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    win 8 and VMware

    Can Windows 8 be installed using VMware? I prefer this approach to using a dual boot, better fencing from Win 7.

    Russ Martinson
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    Windows 8 and VMWare

    Yes. I have it (Windows 8 CP) up and running (64-bit version). Windows 8 CP is Best installed from the ISO download. (Burn the Windows 8 ISO file to a disc and install. No Product Key is needed). Use "Windows 7" as the OS of choice (Must have VMWare version 4 or higher).

    The following link may be of assistance:

    If Windows 8 CP installer insists ona Product Key, use this one: 6RH4V-HNTWC-JQKG8-RFR3R-36498
    Last edited by petesmst; 2012-03-01 at 04:49. Reason: Added link and Product Key
    (My Setup: 3,70GHz Intel Core i7-4820K CPU; MSI Military Class iii X79A-GD45 Plus Motherboard; Win 8.1 Pro (64 bit); 16GB RAM; SAMSUNG SD840 PRO SSD (6GB/SATA III); Seagate 2TB Barracuda SATA6G HDD; GeForceGTX 760 2GB Graphics Card; Office 2013 Prof (32-bit); MS Project 2013 (32-bit); Acronis TI 2014 Premium, NIS 2014, etc). (UEFI-booted). WD My Book 3 1TB USB External Backup Drive)

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    You will need a product key for the Consumer Preview. Its DNJXJ-7XBW8-2378T-X22TX-BKG7J, and its on the download page.

    EDIT: You need a product key if you boot from the DVD and install. You do not need it if you run setup.exe.
    Last edited by Doc Brown; 2012-03-01 at 10:11.

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