How to Download and Install VMware Workstation v8.0.3 with Keymaker
VMware Workstation is a virtual machine software that allows you to run multiple operating systems on a single physical computer. You can use it for testing, development, education, or entertainment purposes. VMware Workstation v8.0.3 is the latest version of this software, released in 2012, and it comes with a keymaker tool that can generate license keys for you.
In this article, we will show you how to download and install VMware Workstation v8.0.3 with keymaker on your Windows or Linux system. We will also provide some tips and tricks to optimize your virtual machine performance and security.
Step 1: Download VMware Workstation v8.0.3 with Keymaker
To download VMware Workstation v8.0.3 with keymaker, you need to visit the VMware Workstation Download Center[^5^]. Based on your requirements, click Go to Downloads for VMware Workstation for Windows or VMware Workstation for Linux. Click Download Now and log in to your Customer Connect profile. If you do not have a profile, create one for free.
The download file size is about 500 MB for Windows and 350 MB for Linux. The file name is VMware-workstation-full-8.0.3-703057.exe for Windows and VMware-Workstation-Full-8.0.3-703057.x86_64.bundle for Linux.
If you have any problems with the download process, you can try the following solutions:
Delete the cache in your web browser.
Disable the pop-up blocker in your web browser.
Disable any local firewall software.
Restart the virtual machine.
Download the installer from a different computer or network.
Step 2: Install VMware Workstation v8.0.3 with Keymaker
To install VMware Workstation v8.0.3 with keymaker on your Windows or Linux system, you need to follow these steps:
Log in to the system as the Administrator user or as a user who is a member of the local Administrators group.
Double-click the installer file and follow the instructions on the screen.
Accept the End User License Agreement and choose the installation directory.
Select the components you want to install and customize the settings according to your preferences.
Click Install and wait for the installation to complete.
When prompted, enter a license key generated by the keymaker tool (see below).
Click Finish and restart the system if required.
Step 3: Generate a License Key with Keymaker
To generate a license key with keymaker for VMware Workstation v8.0.3, you need to follow these steps:
Extract the keymaker tool from the downloaded file (VMware.Workstation.v8.0.3.Incl.Keymaker-EMBRACE.rar) using a program like WinRAR or 7-Zip.
Run the keymaker tool (EMBRACE.exe) as an administrator.
Select VMware Workstation v8.x from the drop-down menu and click Generate.
Copy the license key from the text box and paste it into the installer when prompted.
Click OK and enjoy your VMware Workstation v8.0.3 with keymaker.
Tips and Tricks for VMware Workstation v8.0.3
Here are some tips and tricks to optimize your VMware Workstation v8.0.3 experience:
To create a new virtual machine, click File > New > Virtual Machine and follow the wizard.
To open an existing virtual machine, click File > Open and browse to the .vmx file of the virtual machine.
To save the state of a virtual machine at any instant, click VM > Snapshot > Take Snapshot and give it a name and description.