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Installing Windows 11 on Vmware Workstation 16.2.0

Installing Windows 11 on Vmware Workstation 16.2.0

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Nee
ยทOct 16, 2021ยท

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Installing Windows 11 on Vmware Workstation 16.2.0

I recently ran into an issue where I wasn't able to virtualize a copy of windows 11 on VMware. Here's how I got around that and managed to run a windows 11 pro VM on VMware.

Here's what It'd look like when you try to install windows 11 on VMware as always. This is due to the lack of TPM 2.0 and Secure Boot and here's how we can overcome this during virtualization.

Installing Windows 11 on Vmware Workstation 16.2.0


Prerequisites

  • Vmware Workstation Pro (I'll personally have not tested it on other platforms)
  • Windows 11 ISO file

Installation

Create a new virtual machine with the wizard (Typical) as you would always do.

Installing Windows 11 on Vmware Workstation 16.2.0

Installing Windows 11 on Vmware Workstation 16.2.0

Installing Windows 11 on Vmware Workstation 16.2.0

Installing Windows 11 on Vmware Workstation 16.2.0

Installing Windows 11 on Vmware Workstation 16.2.0

Once the virtual machine is created, edit the virtual machine settings and change the following options as shown.

Installing Windows 11 on Vmware Workstation 16.2.0

Enable the Virtualize Intel VT-x/EPT or AMD-V/RVI under the Virtualization engine.

Installing Windows 11 on Vmware Workstation 16.2.0

Then, head to options > Advanced and enable Secure boot under Firmware Type

Installing Windows 11 on Vmware Workstation 16.2.0

Lastly, we need to edit the .vmx file which makes up the VM.

Installing Windows 11 on Vmware Workstation 16.2.0

Installing Windows 11 on Vmware Workstation 16.2.0

Head to the VM directory as shown above and add the following line as shown below.

managedvm.autoAddVTPM="software"

Installing Windows 11 on Vmware Workstation 16.2.0

Once done, boot the virtual machine as per normal and follow through with the usual Windows installation.

Installing Windows 11 on Vmware Workstation 16.2.0

Installing Windows 11 on Vmware Workstation 16.2.0

Once u see the screen shown below, you're in the clear! You will be able to install windows without any issues and virtualize it all you want!

Installing Windows 11 on Vmware Workstation 16.2.0

Juz more proof

Installing Windows 11 on Vmware Workstation 16.2.0

And once everything installs, you should see the setup page as shown below!

Installing Windows 11 on Vmware Workstation 16.2.0

Installing Windows 11 on Vmware Workstation 16.2.0

๐Ÿ˜Š Hope this helped someone out there struggling with this issue! ๐Ÿ’ฏ

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