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 the help of the following link, you can download the VMware player and follow the instruction.
 
 
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 the 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 like 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 a 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 the 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 to customize.
 
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Step 22
 
Put the mail address if your account in the Microsoft sites otherwise signs your PC to click next.
 
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Step 23
 
Choose the Microsoft account and local account. If your account is on the Microsoft website then choose Microsoft otherwise choose and you want your PC then choose the 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 Windows 8 are shown.
 
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Summary

 
In this article, we learned about Install Windows 8 on VMware.