I had no probs installing with V 4.0 / Rel 8.0 Workstation on W8 x-64 dev preview edition so I'll hold off 4.01 for the time being. !!!
Note again on W8 x-64 (or W7 x-64 too) you need to add your user to the __vmware__ group or you can only run it in "Administartor mode". (Two underscores each side of vmware).
Note: Running Win 7 Pro 64 bit (host) with XP Mode and Windows 8 Developer Preview 32 bit (guests)
It's starts to install them now for me as well on a 64-bit Window 8, but it gets to 65% and doesn't go any further. I'll do some more testing later tonight though.
Mine installs fine -- no problem.
Host Machine W8 Developer editon X-64
Guest - Windows 2003 Server Enterprise Edition sp2
Powered on the VM and then did Update Vmware tools from the Menu bar on the VM not from the prompt on the bottom right hand corner of the screen where it said click here to update vmware tools.
Release 8.01 (workstation) build 528992
Yep, it's installing just fine for me as well now. Tutorial updated.
is there any way to use it without Administrator rights? vmx86 is causing enough trouble.
i'm trying to run Developer preview from my school computer.
Sorry, but no since installing VMPlayer affects the system. A standard user will not be able to install a program that runs elevated or affects the system without having to provide the administrator's password.