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Windows 8 Doesn’t Support Windows Virtual PC or Virtual PC 2007

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    WCP / Win.7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1.

    Windows 8 Doesn’t Support Windows Virtual PC or Virtual PC 2007



    Early adopters playing around with the Developer Preview of Windows 8 have undoubtedly come across a few issues when attempting to deploy the platform as a guest OS in a virtual machine running in a virtualization solution from Microsoft.

    The first public taste of the next iteration of Windows is still in the Milestone 3 (M3) stage of the development process, and as such, various issues, including incompatibility problems, are to be expected.

    Fact is that Windows 8 Developer Preview Build 8102 M3 is incompatible with a few virtualization solutions, including two of Microsoft’s own products: Windows Virtual PC or on Microsoft Virtual PC 2007.
    Windows 8 Doesn?t Support Windows Virtual PC or Virtual PC 2007 - Softpedia

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi all
    works fine with vmware workstation R8 or vmware player R4.

    Your post is slightly confusing since you don't say whether W8 is the HOST system or a GUEST.

    If running on say a W7 HOST system then W8 works fine as a GUEST OS (a VM) on vmware workstation V8 or vmware player R4.



    If running as a HOST system the following guest OS'es work just fine on W8 x-64 (haven't tried W8 x-86)

    I've got these vm's running : W7 x-64
    W2K3 server
    XP SP3
    W2008 server

    No probs whatsoever in booting the guest OS'es

    vmware installs 100% ok on W8.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    Your post is slightly confusing since you don't say whether W8 is the HOST system or a GUEST.

    vmware installs 100% ok on W8.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    He's didn't plug the words from his head, it's a quote from softpedia is it not?

    I'm still waiting for VMware server to be compatible, let me know when it is
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    I installed Win 8 x86 as a guest on a Win8 x64 host and it works fine
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