For those that may try to install Vista on vmware workstation, here are my advices:
-Create a new VM with 16G of disk (yes, no choice!)
-When it comes to format in the installer, stroke SHIFT + F10:
select disk 0
create partition primary
Click on the vmware reset to immediately reboot
On the bios, stroke "ESC" ; choose cdrom
then you can install without matter!