Upgrading from VMware Workstation Pro 14 to VMware Workstation Pro 15
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Upgrading from VMware Workstation Pro 14 to VMware Workstation Pro 15

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Article ID: 343514

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Products

VMware Desktop Hypervisor

Issue/Introduction

This article provides steps to upgrade from VMware Workstation Pro 14 to VMware Workstation Pro 15.

Environment

VMware Workstation Pro 14.x (for Windows)
VMware Workstation Pro 15.x (Windows)
VMware Workstation Pro 14.x (for Linux)
VMware Workstation Pro 15.x (Linux)

Resolution

Process to upgrade from VMware Workstation Pro 14 to VMware Workstation Pro 15:

Before Upgrading

Before upgrading to VMware Workstation Pro 15:
  1. Ensure that your physical machine meets the system requirements. For more information, see Introduction and System Requirements section in Using VMware Workstation Pro.
  2. Shut down your virtual machines.

Upgrading to VMware Workstation Pro 15:

To upgrade to VMware Workstation Pro 15, you can use one of these options:

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

    To download VMware Workstation, please visit the Broadcom Support Portal

Post-Upgrade

After the upgrade to VMware Workstation Pro 15�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.



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