eValid
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Can I install Windows 8 on VMware Workstation Ver 6.0.2.598224?

I have the VM Workstation ver 6 on the MS-Vista machine. I can install Windows XP OS and LINUX OS. But...

I want to install Windows 8 Consumer preview on the VM Workstation ver 6, and I got an error when I tried to install it. The error message is "Your PC ran into a problem and needs to restart. We're just collecting info, and then we'll restart for you. (0% complete)". Then it will restart... and restart it again... Can someone tell me how to install it? Thank you.

eValid

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mfelker
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I'm afraid you can' install using WS 6.x.  Try installing the WS Technical Preview Beta which is free and good unitl Oct 15. You can use WS 8.x but its a bit trickier.

Even then you can't  install it on a 32 bit physical machine as the poster following correctly states.

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zXi_Gamer
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Just out of curiosity, what scsi controller did you provide for Win8 VM?

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Scorpion99
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Unfortunately , Windows 8 can only be installed on VMware Workstation 8 , it will not work even on the version 7.

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eValid
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Contributor

The setting is --- SCSI Adapters: BusLogic .

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mfelker
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Expert

Youocan try to reinstall    using LSI in a custom install - however it still will   not work with WS 6.

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