Install Windows 8 Using VMware Fusion 4

Dear Windows.Skotgat readers, after taking a sneak peak into the new Windows 8, I am now trying to explain the method with which you can install Windows 8 virtually on VMware as you did using Virtual Box. SO, here is my quick and simple tutorial on how to install Windows 8 using VMware fusion 4.

Installation of Windows 8 works smoothly on VMware and it is quite a simple one. Just make sure that you’re having the latest VMware fusion version 4 because it doesn’t work with the older versions of it like 3.1.3 etc. Below is what you have to do :

  1. Download VMware Fusion 4 for Mac OS X, costs $49.99 through the end of 2012 (discounted pricing). There is a 30-day free trial.
  2. Download Windows 8 Developer Preview
  3. Install and run VMware Fusion 4 and create a new virtual machine
  4. Continue without disc
  5. Select the ISO file and choose Windows 7 as the operating system from the drop down list
  6. Keep the default configuration like 60GB HDD, 1GB RAM
  7. Start the machine and continue with the installation process.
  8. You’re done! Enjoy.

My experience with Windows 8 on VMware

If I compare this install with my previous installed Windows 8 on Virtual box, this one looks more smooth, seamless and my mac doesn’t lack performance while using this version. According to me, I would prefer installing using VMware instead of virtual box at any given day. Cheers

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *