Windows 8 and VMWare – Unattended Installation Error

If you are installing Windows 8 inside a VMWare instance, you will almost certainly get an “unattended installation error” when pre-entering the activation key when prompted during the VM setup.  To rectify, simply detach the floppy drive that VMWare attaches to the VM, and restart if needed.  This solved the problem for me on more Read More …

Windows 8 Activation Problems

Windows 8 is probably the biggest piece of trash representing itself as an OS since, well, probably Windows ME.  It could well prove to be Microsoft’s “New Coke” moment. The Problem Tech blogs abound with reports of users struggling just to activate their newest, greatest “upgrade”.  Setting aside what sort of professional enterprise releases a Read More …