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VMware Player and Win 8.1

  1. #1


    Posts : 23
    Win 8.1 Pro

    VMware Player and Win 8.1


    I specced my new PC with Win 7 Pro x64 on a 120GB SSD with a 1TB WD HDD for data. It's a nice system but I also wanted access to Win 8.1. and have been attempting that in VMware. Win 8 installed and activated in the VM just fine and after all Win 8 updates had been installed it duly offered me the Win 8.1 upgrade. But that fails every time and when I run the troubleshooter it tells me that I'm missing a necessary partition. It then reverts me to Win 8.

    Has anyone else had any experience with this?


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  2. #2


    Posts : 879
    Windows 10


    How do you download Windows 8.1 and clean install Windows 8.1, if you have a Windows 8 product key? -> link
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  3. #3


    Posts : 23
    Win 8.1 Pro


    OK, thanks. That might be a (rather long winded) way around this but having got 8 installed, updated and activated, and as 8.1 system requirements are the same as those for 8, I was not expecting to have to go back to square one.
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