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How to Install Kali Linux 2020 on VMware on Windows

Hello and welcome in today’s article I am going to guide you guys How to Install Kali Linux on VMware on Windows. In the previous article, I have guided you How to Install Kali Linux on VirtualBox on Windows 10. So I think you will also need that installing Kali Linux on VirtualBox if yes then click on the link above to get know. Therefore, Today I will guide step by step installing Kali Linux on VMware. It might be easier to install Kali Linux on VMware then VirtualBox. And follow the steps by steps below to install the Kali Linux in a better way.

Download the Required files Below:

First of all download and install the VMware Workstation. It is very easy to download and installation. Click on that link above there is fully guided installation of VMware Workstation. And also download the Kali Linux ISO file from the given above link it will to much time to download the ISO file and it also depends on your computer speed and internet speed.
You need to create a Virtual Machine for Kali Linux for that follows each step by step to create a proper virtual machine for better installation of Kali Linux.
Step 1: If the downloading and installing is done the double-click on that software then click on the Create a New Virtual Machine.
How to Install Kali Linux on VMware on Windows
Create a new virtual machine

Step 2: Now, select configuration type you have to select the 2nd one which is Custom (Advanced).

Custom (Advanced)

Step 3: In this step, you will be asked to choose the hardware compatibility. You should leave it as default don’t change the feature. Click on the Next.

click next

Step 4: A new window will be opened then you will have three options then click on the last one which is I will install the operating system later.

I will install the operating system later

Step 5: Select the guest operating system Linux because we are going to install Linux. And the version should be Other Linux 4.x or later kernel.


Step 6: Name the virtual machine as you want. I will simply name as Kali Linux spite.

name your virtual machine

Step 7: In this step, you have to configure the processor then both processor should 2 and total processor core should 4.

Configure the processor

How to Install Kali Linux on VMware on Windows

Step 8: Select the amount of memory for the virtual machine then the memory should be at least 4GB.

Memory amount

Step 9: In this step, you have to choose the network type then you need to choose use network address translation (NAT).

Network type

Step 10: Choose the controller type then you need to choose LSI Logic which is as the default selected.

Controller type

Step 11: Selec the disk type as SCSI.

Step 12: In the 12th step, you need to choose the default option which creates a new virtual disk.
create a new virtual disk

Step 13: After that, a new window will be opened to select 20GB amount of disk size then select the store virtual disk as a single file.

Select the amount disk capacity

Step 14: After that, specify the disk file and click on the next button.

Specify the disk file

Customize the hardware of the virtual machine.

Step 1: When you have done that all and successfully created a virtual machine before clicking on finish. Click on the customize hardware.
Customize hardware

Step 2: Then hardware window will be opened, you need to click on the processor tab then select the Virtual intel VT-x/EPT or AMD-V/RVI.

processor tab

Step 3: After that, you have to go to New CD/DVD (IDE) tab, select the use iso image file then click on the browse and select kali Linux iso file which you have download the given above link select that one. And click close after that.

New CD/DVD (IDE) tab

Step 4: Congratulations! You have created the virtual machine successfully. Click on the Finish.

click finish

Installation of Kali Linux:

Now follow each step by step doesn’t miss any step otherwise you will face the problem.
Step 1: click on the power the virtual machine to start installing the Kali Linux.
Step 2: A window of Kali Linux will be opened you will see a lot of option when you choose graphical install because will have high-quality graphic and press enter from the keyboard.
Graphical install

Step 3: After that, select the language for your Kali Linux.

Select language

Step 4: Select your country simply I will choose Australia. You can choose wherever you live.

select your country

Step 5: Now configure the keyboard you can choose whatever you want then click on continue.

Step 6: type a Hostname you can type which you want but I will go as a default name Kali.


Step 7: After that, give a domain name to your Kali Linux simply I will give techspite website.

Domain name

How to Install Kali Linux on VMware on Windows

Step 8: Now type a password, your password should be strong because they will not accept week password.

Password for user name

Step 9: After that, choose a time zone which you want.

Step 10: Then, choose the partition disk, select the Guide – use entire disk.

Choose the partition disk

Step 11: A new windows will be opened you should select the SCS13 (0,0,0) (sda) 21.5GB VMware virtual S.

click continue

Step 12: Select the All files in one partition (recommended for new user) then click on the continue.

Select the All files in one partition (recommended for new user)

Step 13: After that, you will see lots of option then you need to click on the Finish partitioning and write changes to disk. And click on the continue button.


Step 14: Select the yes option because listed below will be written to the disk then click on the continue.

click yes

Step 15: A new window will be opened you will be asked to use a network mirror? then click on yes and click on the continue.

Step 16: After that, you should leave the blank direct click on the continue.

Step 17: In this step, you should click on the yes.

Step 18: Then click on the /dev/sda then click continue.


Hi, I am Azzaz Sheikh a passionate blogger. I am a tech lover guy who spends most of the time trying new things in the world of Technology. I love to discover latest material related to Technology and loves to share with you guys.

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