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VMWare WorkStation 8 on Window 8 RP

  1. #11


    Posts : 10
    Window 7


    Hi jimbo45
    ,

    I did run the Create Virtual Machine Wizard, but when I power on it came up to what you saw in the screen shot, any suggestion. Thanks

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  2. #12


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    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
    jimbo
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  3. #13


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    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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  4. #14


    Posts : 2
    Win 7


    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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  5. #15


    Posts : 10
    Window 7


    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.....Click image for larger versionClick image for larger version
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  6. #16


    Orbiting the Moon
    Posts : 2,975
    Windows 10 x64


    @Blueriver649:

    Try to follow these steps:
    VMware Player - Install Windows 8

    They apply to WS8 also.

    @Stilez
    Great demo!
    There's a "TinyWindowsBorders"/Regedit tweak for that annoying metric
    Can you tell more about this one? I really need that tweak but don't know exactly where in regedit to look.

    Thanks
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  7. #17


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by blueriver649 View Post
    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.....Click image for larger versionClick image for larger version
    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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  8. #18


    Posts : 10
    Window 7


    Thanks Hopachi and Jimbo45, will report back when finished and don't drink all my beer, Jimbo45
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