Installation of Windows 8 iso from VMWare . RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi , I have already tested several .iso of Linux as well as Windows and could install it successfully using VMWare , as a virtual disk image . Can I do the same with Windows 8 iso .
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 8:04 AM


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  • I install the 64 32 version w/o developer tools in VirtualBox
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    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 8:42 AM
  • How did you get it in a VM? I always get the HAL_INITIALISATION_FAILED Bluescreen. I've deactivated all possible hardware to run only with minimum components. Is there a clue?


    Thanks for your help.

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 9:37 AM
  • read this: http://www.hanselman.com/blog/GuideToInstallingAndBootingWindows8DeveloperPreviewOffAVHDVirtualHardDisk.aspx  it can work for me.
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    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 9:42 AM
  • You need to use VMware 8 or VirtualBox, Virtual PC doesn't work.  You would think Microsoft would have had that working since they are trying to compete with VMWare on virtualization with Windows 8.
    Wednesday, September 14, 2011 8:54 PM
  • Hyper-V can work.
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    Friday, September 16, 2011 2:53 PM
  • Hello,

    Steven Sinofsky has a new entry in the Building Windows 8 blog that has some good information:

    Running Windows 8 Developer Preview in a virtual environment


    Saturday, September 17, 2011 2:30 PM
  • Hi,

    i have succesfuly installed Win 8 DP in VMWare Player 8 and in Hyper-V on 2008 R2. So I can confirm that it works.

    Saturday, September 17, 2011 2:46 PM