How to Install Windows 8 on VMware Workstation | Install Windows 8 in Virtual Machine


Here is the brief tutorial on installing Windows 8 on VMware Workstation. It is better to install Windows 8 virtually before installing on the PC. Any way this is only developer preview not retail version, so install on VMware Workstation and try the features virtually.

Here i used VMware Workstation 8, I have no idea whether Windows 8  will install on VMware Workstation 7. I am going diretcly to steps to follow for installing Windows 8 on VMware Workstation.

Step 1: Select New Virtual Machine from File menu.

Step 2: Click Next on the New Virtual Machine Wizard.

Step 3: Select I will install operating system later and Click Next.

Step 4: Select Guest Operating system = Microsoft Windows, Version = Windows 7 and Click Next to Continue.

Step 5: Type your Virtual Machine Name and Browse for the Storage location, click Next.

Step 6: Specify the Virtual disk storage capacity and Click Next.

Step 7: In the Next window, click on Customize Hardware.

Step 8: Click on CD/DVD and  Browse for the ISO image (Here i used ISO image). Click Close button.

Step 9: Click Finish.

Step 10: Click on Power on this Virtual Machine to power on the Windows 8 VM.

That’s all! The Virtual machine will start boot from ISO image. So the installation will start to initialize automatically. Installation of  Windows 8 on VMware Workstation is same like The installation of Windows 8 on PC.


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