I have many virtual machines in my VMWare Workstation install on Windows 7. I have now let Windows 8.1 lose on the bare metal of this machine as a dual booting system. I have enabled Hyper V on 8.1 to "play around with it and when I went to install VMWare the installer quit stating Workstation...
I LIKE the idea of a bare metal Hypervisor - I've tried Esxi (VMware) in the past and although it works it's a bit fiddly on what hardware it works on and there's no CLI for managing VM's --you have to do this with a separate machine using vCenter which USED TO BE FREE -- and now this...
I thought I would start a (impartial) discussion here as it would help me with it terms of how I might configure a new Windows 8 laptop.
Ok, VMWare Worstation 9 was released on the 23rd August. As a freelance consultant I want to configure Windows 8 Pro to run multiple server virtual...
Good news about VMs again.
The latest VMware Workstation 9 brings a new UI and it's designed for Windows 8.
Read about it here:
VMware Announces VMware Workstation™ 9
Also VMware Player 5 is available for download....
Found a mega show stopper here
I MUST have VMware available on a laptop / workstation.
If you enable HYPER-V on W8 then you can't start VMware
I know if you use hyper-v you'll probably want it on a server - but on a WORKSTATION DEVELOPMENT OS I think people will be testing...
After a bit of googling found the fix
This guy solved it -- works fine Now I can uset W8 x-64 on a Desktop with 16GB (I must have VMware working)
Fix vmx86.sys error with Vmware workstation 7 and 8 | JB: Tech & Security
To install W8 developer edition (current version) as a VM with vmware workstation you have to download / upgrade to version 8. Version 7.1X and earlier won't work. Vmware player (current version) gives same problem as vmware workstation 7.1x.
When you install choose W7 as the OS...