If you have installed Windows 11 on VMware Workstation and want to make it full screen then you’re at the right place. In this guide, you’re going to learn how to make Windows 11 full-screen on VMware in Windows 10.
In the meantime, By default, when a guest operating system (OS) is installed on VMware, the interface of the guest OS is shown in windowed mode. Furthermore, the size of the window is often not large, and if you increase the size of the window, the resolution of the guest OS user interface remains the same. Working in a guest OS with a low resolution is in most situations inconvenient. Don’t worry; you can improve the screen resolution of the guest OS user interface as well as run it in full-screen mode.
Moreover, running Windows 11 as a virtual machine (VM) on VMware is a smart option if security is a concern. In the Host-Only mode, you may block the internet connection or create a virtual network adapter for a VM to enable network communication only between the host and guest systems and prevent the Windows 10 guest from connecting to other networks, including the internet. As you may recall, VMware is installed on the host OS, which runs on a real machine, and the guest OS, which runs on a virtual machine.
How to Make Windows 11 Full-Screen on VMware
In order to make and use Windows 11 in full-screen resolution on VMware, you’ll need to install VMware Tools. Let’s have some information about VMware Tools first.
VMware Tools is a set of utilities that improves the virtual machine’s guest operating system performance and management. Guest performance suffers when VMware Tools are not installed in the guest operating system. These difficulties are resolved or improved by installing VMware Tools:
Video resolution is low.
Insufficient color dept
Network speed is incorrectly shown
Mouse movement is restricted.
Copying, pasting, and dragging and dropping files are not possible.
There is no sound.
Allows you to take silent screenshots of the guest operating system.
The time in the guest operating system is synchronized with the time on the host.
So, without further ado, here are the steps to make Windows 11 full-screen on VMware in Windows 11:
Step 1. Power on Windows 11 virtual machine, select VM, and then choose Install VMware Tools.
Step 2. Now, go to the File Explorer or This PC and double-click on DVD Drive (D:) VMware Tools. If you’re prompted, click Yes.
Step 3. Click Next.
Step 4. Click Next.
Step 5. At last, click Install.
Step 6. When the installation is completed, click Finish.
Step 7. Click Yes to restart your system for the configuration changes made to VMware Tools to take effect.
After restarting your PC, Windows 11 will be started in full-screen resolution as you can see in the screenshot below.
This is how you can make Windows 11 full-screen on VMware in Windows 10. Using a virtual machine in full-screen mode is handy and allows you to enjoy the benefits of hardware virtualization. This functionality enables you to utilise the guest OS on the VM in the same way that you would on a host computer, allowing you to run high-resolution apps, have a wide workspace, and so on.