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Cant install windows operating system on virtual pc

  1. #1


    Richard Guest

    Cant install windows operating system on virtual pc

    I have the virtual pc up and running.

    I drag the file IE6-XPSP2_VPC.EXE onto the cd icon at the bottom of the
    virtual pc window.

    With virtual window as the active window I hit enter.

    The virtual pc window displays

    "client mac addr: 00 03 etc GUID: 1DE etc
    DHCP ... / " <-- rotating thingy. With the dots expanding for about 3 or 4
    minutes.

    Then it says

    "reboot and select proper boot device
    or insert Boot Media in selected Boot device"

    Any ideas.
    Thanks

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  3. #2


    FACE Guest

    Re: Cant install windows operating system on virtual pc

    From Richard <Richard@xxxxxx>, in
    microsoft.public.virtualpc on Thu, 10 Jul 2008 15:29:02 -0700 :

    >I have the virtual pc up and running.
    >
    >I drag the file IE6-XPSP2_VPC.EXE onto the cd icon at the bottom of the
    >virtual pc window.
    >
    >With virtual window as the active window I hit enter.
    >
    >The virtual pc window displays
    >
    >"client mac addr: 00 03 etc GUID: 1DE etc
    >DHCP ... / " <-- rotating thingy. With the dots expanding for about 3 or 4
    >minutes.
    >
    >Then it says
    >
    >"reboot and select proper boot device
    >or insert Boot Media in selected Boot device"
    >
    >Any ideas.
    >Thanks
    Yes. You will use the CD-Rom for installation of an OS, for example.

    This one is pre-buit.


    ~~~~

    # IE6-XPSP2_VPC.exe contains a Windows XP SP2 with IE6 VHD file

    # IE7-XPSP2_VPC.exe contains a Windows XP SP2 with IE7 VHD file

    # IE8B1-XPSP2_VPC.exe contains a Windows XP SP2 with IE8 Beta 1 VHD file

    # IE7-VIS1.exe+IE7-VIS2.rar+IE7-VIS3.rar contain a Vista Image with IE7 VHD
    file.

    ~~~~

    Execute it on the host machine.

    Create a new virtual machine for XP.

    Use the .vhd that was just birthed from the .exe.

    FACE




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  4. #3


    FACE Guest

    Re: Cant install windows operating system on virtual pc

    See this if instructions written down on the web make you more
    comfortable........ :-)
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

    I am getting the Vista test machine now.

    FACE



    From Richard <Richard@xxxxxx>, in
    microsoft.public.virtualpc on Thu, 10 Jul 2008 15:29:02 -0700 :

    >I have the virtual pc up and running.
    >
    >I drag the file IE6-XPSP2_VPC.EXE onto the cd icon at the bottom of the
    >virtual pc window.
    >
    >With virtual window as the active window I hit enter.
    >
    >The virtual pc window displays
    >
    >"client mac addr: 00 03 etc GUID: 1DE etc
    >DHCP ... / " <-- rotating thingy. With the dots expanding for about 3 or 4
    >minutes.
    >
    >Then it says
    >
    >"reboot and select proper boot device
    >or insert Boot Media in selected Boot device"
    >
    >Any ideas.
    >Thanks

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #4


    FACE Guest

    No SP3 from it's maker!

    From FACE <AFaceInTheCrowd@xxxxxx>, in microsoft.public.virtualpc on
    Thu, 10 Jul 2008 19:09:51 -0400 :
    Interesting note. These appear to have been posted a week ago and will
    expire in about eight weeks. None of the three choices for XP are shown to
    have SP3 on them. And this is from Microsoft...............

    FACE


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  6. #5


    Colin Barnhorst Guest

    Re: Cant install windows operating system on virtual pc

    "Richard" <Richard@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:AE5F93A7-9162-4610-B21A-26E82FFF2F5C@xxxxxx

    >I have the virtual pc up and running.
    >
    > I drag the file IE6-XPSP2_VPC.EXE onto the cd icon at the bottom of the
    > virtual pc window.
    >
    > With virtual window as the active window I hit enter.
    >
    > The virtual pc window displays
    >
    > "client mac addr: 00 03 etc GUID: 1DE etc
    > DHCP ... / " <-- rotating thingy. With the dots expanding for about 3 or
    > 4
    > minutes.
    >
    > Then it says
    >
    > "reboot and select proper boot device
    > or insert Boot Media in selected Boot device"
    >
    > Any ideas.
    > Thanks
    Look at the end of the file name. It is an exe file, not an .iso. The exe
    file expands the .vhd file which you then use as the virtual hard drive in a
    vm which you create with the New Virtual Machine wizard. Like the
    intructions on the Download Details page says,
    "Instructions: Once you have completed the download, double-click file to
    expand the VHD file. Start Virtual PC and create a new VPC, and point to the
    files you just expanded."

    Please read the instructions on all download details pages.


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  7. #6


    Joe Fretzel Guest

    Re: Cant install windows operating system on virtual pc

    In article <AE5F93A7-9162-4610-B21A-26E82FFF2F5C@xxxxxx>
    =?Utf-8?B?UmljaGFyZA==?= <Richard@xxxxxx> wrote:

    >
    > I have the virtual pc up and running.
    >
    > I drag the file IE6-XPSP2_VPC.EXE onto the cd icon at the bottom of the
    > virtual pc window.
    >
    > With virtual window as the active window I hit enter.
    >
    > The virtual pc window displays
    >
    > "client mac addr: 00 03 etc GUID: 1DE etc
    > DHCP ... / " <-- rotating thingy. With the dots expanding for about 3 or 4
    > minutes.
    >
    > Then it says
    >
    > "reboot and select proper boot device
    > or insert Boot Media in selected Boot device"
    >
    > Any ideas.
    > Thanks
    That file is not bootable. You need to run it.


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  8. #7


    Richard Guest

    Re: Cant install windows operating system on virtual pc

    Thanks man, I feel like a real goose.


    "FACE" wrote:

    > From Richard <Richard@xxxxxx>, in
    > microsoft.public.virtualpc on Thu, 10 Jul 2008 15:29:02 -0700 :
    >

    > >I have the virtual pc up and running.
    > >
    > >I drag the file IE6-XPSP2_VPC.EXE onto the cd icon at the bottom of the
    > >virtual pc window.
    > >
    > >With virtual window as the active window I hit enter.
    > >
    > >The virtual pc window displays
    > >
    > >"client mac addr: 00 03 etc GUID: 1DE etc
    > >DHCP ... / " <-- rotating thingy. With the dots expanding for about 3 or 4
    > >minutes.
    > >
    > >Then it says
    > >
    > >"reboot and select proper boot device
    > >or insert Boot Media in selected Boot device"
    > >
    > >Any ideas.
    > >Thanks
    >
    > Yes. You will use the CD-Rom for installation of an OS, for example.
    >
    > This one is pre-buit.
    >
    >
    > ~~~~
    >
    > # IE6-XPSP2_VPC.exe contains a Windows XP SP2 with IE6 VHD file
    >
    > # IE7-XPSP2_VPC.exe contains a Windows XP SP2 with IE7 VHD file
    >
    > # IE8B1-XPSP2_VPC.exe contains a Windows XP SP2 with IE8 Beta 1 VHD file
    >
    > # IE7-VIS1.exe+IE7-VIS2.rar+IE7-VIS3.rar contain a Vista Image with IE7 VHD
    > file.
    >
    > ~~~~
    >
    > Execute it on the host machine.
    >
    > Create a new virtual machine for XP.
    >
    > Use the .vhd that was just birthed from the .exe.
    >
    > FACE
    >
    >
    >
    >

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