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Upgrading from VMware Workstation 9 to VMware Workstation 10 (2056782)

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This article provides steps to upgrade from VMware Workstation 9 to VMware Workstation 10.


Before Upgrading

Before upgrading to VMware Workstation 10:


To upgrade to VMware Workstation 10, you can use one of these options:

  • When you start VMware Workstation, you may be prompted for an available upgrade. Click Upgrade Now to perform the upgrade.
  • From the Workstation user interface, select Help > Software Updates.
  • Download the full installer from VMware, and run the installer to perform the installation.

    To download VMware Workstation:

    1. Navigate to the VMware Workstation Download Center.  
    2. Based on your requirements, click Go to Downloads for VMware Workstation 10 for Windows or VMware Workstation 10 for Linux.
    3. Click Download Now.
    4. If prompted, log in to your My VMware profile. If you do not have a profile, create one. For more information see, How to create a My VMware profile (2007005).
    5. Ensure that your profile is complete and enter all mandatory fields. For more information see, How to update your My VMware profile (2086266).
    6. Review the End User License Agreement and click Accept.
    7. Click Download Now.


After the upgrade to VMware Workstation 10 is complete:
  1. Upgrade the virtual machine hardware version:
    1. Click Upgrade Hardware version on the Virtual Machine Summary page. You can also select VM > Manage > Change Hardware Compatibility.
    2. Follow the steps in the Wizard and click Finish when the process is complete.

  2. Power on the virtual machine and update VMware Tools:
    1. Click VM > Update VMware Tools. The VMware Tools installation Wizard starts in the virtual machine.
    2. Follow the steps in the Wizard and click Finish when the process is complete.
    3. Restart the virtual machine.

Additional Information

If the uninstall of the previous version fails, see Cleaning up after an incomplete uninstallation on a Windows host (1308).

If you receive an MSI error during the installation, see Troubleshooting an MSI error during a VMware product or Tools installation (1031302)

See Also

Request a Product Feature

To request a new product feature or to provide feedback on a VMware product, please visit the Request a Product Feature page.


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