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VMWare WorkStation 8 on Window 8 RP


pparks1

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Let me give it a shot and I will get back to you. I am licensed at work for VMWare Workstation 8.x and I believe that when I tried to load it previously, I got an error saying that my OS wasn't at least windows XP or higher.
 

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moinmoin

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Windows 8 RP and RTM works in VMWare WorkStation 8.0.4 build 744019.
 

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pparks1

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Yes, RP and RTM works as a VM within VMWare Workstation 8.0.4. I think the poster was saying, if I own a Windows 8 Host, can I install VMWare Workstation 8.0.4 software onto it, to then run VM's within it.
 

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    Intel Q9550 2.83Ghz OC'd to 3.40Ghz
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    Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R rev. 1.1, F12 BIOS
    Memory
    8GB G.Skill PI DDR2-800, 4-4-4-12 timings
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA 1280MB Nvidia GeForce GTX570
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC899A 8 channel onboard audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    23" Acer x233H
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    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Intel X25-M 80GB Gen 2 SSD
    Western Digital 1TB Caviar Black, 32MB cache. WD1001FALS
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    Corsair 620HX modular
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    Antec P182
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    ABS M1 Mechanical
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moinmoin

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Sure. I have Windows 8 (Host) and also guest.
 

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    nvidia geforce 460 gtx
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    2x samsung syncmaster 205bw
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pparks1

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Do you have your ISO file of your OS mounted prior to turning on that VM?
 

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    Intel Q9550 2.83Ghz OC'd to 3.40Ghz
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    Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R rev. 1.1, F12 BIOS
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    8GB G.Skill PI DDR2-800, 4-4-4-12 timings
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    EVGA 1280MB Nvidia GeForce GTX570
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    Realtek ALC899A 8 channel onboard audio
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    23" Acer x233H
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    Intel X25-M 80GB Gen 2 SSD
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    Corsair 620HX modular
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    Antec P182
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    ABS M1 Mechanical
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jimbo45

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Hi there
did you actually install a VM. Looks like you didn't install a guest OS on your host.

Run the Create Virtual Machine Wizard if you are not quite sure how to create a Virtual machine.

Note also if you are going to create a Virtual machine from an actual physical drive ensure in the Virtual machine settings that the drive is allocated to that Virtual machine before powering it on. - The easiest way as I said to create a Guest OS is to use the Virtual machine wizard.

Works fine on W8.

Incidentally VMware / Vbox will NOT work if you enable HYPER-V in Windows 8 unfortunately. You can't mix these -- although you can run both VBOX and VMware workstation on a host W8 machine (or earlier verrsions of Windows).

Cheers
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jimbo45

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Hi there
Now I've had my first Beer today (Sat Lunch time) my Brain is starting to work again.

You need to DEFINE at least a Disk for your VM or you won't be able to install the Guest OS. In the wizard you should be asked how much storage do you want to allocate to the virtual machine and make sure that if it is on an external USB it's acessible.

Now do you actually SEE any installation steps while the guest is installing -- you should get all the standard Windows install messages whether you are installing W7 or W8 or whatever.

The DVD should of course be allocated to the VM -- do not BOOT the VM until the guest installation is complete.

Before going on do you at least see the guest installing properly.

Cheers
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Hopachi

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Hi there
If you didn't checked this yet:
Choose OS type of VM to Windows 7 since Win8 is not yet on the list. Install it normally without auto detection of os. Then WIn8 will install. It works nice here. It should boot and install just fine as long as the ISO is bootable and you boot from the virtual dvd drive first.
 

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Stilez

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Test-installed the leaked ISOs while waiting for the official release, to check for issues (deleted afterwards).

Using VMware 8.04 (744019) on Windows 7 x64, I could install both Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 without trouble. Screenshots of both below.

Steps - select Win 7 x64 (I chose "server R2" for this test), and the install ISO, but don't "easy-install". Manually configure the VM, then boot and let the install DVD guide you through.

First impressions: The installer was very fast compared to Windows 7. I also installed Classic Shell and the Win 8 beta version of 7 Taskbar Tweaker (for those who like the classic desktop) and they didn't seem to have any trouble. First impressions were very favourable, although I hardly gave it a thorough test. My question was, as a heavy multitasker used to a finely tuned Windows 7 platform and Classic Shell, could I get a desktop interface that was productive for my workload on Windows 8 and Server 2012, and did I like how it worked when I did.

So far with a whole load of qualifiers (didn't test alternative file managers, apps, customisation, media or "real use") the answer is surprisingly "yes". They seemed fine, and Classic Shell did its job, though I can't test activation or updates as I don't yet have a proper license to activate with.

I can live without glass effects and "flip", and reports say the file manipulation and networking issues that caused dialogs like "calculating..." are fixed. That makes it worthwhile to me by itself. I haven't tested how Windows 7 interacts with Server 2012 (optionally with an ReFS-formatted server share). One new area of customisation will be needed if it matters to you - the desktop interface has lost its ability to set colours and element sizes (metrics) There's a "TinyWindowsBorders"/Regedit tweak for that annoying metric, others can be modified by registry or new tweaks/ customisations will be needed.
 

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Hopachi

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    Windows 10 x64
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    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP Envy DV6 7250
    CPU
    Intel i7-3630QM
    Motherboard
    HP, Intel HM77 Express Chipset
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD4000 + Nvidia Geforce 630M
    Sound Card
    IDT HD Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6' built-in + Samsung S22D300 + 17.3' LG Phillips
    Screen Resolution
    multiple resolutions
    Hard Drives
    Samsung SSD 250GB + Hitachi HDD 750GB
    PSU
    120W adapter
    Case
    small
    Cooling
    laptop cooling pad
    Keyboard
    Backlit built-in + big one in USB
    Mouse
    SteelSeries Sensei
    Internet Speed
    slow and steady
    Browser
    Chromium, Pale Moon, Firefox Developer Edition
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    That's basically it.

jimbo45

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Hi, Gentlement

Followed your advice , I am able to get to this point only...........this my my screen shots. It asked me to load the drivers..... View attachment 7777 View attachment 7778
Choose Custom install and let W8 sort out the partitions on the "Virtual " Disk.

You can't "Upgrade" as there's nothing to "Upgrade".

Have a go with this and post back how you get on.


Cheers
jimbo
 

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  • 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)