REBell1952
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VMWare Player 4 & Windows 8 Developer Preview

Hello all,

In the past I have run Windows Betas on a physical hard drive, but this is the first time I have attempted to run a Beta on a virtual machine. When I tried to install the Developer Preview it loaded and began installing, but soon stopped and gave an error message that there was an unexpected error and the machine would have to restart. After the restart it dropped out with the same error message. I am unable to use an ISO image to install the OS using the Easy Install option. Does this mean that I will not be able to use VMWare Player to runthe Developer Preview?

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a_p_
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Take a look at Installing Windows 8 64-bit Dev Preview in VmWare Workstation 8 64-bit to see whether this helps.

André

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REBell1952
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Thank you, the URL you supplied had the information I needed. the Windows Developer Preview installed and runs fine. The only thing I can't use is my Blu-ray drive for playing Blu-ray discs, but that's because my Corel WinDVD 2010 won't run in a virtual environment.

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