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I recently attempted to install Windows 8 Enterprise Edition in VMware Workstation. It specified that Easy Install would be used, and requested for the product key, for which I entered the generated MSDN key.

This didn't work - the installation goes into a loop with each iteration of the loop ending with the following screen:

Invalid product key

The guest reboots and the process repeats after clicking "OK".

Has anyone been able to successfully install their MSDN image with Easy Install in Workstation?

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You need to delete the file unattend.txt because the installer is getting the key (which is apparently not valid) from that, then you can input a different key. It is located in the ProductID entry under the UserData section.

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Try disabling the floppy drive in VMWare before installing - so don't use easy install when first creating the VM.

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