How to Install VMware Tools on Windows 11 VMware Workstation Player?

Windows 11 is a new operating system released by Microsoft. The latest version of the VMware workstation should support the installation of Windows 11 and VMWare tools. You get optimized performance when you install VMWare Tools on Windows 11 virtual machine. Your Windows 11 VM will run better and smoothly after installing the VMware tools.

While creating a new VM, if the VMware workstation recognizes the Windows 11 operating system, VMWare tools should be installed automatically. If not, you can always manually initiate the VMware tools installation on Windows 11 VM.

This risewindows post will show you how to Install VMware Tools on Windows 11 VMware Workstation Player.

How to Install VMware Tools on VMware Workstation Player?

To install VMware Tools on a guest Windows 11, do the following:-

Step 1. Firstly, click on the Player in the menu of VMware, and then select Manage > Install VMware Tools.

Step 2. Now, it will mount a virtual CD-ROM in a few seconds on guest Windows 11. You will also see a notification of a virtual CD-ROM on the right side bottom corner of the taskbar. To access, open the File Explorer by pressing Windows + E keys from the keyboard and then navigating to CD-ROM.

Step 3. Right-click on the mounted CD-ROM and select Install or run a program from your media.

Step 4. So, when “User Account Control” prompts, click the Yes button.

Step 5. Then, VMware Tools will start installing on your guest machine. Click Next.

Step 6. After that, click the Next button on the following screen.

Step 7. Then, click the Install button.

Step 8. Next, click Finish.

Step 9. Lastly, press the Yes button to complete the VMware Tools setup.

Now restart the guest Windows 11. You can now avail of almost all the features of your host machine, such as sound, USB, CD-ROM, etc. Also, the mouse will work smoothly now.

That’s it for the article.

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