I downloaded a copy of the developer preview for windows 8. I decided to load up VMWare and I was greeted with this error: vcpu-0:NOT_IMPLEMENTED vmcore/vmm/intr/apic.c
It appears that VMWare Workstation 7 and VMWare Fusion 3 are not compatible. I downloaded a trial version of VMWare Workstation 8 on my Windows 7 PC and it’s installing. I have to hand it to Microsoft, Windows 8 seems to be genuinely interesting. I’ll post my impressions once I’ve had a chance to play with it some more.
I might try VMWare Fusion 4 trial as well…
Update: For those wanting to try and install Windows 8 preview you will need to select windows 7 (x86 or x86_64) and bypass the easy install. To by pass the easy install you need to create a new virtual machine and when prompted for the media select “I will install the operating system later.”. Then just double click on the CD/DVD (IDE) under devices and select the ISO you downloaded. You can then power on the virtual machine and continue installing.
My Windows Club does a good job of walking your through the process.