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VMWare WorkStation 8 on Window 8 RP

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    VMWare WorkStation 8 on Window 8 RP


    Hi Gentlement,


    VMWare WorkStation 8.0.4 build 744019 does not support Window 8, Am I correct ? Thanks.

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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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    Windows 8 RP and RTM works in VMWare WorkStation 8.0.4 build 744019.
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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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    Window 7


    10-08-2012 11-38-54 AM.pdfI have Window 7 Home Premium, for some reasons. I couldn't make Window 8 RP works in VMware workstaion, will pose a screenshot, thanks.
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    Sure. I have Windows 8 (Host) and also guest.
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    Window 7


    This is my Screen shot, thanks.Click image for larger version
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    Do you have your ISO file of your OS mounted prior to turning on that VM?
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    Window 7


    Hi pparks1,

    You mean ISO file of Window 8 or ISO file of my OS ( My OS is Window 7 ). Thanks
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Quote Originally Posted by blueriver649 View Post
    This is my Screen shot, thanks.Click image for larger version
    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
    jimbo
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