How to install VMWare Tools

When using VMWare as your virtual machine it is recommended to install the VMware tools once your operating system is installed.

If you are following my guides (or site) you know that all the operating systems that I am installing, including the one that I am using USB for the installation, are installed on a VMware system.

This guide will show you the steps needed to do so. If you need to check this link for how to install VMWare guide

VMWare tools update the drives and enrich the hardware behavior of the system. To do so, press on VM in the VMware menu while the system is running.

The best, and easy, option to install the VMware tool on your guest system is by using the VM menu.

Using the VM menu:

VMware Tools VM menu
VMware Tools VM menu

Press on the VM menu. From the menu that opens, press on Install VMware Tools.

Once you press the setup file VMware setup wizard will be starting.

After you press on Install VMware tools there are 2 options. In the first one, the auto start of the DVD will launch the installation. Or you will have to open the DVD drive and run the setup file.

How to install VMWare Tools?

VMware Tools DVD Drive
VMware Tools DVD Drive

 

In this case, the DVD is in Drive D. Once you open the DVD to see the files. You can see the setup file, from the application type, that needs to be executed – double click on it to run it.

VMware Tools Setup Welcome Message
VMware Tools Setup Welcome Message

This is the first screen for VMware Tools Setup. Press the Next button to continue.

VMware Tools Select Setup Type
VMware Tools Select Setup Type

On this screen, you can choose the type of installation. Mostly, I am using the Complete option. This way I am covered for any cases that may be. Select your preferred option and press Next to continue.

VMware Tools Ready To Install
VMware Tools Ready To Install

Ready to install VMware tools, press Install for the installation to start.

VMware Tools Installation Running
VMware Tools Installation Running

This is a screen from VMware tools installation progress. It may take some time for the installation to finish.

VMware Tools Installation Completed
VMware Tools Installation Completed

 

VMware tools installation is completed. Please press finish to end the installation.

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Due to the changes that VMware tools were doing to your system. That includes new drivers and other effects. Please press Yes to restart the system.

This is the end of our how to install VMware tools guide. Hope it helps you during your installation process.

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