Windows 8 Consumer Preview 64bit running in VMware Workstation 8

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2012-Mar-02 | Tags: howtoinstallvirtualizationwindows8

Start64!It’s been a fun day running the Windows 8 Consumer Preview 64bit version in VMware Workstation 8. I’m finding Windows 8 very exciting as I consider the possibilities and it definitely changes they way you think about using Windows.

For the past day, I’ve been reading a lot of the tweets regarding questions people have about installing Windows 8 in Workstation 8 so I thought I’d quickly document a few key points.

Easiest Way to Install Windows 8 CP 64bit

Please note the following points when using the new virtual machine wizard to install Windows 8 CP 64bit

  1. Select “Custom” for type of configuration
  2. Select “I will install the operating system later” on the “Install From” screen
  3. select “Microsoft Windows” as Guest Operating System and or “Windows 7 x64” as the version depending on the rev of Windows 8 CP 64bit you are installing.
  4. After the wizard completes, go to the VM settings and point the virtual DVD drive to the Windows 8 CP 64bit ISO and then power on the machine.
  5. Follow the prompts to install Windows 8 CP 64bit. Enjoy!

Windows 8 Consumer Preview 64bit running in VMware Workstation 8

Windows 8 Consumer Preview 64bit running in VMware Workstation 8

Windows 8 Consumer Preview 64bit running in VMware Workstation 8


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