We couldn't verify the product key. Please check your installation media.


  • Hi, I've just downloaded the Windows 8 enterprise preview from VLSC and immediately encounter the above error when trying to get past the product key stage on VMWare 8. Any ideas? I got the media and key from VLSC, I haven't burned it to disc yet as I'm just attaching the ISO from within VMWare. I'm assuming the media is ok as it boots and gets this far.

    Also (because we use proxies) I've tried it both with a NAT'd NIC and a bridged one, and with netsh winhttp set proxy set to an address and cleared.

    Many thanks,


    • Edited by rjthomas Tuesday, August 07, 2012 10:07 AM
    Tuesday, August 07, 2012 10:06 AM