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Installing W8 as a VM with vmware EsXi - also works BUT : read

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    Hafnarfjörđur IS
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    Installing W8 as a VM with vmware EsXi - also works BUT : read


    Hi there
    Having got the vm to work on a W7 Host machine I thought of trying it out on Esxi -- I have a few VM's running on vmware's Esxi which I run on a fairly modest "White Box".

    Direct install of the vm using vSphere fails but using the stand alone vmware converter to convert the vm I got running under vmware workstation W8 works fine.

    Cheers
    jimbo

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    That nice to know. People got Windows 8 install to work on VMWare Workstation 8. Since it's paid version I'm not able to test it.
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    Hafnarfjörđur IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
    That nice to know. People got Windows 8 install to work on VMWare Workstation 8. Since it's paid version I'm not able to test it.
    Hi there

    for testing you can download it free for 30 day trial - the virtual machines you create can be kept and possibly converted to vbox / virtual pc.

    Hopefully W8 will be installable on vmware 7.1.x after a few updates (on Windows 8) since a lot of people won't upgrade to vmware workstation 8 for some time yet.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Thanks! I'll download it now.
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