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Installing Windows 8 on VM Player 4+

I got the following error when trying to install Windows 8 preview on VM Player.
The com­puter restarted unex­pect­edly or encoun­tered an unex­pected error. Win­dows instal­la­tion can­not pro­ceed. To install Win­dows, click ‘OK’ to restart the com­puter, and then restart the installation.

When installing on VMware Work­sta­tion 8:

  1. Use Typ­i­cal (Easy install)
  2. Point to .iso file, Dis­re­gard warn­ing about failed OS detec­tion.
  3. Choose Win­dows 7 x64 or Win­dows 7
  4. Type a login name. Ignore prod­uct key and pass­word.
  5. Name your vir­tual machine and choose a loca­tion.
  6. Set HDD as 20GB in 1 file.
  7. Cus­tomize hard­ware: Set mem­ory at 2 GB RAM. Keep 1 CPU/Core. Remove floppy drive and printer from HW con­fig­u­ra­tion.
  8. When the vir­tual machine starts boot­ing, click on the floppy drive icon, and choose dis­con­nect. Thus you won’t be using the autoinst.flp con­fig­u­ra­tion file, and the instal­la­tion will progress with­out a hitch.

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