I was able to download the VMware player but I can't change the bios settings that would allow me to open it with windows 8.1... is there an alternative program that we can use?

  • I don't know what the problem is, but Oracle's VirtualBox is a good alternative!
    – kzidane
    Jul 11, 2014 at 5:52
  • I use cs50 appliance on Windows 8.1. VMware should work fine without any additional changes.
    – Ibrahim
    Dec 30, 2014 at 20:06

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The "BIOS problem" it's just to add some features to VMware Player, you need a compatible processor to do that, but you don't need it at all in the CS50 Appliance, don't worry.


Oracle's VirtualBox was what finally worked :)

  • People, please stop flagging this answer as low quality. If you think it's not a good answer, either downvote it or edit it to make it a better answer. There is absolutely no compelling reason to delete this answer.
    – Air
    Dec 31, 2014 at 1:00

Why do you change BIOS settings? You just install VMWare Player and open the .ova file with it.

I run Appliance on Windows 8.1 x64 with no problem.

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