Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Unable to Install Windows 8 on VMware ESX or ESXi. Symptoms and Fix.

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Windows 8 Consumer Preview is available and everybody prefers to install it on virtual machines. But Windows 8 can sometimes fail to boot on VMware ESX or ESXi. To resolve this issue, you should download and install a patch ESXi500-201112001 (Patch 02):
 
You can download and install the specified patch from below link:


Once the patch is installed, you can create a new virtual machine configured for either Windows 7 or Windows 2008 R2. Enable 3d graphics or do not install VMware's WDDM video driver. 

Now, Install VMware form Media or ISO file. Then Install VMware tools. Reboot Windows 8 Operating System and check if it is working fine. 

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