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Is there any way to install Windows 8 on a VMWare Workstation 6.5.

I can't install it, get this message:

The installation failed with this error "vcpu-0:NOT_IMPLEMENTED vmcore/vmm/intr/apic.c


I found this link

http://www.sharepointsolutioncenter.net/Blog/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=46

It says don't try it but just in case anyone has done it please tell. I don't want to download vmware workstation 8 or 9

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You will need VMWare 8 or 9 as 6.5 is not compatible with Windows 8.

Source - Microsoft Answers

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You need VMware 8 or greater, as mentioned here

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Another solution to above error is to download and install Virtual Box 4.1 on your machine and deploy Windows 8 Virtual Machine on top of it.

Windows 8 System Requirements:

1 Gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
1 Gigabyte (GB) RAM (32-bit) or 2 GB RAM (64-bit)
16 GB available hard disk space (32-bit) or 20 GB (64-bit)
DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver

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Why are you suggesting a preview version of Windows 8? Considering the preview likely already expired, this answer, is less then helpful. Would be easier just to deploy Windows 8. –  Ramhound Oct 31 '12 at 11:01
    
i correct that. –  saber tabatabaee yazdi Oct 31 '12 at 16:30

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