I got an internal monitor error
I wanted to install the 64bit version
Now I'm starting do download the 32bit version.
I get the exact same thing. Probably because Player 3 does not support ACPI 2.0 which W8 requires. The 32-bit version crashes also but in a different way (the funny new bluescreen).
I did, however, get the 64-bit developer version to work in Workstation 8. It was strange and tricky but finally it worked. The first install crashed but it was possible to get the vm to once again boot from the ISO and the second time it got all the way through.
I am not 100% sure but I think you only need the new Player 4 which is included in the Workstation setup, and I do not think the Player expires after the trial period. At least I hope so.
Which settings did you use? I keep getting an error message after the install (first boot): "The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation."
VM was created in before upgrading to 8 and rerunning the VM if thats helps. I'll try a clean version later.
That would be great. I've been trying to install the 64-bit version, maybe that's the issue.
Alright, I am not sure exactly what did the trick but my whole procedure was:
1. Create a new vm in player 4. Select "Other 64-bit", increase HD size and set 2GB RAM.
2. Start install until crash.
3. Power down vm and change OS setting to W7x64.
4. Start vm and boot again from ISO by pressing ESC very early in the vm POST and select DVD.
5. Whipe the HD clean from partitions and install once more.
As I said, it might be possible to cut a few steps from the above.
First install I changed to EN keyboard. Worked ok.
Second install straight on WS8 (previous one was started in WS7) failed when choosing Windows7 as the OS, as the unattend file appears to changed and setup fails and reboots because of it. Changed to Other and seems to be installing OK.
"Second install straight on WS8 (previous one was started in WS7) failed when choosing Windows7 as the OS, as the unattend file appears to changed and setup fails and reboots because of it."
Did you try de-selecting the Easy Install? (Choose "I will install the OS later").