Do you guys manage to install Windows 8 on VMWare Player (Version: 3.1.4 build-385536) or VMWare Workstation? I’m trying to install “Windows Developer Preview (Apps and Tool)” that I downloaded from MSDN on VMWare since this morning and I keep on getting the error after seeing the very first screen.
Windows 8 on VMWare : vcpu-0:NOT_IMPLEMENTED vmcore/vmm/intr/apic.c:1903
I couldn’t find any solution so as other suggested, I tried installing it on VirtualBox that other said it works for them. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work for me. I was almost giving up but then, Wait! there is no Windows 8 in the OS Type combo box so I chose “Other Windows”. I think it might be the cause of the error.
Info: An unexpected error has occured
then, I decided to choose a few options and I found that “Windows Xp (64bit)” works great for me. One more thing: Don’t forget to set the hard disk space more than 12 GB (The default one is 10GB which doesn’t meet the requirement of Windows 8.)
Finally, I managed to install Windows 8 on virtual machine. Da da!! The most interesting thing for me is that it has Visual Studio 11, Microsoft Expression Blend 5 and Metro style app development.. of course! :)
Edit: Tim who is currently working for VMWare and is also our lead writer in our book “Windows Phone 7 in action” shared me this link “VMware Workstation 8 running Windows 8!”.
UPDATE: Windows 8 on VMWare Player 4.
VMWare released VMWare Player 4 that supports Windows 8.
Update: Windows 8 (64 bits) on VMWare Player 4.0.1
It happened to me to install Windows 8 on VM again today and installing of Windows 8 was never been easy.
Here is the error that I got.
File: wd01000.sys OR msrpc.sys OR etc
Error Message : Windows failed to load because a required file is missing, or corrupt.
I was experiencing here and there and finally, I found this post “[Guide]Install Windows 8 on VMware Workstation with VMware Tools” which saves my day.
The important trick is that you need to select “I will install the operation system later” option . And then mount the ISO to the DVD of VM later to install the OS.