author at TheSecMaster. To know more about me. Follow me on LinkedIn

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked

{"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}

Learn Something New with Free Email subscription

Email is also one of the ways to be in touch with us. Our free subscription plan offers you to receive post updates straight to your inbox.