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Installing new software in a VMware Workstation virtual machine is just like installing it on a physical computer. For example, to install software in a Windows virtual machine, take the following steps:
Note: Some applications use a product activation feature that creates a key, based on the virtual hardware in the virtual machine where it is installed. Changes in the configuration of the virtual machine may require you to reactivate the software. To minimize the number of significant changes, set the final memory size for your virtual machine and install VMware Tools before you activate the software.
Note: When you try to run a few programs - including the installer for the Japanese-language version of Trend Micro Virus Buster - Workstation may appear to hang. For the workaround to this problem, see the troubleshooting note on the VMware Web site at www.vmware.com/info?id=30.