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Windows 7: How to install/uninstall Windows 8 preview in VMWare Player correctly


21 Aug 2012   #1

win 7 64
 
 
How to install/uninstall Windows 8 preview in VMWare Player correctly

I'm about to install Windows 8 preview in a virtual environment (VM ware player). Am I correct if I suppose that no traces are being left within Window 7 if I do so and if I uninstall Windows 8 from within VM ware player at a later time? Is there anything special to be considered? Thanks for your ever so appreciated remarks.


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21 Aug 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello pretty, welcome to Seven Forums!


Have a look through the information in this tutorial at the link below for some additional ideas and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

VMware Player - Install Windows 8


Our Windows 8 forums can be visited at this link below
EightForums.com
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21 Aug 2012   #3

win 7 64
 
 

That was quick! Thanks. I'll come back after having read this tutorial.
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21 Aug 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Glad I could help, yes be sure to post back with updates.
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05 Sep 2012   #5

win 7 64
 
 

Sorry for being late in my post. I read the instructions and now have a few more questions:

- Do I have to go online after I have installed Win8 in VMPlayer (see item 15 in the instructions) in order do download items or can I simply disregard this prompt? I ask since I do not always have Internet access.
- Will Win8 come up on start-up of my system - or do I first have to change from Windows 7 into WMPlayer to start Win8?
- If I want to un-install Win8, do I do so from within VMPlayer?
- Most important: Do no traces remain in Windows 7 after un-installing Win8?
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11 Sep 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello again.


It would e best to ask questions of the tutoials author, he would be better able to answer hem for you.
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16 Sep 2012   #7

W7 X-64 W8.1 X-64 Opensuse 13.1 W2003 Server
 
 

Hi there
you don't even need to bother to uninstall W8 from VMware

just DELETE virtual Machine from the VMware start menu -- then it's GONE --- deleted from Disk. Simple

For the other parts a VM behaves just like a real physical machine --to download and install applications on it -- logon to the VM and use IE just like you would IE on your normal system to download and install applications.

If you don't have Internet access on the VM download the install file from a system you DO have Internet access on --save to a USB then enable the USB in your VMware VM and run the install file.

Cheers
jimbo
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