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


jimbo45

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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.

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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.
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.

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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Monitor(s) Displays
    1 X LG 40 inch TV
    Hard Drives
    SSD's * 3 (Samsung 840 series) 250 GB
    2 X 3 TB sata
    5 X 1 TB sata
    Internet Speed
    0.12 GB/s (120Mb/s)

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