Windows 8 Wont Run in VMware Workstation


KB ID 0000506 Dtd 19/09/11


When attempting to power on a VM built with the Windows 8 (Developer preview) you will see the following:

cpu error windows 8

Error: *** VMware Workstation internal monitor error *** vcpu-0:NOT_IMPLEMENTED vmcore/vmm/intr/apic.c:1903 Please report this problem by selecting menu item Help > VMware on the Web > Request Support , or by going to the Web page”{URL removed”}. Please provide us with the log file (C:Users{username}Documents Virtual MachinesVMvmware.log) and the core file(s) (C:Users{username}DocumentsVirtual MachinesVMvmware-core.gz, C:Users{username} DocumentsVirtual MachinesVMvmware64-core.gz, C:Users{username}DocumentsVirtual Machines VMvmware-vmx-9120.dmp). If the problem is repeatable, please select ‘Run with debugging information’ in the Options panel of Virtual Machine Settings. Then reproduce the incident and file it according to the instructions. To collect data to submit to VMware support, select Help > About and click “Collect Support Data”. You can also run the “vm-support” script in the Workstation folder directly. We will respond on the basis of your support entitlement. We appreciate your feedback, — the VMware Workstation team.


1. After some fiddling, it seems the problem is related to Workstation version 7, (See below):

cpu error windows 8

2. Once swift upgrade to Workstation version 8 and the problem is gone.

cpu error windows 8

Note: If this is not a path you want to go down you can also run Windows 8 in Virtual Box


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