Install Windows 8 on VMware

Introduction

In this article I will explain how to install Windows 8 on VMware Player. Before installing Windows 8, we first install the VMware Player. VMware player is the virtual machine running on Windows 7 that provides the Windows 8 Preview. The Windows 8 Preview is straight forward and uneventful. VMware Player is a simple way to run multiple operating systems in your system at the same time. The VMware Player supports Windows 8 as a guest operating system. The latest version of VMware 4.0 supports the Windows 8 Developer Preview and supports the 64 GB memory for the guest operating system.

Step by step installation of the Windows 8 on VMware Player

Now first install the VMware Player. With help of the following link you can download the VMware player and follow the instruction.

Download the VMware Player from: http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/desktop_end_user_computing/vmware_player/4_0

Download the Windows 8 Consumer Preview from: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-IN/windows-8/download

After installing the VMware player, the following are step by step instructions for installing Windows 8.

Step 1 : In step 1 you run the VMware Player and click in the right pane on new virtual machine and go to the next step.

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Step 2 : In this step, show the new virtual machine wizard and click on install the operating system then click on next.

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step 3 : In this step show the guest operating system and choose the Microsoft Windows and select the version Windows 7 (if have a 32 bit) and then click on next.

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Step 4 : In this step type the virtual machine name as Windows 8 and click Browse the location and select the folder that you want to install to and then click on next.

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Step 5 : In this step, specify the disk capacity and that you want to maximize the virtual size virtual disk and select the virtual disk and click on next:

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Step 6 : In this step, show the ready to create virtual machine and click on the customize hardware button.

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Step 7 : In this step click on memory and select in your computer capacity.

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Step 8 : In this step click on processor and select how many computer processors and select the number of processor cores.

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Step 9 : In this step click on CD/DVD click (dot) use the image file and click to browse and select the Windows 8 and then close.

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Step 10 : In this step, double-click on Windows 8 to start the Windows 8 Consumer Preview.

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Step 11 : In this step, install the VMware tool for Windows 2000 and later and click on Download and Install and then close.

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Step 12 : Enter your language and other preferences and click next.

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Step 13 : In this step, click the install now.

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Step 14 : In this step, enter the product key and then click on next.

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Step 15 : In this step, click the accept license and then go to next.

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Step 16 : Which type of installation do you want.

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Step 17 : In this step, enter drive unallocated space and click on next.

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Step 18 : In this step, show the installing Windows.

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Step 19 : In this step Windows 8 is preparing.

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Step 20 : In this step, pick a color you like and give the PC a name then click on next.

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Step 21 : In this step are two options; one is to use the express setting and the other is to customize; choose customize.

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Step 22 : Put the mail address if your account in the Microsoft sites otherwise sign your PC to click next.

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Step 23 : Choose the Microsoft account and local account. If your account is in the Microsoft website then choose Microsoft otherwise choose and you want your PC then choose local account.

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Step 24 : In this fill in the details and then click finish.

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Step 25 : After the installation finishes you can see the open screen for Windows 8.

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Step 26 : In this step the desktop is shown.

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Step 27 : In this step you can install the VMware Tools for graphics.

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Step 28 : In this step the drives in the Windows 8 are shown.

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