Installation of Windows 8 Consumer Preview in VMWare Workstation


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.

 

  • 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.

  • Lets start by preparing Windows 8 Consumer Preview.  
  • Start experience with Windows 8 Consumer Preview .
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About Anindita
Anindita Basak is working as Big Data Cloud Consultant in Microsoft. Worked in multiple MNCs as Developer & Senior Developer on Microsoft Azure, Data Platform, IoT & BI , Data Visualization, Data warehousing & ETL & of course in Hadoop platform.She played both as FTE & v- employee in Azure platform teams of Microsoft.Passionate about .NET , Java, Python & Data Science. She is also an active Big Data & Cloud Trainer & would love share her experience in IT Training Industry. She is an author, forum contributor, blogger & technical reviewer of various books on Big Data Hadoop, HDInsight, IoT & Data Science, SQL Server PDW & PowerBI.

One Response to Installation of Windows 8 Consumer Preview in VMWare Workstation

  1. I installed in my Lap in VMWare 8 it works awesome. But, it is not working VMWare7.+.. it is automatically syc skydrive. Here is my post about WIn 8 http://shareourideas.com/2012/02/29/windows-8-consumer-preview-public-beta-download/

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