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Happy Windows 8 Consumer Preview day!

Today Microsoft released its much anticipated Windows 8 Consumer Preview. VMware Fusion 4 is a great choice if you want to try Windows 8 for yourself.  By running in a virtual machine you can remain isolated from your documents and other important applications, and simply roll back using snap shots in the event something goes wrong. If you’d like a walkthrough of installing Windows 8, checkout todays post by Arstechnica detailing the installation of Windows 8 in VMware Fusion.

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Everyone here on the VMware Fusion team is amped about this new release, and what it means for VMware Fusion.  Stay tuned for more updates in the future!

Want to get in on the Windows 8 Action? You can download it from Microsoft at this link.


In other VMware Fusion news, PCPRO.CO.UK released their review of VMware Fusion 4. Calling VMware Fusion “shinier, faster, better and more efficient…” You can check out the full review here.

To download a 30 Day trial of VMware Fusion 4 click here


11 thoughts on “Happy Windows 8 Consumer Preview day!

  1. Satheesh.net

    You can also use my step-by-step guide I created for the previous Developer Preview, now with updated link for Consumer Preview.
    Good luck!

  2. eturk

    How do we install on VMWare Workstation?
    Just trying a typical install as if Windows 7 gives a failure trying to find .

  3. Vmware Fusion

    Thanks Satheesh.net. We always appreciate your posts!

  4. Justin

    I just installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview along with the VMware tools. I still do not have internet like it acts like the driver is not working. Please help!

  5. Simon

    Ars Technica used VMware Fusion to try out the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Check out their write-up here: http://arstechnica.com/microsoft/news/2012/02/installing-the-windows-8-consumer-preview-a-visual-guide.ars

  6. Vmware Fusion

    @eturk check out the Workstation Blog for details on installing in WS 8. http://blogs.vmware.com/workstation/2012/03/windows-8-consumer-preview-running-in-workstation-8.html

  7. Stan Kramer

    I would if VM Fusion worked with Mountain Lion!

  8. Mike

    At least in my case it’s seems not so easy. I have a MacPro late 2008 2×2.8 Quad Core with VMWare Fusion 4.1.1. After the second or third screen during the w8 installation process I get an error message “CD-Rom/DVD driver not found”. Any hints?

  9. Paul

    Is unity working for You guys with VMware ?

  10. Anton

    The Windows 8 full screen does not stretch to the whole screen. Is there a way to change this in settings?

  11. jaje

    Windows 8 does not run in Vmware 3.1.4. Getting blue screens and it will not load. Please advise.


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