Windows 10 on Linux with VMware Player
Install VMware Player if you have not done so already.
Version 16.1.2 of VMware Player has been tested.
If you have WSL 2 on your PC, you may be asked on the “Compatible Setup” screen if you want to install Windows Hypervisor Platform (WHP) automatically. Click to enable it:
Go to Microsoft’s Get a Windows 10 development environment webpage and download the VMWare VM:
Then extract the contents of the downloaded
.zipfile. It will contain three (3) files named
Open / double-click the
WinDevXXXXEval.ovffile. It should automatically launch VMware and ask you where to save virtual machine.
After starting the virtual machine, you can complete the How to Install instructions.