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Instant VMware Player for Virtualization by Kevin L. Sapp

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Installing Windows 8 virtual machine using an ISO image (Intermediate)

In the past, the only way that a Windows consumer could acquire the Windows OS was to purchase the installation media on a CD-ROM, floppy disk, or physical computer accessory, which had to be ordered online or bought from a local bricks and mortar store. Now with the recent release of Windows 8, Microsoft is continuing to extend its installation platform to digital media on a large scale. Windows 8 simplifies the process by using a web platform installer called Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant, which makes it easier to download, burn physical copies, and create a backup copy of the installation media. This form of digital distribution allows Microsoft to deploy products at a faster ...

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