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Microsoft Windows 8.1 guest operating system option is not available (2067000)

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  • The guest operating system options for Microsoft Windows 8.1 is unavailable.
  • When installing Microsoft Windows 8.1 in a virtual machine, you see that the guest operating system option is not available.


This article provides information on the guest operating system version to select when installing Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit) in a virtual machine.


A unique guest operating system option is not available for Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32-bit) and Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit).

Use these guest operating system options when installing Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32-bit and 64-bit):

Guest Operating SystemRecommended Guest Operating System version in vSphere 5.x
Microsoft Windows 8.1 32-bitMicrosoft Windows 8 (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bitMicrosoft Windows 8 (64-bit)

Note: VMware products do not need to differentiate between these minor OS releases in a virtual machine.

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