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    Windows 8 on Workstation 7.1.4?

    eGroupsupport Novice

      Will the latest Windows 8 Developer Preview that Microsoft released run on Workstation 7.1.4?  I'm downloading the ISO right now, but would like to prepare for when it's done.

       

      Thanks!

        • 1. Re: Windows 8 on Workstation 7.1.4?
          Villag3Idiot Hot Shot

          I haven't tried this so i can't comment one way or the other for certain... but there's only one way to find out!

           

          I'd first select "Windows 7" as the operating system during the VM creation and see how you go from there...

          • 2. Re: Windows 8 on Workstation 7.1.4?
            masonfoley Lurker

            Didn't work for me.  Tried the 64-bit version with developers tools and I get an error/prompt to upload support data.

            • 3. Re: Windows 8 on Workstation 7.1.4?
              Elkor Novice

              Crashes here too. I assume it's because Windows 8 requires ACPI 2.0 which is not supported by workstation 7.x. It should be supported in Workstation 8, but nobody knows when that one will become final

              • 4. Re: Windows 8 on Workstation 7.1.4?
                glstewart Lurker

                Tried to load en_windows_developer_preview_with_developer_tools_and_apps_x64_dvd_735220.iso on Workstation 6.5.5:

                 

                *** VMware Workstation internal monitor error ***
                vcpu-0:NOT_IMPLEMENTED vmcore/vmm/intr/apic.c:1796
                Please report this problem by selecting menu item Help > VMware on the Web > Request Support, or by going to the Web page .... Please provide us with the log file (...\Windows 8\vmware.log) and the core file(s) (...\Windows 8\vmware-core[0-1].gz, ...\Windows 8\vmware64-core[0-1].gz, ...\Windows 8\vmware-vmx-8248.dmp).
                If the problem is repeatable, please select 'Run with debugging information' in the Options panel of Virtual Machine Settings. Then reproduce the incident and file it according to the instructions.
                To collect data to submit to VMware support, select Help > About and click "Collect Support Data". You can also run the "vm-support" script in the Workstation folder directly.
                We will respond on the basis of your support entitlement.
                We appreciate your feedback,
                  -- the VMware Workstation team.

                 

                Can't file an incident report.

                • 5. Re: Windows 8 on Workstation 7.1.4?
                  wila Guru
                  User ModeratorsCommunity Warriors

                  Hi,

                   

                  VMware Workstation 8.x just got released, see the release notes here: Workstation 8.0 Release Notes

                   

                  There's no mention of support for Windows 8 yet and I'm not sure if VMware got windows 8 earlier from Microsoft as we did, but your best chances to get it to work is with "the latest and greatest" version of Workstation.

                   

                  Hope this helps,

                  --

                  Wil

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                  • 6. Re: Windows 8 on Workstation 7.1.4?
                    MarekZdrojewski Hot Shot
                    VMware Employees

                    Hi,

                     

                    I've heard from several persons that it works on Workstation 8.

                     

                    - hth

                     

                    Cheers!

                    • 7. Re: Windows 8 on Workstation 7.1.4?
                      dnetz Expert

                      Marek.Z wrote:

                       

                      Hi,

                       

                      I've heard from several persons that it works on Workstation 8.

                       

                      - hth

                       

                      Cheers!

                      I can confirm that Windows 8 installs on Workstation 8 but not on 7.1.4.

                      • 8. Re: Windows 8 on Workstation 7.1.4?
                        bnlf Lurker

                        man! i dont want to get a trial version of workstation. theres gotta be a way

                        • 9. Re: Windows 8 on Workstation 7.1.4?
                          Cheesus Lurker

                          dnetz, can you share your settings?

                           

                          After upgrading to Workstation 8 (final) I created a new machine using generic 64 bit system template.  While the preview installs, during the setup it gets to 69% on driver setup and fails out (with a new form of bluescreen apparently) complaining about "DPC_WATCHDOG violation".

                           

                          My host is an Intel i7-2820QM.

                          • 10. Re: Windows 8 on Workstation 7.1.4?
                            dnetz Expert

                            I chose the custom wizard, highest hardware level, install operating system later, Windows 7 x64 as the Guest OS, 1 core, 2500MB RAM, no network, LSI Logic SAS controller, 40 GB SCSI disk. I removed the floppy and sound card before installing but that's cause I don't need them. Vmware tools installs fine. There are howver some graphic bugs on my machine that makes the screen black/white and striped at times, but it goes away if I switch between VM's in Workstation.

                             

                            Host is Windows 7 x64 on an AMD Athlon Dual Core 5200+ processor.

                             

                            Hope it helps!

                            • 11. Re: Windows 8 on Workstation 7.1.4?
                              Cheesus Lurker

                              Thanks dnetz, that did it.

                               

                              I think I tripped myself up trying for the Express setup, choosing Windows 7 x64, and then thinking the license stuff wouldn't work. 

                              • 12. Re: Windows 8 on Workstation 7.1.4?
                                RickBoyett Enthusiast

                                You can use VirtualBox if you don't want to use Workstation 8.  It runs fine on VB...

                                 

                                Just saw that workstation 8 was available.  I'm going to upgrade and give that a roll...

                                • 13. Re: Windows 8 on Workstation 7.1.4?
                                  bluefluke Novice

                                  Im tried WS 8 on with WIN8 Dev x64 and x32, I get a WIndows cannot read the Product Key setting from the unattend answer file.

                                  • 14. Re: Windows 8 on Workstation 7.1.4?
                                    wila Guru
                                    Community WarriorsUser Moderators

                                    bluefluke wrote:

                                     

                                    Im tried WS 8 on with WIN8 Dev x64 and x32, I get a WIndows cannot read the Product Key setting from the unattend answer file.

                                    Try selecting Windows Server 8 as OS instead of Windows 7. The product key box you are seeing is from the "easy install" option.

                                    There's no easy install option for Windows8 yet. Alternatively I think you can also just reboot and disconnect the floppy drive which has the unattend answer file on it.

                                     

                                    --

                                    Wil

                                    | Author of Vimalin. The virtual machine Backup app for VMware Desktop Products
                                    | Vimalin : Automated backups for VMware Fusion and VMware Workstation Professional
                                    | More info at https://www.vimalin.com
                                    | Twitter @wilva
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