I just downloaded the Windows 8 Release Preview ISO from Microsoft’s website, and when I went to load the ISO into VMWare, I get the following message:
“Windows cannot read the <Productkey> setting from the unattended answer file”
I am not using an answer file, so I am not sure what is causing this. I have downloaded the ISO file again, thinking it was a corrupt iso file, but the problem still existed. Any Help?
Craig D. Guess
This actually is a question that I’ve seen a lot around the message boards, and actually has a very simple solution. Though I have not really seen what causes this error, it’s simple enough to work around:
- If your Windows 8 VM is currently powered on, power it off.
- Right Click the VM and click settings
- Find the floppy drive and deselect it.
- Power On the virtual machine
- Proceed with the install
That’s it, once the floppy drive has been deselected, you’ll now be able to install Windows 8 in your virtual environment.
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