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Windows 8.1 and VMWare Workstation

  1. #1

    USA, Idaho
    Posts : 1,062
    Win 8, (VM win7, XP, Vista)

    Windows 8.1 and VMWare Workstation

    If you are using VMWare Workstation with Windows 8.1 you will have to reinstall it. I attempted a repair first but that didn't work so I removed and reinstalled, and now all is working just fine. VMWare player worked without having to do a reinstall. . . good luck.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1

    I did an uninstall/reinstall of VMWare Player 5.0.2 after upgrading Windows 8 to 8.1.
    VMWare and the VMs ran OK but the Windows upgrade messed up the virtual network adapters.

    The upgrade to Windows 8.1 also reset many of the preferences in my local user account, including such things as File Explorer settings, RDC default folder, Send To items, etc.
    Overall relatively painless, but probably a bit confusing and frustrating for anyone non-technical, as once again the upgrade attempts to force you into creating a new online user account.

    I run almost everything in VMs though, the only software installed on the Windows 8.x host is MS Office HS 2007, VMWare, and WinZip. So I wasn't expecting too much difficulty with the upgrade.

    So far I do like the upgrade changes though...
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Windows 8.1 and VMWare Workstation

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