A newer version of VMware workstation 8 has been released with a feature to support only 64 bit processor.The Physical machine or host Machine should have 64 bit processor for VMware workstation 8 .You can download the free version of VMware workstation 8.0 The new windows 8 operating system is supported on VMware workstation 8 and work fine.
Download the Free version Windows 8 ISO images for 32 bit or 64bit
VMware workstation Could not detect which operating system in the disc image
Installing windows 8 on VMware workstation
- Install the VMware workstation 8 software on your PC. The installation is very simple, keep clicking on next button with default settings.
- Launch the VMware workstation 8 player and then select to create a new virtual machine
- When you choose the Windows8 ISO image, an error occurs,
For windows 8 32 bit select the version windows 7
For windows 8 64bit select the version windows 7 (x64)
Now for our demo we are using Windows 7 (X64) to build windows 8 (64 bit) OS
Specify the name of the Virtual machine and then browse where you need to keep the Virtual Machine files
Specify the hard disk size for new Window 8 OS , Here two options you can store the virtual disk as a single file
Split the virtual disk into multiple files
We are choosing to first option to store the virtual disk a single file
Click next and complete the installation
Below image shows the complete configuration details of VM machine
Power on the Windows 8 Virtual machine. Installation steps are very similar to Windows 7.
Complete the Installation of Windows 8, a new Metro User Interface screen appears, with your user account name display.
In Windows 8 the screen resolution is automatically adjusted and new Metro UI displays as shown
Windows 8 Desktop screen is Graphical Interface, with more robust display.
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