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Windows 8 x86 no network connection on VMware Workstation 9

On creating a Windows 8 virtual machine in VMware Workstation 9, the virtual machine will not be able to access the network.

If you go into device manager, the network adapter will be listed with no drivers installed.

To remedy this, edit the .vmx file, and add the following line:


ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000e"

This solution is from VMware communities – Windows 8 RC internet connection.

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