Ok, serious here. The thing is, VMWare Workstation has no explicit support for Windows 8. The last version of Windows 8, for the moment, is the Consumer Preview that you can download for free from the Microsoft site, here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/iso
If you’re wanting to install Windows 8 into a Virtual Machine this is your choice, there are another choices.
Save the product key you will need it later.
Before we get started, make sure to 1) add you current Windows user into the group __wmware__ 2) Set your VMWare Workstation to compatibility with Windows XP Sp3, and finally 3) Run your VMWare Workstation as an Administrator.
All these steps are covered here http://blogs.vmware.com/workstation/2011/09/vmware-workstation-8-running-windows-8.html
Once you have done everything we said, you enter to the wizard in order to create a new Virtual Machine to install your Windows 8, and you go for “Custom” installation, right this way:
Then continue till this screen, and make sure you choose “I will install the system operating later”, otherwise we are going to have problems in the future.
In the next steps, select the installation just like you’re going to install a Windows 7, but you’re not –just in case comment-.
Then continue, and let the force guide you till the last step, then press in the button “Customize Hardware”.
Then locate and select your Windows 8 CP iso file, and then continue.
That’s it. There aren’t more tricks in the next steps.
And the result is