How do you Install Windows 8 into VMware Workstation 6.5.5

I have created a new VM pointed to the .ISO file. Windows starts to boot, runs for aproximatly 45 sec, and then crashes. I do not see any errors in the log?

Here is the tail end of the log file, just before the crash:

Aug 29 10:57:41.039: vcpu-0| pciBridge7:7: ISA/VGA decoding enabled (ctrl 0004)
Aug 29 10:57:41.039: vcpu-0| DISKUTIL: scsi0:0 : geometry=3263/255/63
Aug 29 10:57:41.055: vcpu-0| SCSI0: RESET BUS
Aug 29 10:57:41.164: vcpu-0| BIOS-UUID is 56 4d 27 66 a7 7b 3d 9d-89 7a 78 26 75 d8 04 6a
Aug 29 10:57:41.398: mks| Ignoring update request in VGA_Expose (mode change pending).
Aug 29 10:57:41.398: mks| Ignoring update request in VGA_Expose (mode change pending).
Aug 29 10:57:44.336: mks| HostOps hideCursor before defineCursor!
Aug 29 10:57:50.711: vcpu-0| UHCI: Global Reset
Aug 29 10:57:51.742: vmx| VMXVmdbCbVmVmxExecState: Exec state change requested to state suspended without reset
Aug 29 10:57:51.742: vmx| CPT current = 0, requesting 1
Aug 29 10:57:51.758: vcpu-0| Sync monModules(1).
Aug 29 10:57:51.758: vcpu-0| E1000: Syncing with mode 1.
Aug 29 10:57:51.758: vcpu-0| Done Sync monModules(1).
Aug 29 10:57:51.758: vmx| CPT: monitor ACKing mode 1
Aug 29 10:57:51.945: vmx| CPT current = 1, requesting 2
Aug 29 10:57:51.945: vmx| CPT: monitor ACKing mode 2
Aug 29 10:57:51.945: vmx| CPT current = 2, requesting 3
Aug 29 10:57:51.961: vcpu-0| Cpt monModules(3).
Aug 29 10:57:51.961: vcpu-0| Done Cpt monModules(3).
Aug 29 10:57:51.961: vmx| CPT: monitor ACKing mode 3
Aug 29 10:57:51.961: vmx| DUMPER: Creating checkpoint file .\Windows Eight.vmss
Aug 29 10:57:51.961: vmx| Checkpointed in VMware Workstation, 6.5.5 build-328052, build-328052, Windows Host
Aug 29 10:57:51.992: vmx| BusMemSample: checkpoint 3 initPercent 75 touched 196608
Aug 29 10:57:51.992: vmx| MM: Renamed C:\Documents and Settings\cittellgr\My Documents\My Virtual Machines\Windows Eight\564d2766-a77b-3d9d-897a-782675d8046a.vmem to .\Windows Eight.vmem
Aug 29 10:57:57.836: vmx| Stopping VCPU threads...
Aug 29 10:57:58.492: mks| Detaching from window system.
Aug 29 10:57:58.508: mks| MKSHostOps_Exit3D: 1, 0
Aug 29 10:57:58.508: mks| Async MKS thread is exiting
Aug 29 10:57:58.508: vmx| USB: Disconnecting device 0x400000010e0f0003
Aug 29 10:57:58.508: vmx| USB: Disconnecting device 0x200000010e0f0002
Aug 29 10:57:58.508: vmx| TOOLS received request in VMX to set option 'enableDnD' -> '0'
Aug 29 10:57:58.508: vmx| TOOLS received request in VMX to set option 'copypaste' -> '0'
Aug 29 10:57:58.508: vmx| TOOLS received request in VMX to set option 'copypaste' -> '0'
Aug 29 10:57:58.539: vmx| MKS local poweroff
Aug 29 10:57:58.539: usbCCIDEnumCards| USB-CCID: Card enum thread exiting.
Aug 29 10:57:58.554: vmx| AIOWIN32C: asyncOps=1 syncOps=108 bufSize=4Kb fixedOps=5 sgOps=100 sgOn=1
Aug 29 10:57:58.554: aioCompletion| AIO thread processed 1 completions
Aug 29 10:57:58.554: vmx| AIOWIN32: asyncOps=0 syncOps=0 bufSize=0Kb delayed=0 fixed=0 sgOp=0 sgOn=1
Aug 29 10:57:58.554: vmx| WORKER: asyncOps=16233 maxActiveOps=1 maxPending=0 maxCompleted=0
Aug 29 10:57:58.601: vmx| Transitioned vmx/execState/val to suspended
Aug 29 10:57:58.758: vmx| vmdbPipe_Streams: Couldn't read
Aug 29 10:57:58.758: vmx| VMX idle exit
Aug 29 10:57:58.758: vmx| Flushing VMX VMDB connections
Aug 29 10:57:58.758: vmx| IPC_exit: disconnecting all threads
Aug 29 10:57:58.758: vmx| VMX exit (0).
Aug 29 10:57:58.758: vmx| AIOMGR-S : stat o=3 r=9 w=0 i=0 br=38400 bw=0
Answer
Answer

That version of VMWare is not compatible with Windows 8. If you want to run Windows 8 in a virtual machine program, you need either of the following:

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Last updated September 21, 2013 Views 396 Applies to: