How to Download and Install VMware Workstation 7.1.4 Full Version for Windows
VMware Workstation is a powerful virtualization software that allows you to run multiple operating systems on a single PC. With VMware Workstation, you can create, test, and deploy applications in various environments without rebooting or switching between machines.
In this article, we will show you how to download and install VMware Workstation 7.1.4 full version for Windows, which is the latest update released in March 2011. This version includes several bug fixes and security enhancements, as well as support for new operating systems such as Windows 7 SP1, Ubuntu 10.10, and Fedora 14[^1^] [^2^].
Step 1: Download VMware Workstation 7.1.4 for Windows
To download VMware Workstation 7.1.4 for Windows, you need to have a valid license key or a free trial account from VMware. You can purchase a license key from the VMware online store or register for a free trial account from the VMware evaluation center.
Once you have your license key or trial account, you can go to the VMware download page and select the appropriate file for your system. There are two options available:
VMware-workstation-full-7.1.4-385536.exe: This file includes the product installation and VMware Tools for all operating systems. It has a file size of 572 MB and requires a 32-bit or 64-bit Windows system[^1^].
VMware-workstation-7.1.4-385536.exe: This file includes only the product installation without VMware Tools. It has a file size of 378 MB and requires a 32-bit or 64-bit Windows system[^1^]. This option is recommended for customers who prefer a smaller initial download size. VMware Tools and other components will be downloaded automatically by the application if they are needed.
You can verify the integrity of the downloaded file by checking its MD5SUM or SHA1SUM against the values provided on the download page[^1^]. You can use tools such as WinMD5 or Microsoft File Checksum Integrity Verifier to do this.
Step 2: Install VMware Workstation 7.1.4 for Windows
To install VMware Workstation 7.1.4 for Windows, you need to have administrator privileges on your PC. You also need to have at least 1 GB of RAM and 1 GB of free disk space on your system drive.
To start the installation process, follow these steps:
Double-click the downloaded file (VMware-workstation-full-7.1.4-385536.exe or VMware-workstation-7.1.4-385536.exe) to launch the setup wizard.
Click Next to accept the default installation folder or browse to select a different one.
Click Next to accept the license agreement.
Enter your license key or select Use Free Trial if you have a trial account.
Click Next to customize the installation options or leave them as default.
Click Next to confirm the installation settings.
Click Install to begin the installation.
Wait for the installation to complete and click Finish to exit the wizard.
Step 3: Start VMware Workstation 7.1.4 for Windows
To start VMware Workstation 7.1.4 for Windows, you can select Start > Programs > VMware aa16f39245