Category: VMware Workstation 11

VMware Workstation 11 – Boot from USB Drive

You may use the steps below to boot a virtual machine (VM) in VMware Workstation 11 from a USB drive. Select VM > Settings. Select the Options tab. Select the Advanced setting. Enable Boot with EFI instead of BIOS. Click OK.


VMware Workstation 11 – Accessing the BIOS

You may add the following line to the virtual machine’s configuration file (.vmx) to provide a (5) second delay from the initial post screen to enter the virtual machines BIOS settings.   bios.bootDelay = “5000”   Enjoy!


VMware Workstation 11 – Virtual Machine Configuration

You may use the following method to configure a virtual machine (VM) in VMware Workstation 11.   1. On the Welcome to the New Virtual Machine Wizard page select Custom (advanced) then click Next >. 2. On the Choose the Virtual Machine Hadware Compatability page under the Hardware compatability: option select Workstation 11.0 then click Next >. 3. On the Guest Operating System Installation page select I…