Monday, March 26, 2012

How to install Windows 8 Consumer Preview in VMWare Player

I downloaded the Windows 8 Consumer Preview 32 bit version iso file from the Microsoft web site http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/iso. It is possible to install the operating system inside the VMware Player 4 virtual machine environment. The player can be downloaded from this web site http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/desktop_end_user_computing/vmware_player/4_0.

The following screen shots show the steps:

  1. Run the VMware Player.

     
  2. Click Create a New Virtual Machine.

    The New Virtual Machine Wizard dialog box appears.


  3. Toggle on Installer disc image file (iso). Click Browse. Select the iso file downloaded previously e.g. Windows8-ConsumerPreview-32bit-English.iso. Click Next.


  4. Toggle on Microsoft Windows. In the Version combo box, choose Windows 7. Click Next.


  5. In the Virtual machine name field, type in a text string e.g. Windows8.
  6. In the Location field, click Browse and specify the folder to contain the VMware virtual machine files e.g. V:\VM\Win8. Click Next.


  7. Optional. In the Maximum disk size field, type in the desired size to allocate for the VM e.g. 60.
  8. Click Next.


  9. Click Finish.


  10. Select the newly create virtual machine e.g. Windows8. Click Play virtual machine.

    The Windows 8 Setup Wizard appears.



  11. Follow the prompts to complete the installation.





    The Metro tiles appear!
     

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