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How to Install Windows 8 on VMware Virtual Machine [Pro.]

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Using desktop virtualization software ( VMware or VirtualBox), now we can try the best out of the latest release of Windows 8 Customer Preview version with easiness. Lately we have seen How to Install Windows 8 from USB Flash Drive with simple clicks, but that method requires to format your Computer and Install Windows 8. Now you'll see How to Install Windows 8 on VMware Virtual Machine with the necessary tools and configurations to make it more optimized.






What you'll Need?

  • 1 GHz or better processor.
  • 1 GB RAM.
  • 16 GB of free hard drive space.

How to Install Windows 8 on VMware Virtual Machine


1) Download VMware Player 4.0


3) Install VMware Player and Launch it.

4) Click Create a New Virtual Machine



5) Click Browse... and Select the ISO file downloaded in step 3, Click Next

6) Choose Other / Other and Click Next

7) Name your new virtual machine (e.g : Windows 8 VM ) and Click Next.

8) Select Store Virtual Disk as Single File and set the size to 16GB or more, Click Next


9) Click Customize Hardware

  1. Maximize RAM size to 1GB
  2. Under Processors, Select Virutalize Intel VT-x EPT ...
  3. Under Display, Select Accelerate 3D

10) Click OK, then Finish


11) Done! It will launch Windows 8 and proceed with the Installation.