You might face various issues while performing the Windows 8 installation procedure for the Developer Preview on a VMWare Workstation. One such issue that can really get on your nerves is the Windows 8 installation error that pops up saying “A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now”.
Of course, you might try selecting the boot device for the installation, but still you’ll find the error message again stating “No device drivers were found. Make sure installation media contains correct drivers”. Such issues during the Windows 8 installation procedure can get really frustrating especially when you are all excited on trying the new OS preview on your computer. Well, you can get such issues fixed quite easily without taking the trouble of calling in a technician. All you’ll need to do is go through the help lines mentioned below and you’ll be able to complete the Windows 8 installation procedure in a jiffy!
The first thing you’ll need to do to fix such Windows 8 installation issues would be to check the size of the ISO file that you have downloaded. For performing a smooth Windows 8 installation on your PC, it should be 3.6 GB for x64 version and 2.8 GB for x86 version. If your ISO file size is less than the required, you can assume that your download is incomplete or that your ISO is corrupted. This will require a new download from the Microsoft website and then starting the Windows 8 installation process all over again.
The next thing you can try is using a physical DVD instead of an ISO file. You can burn the ISO file to a DVD and if the ISO file is corrupted, the process will be interrupted.
Once you get the ISO at the required file size, you can try performing the Windows 8 installation procedure once again. This should resolve the issue.