You can install Workstation Pro on a Linux or Windows host system. Installing or upgrading Workstation Pro typically involves running a standard GUI wizard. Obtaining the Workstation Pro Software and License KeyThe Workstation Pro installation software is in the file that you downloaded and the license key is sent to you in email. Installing Workstation Pro with Other VMware ProductsThe only VMware products that can share a host system with Workstation Pro are VMware vSphere Client and VMware vCenter Converter Standalone. You cannot install Workstation Pro on a host system that has any other VMware virtualization products installed. Reinstalling Workstation Pro When Upgrading a Windows Host Operating SystemBefore you upgrade the operating system on a Microsoft Windows host, VMware recommends that you uninstall VMware Workstation Pro. Installing the Integrated Virtual Debuggers for EclipseIf you plan to use the Integrated Virtual Debugger for Eclipse, you should install it on the host system before you install Workstation Pro. Installing Workstation ProYou can install Workstation Pro on a Windows host system by running the installation wizard or by using the unattended installation feature of the Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI). The MSI unattended installation feature is useful if you are installing Workstation Pro on several Windows hosts and do not want to respond to wizard prompts. You install Workstation Pro on a Linux host system by running the Workstation Pro bundle installer. Upgrading Workstation ProYou can upgrade from a previous version of Workstation to the current version of Workstation Pro by running the Workstation Pro installation program. Uninstalling Workstation ProYou uninstall Workstation Pro on a Windows host by using the Windows setup program. On a Linux host, you uninstall Workstation Pro by running the bundle installer. Start Workstation ProHow you start Workstation Pro depends on the host system platform and the options that you selected during Workstation Pro installation. Using the Workstation Pro WindowA virtual machine is like a separate computer that runs in a window on the host system. Workstation Pro displays more than the screen of another computer. From the Workstation Pro window, you can interact with and run virtual machines. You can also switch easily from one virtual machine to another. Using the Workstation Pro Online HelpThe Workstation Pro online help contains information about Workstation Pro settings and common tasks. Use the online help when you need to quickly find information about Workstation Pro preferences, virtual hardware settings, and virtual machine options.