Installing VMware Workstation Player 16 on Windows 10

System requirements:

  • ≥6th generation i5 or later
  • ≥8 GB of RAM
  • ≥250 GB SSD (120 GB for VM)

You will need to download VMware Workstation Player 16 for Linux. Launch the application:

Accept the User Account Control Prompt:

You will see the VMware Player 16 splash screen:

Select Next:

Accept the License Agreement and select Next:

Select Next:

You can optionally opt to search for Product Updates when VMware Player starters and to join the User Experience Program. Once you have made your select, select next:

You can optionally for a Desktop and Start menu Programs Folder shortcut. Once you have made your select, select next:

Select Install:

Select Finish:

You can now launch VMware Player:

You will need to license VMware Player for Commercial use however you can use it free for non-commercial use:

Select Finish:

VMware Player is now installed:

Enabling Virtualization Technologies with your UEFI BIOS

In order to create a VM, you will need to enable CPU Virtualisation technologies in your UEFI BIOS Setup. Power up your Dell and press [F2], if using a Lenovo press [F1]:

Look for Virtualization Support. Enable Intel Virtualization Technology:

Enable VT for Direct I/O:

You do not need Trusted Execution (this is only required if using a service like Windows 10 BitLocker in a Windows 10 VM):

Save the changes and exit the UEFI BIOS Setup: