Getting VMware Workstation 8 to work in Windows 8 RTM

When installing or upgrading to Windows 8, VMware Workstation 8 does not work anymore. This is indicated in the Windows 8 Compatibility Wizard. A repair of the installation does not fix this. The following error occurs when stating a virtual machine:

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To get VMware Workstation  up and running again the Virtual Machine’s VMX file needs to be edited.

Open the VM’s VMX file SNAGHTMLd2c12
Change vmci0.present = “TRUE” to vmci0.present = “FALSE” image
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Save the VM’s VMX file.

Now the Virtual Machine can be started. There is no need to re-open it in VMware Workstation.
 

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One Response to Getting VMware Workstation 8 to work in Windows 8 RTM

  1. mentorex says:

    Thanks for this!!!

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