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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 05:49. Reason: Added link and Product Key
    (My Setup: Custom built: 4.00GHz Intel Core i7-6700K CPU; MSI Z170A Gaming Carbon Mobo (Military Class V); Win 10 Pro (64 bit)-(UEFI-booted); 16GB RAM; 500GB SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 NVME SSD; 512GB SAMSUNG 850 PRO SSD; Seagate 2TB Barracuda SATA6G HDD; 2 X GeForceGTX 1070 8GB Graphics Card (SLI); Office 2016 Prof "Click to Run" (32-bit); Acronis TI 2017 Premium, Norton Internet Security, VMWare Workstation12 Pro). WD My Book 3 1TB USB External Backup Drive). Samsung 24" Curved HD Monitor.

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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 11:11.

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