If you want to try Windows 11 on your PC, but don’t want to risk replacing a stable version of Windows 10 with a new operating system you may not like, you can use a virtual machine. Virtual machines allow you to simulate a PC but run it in a window on top of your main OS.
Below, we’ll explain how to install Windows 11 in a virtual machine, step-by-step. There are several different VM applications available and below we’ll show you how to install on VMWare Workstation Player, a free application. However, unlike the $99 VMWare Workstation Pro, Player doesn’t support TPM, a requirement for Windows 11. Oracle VirtualBox, another free option, is going to add TPM support but doesn’t have it now.
While earlier builds of Windows 11 would allow you to get away with not-having TPM support in your VPN, the latest versions do not. So you’ll need to follow our guide on how to use the third method on our how to get a Windows 11 ISO tutorial, which allows you to build an ISO that bypasses the TPM requirement.