Installation of Windows 8 Consumer Preview in VMWare Workstation
March 5, 2012 1 Comment
Installation of Windows 8 Consumer Preview in VMWare Workstation is quite simple as same like installing Windows 8 Developer Preview in VMWare. So in this case , prepare & customize the hardware settings. For my x86 system , I recommend to use HDD – 100 GB & RAM- 1536 MB.
Lets start by creating a new VHD for Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
- Next , keep the name of Guest OS as Windows 7 as still VMWare does not been upgraded for Windows 8 naming.
- After configuring Hardware customization , lets start by booting the Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
Next, Start Windows Installation by selecting choosen drive. The Default driver is selected by default.
Choose your settings & start initializing for installation of Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
Put the product key from Windows Preview Website & Click on Next.
Next, provide your Windows Store ID or Windows Live ID to setup a LogIn account in Windows .
Provide a suitable name for your PC & add with the Account settings.
Start launching Windows 8 Consumer Preview . Sign in with your Windows Live ID & password.
Start experience with Windows 8 Consumer Preview .