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I have installed vmware workstation.

I selected "install OS later" when I ran the wizard to create a new VM.

How can I now point the VM to an ISO file to run the installation for an OS? Would I have to paste the contents of the ISO to the virtual disk? Basically if I launch the VM with the option of installing an OS later, I get a black screen (like DOS).


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  • Right-click on the VM
  • Click Settings
  • Click on CD/DVD
  • Check option to Use ISO image file
  • Browse to the ISO file and open it
  • Make sure option to Connect at power on is checked
  • Start the VM and it will boot from the virtual installer disc

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