Check these before installing VMware Workstation

Installing VMware Workstation is usually a simple process of running a standard installation wizard. This article outlines the tasks you need to perform before starting an installation, and it contains an important note about the compatibility of having multiple VMware products installed on the same computer as Workstation. Before you begin installation, be sure you have:

Before Installing the VMware 
Compatible host – Verify that the computer and host operating system meet the system requirements for running Workstation

Workstation installation software – If you bought the packaged distribution of Workstation, the installation software is on the CD in your package. If you bought the electronic distribution, the installation software is in the file you downloaded.

VMware Workstation is available for both Windows and Linux host computers. The installation files for both host platforms are included on the same CD‐ROM.

Workstation serial number – Your serial number is on the registration card in your package. If you purchased Workstation online, the serial number is sent by email.

Your serial number allows you to use Workstation only on the host operating system for which you licensed the software. For example, if you have a serial number for a Windows host, you cannot run the software on a Linux host. Make sure you enter the serial number for the correct operating system.

To use Workstation on a different host operating system, purchase a license on the VMware Web site. You can also get an evaluation license at no charge for a 30‐day evaluation of the software. For more information, go to

A guest operating system – After Workstation is installed, you will need the operating system installation CDs or OS images to set up your guest.

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