How to Install Windows 11 on VMware

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Step 1 - Download Windows 11 ISO

  1. Select Windows 11 (multi-edition ISO)
  2. Click Download
  3. Select your language
  4. Click Confirm
  1. Click 64-bit Download

Step 2 - Create Windows 11 Virtual Machine

  1. Click Create a New Virtual Machine
  1. Select Typical
  2. Next
  1. Select Installer disc image file (iso)
  2. Click Browse to select the ISO that your download before
  3. Next
  1. Select Microsoft Windows
  2. Select Windows 10 x64 或 Windows 10 and later x64 (If it has this option)
  3. Next
  1. Type the Virtual machine name, here I named it Windows 11
  2. Click Browse to select the virtual machine install location, here I select E drive
  3. Next
  1. Type the Maximum disk size, recommended 60GB or more
  2. Select Store virtual disk as a single file
  3. Next
  1. Finish

Step 3 - Customize the virtual machine

  1. Click Edit virtual machine settings
  1. Select Memory
  2. Select 4 GB or more
  3. OK
  1. Click Power on this virtual machine

Step 4 - Install Windows 11

  1. Select your preferred language
  2. Next
  1. Click Install now
  1. Select I don’t have a product key or you may type your key
  1. Select the version that you want to install
  2. Next
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If the below situation does not appear, please skip to step 19.

Press Shift + F10 to open CMD

  1. Type regedit
  1. Go to Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup
  2. Right click Setup
  3. New > Key, and name it LabConfig
  1. New > DWORD (32-bit) Value
  1. Name it BypassTPMCheck
  2. Value is 1
  3. OK
  4. Close the regedit (Registry Editor)
  1. Close the Windows Setup
  2. Yes
  1. Install now
  1. Accept the Terms
  2. Next
  1. Select Custom: Install Windows only (advanced)
  1. Select Drive 0
  2. Next
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Installing, please wait
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Since initializing Windows 11 is easy, steps are skipped here

Step 5 - Install VMware Tools (Optional)

  1. Click VM
  2. Click Install VMware Tools
  1. Open the file explorer
  2. Select DVD Drive
  3. Click setup.exe
  1. Yes
  1. Next
  1. Select Typical
  2. Next
  1. Install

After installing, you'll be able to use Windows 11 on full screen

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